Jet2 Gets In-flight Entertainment

Jet2, the Leeds Bradford-based low-cost airline, is upping the ante with the introduction of hand-held in-flight entertainment devices.

For £5, passengers will be able to rent a Mezzo Player. Jet2′s Mezzo Players will deliver television programs, music videos, and music, all ideal lengths for short-haul air journeys. This format differentiates Jet2′s hand-helds from the in-flight DVD entertainment system that Ryanair tested (and ultimately rejected) in 2004 and 2005. Full-length movies aren’t very well suited for short-haul flights, so it’s not a huge surprise that passengers weren’t predisposed to shelling out £5 for movies on Ryanair.

The 7-inch Mezzo Players each have over 25 hours of video content. They tested well on a limited run of flights and will be rolled out across the Jet2 network.

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About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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