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US Airways A321 IFE  
User currently offlinelesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4980 times:

I am scheduled to fly on US Airways from LAX to PHL next week, and the flight is to be on an Airbus A321. I have flown several times on US Airways this year, on A320's and A319's, and noticed there was no IFE on any of those planes. Looking at seatguru.com, there doesn't appear to be any IFE on their A321; but when looking at some pictures of A321's here on airliners.net, I see some overhead drop-down screens. Do the A321 aircraft have the feature, or not? Would be nice if they did, but if not, I'd like to be prepared for a 5+ hour flight. Thanks!


I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. - Abe Lincoln
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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2757 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

Quoting lesismore (Thread starter):
Would be nice if they did, but if not, I'd like to be prepared for a 5+ hour flight. Thanks!

I don't know the answer, but I do know this: it's always wise to be prepared for whatever flight you are on as if there was no IFE. The day you show up it might not work; it's definitely a common cabin writeup, and it will almost certainly not impact the dispatch of the aircraft.

Plan for the worst and hope for the best! Have a great trip, and let us know the answer about the US A-321 IFE.  


User currently offlinephlstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

No IFE on any US planes do except the A330s. but there is WiFi on the A321 and the A321's only.

[Edited 2010-09-15 12:54:28]

User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

The only IFE on the 321s is the GoGo wireless internet. You can use it anytime above 10,000 feet.

There used to be drop down screens on all of the Airbus aircraft, that would play either a movie or a trivia game, but those systems were removed a couple of years ago.

The 757s and 767s still have TV screens for TATL and Hawaiian flights, as well as PTVs in Envoy. The A330s have PTVs for every seat.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlinelesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

phlstudent & Maverick623, you were correct - there are no video monitors/in-flight entertainment on US Airways Airbus A321s. I took a picture with my iPhone of the cabin from my seat (26F), but I'm having trouble uploading it here (I need to compress the files somehow). Other than the no IFE, it was a pretty nice plane - newish, nice seats and overhead bins, good legroom (even for me, I'm 6'0"), clean, modern - I was impressed. I heard one of the flight attendants say that these planes did at one point used to have the screens, but were taken out to save weight and cost (as Maverick623 mentioned). Too bad, but I'm glad Delta and Continental don't have that mindset.


I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. - Abe Lincoln
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Quoting lesismore (Reply 4):
I was impressed.

Glad you were. The A321 you were on was most likely delivered in 2009, so it's still has a newish feel to it, although unfortunately the new plane smell is gone.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
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