[citation][nom]wopr11[/nom]If they purchase iPads they will be using them to play games - that's what they are used for 99.9999% of the time.[/citation]
Wrong, very wrong. No one is paying $499 or better to play Angry Birds. The purpose of these devices is to provide problem free access to Books, Email, Calender, and the Web in a extremely convenient and easy to travel with manner. The games are just applications just like any other application that people can use to entertain themselves with much like a Movie. I travel a good bit when I virtually never see someone playing a game on their IPad or Android Tablet on the plane. Movies, yes, Books, yes, Internet, absolutely but games, rarely.
The entire story is probably not told in this article because they will probably have some ground control application that provides a bunch of information during flight as well.
These tablets are essentially used especially in a corporate environment as a tool for when a laptop is not needed.