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Qantas Airlines to Offer In-Flight Movie Streaming to iPads

Australian airline Qantas is set to stream in-flight entertainment direct to your iPad via Wi-Fi. This is really a fantastic idea and news. Passengers will be able to stream movies, shows, music and more over Wi-Fi to iPad device.

Qantas Airlines is beginning a six week trial program, offering passengers an iPad 2 for the duration of the flight to stream movies over in-flight Wi-Fi, reports AUSBT. Passengers will use a preloaded ‘Q Streaming’ app to view movies, streaming from one of five Wi-Fi access points available on the flight. The current six week trial will be taking place on one single Boeing 767-300, which carries up to 254 passengers.

As the six week trial comes to an end, Qantas will begin offering the ‘Q Streaming’ app to passengers so they can download it on their own iOS device. If the six week trial is successful the airline will install iPad brackets in the seats, presumably across their whole fleet.

It will be interesting to keep tabs on how this program goes for Qantas and whether it will inspire similar trials on flights from major U.S. carriers.