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Ryanair Postpones IFE Rollout  
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8730 posts, RR: 57
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Great product, pity about the lack of foreign language content.

It seems that Germans and Italians arent interested in US comedies.

Ryanair are postponing the rollout till they find a solution. (or most probably until the supplier cuts their price yet again).

The world is really getting smaller these days
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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

perhaps they could get a skymap put on it as well, then I ight be interested.

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4108 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Think i'll just take my own Portable DVD player thanks!

Sam Laugh out loud

Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

perhaps they could get a skymap put on it as well, then I might be interested

I assume you're being sarcastic...or how exactly is the portable system going to know where the aeroplane is?

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

It was a daft idea anyway. Who needs in-flight entertainment on a flight to Dublin or other short sector. It was just another way of ripping off customers, but it looks like there were not enough 'mugs' willing to rent the IFE units. Think of another one MOL.

User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1943 times:


It seems as if FR customers don't want to pay extra to be entertained.

Any ideas as to why? 7Euro seems like an ok price for a movie, and 5Euro even better.

Having said that, if I had paid .99Euro for my flight, then in comparison, it would seem expensive!

Easyjet are to start trials soon according to the article. Given the slightly different market that Easyjet goes for, do you think that they will have any more success?


All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19612 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

I am not overly suprised that this happened. After all, it assumed that everyone spoke or could understand English, but they could not.

I think it would be better if there was the option for other languages, like French, German, Spanish, etc. In addition, films and comedies, etc., should also be in those and other languages and not merely in English, while featuring the best comedies of those other countries.

I should think that IFE in pure English and featuring American films and comedies would be very well suited to an airline like Southwest. There would be very few language problems and everyone would know the comedies.

"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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