SAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4037 times:
What situation would that be?
SAA still operates 8 B747-400's and 3 B747-300's if thats what you're asking. (Also 2 B747-200's with an additional one available [ZS-SAN] on standby if necessary) The B747 "CLASSICS" will be taken out of the fleet more A340-600's and A340-300's are delivered. The last B747-300 should be out of service by March/Apr this year.
Eddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3778 times:
Are all the 747's in the new "millenium" configuration? i.e. On demand PTV for all passengers?
I must comment that is really cool to be able to rewind and fast forward at will.
The only problem was that at the start when they turn on the IFE everyone's "logging" in and it becomes slow. You can actually see the image placeholders that u see on Internet Explorer when the pic is not loading, and also - if I remember correctly, the video seems like it runs on Windows Media technologies.
SA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3629 times:
Thanks for the update. I'm quite sad about "ZS-SAT's" departure, I only got to fly the gastly ZS-SKA. I wish I could get a ride on ZS-SAJ before it's gone, but you never know on which route it's actually operating.
The entire SAA 744 fleet has been fitted with PTV's in all 3 classes. The Sony Passport System is great and as mentioned you can forward, rewind, etc. Unfortunately the movies on offer are not always that good and the choice also seems somewhat restricted on longhauls like the USA.
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