Australian Airline To Geniusly Offer Free Netflix And Spotify For Passengers

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There's almost nothing worse than sitting on an airplane, 30,000-feet above the ground and having nothing to entertain yourself with for the duration of your flight. Sure, sleeping's an option, but it can be difficult. And, while most planes have WiFi these days, the $10 it costs isn't worth it since it's slow as hell.

Well, the Australian airline Qantas has a solution to all that, because it just inked a deal with both Netflix and Spotify that will allow its passengers thousands of movies and TV titles from the video-streaming service, as well as access to Spotify's 30 million-plus songs.

Who needs a first-class ticket when you've got all this luxury?

In addition to the Netflix/Spotfiy deal, the airline is upgrading its in-flight WiFi in a big way, with the newest on-board service operating 10 times faster than "conventional in-flight Wi-Fi."

Here's what Olivia Worth, Qantas' group executive of marketing, said about the new service for travelers, via Independent.

"We know that email, online shopping and general web browsing will be popular uses when we switch on Wi-Fi," Olivia Worth, Qantas group executive of marketing, said. "But what a lot of people relish about flying is being able to catch up on their favorite TV shows or watch movies they didn't get to see at the cinema.

Set to launch in various aircrafts for domestic flights sometime this month, the remaining Qantas haul will see the upgrades sometime this summer.

With more travelers downloading movies and TV shows to various mobile devices that they use in-flight, Qantas is getting a head start against its competition by rolling out a luxury that no other airline currently has—so it's quite the game-changer.


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