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PTVs: With Or Without?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

I am quite sure most, if not ALL airlines, have PTVs in their first and business class.

While PTV is a good thing, there are MANY other things to consider such as service quality, food etc. Sure I would love to have PTV but if it doesn't, it won't bother me that much. I normally read a book, a magazine or listen to music.

And some people don't even know how to use them. Also you are not likely to be comfortable since there is a little box in front of you.

There are cons and pros.

Do you choose an airline based on whether or not it has PTVs? I don't! Some people do!


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Only if all other factors are equal or very close, such as price, convenience of the service/connection, FF accrual etc. But PTV and other inflight amenities are things I consider.

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1852 times:


My window is my PTV and form of entertainment. I don't care about the one in the seatback in front of me or in my biz seat...to watch movies, I wait till I get home.
Regards



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Re: to watch movies, I wait till I get home.

Being an anglophone in a strictly francophone country, watching recent movies in the original language is a privilege for me - another reason pic an airline with decent IFE. I love the window too, but flying transatlantic, looking at the waves 40000 feet below gets a little tame.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Some people think that a long haul flight would be boring without PTVs.

In my opinion, while PTV is an excellent product (to me and to the others), it is not a must. I can simply sit down and enjoy the flight, read a book/magazine, listen to music etc etc.

Don't get me wrong! I like PTVs but there are many other things to consider such as food quality, wine, service etc etc.

For me, PTV is taken into account. But not 100%!


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Window seat over PTV any day. Don't get me wrong, I like a PTV but if I didnt have one it wouldnt be a huge deal. Service and food are more important to me that PTV, especially service.

User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

I don`t choose airlines based on PTV.
If there is one in front of me it`s ok. If not, I´m happy about the more room for my legs...


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

So what do you do if there isn't any PTVs? Read a book? Watch a movie?

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5298 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Don't think it would bother me, never taken a real long flight before or a flight with PTV's for that matter. That will cahnge shortly though I hope, i'll give PTV's ago.

Guess it would be good but probably wouldn't bother me that much.


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