Monday May 7, 2007 2:15 pm
American Airlines to Test Personal Media Players on Flights
Hmmmm….we’re secretly beginning to wonder if someone at American Airlines has been reading Gear Live. If so, maybe our stories on iPod connectivity on airplanes and the Archos 704 were the inspiration for their latest venture. Soon, the airline will offer the 704 to transcontinental passengers, filled with 12 feature films, over a dozen hours of TV and news shows, MP3s, music videos, and audio channels. The PMP will be a free rental for first class folks, but coach-dwellers must pay a small fee. Hmph! Domestic flyers get some PMP love too, as flyers from LA to Chicago will get to sample the Archos 605, loaded with the same content as the 704, but will also include fun stuff for the kids. The test runs began May 1, and will last 4 months.
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