Mexican airline renting iPods

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Low-cost Mexcian airline Volaris this month began handing out iPods to passengers in a test run, and will soon start charging 50 pesos (about $5) per flight. Volaris currently offers 30GB fifth-generation iPods filled with Mexican TV shows and popular music, but the airline plans to also load U.S. sitcoms and other music genres. “We’re the first to use iPod’s. We like it because no one else has it,” said public relations officer Alfonso Collantes. “We just went out and bought a bunch of iPods and started giving them out to passengers.” U.S giants Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines announced last year that they planned to add iPod connectivity into seat-back video screens.

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LC Angell was a senior editor at iLounge. Angell is known for her work on various aspects of the Apple ecosystem, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. In his role at iLounge, Angell was responsible for a wide range of editorial content, including reviews, buyer's guides, news, and features.