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So Air Tran Is Getting IFE-WOW!  
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3380 times:

So now Air Tran is getting IFE....that is great. XM Satelitte, free at every seat on every 717 and 737. What will WN do? That might be a good option for WN...but XM satellite may be better than DirectTV, so many more choices....music, news, live talk...

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User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3357 times:

Air Tran has gone one above B6 with XM Satellite for sure, looks like WN may be forced to offer some sort of frill one day.

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3341 times:

IMO only I think this is better than Dircect TV and possibly cheaper? At any rate it would be more relaxing to fly w/ the tunes you really like...

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3337 times:

Is the IFE that makes the stock price finally go back up?

as a shareholder, I hope so.......
George



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3297 times:

Hi,

Knowing Air Tran, they will probably charge you extra for it.



-tom



Paper makes an airplane fly
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3290 times:

No it will be a free service...

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4247 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

Look for JetBlue to make a specific announcement regarding their upgraded IFE service today or tomorrow.... as if LiveTV isn't enough (for almost four years, I might add!!)!
I think it will be quite favorable when compared to AirTran's announcement! And, as a betting man, I'd say FL will charge for it....



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Well Airtran and possibly Jetblue is good news for XM, but now I am wondering if Sirius satelite radio will be fitted into any airlines, possiblty Southwest?? I would also imagine that satelite radio is much cheaper for the airlines to offer then Direct TV, and with about 100 channels the customers should be plenty entertained.

User currently offlineGraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

No as stated, they will not. Unless, AirTran management is lying to us.


graham at TPA
America's Favorite Airport



Looking forward to the new AA
User currently offlineGrrtvc From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

About time... So when will NW add IFE?

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4247 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

I hope they don't charge for it....
I think adding IFE like that definitely improves an airlines image (when compared with the other airlines that don't offer anything), but charging for it makes them look cheap! (are you listening, Frontier??)



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

i like DirecTV better, still. I like to keep my eyes focused on something as well as the window. when B6 intorduces digital music, it'll be nice... no XM, but you'll at least have airmap and music!

Airmap+music+window+laptop....what more could one ask for (even - the laptop!)


User currently offlineGrrtvc From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

Hey folks... ITS FREE. Read the press release.

User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

In that case how about a jukebox?


Paper makes an airplane fly
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

I expect B6 might add some of DirecTV's "Music Choice" channels, which would in essence be the same thing, commercial free music, only no sports or talk. That would be an easy solution.

Regards,
F9W



YES URLS in signature!!!
User currently offlineJmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

I just have one question, I know I've been away from the airport and off the past couple days, but where did you hear about inflight entertainment for AirTran?
Did AirTran announce this today? I tried doing a search on the internet and couldnt find anything...I mean I will hear all about it tomorrow when I go or if not then definitly next week at the agent council meeting.....but was just wondering in advance....
Could you post a link by chance...
Thanks,
JMH
AirTran-PNS Customer Service/Ramp


User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Adding XM radio will not attract me as a flyer - I have an mp3 discman better suited to MY tastes, thank you. LiveTV/DirectTV still wins me over.


EH.
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25086 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3003 times:
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JmhLUV2fly:

Try this:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/040106/65987_1.html

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
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As the technology gets better and more available...say in a few years...maybe the LCC's will install Connexions for broadband internet access. Or at least, have power outlets be more common.

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
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As the technology gets better and more available...say in a few years...maybe the LCC's will install Connexions for broadband internet access. Or at least, have power outlets be more common.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2027 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2947 times:
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I realize that now almost all of Southwest's major LCC competition is now offering IFE in some way or another, but do really think that Southwest needs it, they've gone almost 33 years without, and are still doing JUST FINE.

Even though they say they have been looking at different things, smaller planes, IFE, etc.....I really don't see them doing anything major like this. I'm not saying the absolutely won't, but my bet is that they won't.

I do however like Wedgetail737's idea for the Connexion system to be installed, I think this could be VERY beneficial to SWA.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2942 times:
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I still think Connexions is still in the proving part of its life. Like DVD players, I don't think we'll see a big boom in in-flight broadband for a few years. I could be wrong considering how fast PC's become obsolete.

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
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I still think Connexions is still in the proving part of its life. Like DVD players, I don't think we'll see a big boom in in-flight broadband for a few years. I could be wrong considering how fast PC's become obsolete.

User currently offlineGroundStop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

"as a betting man, I'd say FL will charge for it...."

Remind me to find you next time I'm interested in gambling.

JP
AirTran ATL Ops


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

If AirTran can put XM radio in its planes, then the legacy carriers have to do something to match it. I fly AA a lot between ORD and SEA, and those MD-80 flights with no IFE are soooooo borrrrrring.

25 DCA-ROCguy : This may sound like a silly question, but how will the XM work on an airplane? The Yahoo story has an AirTran ad showing a small key-pad with LCD scre
26 Flyer732 : Cheap headsets the pax can take with them. Thats probably what AirTran will do, and thats what jetBlue does.
27 Post contains links Pgh234 : Jetblue adds XM Radio AND pay-per-view http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/040106/na_fin_us_jetblue_entertainment_2.html pgh234
28 Planemaker : Just one more nail in the coffin of the Legacy carriers. As I have posted previously, LCC and Legacy service is becoming indistinguishable - and you c
29 Flygirlhels : One more nail in the coffin of air service to small towns.... so unfortunate.... I find it pathetic that many people cannot go three hours without wat
30 Zrb2 : Not to be the buzz kill here....but how many electronics and complex wiring systems can they cram into an airplane? When is enough, enough??? Maybe I'
31 Post contains images Iflyatldl : It sounds great- When do the installs begin and will they already be installed on the 73NG's or will this be a SONG type transition?
32 Luv2fly : Is it only me, or do others think that with all the upgrades the LCC's are doing to upgrade the flying experience, i.e. IFE that they are quickly pass
33 Post contains images Iflyatldl : Sounds like at least for the LCC's, the song "All things Just Keep Getting Better" is appropiate !
34 Luv2fly : Well remember when LCC's meant, old planes, a lot of times delays, bad service at best, limited flights, limited inflight service and such, now it is
35 Post contains images Iflyatldl : The times- they are a changin' !
36 Aa737-823 : Wow. That's pretty cool. Yeah, seems like to Locos are paving the way for nice flights now. AA, why would I fly your airline from Dallas to Anchorage
37 Post contains images Longhaulheavy : Note that everyone here can get XM Radio on a flight, as long as you have the right equipment, and a window seat that faces the equator. The latest XM
38 BestWestern : When they say free - do they mean that the Radio is free - but you pay $5 for the headsets free?
39 Jetjack74 : Well it's easy for the LCC's to put this stuff in there aircraft, their fleets are 1/4 of the size of the major carriers. But the cost maintaining thi
40 Flynboy747 : What about Song, do you think that they will be following AirTran and B6. Have they even installed the PTV's yet? I think it's about time............
41 Post contains links and images BR715-A1-30 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS! Song is installing PTVs in the seat as we speak.
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