Southwest Airlines has teamed up with iTunes, launching iAirtainment. The site sells music, movies, and television shows through Apple’s iTunes Store, and is accessible for free through in-flight Wi-Fi on Southwest planes. At launch Southwest is also offering a free 20-song playlist of artists “about to fly” into the music scene to those who have booked flights on the carrier.
What this means, is if you unexpectedly find yourself on a 7-hour flight next to a large chatty guy with a small dog (definitely what happened to me on my way home from CES), you can purchase a new movie for your iPhone/iPod/iPad/computer and tune him and his furry friend out for a little while.
The service is something I’ll definitely be using at least once. What do you think? Can you see yourself wanting to download music or videos on-the-fly while you’re in the air?