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Wondering About IFE? Here's The Global PTV List!  
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6531 times:

After spending some time for updates I can present the latest version of my "Global PTV List", including AVOD (Audio/Video-on-Demand) and Live TV features. Internet access is not included because I have limited my research to inflight options which are accessible with a PTV - not via notebook.

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

Listing a complex load of data requires 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 standard PTVs on board

  • * = parts of fleet equipped with standard PTVs, or installation in process

  • A = PTV with AVOD (Audio/Video-on-Demand) available
  • A* = standard PTV on board, part of fleet also equipped with AVOD (or installation in process)
  • +A = standard PTV available but fleet planned to receive AVOD

  • *A* = fleet partly equipped with mainscreen TV, standard PTV and/or AVOD (or its installation in process)
  • *+A = fleet partly equipped with mainscreen TV and standard PTV, but planned to receive AVOD
  • n+A = PTV not available but fleet planned to receive AVOD

  • L = PTV & LiveTV
  • L* = PTV & LiveTV partly available or installation in process


  • Italics = future fleet addition


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



    Before you start checking the data, please be aware that list is not absolutely complete. Fast changes in aviation are quite common and there are always pieces of information which cannot be gained easily and without any doubt. Especially in terms of AVOD it is very hard to get reliable info in certain cases.
    So should you find mistakes or data missing, don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks in advance for any input!


    Here's the list, featuring 82 airlines:


    • Aer Lingus: A332* (EI-DAA only)
    • Aeromexico: B777A
    • Air Calin: A330
    • Air Canada: A319/320/321n+A, A330n+A, A343n+A, A345A, B763n+A, E175A, E190A
    • Air Canada Jazz: CRJ705+A
    • Air Caraibes: A330
    • Air China: A330A*
    • Air Europa: A330A
    • Air France: A330, A340, B744* (F-GITH/I/J), B777
    • Air Greenland: A330
    • Air India: B744*+A (only VT-AIE/AIF with PTVs currently), B777
    • Air Madrid: A340
    • Air Mauritius: A340
    • Air New Zealand: B744*A*, B777A
    • Air Pacific: B744
    • Air Tahiti Nui: A340
    • Alitalia: B777A
    • American: B777
    • ANA: B744*A*, B763ERA*, B772, B772ER, B773ERA
    • Asiana: A330A, B777A*
    • Austrian: A330, A343* (OE-LAL), B767, B777
    • BMED: A321*A*
    • bmi: A330
    • British Airways: B767*+A, B744+A, B777+A
    • BWIA: A340* (9Y-JIL)
    • Cathay Pacific: A330+A, A340, B777+A, B744
    • China Airlines: A330A, A340A, B744*A* (AVOD on B-18210/11/12/15)
    • 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: A330*A* (no PTVs on A6-EYV/W), A343, A345A, B777A
    • Ethiopian Als: B763*
    • Eurofly: A330
    • EVA Air: A330A, B777A
    • First Choice: B763A
    • Frontier: A318L, A319L, A320L
    • Gulf Air: A330, A340*
    • Japan Airlines: B744*A*, B763*A*, B772*A*, B772ERA, B773ERA
    • Jet Airways: A340A
    • jetBlue: A320L, E190L
    • Kenya Airways: B763ERA*, B777A
    • KLM: A330A, B777A
    • Korean Air: B744*A*, B772ER*A*
    • Kuwait Airways: A300, A310, A340, B777
    • LAN: A340A, B767*A*
    • Lauda Air: B767
    • Livingston: A330A
    • Lufthansa: A332 (only mainscreen programming)
    • Malaysia: A332, B744A*, B777A*
    • MEA: A321, A330A
    • MyTravel: A332
    • Northwest: A330A
    • Philippines: B744* (N754PR only)
    • PIA: B743, B777A
    • Olympic Airlines: A340
    • Qantas: A333A, B743*, B744A*
    • Qatar Airways: A330A (no PTVs on A7-AFN/AFO), A346A
    • Royal Brunei: B767A
    • Royal Jordanian: A320*A*, A321n+A
    • SAS: A330, A340
    • Saudi Arabian: B744, B777
    • Singapore Airlines: A340A, A380A, B744A, B777A*
    • Song: B757L
    • South African: A343A, A346A, B744A
    • SriLankan: A330, A340
    • Swiss: A330, A340A
    • TAM Brasil: A330A
    • Thai Airways: A340A, B772ERA, B773n+A
    • Thomas Cook: A330
    • Transaero: B742
    • United: B763*, B777*
    • US Airways: A330A
    • Varig: B777A*
    • Vietnam Als: B777*A*
    • Virgin Atlantic: A343, A346A, B744A*
    • Virgin Nigeria: A340
    • Vyborg: Il-114
    • WestJet: B73GL*, B736L, B738L



    Finally, some impressions of...

    ...Aeromexico...  thumbsup 


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    ...Air Canada...  thumbsup 


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    ...Etihad Airways...  thumbsup 


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    and - the classic - Lufthansa...  thumbsdown 


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    Best Regards,
    PlaneHunter


  • Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
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    User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1563 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6501 times:

    Thank you very much! This list is very useful! But how did ACJ put PTVs in their CR7s?


    The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
    User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6472 times:

    Thanks for the info. I know AC are going to do a number with their interiors, including, as mentioned, the installment of PTV's with AVOD.

    Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 1):
    But how did ACJ put PTVs in their CR7s?

    Yep, they're there! In regards to how they put them in, they took the PTV's out of the box and put them in the available holes in the headrests for the PTV's! Then, I guess they hooked a few wires together!  smile 

    Cheers,
    Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



    "If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
    User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6454 times:

    Thanks a lot for posting the list, very useful information!

    Patrick


    User currently offlineSfointern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

    United has standard PTVs in business and first class on its B747s. None in economy--at least not yet.

    User currently offlineChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

    AC won't be putting PTV in the A340 fleet as they'll be leaving the fleet as early as next year.

    User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
    Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6353 times:

    Quoting ChrisA330 (Reply 5):
    AC won't be putting PTV in the A340 fleet as they'll be leaving the fleet as early as next year.

    Correct, I've just read a Thales press release where only the A330 is mentioned. I'll remove the A343 from the list.

    Btw - does anyone know for sure whether AC's B767-200 will be upgraded? Hard to imagine, considering their age. I haven't seen a source yet which clearly excludes them.


    PH



    Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
    User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
    Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6260 times:

    Excellent List mate

    You dint put the Indian version of JetBlue i.e. Kingfisher Airlines----which has standard PTVs in economy on all its aircraft


    User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
    Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6213 times:

    Quoting Karan69 (Reply 7):
    You dint put the Indian version of JetBlue i.e. Kingfisher Airlines----which has standard PTVs in economy on all its aircraft

    Thanks for the update, I wasn't sure about IT. Do they have AVOD as well?


    PH



    Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
    User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
    Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

    Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
    Do they have AVOD as well?

    No, but they have begun introducing business class on their A320s after disposing off their LCC model---these business class seats feature AVOD.

    More details in my post in this thread

    Kingfisher Airlines New Business Class (by Karan69 Apr 9 2006 in Civil Aviation)


    User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
    Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

    Quoting Karan69 (Reply 9):
    No, but they have begun introducing business class on their A320s after disposing off their LCC model---these business class seats feature AVOD.

    Thanks! Consequence:

    • Kingfisher: A319, A320, ATR72-500



    PH



    Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
    User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
    Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6102 times:

    Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
    and - the classic - Lufthansa...

    PlaneHunter,

    LH do not need PTVs! They instead train their F/As to always smile, be entairtaining, and chat politely with every passenger throughout the flight to help pass the time.  Wink  sarcastic   innocent 

    Tony



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    User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
    Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6031 times:

    Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
    MEA: A321, A330A

    A small correction, the A321s have AVOD in J class while Y has standard PTVs. The A330s have AVOD in both J and Y.



    "Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
    User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 687 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

    An excellent effort there PlaneHunter, very much appreciated!  bigthumbsup 

    Does anybody have any insider information about possible upgrades for the EK A330-200 fleet to have the ICE entertainment system in the near future?

    With Regards,
    Alex.B


    User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
    Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5942 times:

    Quoting BA (Reply 12):
    A small correction, the A321s have AVOD in J class while Y has standard PTVs. The A330s have AVOD in both J and Y.

    True, but I only list Economy class features.

    Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 13):
    Does anybody have any insider information about possible upgrades for the EK A330-200 fleet to have the ICE entertainment system in the near future?

    EK is just about completing the ICE installation on the B772 fleet, so A330 and B773 will probably follow.

    Quoting SNATH (Reply 11):
    LH do not need PTVs! They instead train their F/As to always smile, be entairtaining, and chat politely with every passenger throughout the flight to help pass the time.

     thumbsup 


    PH



    Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
    User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5931 times:

    Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 10):
    Thanks! Consequence:

    * Kingfisher: A319, A320, ATR72-500


    Actually Kingfisher won’t have PTV’s on their ATR's- they will have drop down TV’s instead.
    eP007



    eP007
    User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
    Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5917 times:

    Quoting Stealthpilot (Reply 15):
    Actually Kingfisher won’t have PTV’s on their ATR's- they will have drop down TV’s instead.
    eP007

    Do you have a source for that? Here's what I have found:

    http://www.shephard.co.uk/Inflight/d...17b690-fd25-43a0-b848-820596928601


    PH



    Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
    User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 2542 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5822 times:

    Hey Mate...

    Qantas also have PTV with AVOD on three A330-200.
    Also regos if you like for AVOD aircraft in 747-400 are....

    Service Pack 1
    -OJE, -OJG, -OJK, -OJS

    Service Pack 2
    -OEE, -OEB, -OED, -OJU, -OJI

    There we are! Enjoy...ill keep you updated if you like. Just leave me an email address.

    Cheers


    User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
    Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5799 times:

    Hi PlaneHunter!

    From what I recall, ANA has AVOD in Y on their 772ER. AC will have AVOD on their 777s from what I read in a post here about a month ago.

    Great list!

    The777Man



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    User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2392 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

    Thanks for the list!

    Air France actually has AVOD on their 777-300ERs, and soon their 777-200ER.


    User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 812 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5702 times:

    Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 17):
    Qantas also have PTV with AVOD on three A330-200.

    You mean the QF a333? The A330-200 are configered for domestic flights and only have the overhead T.V's.


    User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
    Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5622 times:

    Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 17):
    Qantas also have PTV with AVOD on three A330-200.

    Joffie is right - only QF's A333 are equipped with PTVs and AVOD. Have a look at these links and go on a virtual tour through the cabins:

    http://www.qantas.com.au/info/flying/inTheAir/ourAircraft/seatMap332

    http://www.qantas.com.au/info/flying/inTheAir/ourAircraft/seatMap333

    Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 17):
    Also regos if you like for AVOD aircraft in 747-400 are....

    Service Pack 1
    -OJE, -OJG, -OJK, -OJS

    Service Pack 2
    -OEE, -OEB, -OED, -OJU, -OJI

    Thanks a lot for that!

    Quoting The777Man (Reply 18):
    From what I recall, ANA has AVOD in Y on their 772ER. AC will have AVOD on their 777s from what I read in a post here about a month ago.

    Thanks! I will update the list.

    Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 19):
    Air France actually has AVOD on their 777-300ERs, and soon their 777-200ER.

    Is it operational finally? When I flew on F-GSQD last year I could see all the menus but most of the features didn't work.


    PH



    Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
    User currently offlineIberiaA319 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 574 posts, RR: 38
    Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5604 times:

    TAP's new A330-200s (currently CS-TOE and CS-TOF) should have PTVs as well in Economy, as they are ex-Swissair birds. I don't know if those PTVs are fully operational.

    Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
    and - the classic - Lufthansa...

    Iberia is also one of those...classics. Iberia has two wet-leased B744s for the HAV and TFN routes with PTVs in Economy, as those are Singapore aircrafts. On flights to HAV you can see mainscreen programming on the PTVs, on flights to TFN the Airshow if they are turned on. Anyway, don't include them in your list, as the B744s will be returned to the lessor in just two and a half months....so no more PTVs in Y on Iberia aircrafts.


    And thanks for the updated list, last year I read your previous threads about this topic and found them very useful.


    User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
    Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

    Thanks for your comment, Eric!

    Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 22):
    TAP's new A330-200s (currently CS-TOE and CS-TOF) should have PTVs as well in Economy, as they are ex-Swissair birds. I don't know if those PTVs are fully operational.

    Yes, they should be equipped with PTVs, but I'm still trying to find out whether these are operational. Lufthansa used to show mainscreen programming on the PTVs.

    Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 22):
    Iberia is also one of those...classics. Iberia has two wet-leased B744s for the HAV and TFN routes with PTVs in Economy, as those are Singapore aircrafts. On flights to HAV you can see mainscreen programming on the PTVs, on flights to TFN the Airshow if they are turned on. Anyway, don't include them in your list, as the B744s will be returned to the lessor in just two and a half months....so no more PTVs in Y on Iberia aircrafts.

     checkmark 


    PH



    Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
    User currently offlineIMatAMS From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 317 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

    Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
    Btw - does anyone know for sure whether AC's B767-200 will be upgraded? Hard to imagine, considering their age. I haven't seen a source yet which clearly excludes them.

    AFAIK they WILL get the new interiors with PTV+AVOD. However unlike the 763's they will not get the Executive First suites, but only the new regular Executive seats like the rest of the North American fleet.

    IM


    25 YULWinterSkies : AF 343s are (being ?) featured with AVOD too. I think the 332s are also AVOD, as well as the 3 744s mentioned. AVOD in this case means movies start ev
    26 Airnewzealand : Planehunter... I am nearly 100% sure we have three A332 with AVOD in Y/C these aircrafts will be operating international networks soon from Tasman etc
    27 Post contains links PlaneHunter : Intersting indeed, considering the age of several B762s. Thanks! The A332 have been used on domestic services with mainscreen video since their intro
    28 PlaneHunter : Thanks to many contributions, here's an updated list. all listed aircraft types without further notice or symbols have standard PTVs on board * = part
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