Virgin Australia has partnered with Open Universities Australia to offer its passengers access to Open2Study education courses via its wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.
Rather than watching movies or listening to music, travellers now have the chance to spend their time on board studying one of a number of subjects.
The content will be updated on a monthly basis and will cover a variety of subjects, including financial planning, photography, business, and food, nutrition and health.
Each of the courses are condensed into just four hours, but if the flight is shorter than that passengers can pick up where they left off on their next flight, or access the free course online when they get home.
Although the courses are not accredited, passengers who finish a course will receive a certificate upon completion.