Travellers to benefit from Qantas in-flight entertainment

Aussies who are planning to fly with Qantas will soon be able to use their travel credit cards to buy a wide range of in-flight entertainment packages.

The carrier has launched its Q Streaming pilot scheme, which bosses claim is a world first.

Passengers on board dedicated Boeing 767-300 services are issued iPads and are able to enjoy 200 hours worth of entertainment as they make their way to their destination.

From mid-February, the trial is being expanded so that customers can use their own laptop, smartphone or tablet device to view the material via a Wi-Fi connection.

Executive manager of customer experience Alison Webster said the service has proven to be extremely popular since it was first launched in mid-January.

In December, Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce said the airline was "excited and proud" to be the first company in the world to offer these hi-tech services to Aussie holidaymakers and business travellers.

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