If you hold an Amazon Prime membership and fly on JetBlue, you are one of those lucky passengers who can enjoy streaming content free of charge. Prior to this policy change passengers had to pay $9 per hour to use JetBlue’s Wi-Fi.
While Amazon Prime customers have open access to everything from ebooks to exclusive programs in Amazon’s library, non-members can use the free Wi-Fi to buy content to stream from Amazon.
While it’s limited to this particular airline, it’s a good partnership and could catch on with other airlines and streaming services in the same way it did for Netflix and Virgin. You could see Google Play or HBO Go on the major airline you use in the coming year.
If you’re not big on flying, an Amazon Prime membership would still be worth picking up for the shopping season mainly for the free shipping, but since you’ll have it for a year you might as well enjoy the original content, music, eBooks, and classics available there.