JetBlue providing Google Maps in seatback TVs

The Google Lat Long Blog just announced that JetBlue is now providing fliers with Google Maps in their “signature seatback TVs”.  On top of that, they’re asking customers to take pictures out the window during their flight, note the location with Google Maps, then send the pictures in.  The top 10 photographers will win roundtrip tickets for two to anywhere that JetBlue flies.

Having recently been on a Delta flight with a seatback TV map, I can see how cool this could be.  The Delta map was neat, but it was very static.  It would show the map in a full-US view, then in a zoom view, then some statistics, then more statistics, then back to the full-US view, etc.  Being able to control the map would have been very cool.

I’ve never used JetBlue, but I continue to hear good things about them.  Maybe I’ll have to try them for my next trip.

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