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Is AVOD Important During Long Flights?  
User currently offlineYankeesFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

Do you think AVOD is important during long flights?


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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

Is AVOD nice? Yes..

But I think power port + WiFi would be much better...



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User currently offlineCZ346 From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4793 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 1):

I absolutely agree. I don't want to hijack this thread and make this AVOD vs. WiFi, but......

I do the leg between EWR-HKG 3 or 4 times a month, so I'm on ULH flights way more than I would like to be. I'm in BusinessFirst most of the time, so I would MUCH rather have WiFi than the AVOD. I sit on the plane typically and cook through my e-mails. I use the AVOD for the sole purpose of the flight map. Now, I would NOT be able to give up that flight map.

That being said, the few times I fly Economy, I would NEVER fly on an aircraft that didn't have AVOD. Planes already have too many annoying children on them, could you imagine just a handful of kids under 12 who didn't have the movies? They already get unrulely, and thats with as maby movies as they can watch!!

Yes, it's very important, if nothing else to act as a pacified for kids.


User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

I think it is. It would make or break my flying a certain carrier for sure!

Here are a few of my positions with relation to AVOD:

Whilst I know people on this site simply say look out a window; I find that interesting for 15mins max, and generally I prefer flying at night so there isn't too much to see so that limits that form of entertainment.

Read a book; I don't like disturbing my co travellers at night with the reading-light and spend so much time at uni reading I really am rarely in the mood to read just for pleasure anymore these days.

Wifi is better; at 23 I confess it's shameful but I am an utter technophobe, couldn't download a movie or anything to save myself, beside what am I going to be doing on the internet that will occupy me for 16hrs from MEL-LAX? or worse MEL-DOH-LHR....

Talk to the person next to you - fair call, but I always seem stuck next to a crazy or nutter lol.

I find between work and study I am really really busy and don't watch any TV and rarely get to see any movies, for me a flight is a nice opportunity to sit back and do nothing for a few hours but relax watch some TV/Movies with a glass of wine.

I would not even consider flying long-haul without a PTV, but thats just me. The question is though how many people agree with me? Obviously a few otherwise airlines wouldn't spend so much on fitting heavy bulky IFE.


User currently offlineYankeesFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

You can talk about wifi being important too.


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21528 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 3):
Read a book; I don't like disturbing my co travellers at night with the reading-light

An IFE screen is just as disturbing, IMO. Not as bright, perhaps, but the images on it are moving, which makes it harder to ignore.

-Mir



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 4):
You can talk about wifi being important too.

I think I will take this opportunity to mention that wifi is important too.



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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4763 times:

I think I'll take this opportunity to note your thread belongs in polls and prefs.

NS


User currently offlineYankeesFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4751 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 7):
I think I'll take this opportunity to note your thread belongs in polls and prefs.

NS

I found a similar topic in polls and prefs.
Is Personal IFE A Must For You? (by B777A340Fan Aug 22 2012 in Aviation Polls)



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 8):
I found a similar topic in polls and prefs.

Not to be the thread police but… you found a similar thread from this week and decided to post a new one anyway?



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 8):

I do like your signature "I SUCK at creating threads"

maybe you could read others threads and see how they can create it.

Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 8):
Is Personal IFE A Must For You? (by B777A340Fan Aug 22 2012 in Aviation Polls)

In that case I'll suggest this thread be locked, so we can discuss this there.



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User currently offlinecosyr From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

It is extremely important to me. I hope that improvements in Technology will help airlines realize the benefits without as many costs. Obviously the cost of the content will always exist, but considering how light an Ipad is, and how heavy the average AVOD system is on a plane, there is room for improvement. I do not own a tablet, and I don't keep movies on my phone, nor do I take expensive electronics with me to other countries, so if the plane doesn't offer in seat entertainment, I'll be flying a different airline. I can't sleep on a plane, and I'm not going to stair at the head of the passenger in front of me for 15 hours.

Out of curiosity...Airlines are increasingly offering plugs on planes, which will eventually allow you to use your own IFE, phone, etc, but most people I talk to don't know that it is offered. If it becomes common knowledge and everyone on board starts charging their laptops, could that burn more fuel than is spent on the weight of AVOD systems?


User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Quoting CZ346 (Reply 2):
That being said, the few times I fly Economy, I would NEVER fly on an aircraft that didn't have AVOD. Planes already have too many annoying children on them, could you imagine just a handful of kids under 12 who didn't have the movies? They already get unrulely, and thats with as maby movies as they can watch!!

Even little kids can easily be pacified through WiFi and a power slot.

If you can afford a longhaul flight (even in economy), you can probably afford at least one electronic gizmo to keep yourself busy...

Quoting CZ346 (Reply 2):
I use the AVOD for the sole purpose of the flight map. Now, I would NOT be able to give up that flight map.

It would be far cheaper (thanks to reduced weight) for airlines to allow flight map to be streamed onto your portable device... Through WiFi of course  



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User currently offlineYankeesFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4716 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 10):
Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 8):

I do like your signature "I SUCK at creating threads"

maybe you could read others threads and see how they can create it.

Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 8):
Is Personal IFE A Must For You? (by B777A340Fan Aug 22 2012 in Aviation Polls)

In that case I'll suggest this thread be locked, so we can discuss this there.

You like the fact that I suck at creating threads?



I hope you stand by your promises Obama. I will be really mad if you don't
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 13):
You like the fact that I suck at creating threads?

No i like how you admit about it in your signature   



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

Quoting YankeesFan (Reply 13):
You like the fact that I suck at creating threads?
He I LOVES it.

[Edited 2012-08-25 22:38:51]


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User currently offlineYankeesFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Quoting N766UA (Reply 15):
He I LOVES it.

Really??



I hope you stand by your promises Obama. I will be really mad if you don't
User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6530 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4637 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):
Even little kids can easily be pacified through WiFi and a power slot.

The WiFi to fry their brains and the power slot to recharge the taser ? I agree.



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User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 793 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):
Even little kids can easily be pacified through WiFi and a power slot.
Quoting Aesma (Reply 17):
The WiFi to fry their brains and the power slot to recharge the taser ? I agree.

Just stick their fingers in the power slot - job done. More environmentally friendly than using a taser..


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3860 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

You all forget that, whilst wifi might be good, it doesn't have "airshow"! I didn't realise how much I loved airshow until my recent AC 777 flight where it didn't work / wasn't turned on  

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