09/03/2013 09:26 pm ET

Hawaiian Airlines Now Provides iPad Minis On Flights

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.



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