American B757 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 370 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
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?
Raddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2774 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.
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2719 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...).
Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2705 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.
TropicalSkies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2675 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.
Teahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5301 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2673 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!
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004