Amazon is making its Instant Video streaming service available on JetBlue flights. This means that any JetBlue passenger can rent or buy movies and TV shows from Amazon while in the air, while Prime customers can get access to the same mix of free and paid content that's available when they're on the ground. Amazon's library includes its original programming as well as the usual catalog of TV shows and movies it offers. Prime members can also access Amazon's Music Store for free, while non-Prime customers can pay to download or stream tracks.
Jetblue usually charges $9 an hour for video streaming
JetBlue uses its satellite-powered Wi-Fi to provide free, basic internet access on its flights, but usually charges $9 per hour for the sort of bandwidth necessary to stream or download video content. The deal with Amazon means that even passengers sticking to JetBlue's free Wi-Fi tier can get stream video, although customers will still have to pay whatever Amazon rental fees apply. It's not the unlimited-Netflix-binge-watching-deal of your dreams, but paying for only the movie — and not the Wi-Fi as well — is a better offer than many other airlines.