The rollout begins with United flight 936, which leaves Washington D.C. this afternoon at 5:40 PM for Zurich, Switzerland. United plans to outfit its entire fleet of international, widebody aircraft with the new entertainment system over the next two years. Business and first-class passengers will also get "lie-flat" seats, on-demand entertainment and iPod and iPhone connectivity.
The new entertainment system sports a 30-pin connector that attaches to the dock connector on the iPhone or iPod. The entertainment system the United planes will use was developed by Panasonic Avionics.
This story, "United Connects IPods, IPhones on Int'l Flights" was originally published by Macworld.