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PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?  
User currently offlineAmerican B757 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 370 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 8 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Hi all!
I was wondering, when an airplane has PTVs [like 777s and Jet Blue's A320s] do you have to pay an entertainment fee or is it included in your ticket price? Also, if you dont pay the fee, is it left off. How do you turn it on?

Sorry about all these questions!

Simon H.

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User currently offlineRaddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

On most international flights, headphones for use with the PTV are free. On US domestic flights, you may be asked to pay for the headphone, but the PTV itself is left on; you usually turn it on with a button either on the armrest or next to the screen. JetBlue I think is an exception -- I'm not certain but I think you must pay by swiping a credit card before it will turn on.

User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

I believe JetBlue wants a $5 fee for use of the headphones.

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6010 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

On Legend, live TV, 24 channels via satellite, included (along with the awesome food, great service and first-class seat.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineTca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

There is a slot in which you insert a dime per movie  

silly joke...everything is free except some US airliners
stated in the previous posts. In the other parts of the
world it's entirely free and especially on very good
Asian companies (the best inflight services !! except
obviously Air Koryo, Merpati, and so on...).

take care,

User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Passengers in Sabena and Swissair longhaul economy and selected shorthaul flights have 10 free movies and 15 more movies available for pay on their PTV's. First and Business Class passengers have a choice of 40 films.


User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

JetBlue's passengers are required to swipe a credit card in the seatback in front of them to use that airline's PTVs.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Do Sabena and Swissair passengers have to swipe their credit cards like JetBlue passengers do to watch the pay shows on their PTV?

How much does JetBlue charge to watch the shows on its PTVs?

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 3531 times:

why do you have to pay for the headphones on domestic flights?????

    Cathay Pacific......The Heart Of Asia    

cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineTropicalSkies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

OK, I know why. You wouldn't have to pay for the headphones IF we had more HONEST people around. I believe that you never used to have to pay for them, maybe sometime in the '70s or '80s. But when the headphones began to conveniently disappear, the airlines found themselved losing money on replacing STOLEN headphones. The result? You pay for the headphones, so the just in case you decide to "borrow" them, you've already paid for them!
I think it's pure genuis on part of the airlines, but it's not fair to honest peaople. Oh well, thank the clepto next to you!! LOL.  

Tropical Skies-
Fly to new horizons

User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5377 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (15 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

From my experience on SR (just recently), Virgin and Aer Lingus long haul you get them free and you can keep them. The only problem is that they are of such crap quality that I or hardly anyone else would bother keeping them!

Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineKlm-md-11 From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Onboard AC, They are for free but they are collected before landing. On CP, they are for free also but the F/As do not collect them.

I don't know why but recently the F/A's on CP are extremely generous! They give you almost half a dozen of peanuts and the entire can of pop! Sheesh! 

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