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User currently offlineRaptor747 From India, joined Apr 2004, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Hi people,

I wanted know whether Swiss, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian, Virgin, BA and Air France offer audio-video on demand (AVOD) in their economy class cabins.

If some of these airlines do offer AVOD, how would all you seasoned air travelers rate it???

Lets talk about some serious entertainment issues........

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

MH doesn't, Swiss maybe in the 343 but not in the other aircraft.

The best I had till now was the one on KLM 772. Excellent "thing".



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Virgin offers "on demand" on their newer planes, like the A346s, with the VPort system.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineRaptor747 From India, joined Apr 2004, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

I checked out www.virginflyer.com and VS doesnt seem to have any consistency in operating good aircrafts on good routes. For example, Virgin usually uses 744's on the LHR-JFK route and the 744 doesn't have VPort. So, its a gamble and one has to have some luck to be on an A346.

Even when booking on-line, Vrigin doesn't mention which aircraft will be used for the flight. So, there is lot of uncertainty involved.


User currently offlineRaptor747 From India, joined Apr 2004, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

I checked out www.virginflyer.com and VS doesnt seem to have any consistency in operating good aircrafts on good routes. For example, Virgin usually uses 744's on the LHR-JFK route and the 744 doesn't have VPort. So, its a gamble and one has to have some luck to be on an A346.

Even when booking on-line, Vrigin doesn't mention which aircraft will be used for the flight. So, there is lot of uncertainty involved.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

"doesnt seem to have any consistency in operating good aircrafts on good routes." EVen without VPort at least you get PTV.

It's not much of a gamble. Just check when you book.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

For example, Virgin usually uses 744's on the LHR-JFK route and the 744 doesn't have VPort. So, its a gamble and one has to have some luck to be on an A346.

If I'm not mistaken, there are at least one or two Virgin B747-400s which are currently configured with the V:Port system.

Derek


User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Even w/out Vport VS is pretty kick ass entertainment wise...

User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5259 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

grow up and take a book, chat around and meet many new friends.... Most important: sleep! People just can't live anymore without that stupid screen! And no, I'm not old, only 29....

User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

Raptor747,

I checked out www.virginflyer.com and VS doesn't seem to have any consistency in operating good aircrafts on good routes. For example, Virgin usually uses 744's on the LHR-JFK route and the 744 doesn't have VPort. So, its a gamble and one has to have some luck to be on an A346.

Virgin Atlantic is renowned for its dynamic fleet scheduling. A B744 is a B744, they do not schedule aircraft because of their IFE system. Moreover, Virgin will match its demand on a route with the correct aircraft type, and have even switched the aircraft type at the last minute (due to various reasons). However, Virgin is aware of this irregularity and is configuring their aircraft with some speed. I think an airline's worries should be how to keep the aircraft in the air for the longest time, and not match the IFE consistency offered on board.

Even when booking on-line, Virgin doesn't mention which aircraft will be used for the flight. So, there is lot of uncertainty involved.

No airline will ever do that, other than specifying the aircraft type.

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UnitedFirst,

If I'm not mistaken, there are at least one or two Virgin B747-400s which are currently configured with the V:Port system

Currently the B744s you can fly on with v:port are; G-VWOW (Cosmic Girl), G-VROC (Mustang Sally) and G-VBIG (Tinker Belle). About seven aircraft will go in for the Upper Class Suite re-fit this year and those that don't have v:port will also get a v:port upgrade.


cheers








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