The Friendly Skies Are Becoming Friendlier to Tablets

The Friendly Skies Are Becoming Friendlier to TabletsThis week, Dish announced a new partnership with Southwest Airlines to provide travelers with the opportunity to borrow an iPad 2 from its “Watch TV on the Fly” libraries.

Building upon the “TV Flies Free” offering, passengers traveling between select cities can now check out an iPad 2 at their departure airport and view live and on-demand TV programs on Wi-Fi-enabled Southwest flights.

“With the holiday travel season fast approaching, we want to give travelers the chance to relax and enjoy their favorite programming, whether in the air on Southwest or on the ground through DISH Anywhere,” says James Moorhead, Chief Marketing Officer at Dish. “We are excited to further our partnership with Southwest and provide a great entertainment experience through our iPad lending program.”

DISH “Watch TV on the Fly” libraries can be found in Southwest terminals at Chicago-Midway International Airport (MDW), Denver International Airport (DEN) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

At each location, we’re told, travelers can check out an iPad for their flight. The iPad 2 lending offer is free for all passengers traveling between MDW, DEN and OAK on WiFi-enabled Southwest flights.