Frequent flyers, rejoice!
Amazon and JetBlue announced last week that they have entered into a new partnership which will allow Amazon Prime members to stream video free of charge on over 150 JetBlue aircraft with Fly-Fi broadband Internet. If you have a Prime membership, all you have to do is sign in to gain access to tens of thousands of free movies and TV shows.
“Offering streaming movies and shows from Amazon Video over free Fly-Fi changes the game in in-flight entertainment, much like our seatback televisions did 15 years ago,” said Jamie Perry, JetBlue vice president of brand and product development.
The agreement will also see Amazon’s vast selection of video content integrated into The Hub, JetBlue’s entertainment portal. In other words, even if you aren’t a Prime subscriber, you can still pay for and stream over 35,000 videos from Amazon’s collection straight from the airline’s portal.
JetBlue says that the collaboration will feature other offers as well, including “activities in JetBlue’s flagship Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York” and the ability to earn TrueBlue points for purchases through Amazon in 2016.
“We’re excited to bring our unlimited on-demand entertainment to JetBlue and offer it over a fast and free internet, just in time for the busiest travel season of the year,” said Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. “Customers can binge-watch their favorite series on Amazon Video, including the new critically acclaimed Amazon Original The Man in the High Castle, catch-up on the latest movies or stream top rated children’s programming, instantly while in the sky.”