Jetstar iPad hands on: photos

Jetstar iPad hands on: photos

Summary: Jetstar held its inaugural iPad flight from Auckland to Melbourne yesterday, surprising its passengers with the use of Apple's tablet for free.

TOPICS: Apple, iPad, Travel Tech

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  • (Credit: CBSi)

    The Jetstar A320 flying from Auckland to Melbourne held 24 iPads on-board for the first time. Jetstar has currently ordered and purchased approximately 3000 iPads in total, for use across its Australian and New Zealand markets.

  • (Credit: CBSi)

    Unbeknown to passengers on-board, a lucky few were going to have the chance to play with Jetstar's new in-flight entertainment device — the Apple iPad — for free.

  • (Credit: CBSi)

    The flight attendant handed over the customised iPad with Jetstar's copy-protected content.

    The iPads will be rolled out across Jetstar's Australian domestic, trans-Tasman and short-haul international services from Australia and New Zealand in the coming weeks. Customers who fly two hours and longer on Jetstar will be able to hire the device for $10 to $15 per flight.

    The iPad will be available from $10 on Jetstar's A320 and A321 services. Customers can pre-book from $15 on A330 services, and from $15 when purchased on-board A330 services.

Topics: Apple, iPad, Travel Tech

Irene Mickaiel

About Irene Mickaiel

Irene is product manager in Australia for CBS Interactive sites such as CNET Australia, GameSpot,, ZDNet and TechRepublic. Before Irene became hooked on IT media, she worked on illustrated reference, lifestyle and education books.

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