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Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?  
User currently offlineWorldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2489 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?
Cheers,
worldjet777


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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2472 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.  Smile


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

It is totally impossible that this makes a flight longer as it does not affect the speed of the airplane.


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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Quoting Nudelhirsch (Reply 2):
It is totally impossible that this makes a flight longer as it does not affect the speed of the airplane.

It's all relative man  Wink In any case I always bring my own PTV: http://www-131.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/st...=-840&langId=-1&categoryId=2035724



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

RG does not have PTVs on their MD-11s to NRT either.

Personally, I like PTVs. But if they are absent, at least I don't have to deal with them in the front seat very close to my eyes--the brightness is a pain for me after just a few hours of it.

Get a good magazine, book, whatever, and enjoy your flight.

It's not the end of the world.

Cheers

BTW, I think this thread should be on Polls & Preferences.

[Edited 2005-11-12 21:00:49]


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User currently offline727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2453 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

BTW this goes in polls & prefs.


User currently offlineWorldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

The forum has been changed! Thanks for the good info- now the question is, does NW have a good international product in Y class?
Cheers,
worldjet777



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