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iPods Take Flight, At A Cost

Travelers heading to Europe are getting a new tech goody -- well, some of them are.

United Airlines today said it would offer first and business class travelers cords to connect their iPods to seats equipped with video screens.The service will be unveiled today on the daily 5:40 pm nonstop flight from Dulles International Airport to Zurich.

We priced a roundtrip ticket to Zurich from Dulles -- $3,487 for biz class and a whopping $13,747 for first class.

A United spokesman said the airline will offer the service on other international flights over the next two years. But there are no similar plans for domestic flights, she said.

-- Sholnn Freeman

By Washington Post editors  |  June 16, 2008; 4:37 PM ET  | Category:  Guest contributor
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iPods are evil!
Go ZUNE people!

Posted by: steve ballmer | June 16, 2008 9:54 PM

Please explain - what can you do if your ipod is attached to the inflight entertainment system? (I heart my ipod and all, but I can just plug the headphones in and listen to it myself.)

Posted by: h3 | June 16, 2008 11:45 PM

I think it's to watch movies in on the screen provided by the airlines. I'm sure that it will also charge the iPod as well.

Posted by: Mike | June 17, 2008 7:57 PM

Enjoy it when your zune dies in 1 year. As you can see if you want to use your mp3 player anywhere but with your headphones, YOU NEED AN IPOD. No need to be bitter about what you spent your money on. Tip Steve, just go buy an ipod and put that zune on e-bay.

Posted by: Me | June 19, 2008 2:20 PM

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