reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1135 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
I need your help from you United experts.
I need to travel to TPA with UA and I am completely lost with aircraft configurations. Some of them I don’t even find them on Seatguru…
I would love to travel in a config with 2 seats at the window (no 3-seater-bench) so I believe the 767 or a selected 777 with 2-5-2 Seating (do they still have them) would be best.
However for me it is extremely important to have a personal IFE, so I am not sure if all UA aircrafts offer these.
My options are the followings:
1 UA 118 K9 /FRA 1 EWR C 0845 1205 E0/767
UA1618 K9 /EWR C TPA 1410 1707 E0/752 8 14:22
2 UA 945 K9 /FRA 1 ORD 5 0805 1030 E0/777
UA 444 K9 /ORD 1 TPA 1411 1753 E0/320 6 15:48
3 UA 051 K9 /FRA 1 EWR B 1105 1425 E0/764
UA1637 K9 /EWR C TPA 1849 2201 E0/738 N 16:56
I would prefer via EWR as I believe it’s easier to navigate and I’ll get the better schedule and the 767. But does it has PTV?
I see what you mean! The so called "Boeing 767" used on UA118 is a Hawaii/Pacific 764, and I'm actually shocked to learn that they are using them to FRA!
Your best bet is UA51. All but 1 of the International 764 (which you can differentiate from the HI frame used on UA118 by the larger J cabin) have been refurbished and include nose-to-tail AVOD. I think the last frame should be finished shortly anyway. You will know that you're on a refurbished aircraft because the J seats slant on the seat map, whereas they are just an orange square on the old interior aircraft.
By PTV I assume you mean AVOD (Audio Visual On Demand) since the entire UA long haul fleet have PTVs apart from the 747s, but on some types it is a loop system rather than an on demand system.
CONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
If you want a shorter travel time, I'd go with option 1 which has PTV on the FRA - EWR flight, and AVOD on the EWR - TPA flight. If you want AVOD on the FRA - EWR flight then go with Option 3. However on the EWR - TPA flight for option 3 it's hit or miss whether that flight will have DTV or not.
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Thanks, the thing is that I don't know US tv channels. So I wouldn't even be sure what to look I believe for us Europeans a AVOD system is better Out of curiousity however, would they charge for DirectTV? I remember flying UA from IAH to PTY on a ex CO aircraft and you had to swipe your credit card...