Apple Computer announced that it is teaming up with select airlines on Tuesday in a move to allow seamless integration between its venerable iPod and in-flight entertainment systems.

The six airlines - Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United - will begin offering their passengers iPod seat connections which power and charge their iPods during flight and allow the video content on their iPods to be viewed on the their seat back displays.

There is no better traveling companion than an iPod, and now travelers can power their iPods during flight and even watch their iPod movies and TV shows on their seat back displays, said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing.

In-flight iPod connectivity will be available to these airlines beginning in mid 2007, the computer maker said.