AF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5042 times:
Thanks for the link...
Actually, the title of your thread gave me another idea: with more and more movies and programmes available on AVOD IFE systems, wouldn't it be nice to be able to give a "passenger rating" to the movie or tv show you've just seen? That way, you could browse the collection of programmes and see their popularity amongst passengers. Im sure it could be done easily on most new IFE/ICE systems
Psyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4846 times:
I flew AC E190's last week, and was very impressed with the system. My kids were totally absorbed for the 4 hour duration of the flight. The navigation was easy enough that my 8 and 9 year old were using without any assistance from the parents.
The ability to stop, re-start, pause, rewind and fast forward was amazing.
The map (I assume showing a/c location on route) and game options not yet available.
Movie selections were very adequate with 4 hollywood type and 4 kids type.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4810 times:
The question is often posed, unlike Westjet and JetBlue, why did AC go for AVOD versus Direct/Live TV??
Simply put, all of AC's fleet will be equipped with the operating platform. WS & B6 fly mainly within territorial North America and largely during prime tv viewing hours. As AC's operation is round the clock, and around the world, often out of prime TV range. In the end, this was the final consideration.
With planned software upgrades, the system will continue to improve. Haven't heard yet whether the T-7's will operate with the same or an enhanced level of the Thales system.
Eisman From Canada, joined May 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4758 times:
I know that this is off topic, but how is the business-class lie flat seat conversions coming? I have a direct flight to Rome in mid October scheduled, with a return thru FRA. I'm really hoping for the new seats on the Rome flight.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4586 times:
Regrettably the first 763 suites were to be released during Spring of 2006. The first conversion is still in the shop waiting to be sprung. Rumor has it that work will be outsourced in order to step up the XM project.
Flyboy14295 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4569 times:
When it was around and if it still Is I like the DL Song IFE with all of its games and thre in plane trivia that you could play against other people in the same plane. I have so far thought that, that is one of the best I have experienced.
Greetings from New York. "Take It to the limit." -Eagles
AirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1501 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4527 times:
Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 4): The question is often posed, unlike Westjet and JetBlue, why did AC go for AVOD versus Direct/Live TV
Direct/Live TV is not available for overseas and their equipment is a bit heavier than AVOD. Direct/Live TV doesn't offer much choices of entertainment. I read it in a paper sometime ago couldn't remember what paper.
HanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4143 times:
The only thing that I don't like about the new IFE is the fact that they won't turn it on during short flights.
I flew on YYZ-YOW on the Embraers and they told me they won't turn on the system for a short flight like this (even though I could have watched one of the short tv programs) or played games (when they're installed and working).
You picked the one route. AC's cutoff for in-flight programming is under 1 hour. Therefore, YYZ-YOW is the only route that does not qualify for in-flight entertainment & complementary headsets. Very often actual in-air time is just over 35 minutes. There is also a Transport Canada issue regarding this. Daily news was shown on YYZ-YOW for flights, but was suspended a few years back.
DavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3979 times:
I am pleased that AC has at least something better then the old antiquated faded flip down screens that we had to crane our necks to see.
But NOTHING beats Emirates' (10 inch screen) 500 channel ICE system that I recently had the pleasure of experiencing on LGW-DXB-JNB return. That remains the system to better, in my opinion!