Coffee, Tea or Apple iPad mini? Hawaiian Airlines offers passengers the tablet to use on 14 flights

Coffee, Tea or Apple iPad mini? Hawaiian Airlines offers passengers the tablet to use on 14 flights
Starting September 1st, Hawaiian Airlines will be offering the Apple iPad mini as an entertainment option on all 14 of its wide-body Boeing 767-300 aircraft. A company called Bluebox Avionics, a provider of inflight entertainment solutions, will provide 1,500 iPad minis on 14 B767 aircraft serving 14 routes between Hawaii and the U.S., Asia and the South Pacific.

The Apple iPad mini will provide users with more than 100 hours of movies, television shows (you might want to skip LOST) and games. The tablets are free to those in Business Class on all B767 routes. In Economy Class, the slates are $15 if reserved at the gate prior to takeoff, or $17 in-flight. Of course, renting the iPad mini is subject to availability on flights covering North America, Brisbane, and Pago Pago.

The Apple iPad also has found itself useful in the cockpit as the FAA has allowed UAL and American Airlines to replace hundreds of charts and manuals with a pilot wielded iPad. By removing a large amount of heavy paper with a fairly light weight tablet, the airline could actually save a lot of money on jet fuel over the course of a year since the aircraft would be carrying less weight and thus require less fuel to fly.

source: 9to5Mac via Engadget

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iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh



1. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Wait... Are you saying the aircrafts became so light just because there isnt papers anymore?

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

thats the aloha spirit! ipad mini for passengers, for a couple of hrs.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good offerings for a hour or two.

4. Sauce unregistered

MUCH better than the same f*cking issues of "Sky Mall".

5. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I would much prefer the coffee, please...

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2390; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They should have opted for the 2013 Nexus 7. It's cheaper and much better on the hardware specifications. I doubt they're that tech savvy though. Isn't the airline industry in a financial strait? Why are they hurting their budgets more with this kind of stuff lol.

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