Airline saves money, gas with iPads

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Everyday people definitely want to have an iPad repair option available to make sure they can keep their tablet running, but it becomes especially important for businesses that rely on the tablet for their daily operations. One such company, Scoot Pte, is offering travelers an iPad as an alternative to having TVs on board. The move has thus far cut the weight of each of its planes by 7 percent and increased seating by 40 percent, according to Bloomberg.

Campbell Wilson, the company's CEO, said fuel is the top worry for companies and usually accounts for 40 percent of costs at an airline, so being able to save this money on fuel may keep an airline in the black.

“Given that margins on those revenues are so much higher than they are on carrying passengers, anything you can do to increase that as a proportion generally augers well for the bottom line,” Timothy Ross, managing director and head of Asia-Pacific transport research at Credit Suisse Group AG in Singapore, told Bloomberg.

According to Apple Insider, competing airline Qantas said it was the first to launch iPads as in-flight entertainment. Regardless of which airline was the first to pioneer the approach, offering iPads in flight appears to be an effective approach, and may be a more welcome option for owners of broken tablets who have yet to seek out iPad repair.

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