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Does G-VIIP Have The New IFE System?  
User currently offlineBaldwin471 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2012, 363 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Hi everyone.

I flew G-VIIP LGW-MCO on the 21st February, and I'm flying it back to LGW tomorrow (20th March). I flew and am flying in the World traveller plus cabin and i was surprised to see how bad the IFE system is, especially compared to economy on the Thomson airways 767-300ER i flew last year (G-OBYE). The screen is tiny, it flickers really badly to the extent of barely being able to see anything on it. Poor navigational buttons too. I heard BA are updating their IFE system on the 777-200 range, so does anyone know if and when this aircraft will be updated to the new system. Unless of course it is already updated, in which case i wouldn't even call it an upgrade as it's so pathetic.

Also, aren't BA supposed to be installing a new WTP cabin? I was surprised how bad it was, being the first time I've flown on WTP. The seats are uncomfortable, the fabric looks dirty, the IFE is pathetic and the recline is appalling. I hate to make comparisons but again the Thomson Airways 767 i flew on last year in economy was far more well equipped. Larger screen, more responsive, better options, no flickering, leather seats, and the recline was about the same if not slightly more as far as i could tell compared the BA 777.

I really expected more after paying over £500 more for WTP rather than standard Economy, i dread to think how bad that must be.


[Edited 2012-03-19 11:57:41]

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User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 618 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4853 times:

I belive the only -200 with the new IFE is G-RAES, LHR based.

User currently offlinesam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 947 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4831 times:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there are three versions of IFE on BA's 777s:

1. Old tape channels (on some 4-class 777s - these are the ones that are getting the refurb)
2. On demand (like on the one you flew on to MCO)
3. Shiny new on demand (available on the 777-300s and on the refurbed 4-class 777s that currently have type 1)

User currently offlinescrappy27 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4831 times:

I will have TV on demand though.

User currently offlineBaldwin471 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2012, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

Quoting sam1987 (Reply 2):

The new on-demand system should be standard on all WTP and Club world cabins, as they aren't cheap.

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