If the idea of touching down in Hawaii isn't comforting enough, Hawaiian airlines has gone one step further to ensure that their customers are completely at ease when in flight -- they're supplying passengers with iPad minis.
The airline will become the first U.S. carrier to provide this type of technology to enhance in-flight entertainment. Provided by Bluebox Avionics, 1,500 iPad minis began serving 14 routes between the mainland and Hawaii on Sept. 1. But this extra cushy amenity comes at a cost for some Boeing 767-300 patrons. Business class flyers will receive the tablets for free while Economy class flyers have the opportunity to rent the devices for $15 if requested prior to boarding -- $17 if purchased in flight.
The iPads will allow passengers to watch new movie releases, a variety of TV shows and play games.
This technological overhaul of in-flight entertainment comes on the heels of Hawaiian airlines launching non-stop service to China, now making weekly flights to Tahiti, and adding more flights between Oakland and Hawaii.