Local Lady Flying High After Claiming Top Prize

August 18, 2011 at 15:14

A York woman declared she was ‘gobsmacked’ after winning the latest must have gadget, an iPad2, thanks to Yorkshire’s leading leisure airline

ipad2 winner

Katie Maw from the Wigginton Road area of York, won her prize as part of’s grand draw which marked the launch of the airline’s new state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system.  The iPad2 is one of the lightest and most powerful tablet computers available, making it the best way to experience the web, email, photos and video on the move.

Runner up prizes in the draw included various gadgets such as Underwater Digital Video Cameras which are available to purchase onboard, Nintendo DSis and gift vouchers.

Katie, who won the prize after booking flights for a family holiday to Bodrum, was delighted to hear the news and said: “I am gobsmacked I have won, I never win anything!  We decided to book with last minute after we were let down by another airline. Having had great service from before on a trip to Spain, I was delighted when I found out they flew to Bodrum! We included in-flight entertainment in our booking to keep our daughter and nephew occupied during the flight, particularly as they can share it. I can’t thank enough for this great prize!”

Retail Director of, Paul Humphreys, said: “As the leading leisure airline for the north we wanted to reward those who had booked one of our new in-flight entertainment systems. Our personal hand-held media players have proved hugely popular with customers since their launch in December, giving the choice to watch what you want, when you want and making a great start to any holiday. We’re delighted for Katie and hope she and her family enjoy their prize; maybe she’ll even be able to use it to research her next Jet2holiday!”

In-flight entertainment is available on selected routes to the Canary Islands, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and New York, giving customers on longer flights the chance to enjoy everything from blockbuster movies and  top TV shows including Only Fools and Horses and Gavin and Stacey, to chart topping albums. Meanwhile current choices for younger viewers include the favourite Kung Fu Panda, Spongebob Squarepants and What’s New Scooby Doo.

The devices have a high resolution seven inch touchscreen and offer quality audio delivered through a set of ear phones which the customer can keep, or as the units have a standard headphone jack they can choose to use their own. sells headphone splitters onboard the aircraft making it possible to share a device between two people – ideal to keep the kids entertained!  

The in-flight entertainment units can be pre-booked online from £7.50 or purchased as part of a family bundle which also includes baggage and seat selection. Alternatively units can be hired on board, subject to availability, for £10.00 per flight. For trips to New York, in-flight entertainment is available for £15.00 per flight. Each unit can be attached to the seat in front or can stand on the seat back tray table.

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