Meditation, Music And Movies: Qantas Introduces More Inflight Entertainment

Qantas has introduced inflight meditation and expanded its entertainment offering to give customers more ways to relax inflight.

The airline’s first meditation video (opens in new window) series has been specially designed to bring a sense of calm and help customers unwind in the air. The 10-minute guided meditation is set to aerial footage of some of the most beautiful landscapes around Australia. Customers can choose from five different scenes including Australian deserts, bushlands, coasts, forests and locations at twilight as they listen to the meditation.

Qantas has also signed up with Apple Music and Audible, and extended its existing partner content with Stan to give customers free access to more TV programs, movies, songs and digital audiobooks both inflight and on the ground.

Qantas Chief Customer Officer Vanessa Hudson said the expanded inflight entertainment offering opened up more opportunities for customers to enjoy some “me time” during their flight.

“Customers tell us they value being able to take time for themselves inflight and watch a movie or read a book, and now we can help them find a little extra relaxation with guided meditation,” said Ms Hudson.

“Between the special offers from our content providers, programs on seatback screens and Wi-Fi rolling out on domestic aircraft, there will be no shortage of entertainment on board.

“Our customers watched 22 million hours of inflight entertainment last year, so we know a lot of people enjoy being able to catch up on their favourite TV shows when they fly or watch movies they didn’t get to see at the cinema.”

While Apple Music, Audible and Stan are all paid subscription services, they will offer free access to Qantas customers on and off the aircraft.

Customers travelling across the entire Qantas network can download content before their flight via the Qantas App or stream it inflight on selected domestic Wi-Fi aircraft. The offers include:

  • Up to four months free subscription to Apple Music giving Qantas customers access to 45 million songs and Apple Music’s exclusive Beats 1 radio station, featuring shows by music artists including Elton John and Pharrell Williams.
  • One free audiobook per month for the first three months from the full Audible.com.au library of downloadable audiobooks for new Audible customers, featuring new content including The Barefoot Investor written and narrated by Scott Pape and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins written and narrated by motivational speaker, Mel Robbins.
  • Stan, which is currently available on Qantas Wi-Fi enabled aircraft, will now offer three months of unlimited access to TV shows and movies to new Stan customers on all Qantas flights.

Qantas offers around 2,000 hours of inflight entertainment content each month including premiere movies, TV box sets, comedy shows, documentaries, music, games, and kids TV channels. In addition to the 25,000 seat-back in-flight entertainment screens in our fleet, more than 6,000 passengers daily stream shows on the Qantas Entertainment app on their own mobile devices.

Qantas is rolling out Wi-Fi across its domestic fleet of A330s and B737s. Under a partnership with global broadband services provider ViaSat that taps into the nbn™ network, the service features speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional on-board Wi-Fi, giving customers the ability to stream movies, TV shows, the latest news bulletins and sport on domestic flights via the internet.

The meditation video series is available now to view on YouTube (opens in new window) and an immersive virtual reality (VR) version can be downloaded before travelling via the Qantas VR App (opens in new window). The video series will be available from June on Qantas inflight entertainment.

The new entertainment partner offers will be available progressively from June 2018.

The Audible offer is open from 1 June 2018 00:00 AEST to 31st December 2018 23:59 AEDT, when you take an Audible trial membership (the ‘Offer’).   You’ll get a membership credit for one title/month for $0/month for the first 3 months, and one title/month for $16.45/month thereafter. The Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn or amended without notice. The offer has no cash alternative. The Offer is only valid for new customers in Australia and New Zealand. Limit one per customer and account. The Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. Other terms and conditions apply, including Audible’s Conditions of Use at Audible.com.au (opens in new window). If you violate any of the terms or conditions, the promotion will be invalid, and the discount will not apply. This promotion may not be combined with other offers. If your credit card is declined, the offer will not apply. Terms prohibited by law shall be void without prejudice to the remaining terms.

The Apple Music offer allows new Apple Music subscribers to receive 4 months to the individual plan only. Existing Apple Music subscribers to the individual plan receive 1 month. Not available for family or student subscriptions and not redeemable by individuals who have an active Telstra Apple Music subscription. Valid only for Apple Music in Australia. Requires iTunes account.  Terms and Apple Privacy Policy apply; see the applicable terms at https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/ (opens in new window).  Must be 13+. Compatible products and services required.

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