Posted on: 06 August 2015
Last week, United Airlines began a pilot programme offering Samsung Galaxy Tab S devices which are pre-loaded with content for rental on Boeing 777 flights between the continental US and Honolulu and between Honolulu and Guam.
The airline says the tablets are intended to complement the in-flight Wi-Fi and wireless streaming to personal electronic devices already available on the 777s in question.
The Samsung Galaxy tablets have high-resolution 8.4" touchscreens and offer more than 100 hours of content, including films, TV shows and games. They are free to rent in premium cabins, whilst in United Economy passengers have to pay US$9.99 for flights of six hours or less and US$14.99 for flights more than six hours long.