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Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?  
User currently offlineDanielcarlos From Philippines, joined Jan 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Many airlines specially in asia claims to have had the title, "Best Inflight Entertainment", or simply "The Low Fare Airline". Well the fact is, if you get on a low fare, you'll never get the best inflight entertainment, of course when you pay enough, you'll be treated enough as well. But as a passenger, which could benefit you on your journey, "Low fare or Good Entertainment?" This is not to trigger a debate.

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User currently offlineSWAFA30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

jetBlue and their LiveTV seem to be well on their way settling the debate once and for all. Apparently, you can have both.

User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

up to 36 channels of live DIRECTV, 2 first run pay-per-view movies, and coming soon up to 100 channels of XM satellite radio ....

all that AND low fares and constant sales ... so why have one or the other when you can have both on JetBlue?


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

I'll take the low fares and a window seat. Thats all the IFE I need.


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineNikv69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

So true. I myself am not big on the PTV or IFE. I like to read and most of all a nice meal. There is just something about eating a meal on a airplane, one of life's pleasures. Whether you have to pay extra or not.

User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Nikv69 - Couldn't agree with ya more. Only 4 times I've gotten meals on planes were on YX MKE-MCO & TPA-MKE... and AS ORD-SEA & SEA-ORD. Wish I could get it on every flight.


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

If you wanted, you could go NW style:

High fares and no IFE.

MSP and DTW pax....i feel for you....



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Oh Please Ejmmsu,

Come up with somthing new and factual! We all know your not telling the truth again!

Lets see high fairs-

In the NWA website this eve DTW-LAX advance purchase $196.40 ROUND TRIP.

DTW-PHX $199.22

On WN website this eve same city pairs $287.40 round trip

So yes I see the high fairs. I feel.

[Edited 2005-01-22 06:02:01]


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

And, NWAFA, with NW you get non-stop service for that low fare.

Looking at the WN schedule, the best they can do is 1 stop and if you're unlucky enough (assuming you're in the majority of pax who prefer fewer stops) -- 2 stops.

Lincoln
[Who is one of the few who like more stops but won't fly WN]



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

smcmac32msn,

Oh yea! I remember a couple of years ago I few NAT-GRU on Varig first class. Great service and a great meal. That had to be one of my best flights. A classic 3 holer, great food and cute Brazilian FAs!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Whether you have to pay extra or not a meal is better than IFE.


User currently offlineDanielcarlos From Philippines, joined Jan 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3189 times:

well, I'd say, if it's that possible in the US, it's not what it is in the Philippines. While the fares are going down, the quality of service becomes lower, and lower, and lower...

User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3161 times:

I will take low fare and bring a book. Time in front of a TV is often time wasted.


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User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 3148 times:

I will take low fares.

Should be in polls and prefs.


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 3146 times:

>I will take low fares.

Should be in polls and prefs.<

Didn't they ban you?

You think everything should be in polls and prefs, including things that clearly relate to business in civil av.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Low fares Def.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

It seems to be working great on some of the entertainment-oriented low fare airlines here in the us... (JetBlue, Song, etc.)

User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Oh Please Ejmmsu,

Come up with somthing new and factual!


It is well documented that the average airline fare is considerably higher in MSP and MEM vs. cities like MDW and BNA.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
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I'm not a fan of IFE on ANY flight, except maybe occasional use on very long flights. Last trip to MNL on NW 71/72 from DTW, I watched only 1 of the four movies offered in coach, and on the return I watched none of them. I never listen to any of the channels of music and information. I MUCH prefer a quiet ride and a book. I'm an aisle seat person, too. I like to get up and stretch periodically, especially when I'm stuck in the back of the plane, and I get to feeling sort of claustrophic in a window seat in most coach cabins...but I really like it in business when the pitch is more humane. So it really depends on legroom whether I want a window seat.

Danielcarlos -

Your profile has your contact info withheld. Send me an email thru my profile. I like the Philippines, and have flown PR 744 and 343, as well as Asian Spirit Dash-7 to Cataclan (Boracay). I'd like to talk about the Philippines a little if you don't mind.



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User currently offlineCyclonic From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Some places don't have a significant difference between the two from a price point standing.
For instance, flying from PER - SYD and return, the difference between Virgin Blue (low-fare, low-cost) and Qantas (full service, full fare) is only $50 - $100. Its not really a lot and as a result i'll take the full service over a low cost carrier, especially on a 6 hour flight like this one. However, if Virgin Blue could significantly cut the cost for the flight then i'd reconsider.



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User currently offlineScanorama From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

If there is a significant different between the costs of LCC and a full service airlines on short haul routes, LCC will get my money. To entertain myself on short haul flight, I can simply biring a book. As for long haul flight, IFE is an important factors and there aren't many LCC around which operates long haul flights.

User currently offlineDanielcarlos From Philippines, joined Jan 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

what about the type of service without regarding to IFE???

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