If your next flight features a seat with one of those brand spankin' new In-Flight Entertainment Systems — well, now you can "roll your own" entertainment.
Cable/controller people Griffin Technology, in conjunction with Panasonic (who recently opened access to their eXport iDevice connectivity system), recently unveiled the eXport In-Flight Video Cable, which lets you override the default entertainment programming with whatever's on your iPhone or iPod. (And considering that, the last couple of times this writer flew Continental, said programming consisted of a block of TV sitcoms — seriously! — this could be a godsend.)
Currently, select United Airlines planes (first class seats only) and Continental Airlines' newly configured Boeing 777s support the eXport plug. The cable itself will be available from Apple directly, as well as from airlines and duty-free shops.