updated 03:20 pm EDT, Thu May 15, 2008
iPods on Singapore Air
iPods and iPhones are now supported on some flights out of the US, Singapore Airlines has announced. The company says that beginning today, business-class, non-stop A345 flights from Newark to Singapore will offer special 30-to-9-pin adapter cables to go along with its KrisWorld in-flight entertainment technology. This will allow passengers to not only listen to music through KrisWorld, but watch video on a larger LCD, and power their players at the same time.
In case of announcements, KrisWorld will temporarily interrupt any audio; the airline is also disallowing any calls on an iPhone, requiring owners to switch to Airplane Mode. Some other companies have begun experimenting with in-flight cellular service.
Singapore Airlines says it hopes to eventually expand iPod and iPhone support to all business-class A340-500 flights out of New York and Los Angeles, with the latter starting in August.