Unfortunatly the iPod doesn’t yet allow people to fly by holding it but Apple have done the next best thing in my view. Starting some time mid next year, you will be able to hook up your iPod video to a connector next to the seat when you’re flying with one of 6 airlines. This will enable not only the ability to charge your ipod while listening to / watching stuff, but also allow you to relax and not have to worry about conserving your iPod’s battery life at all. The best part of this is the ability to watch video on the screen in the back of the seat in front of you.
There are 6 major airlines already signed up to offer this service. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see others like Virgin take it up soon too.