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Airlines to Make It Easier to Catch up on "Dog, The Bounty Hunter"

By Scott Smith in Miscellaneous on Nov 15, 2006 7:00PM

Apple announced today that Chicago-based United Airlines and five other carriers will 2006_11_trixiechadipod.pngsoon allow passengers to charge their iPods in-flight and watch video content on seat-back monitors.

In addition to United, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and Air France will also integrate the iPod into its in-flight systems, beginning in mid-2007. But this article in the Houston Chronicle says that Continental will likely offer the service only on “long-haul international flights” and not until late 2007. Delta will offer it on long-haul domestic flights from New York and Atlanta to cities on the West Coast.

Plus, you’ll have to pony up for privilege as the iPods will only run on existing in-flight systems, usually found only in first or business class sections. And it won’t work with your iPod Shuffle so leave that in your gym bag.

With as much attention as this meager announcement is getting (along with the continued rumors about Apple’s iPhone), it’s almost enough to make you feel bad for how little anyone seems to care about the Zune.