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The "Ultimate PTV Thread" - II. Edition + Avod!  
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7032 times:

Almost a year has passed since I posted the “Ultimate PTV Thread” in November so it was time for the second edition. This time I included “AVOD” (Audio/Video-on-Demand) info from the beginning.

For all new members: this thread is exclusively about inflight entertainment options in Economy class, not about Business and First.


Additional data requires additional shortcuts and symbols, so please read the following instructions carefully in order to perceive all details given in the list:


  • all listed aircraft types without further notice or symbols have PTVs on board


  • * = only parts of fleet equipped with PTV or installation in process
  • A = PTV plus AVOD (Audio/Video-on-Demand) available
  • A* = standard PTV on board; part of fleet also equipped with AVOD or its installation in process
  • *A* = fleet partly with and without PTV or partly without PTV, and partly with AVOD or its installation in process
  • A+ = standard PTV available and planned to receive AVOD, or future deliveries planned to include AVOD
  • +A = PTV not available but fleet planned to receive AVOD
  • L = PTV & LiveTV
  • L* = PTV & LiveTV partly available or installation in process
  • L+ = LiveTV planned with future deliveries


  • A330 = all series if not specified
  • A340 = all series if not specified
  • B767 = all series if not specified
  • B777 = all series if not specified

  • Italics = future fleet addition


Before you start checking the data, please be aware the list is not absolutely complete. Quick changes in aviation are quite common and there are always pieces of information which cannot be gained easily and without doubt. Especially in terms of AVOD it is very hard sometimes to get reliable info.
So should you find mistakes or data missing, don’t hesitate to let me know. Last time many members helped me in extending and upgrading the original list. So thanks in advance for any input!  Smile

And here it is: the “Ultimate PTV List” – latest edition - featuring 71 airlines:


  • Aer Lingus: A332* (EI-DAA)
  • Air Calin: A330
  • Air Canada: A345A
  • Air Caraibes: A330
  • Air France: A330, A340, B744* (F-GITH/I/J), B777
  • Air Greenland: A330
  • Air India: B744* (VT-AIE/AIF), B777
  • Air Mauritius: A340
  • Air New Zealand: B744+A, B777A+
  • Air Pacific: B744
  • Air Tahiti Nui: A340
  • Alitalia: B777A
  • American: B777
  • ANA: B744*, B763ERA*, B772, B772ER, B773ERA
  • Asiana: A330, B777
  • Austrian: A330, A343* (OE-LAL), B767
  • bmi: A330
  • British Airways: B744, B777
  • BWIA: A340* (9Y-JIL)
  • Cathay Pacific: A330, A340, B777, B744
  • China Airlines: A330A, A340A
  • China Southern: B772ER
  • Continental: B767, B777
  • Cyprus Airways: A330
  • Delta: B777
  • Dragonair: A330*
  • EL AL: B744, B777
  • Emirates: A310, A330, A343, A345A, B772A+, B772ERA+, B773A+, B773ERA
  • Etihad Airways: A330A*, A340, B777A+
  • Ethiopian Als: B763*
  • EVA Air: A330A, B777A
  • Frontier: A318L, A319L
  • Gulf Air: A330, A340*
  • Japan Airlines: B744*A*, B763*A*, B772A*, B772ERA, B773ERA
  • Jet Airways: A340A
  • jetBlue (A320L, E190L+)
  • Kenya Airways: B763ER, B777
  • KLM: A330A+, B777A
  • Korean Air: B744*, B772ER*A*
  • Kuwait Airways: A300, A310, A340, B777
  • LAN: A340, B767
  • Lauda Air: B767, B777
  • Livingston: A330A
  • Lufthansa: A332
  • Malaysia: A332, B744A*, B777A*
  • MEA: A321, A330A
  • MyTravel: A332
  • Northwest: A330A
  • Philippines: B744* (N754PR)
  • PIA: B743, B777A
  • Olympic Airlines: A340
  • Qantas: A333A, B743*, B744A*
  • Qatar Airways: A330A
  • SAS: A330, A340
  • Saudi Arabian: B744, B777
  • Singapore Airlines: A340A, B744A*, B777A*
  • Song: B757L
  • South African: A343A, A346A, B744*A*
  • SriLankan: A330, A340
  • Swiss: A330, A340
  • TAM Brasil: A330A
  • Thai Airways: A340A, B772ERA+
  • Thomas Cook: A330
  • United: B763*, B777*
  • US Airways: A330
  • Varig: B777A*
  • Vietnam Als: B777*
  • Virgin Atlantic: A343, A346A, B744A*
  • Virgin Nigeria: A340
  • Vyborg: Il-114
  • WestJet: B73GL*, B736L, B738L




Last but not least: some pleasant cabin views.  eek 


China Airlines A340-313X B-18805


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Dragonair A330-343X B-HWG


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Photo © Simon Wong




JAL B777-346ER JA732J


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Photo © Tzewei Pang




Varig B777-2Q8ER PP-VRB


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Photo © Bernardo Andrade




WestJet B737-7CT C-GWBT


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Photo © Richard Barsby - Aviation Photography CYEG





Regards
Udo

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User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6936 times:

Thanks Udo, great information!

China Airlines 747-400 has 4 airframes in their 744 fleet with Boeing Signature Interior installed, which as AVOD in the econ class. (B-18210, B-18211, B-18212, B-18215)

I'm not sure if they updated B-18209 with AVOD and Signature Interior after they installed Connexion by Boeing on that plane. Can anyone confirm?

[Edited 2005-08-16 21:53:16]

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6893 times:

Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 1):
China Airlines 747-400 has 4 airframes in their 744 fleet with Boeing Signature Interior installed, which as AVOD in the econ class. (B-18210, B-18211, B-18212, B-18215)

Thanks for that! Indeed these are the four new B744s which they received between 12/04 and 04/05. I knew there was something missing for CAL!


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3078 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6887 times:
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Great list, Udo!
BTW, KE are planning to install AVOD on the 744s, too  Smile



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 667 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6864 times:

Great List however I believe that CO only has PTV's in Y class on it's B-764's or perhaps I misread the legend of your list.

From BDL,
DeltaGuy767



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6850 times:

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 3):
BTW, KE are planning to install AVOD on the 744s, too

That's great news! Thai Airways should listen to them...  Wink

Quoting DeltaGuy767 (Reply 4):
Great List however I believe that CO only has PTV's in Y class on it's B-764's or perhaps I misread the legend of your list.

Both B762 and B764 are equipped with PTVs, I just wrote "B767" for all series.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6823 times:

Air Canada should be noted as +A for the remainder of their fleet (minus the CRJ200s)

Installation on the existing fleet begins this fall - new deliveries have the system installed, but not activated.


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6815 times:

Quoting Udo (Thread starter):
US Airways: A330

US Airways offers AVOD at every seat on its A330 aircraft.

http://www.usairways.com/about/aircraft/a330/inflight.htm



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6793 times:

Quoting ChrisA330 (Reply 6):
Installation on the existing fleet begins this fall - new deliveries have the system installed, but not activated.

I wasn't sure about that after the latest AC decisions. Which aircraft will be included besides B763, CRJ705, E175 and E190 - A319/320/321 also? Any news on A330 and A343?

Quoting A330323X (Reply 7):
US Airways offers AVOD at every seat on its A330 aircraft.

Thanks for the link!


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6730 times:

Fantastic work UDO, altough I do think Swiss Airlines have AVOD on their 340s.

User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6699 times:

Quoting Udo (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines: A340A, B744A*, B777A*

All of SQ's 744s have AVOD. The 777 depends on if it's a "regional" configuration.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6683 times:

And again a great list Udo, thanks for taking the time to reseach!

Quoting Udo (Thread starter):
Lufthansa: A332

Does LH actually offer a program on the PTV's of their 332's? I mean, they only have two (?) of them and developing a special PTV program for so few airplanes would be a bit pricey in my opinion. Does anyone have info?

Patrick


User currently offlineChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6670 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 8):
wasn't sure about that after the latest AC decisions. Which aircraft will be included besides B763, CRJ705, E175 and E190 - A319/320/321 also? Any news on A330 and A343?

An AC executive confirmed - on another board, that the refurb will go ahead on the A333/343 fleet. The Narrowbody fleet will start conversion this fall, and the widebody fleet starts in March 2006 IIRC.


User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

Iberia has PTVs in the ex SQ 744s, AFAIK.


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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

Just flew LX A340 to CAI from ZRH (JMH with new style Airbus interior) and the AVOD on Swiss is awesome!


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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6520 times:

Quoting Udo (Thread starter):
South African: A343A, A346A, B744*A*

I thought all of the 744's now have a PTV + AVOD. Which ones aren't?



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 9):
Fantastic work UDO, altough I do think Swiss Airlines have AVOD on their 340s.

I wasn't sure about the A340 first but some posts now confirm it.

Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 10):
All of SQ's 744s have AVOD. The 777 depends on if it's a "regional" configuration.

Ok, point taken.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 11):
Does LH actually offer a program on the PTV's of their 332's? I mean, they only have two (?) of them and developing a special PTV program for so few airplanes would be a bit pricey in my opinion. Does anyone have info?

I have searched quite a bit to find that out but without results. I guess someone who has flown on the aircraft can tell us. Anyways, the two A332 leave in winter, so LH goes totally non-PTV again.

Quoting ChrisA330 (Reply 12):
An AC executive confirmed - on another board, that the refurb will go ahead on the A333/343 fleet. The Narrowbody fleet will start conversion this fall, and the widebody fleet starts in March 2006 IIRC.

Thanks. So all jets except for the CRJ100/200 will be included. Do the CRJ705 and Embraer also get AVOD? Must be very heavy.

Quoting AJO (Reply 13):
Iberia has PTVs in the ex SQ 744s, AFAIK.

Yes, they are ex-SIA - but the question is whether the PTVs are really operational.

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 15):
I thought all of the 744's now have a PTV + AVOD. Which ones aren't?

Confirmed. All B744s are equipped with AVOD.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6490 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 16):
Confirmed. All B744s are equipped with AVOD.

Looks like you should edit the original post then to display an 'A' and not an '*A*'



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 17):
Looks like you should edit the original post then to display an 'A' and not an '*A*'

I'll provide an updated list soon after collecting some more info.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 11):
Does LH actually offer a program on the PTV's of their 332's? I mean, they only have two (?) of them and developing a special PTV program for so few airplanes would be a bit pricey in my opinion. Does anyone have info?

These two remaining A332 have indeed got PTV. I flew on one of them (D-AIME) and i also flew on one of the ones that has been returned to lessor (D-AIMC), they all have PTV in economy. This due to the fact that they are leased birds from Sabena and Swissair.


User currently offlineZoheb From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6416 times:

From what I know flying twice between LHR and DXB, BI has AVOD on some if not all of their 767's

User currently offlineKFly From Australia, joined May 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6406 times:

Singapore Airlines: A340A, B744A*, B777A*

At the moment, passengers can watch Live TV on their own laptops in Boeing Connexion installed SQ flights.

SQ will be introducing Live TV to their IFE starting 2006.

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_U...Ks5013KS8yd73LyWhkf!-79507620!NONE



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User currently offlineBeany From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6402 times:

Quoting Udo (Thread starter):
British Airways: B744, B777

BA is in the process of installing PTV's on its longhaul 767's. Process to be completed later this year. Some are already flying.


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 16):
Quoting AJO (Reply 13):
Iberia has PTVs in the ex SQ 744s, AFAIK.

Yes, they are ex-SIA - but the question is whether the PTVs are really operational.

Not really.

Yes, they work, but they only show the same program that is being shown on the main screens...no choice for additional channels.



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

Quoting Zoheb (Reply 20):
From what I know flying twice between LHR and DXB, BI has AVOD on some if not all of their 767's

After reading your comment I checked their website and found some interesting details:
http://www.bruneiair.com/services/inflight_entertainment.asp

Quoting Beany (Reply 22):
BA is in the process of installing PTV's on its longhaul 767's. Process to be completed later this year. Some are already flying.

I didn't know that. Their website doesn't show any details, only saying "PTV available on most aircraft".


Regards
Udo


25 Udo : Mika, are they fully operational with different channels or do they only show the regular mainscreen programming? Regards Udo
26 Beany : The PTV's are being installed on the 767 the same time that the FIRST cabin is being removed, WTP being installed as well as NCW. This is known as du
27 Ktachiya : Great list Udo. Just to tell you some info, I think the ex Japan Airsystem fleet has PTV in their seats while the original JL fleet doesn't have PTV
28 ArtBKK : TG will install PTV with AVOD in B777-300 Y class, similar to those on A340, beginning from Oct'06. I know this is far in the future. But since you pu
29 FOMEA : Excellent report Udo, Keep up the good work. Regards F-OMEA.
30 Zoheb : " target=_blank>http://www.bruneiair.com/services/in...t.asp So, are you adding BI to your list?
31 Post contains links ChrisA330 : Yup - will be a consistent system right from their CRJ705s to A340s. More info on their system from Thales (sorry only in PDF): http://www.thalesgrou
32 Post contains images Scandinavian : Udo, SAS do not have AVOD on their PTV:s. But they do offer a wireless broadband internet connection on board in all classes. Regards
33 Udo : Thanks to many contributions, here's an updated list (including legend): all listed aircraft types without further notice or symbols have PTVs on boar
34 Jush : Wow great list udo. Kudos to you. Must have been a hell of work to do that. Very interesting fact and it will defenitely help me with my next choice o
35 Post contains images ChrisA330 : Hate to be picky Don't forget the B762 fleet. They are also getting new seats and AVOD, just not the 777 interior like the 763s
36 Andz : Udo I guess next year your list will have to include internet access? Great job!
37 Post contains images Udo : I have collected all that over a longer period of time. But it's my pleasure to show how many IFE-equipped alternatives there are besides some certai
38 ChrisA330 : From the information I've read/seen, it applies to all. Even the rickety 762 non-ER.
39 Udo : That would be a real surprise, considering the age of the aircraft and rising fuel prices. Regards Udo
40 Arcano : For LAN: A340s: A B763s: *A* (not every one with PTVs, but all PTVs with AVOD Regards )(
41 Afay1 : Should Transaero be added to the list as it is now in possesion of several ex-Virgin Atlantic 747-200s apparently with PTVs still installed?
42 HeeseokKoo : Asiana's A330s equipped with AVOD, so it should be A330 A For 777, one of the 6 777s has AVOD, and 5 others only have PTV. I have no idea if Asiana h
43 JumboForever : As far as I know, all 744 configured for international flights are equipped with PTV, some of them being equipped with AVOD, so I would quote them as
44 Post contains images Mrniji : Fantastic work, Udo! This is really useful stuff! For your information, from November 2005 (or later), each fully-owned B744 (6) will be grounded and
45 Aeroflot777 : Don't forget Transaero's 747. Aeroflot777
46 Post contains images Crosswind : Udo, You forgot the UK's latest addition to the PTV list, First Choice Airways! All the B767-300s have PTVs in every seat with AVOD available. Premium
47 Karan69 : On their tender it did mention it would be wanting a system with AVOD even in eco
48 Post contains images Toolman : A few days ago I flew Air France 777 from JFK to CDG. The aircraft was F-GLZG an it hadn't Video on Demand only PTV. The steward told me, not every AF
49 Post contains images Mrniji : With a selection of movies from Amitabh Bhachan, Amir Khan, Rani Mukherjee etc?
50 Post contains images Udo : Thanks a lot! Merci for that info. My guess was OZ have AVOD on the A330s and later B777s but I was looking for final confirmation. It's true they ar
51 Aeroflot777 : I flew Transaero last week, and they had a big article in their in-flight magazine about the new 747s. They said that the PTVs will be fully operatio
52 Scandinavian : Maybe it´s off topic, but according to yesterdays Interim report from SAS, SAS will offer TV onboard in Dec 2005. "From December 2005 Scandinavian Ai
53 Udo : Interesting news. Thanks! Very useful info! Merci. Regards Udo
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