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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7303 posts, RR: 57
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

From ATI

British Airways is upgrading the Rockwell IFE systems on its long-haul fleet

57 Boeing 747s, 14 Boeing 767s and 25 Boeing 777s operated by the British carrier will be enhanced with AVOD as well as daily digital news and audio jukebox capabilities.


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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Will that mean huge boxes under the seats further reducing legroom?


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Great news and not before time.

BA will have one of the best Y Class products in the world - up there with EK, SQ, MS, etc.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7303 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 1):
Will that mean huge boxes under the seats further reducing legroom?



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
Great news and not before time

Proof that you cant keep everyone happy all of the time. I fall into 'give me a good book' category, but then, I'm an old git.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

A good book for 12+10 hrs UK - Australia? Big grin


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):
I'm an old git.

 old 



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
A good book for 12+10 hrs UK - Australia?

Do you fly Concorde?!  Wow! Ah. Slow day today. I thought you meant 10-12 hours total. Durr.

[Edited 2006-02-03 12:28:56]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7303 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
A good book for 12+10 hrs UK - Australia?

I flew RTW earlier this year, and watched about two movies on the entire trip. I prefer to watch the wonders of the world downstairs, or chat to fellow passengers in the aft galley. Flights are also excellent time to catch up on books. Much better than watching some edited hollywood repeat on a 3'' screen.
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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 7):
I flew RTW earlier this year, and watched about two movies on the entire trip. I prefer to watch the wonders of the world downstairs, or chat to fellow passengers in the aft galley. Flights are also excellent time to catch up on books. Much better than watching some edited hollywood repeat on a 3'' screen.

Fine for you, but not everyone is an extrovert. Nor does everybody get a window, and some people like a PTV. If you read as fast as I do, you use up most of your luggage allowance on books! And as I spend my holidays reading a lot of the time, the IFE makes a nice break. Particularly as AVOD is more than just films.

For me, AVOD is a major selling point when choosing an airline. and so it will remain



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

When I flew EK (MAA-DXB) in December, I absolutely loved its IFE - thousands of music options, plenty of films/comedies/news/etc. I was spoilt for choice - literally. The 'best of' albums even included more obscure but good artists, like Johnny Cash. Amazingly good system. I had intended to read, but I just didn't get around to it. Add the fact that I virtually had personal attention ('sir, would you like a nice cup of tea?' randomly. 'Oh, yes please. Thank you very much.' He brought it with delicious biscuits, too), despite an almost-full economy cabin, and it was a very nice experience - not least because MAA-DXB-LHR, with 12 hours notice, only cost £250 all-in.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7303 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 8):
If you read as fast as I do, you use up most of your luggage allowance on books!

I'm married to a literary trash can, and yes, an extra suitcase for books has happened. The secret is to read and leave behind, leaving space for shopping - believe me, shes thought about it!

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 8):
but not everyone is an extrovert

Believe me, I'm not an extrovert. INTJ is me!



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User currently offlineGeo772 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 1):
Will that mean huge boxes under the seats further reducing legroom?

The boxes under the seats will remain the same.
The difference is all head end equipment on the Rockwell Collins system.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1567 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 7):
better than watching some edited hollywood repeat on a 3'' screen.

from my travels on BA, they don't edit too many movies..I've seen one too many movies on BA where there was full nudity..and this was even in Y class.. Wow!



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
from my travels on BA, they don't edit too many movies.

IMHO I would much rather see a naked body than a dead one. You couldn't edit out the nudity in a film like "Mrs. Henderson Presents" without destroying it - and it was an excellent film which I enjoyed very much on my way to IAD this week.


User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Excellent news! I'm looking forward to the new BA product being announced!

What's the new CW seat meant to be announced?

btw - don't BA already have a new programme onboard?


User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

i refuse to travel with so much reading material that would necessitate another suitcase. and if i were tp buy a book, it would mean that i want to keep it for my collection. thus avod is important for me.

chris, imo ba has always had one of the better y service


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 13):
IMHO I would much rather see a naked body than a dead one. You couldn't edit out the nudity in a film like "Mrs. Henderson Presents" without destroying it - and it was an excellent film which I enjoyed very much on my way to IAD this week.

agree...thats why if they decide to show a movie, they shouldn't edit it out..otherwise don't bother showing it.. no 

personally, I prefer my laptop and my own flicks.. yes 



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

wooohooo

Congrats BA, cant wait to try it out Smile
The IFE is the only bad thing about the flts i recently took. Look forward to it again Smile


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 10):
I'm married to a literary trash can, and yes, an extra suitcase for books has happened. The secret is to read and leave behind, leaving space for shopping - believe me, shes thought about it!

LEAVING BOOKS BEHIND? Such blasphemy!!!


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