Worldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2905 times:
I may be traveling to Asia in the next few months and am looking around for the best fares. NW and UA have the best times and schedules, but on both of their 747 there are no PTV's in coach! Am I just spoiled, or is does this make a flight longer and much less enjoyable?
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2888 times:
I don't think you're spoilt at all.
When I fly long haul AKL-LAX, I choose an airline with PTV over one that hasn't. These flights are 12 hour stretches entirely over water and overnight so there isn't too much to see out the window. I've got to have something to occupy myself and I see it as simply getting the most out of the money spent.
727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
You are spoiled. There might not be a PTV, but there is a movie! If you don't want to watch what the airline has chosen, you probably won't be that content with 10+ choices the airline made. If it is really that big of a deal to you, bring a laptop or portable DVD player along with your own picks. Or, read the magazine, solve the crossword puzzle, bring a book or newspaper, take a long a gameboy etc. or maybe just bring a sleeping mask so that you will be rested when you arrive!
If you are bent on a PTV, take a detour through HNL on UA. You won't have it on the six-ish hour flight here, but the 7 1/2 hour top to NRT or KIX will be aboard a PTV equipped 772