Apple Seals Deal with 6 Airlines for iPod Seat Integration

Apple announced that six major airlines will begin offering iPod compatible seats beginning in mid-2007. Those airlines include Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United. iPod compatible seats is a fancy way of saying iPod docks on the seats. These docks will have the ability to power and charge the iPod along with streaming video to a seat-back display for easier viewing.

So what does this mean for the passenger? Well, first and foremost, a more enjoyable flying experience. Even though there is a kid behind you kicking your chair and a toddler screaming a few rows up, you can sit happy and content watching your iPod knowing it won't run out of batteries. A-OK with me, as long as it doesn't increase the price of an airline ticket from an arm, to an arm and a leg.

Apple in deal to let iPod videos play on planes [Reuters]