GE From Singapore, joined Mar 2000, 320 posts, RR: 6 Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2082 times:
Just wondering, do QANTAS and British Airways carry PTVs (or some other kind of entertainment system) on economy class? What do you people think about the QANTAS-BA alliance? Why do some airlines, like QANTAS, use 747-400 planes on short-haul routes like MEL-SYD? Thanks.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5739 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
Glad to hear that QANTAS are installing PTV's in economy; will Air NZ follow suit, ditto: UAL?
While I don't typicaly make travel decisions based upon things like that, on a 15-hour segment, and traveling with a 5-year-old, well- that's a real siginificant distinguishing factor.
Also, if I recall correctly, UA and NZ have in the past had better seat pitch in economy than QF; is this still the case (or was it ever the case- I operate on message-board info only, not always the most reliable!).
Thanks to any and all who know and will spill the beans!
Of course, what I *really* want is QF DFW-SYD non-stop; I could live my whole life without ever setting foot in LAX ever again, and feel real good about it.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Megatop747-412 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1749 times:
I'm posting specifically to answer Sccutler's question above on Air NZ and UA installing PTVs on economy...
Well, I do no that Air NZ has NOT yet made plans/announce their decision to install PTVs on economy class, hence you're not likely to find them in any of their aircraft in the near future. As for UA, well, I believe UA's Trans-Pacific fleet of B744s do have PTVs in ASOMe of them. What I believe is the B744s that UA used to fly to Aussie/NZ do not come with PTVs, as their competitors plying the same route (QF and NZ) do not have such a facility - hence there not competition here. But I believe their B744s used to fly the North Pacifgic routes to Asia do come with PTVs, e.g. LAX-NRT, where quite a few carriers flying this route (SQ among them) have PTVs in every seat of the plane.
Hence, what I guess, in conclusion, is that such PTVS and aircraft use are determined by market competition. Until perhaps QF and NZ start installing PTVs in every seat, and using them on these route, you may still not see a UA aircraft flying thess routes...
As for BA, well yeah, I believe too that their installing on their B744s, tho maybe not all have been upgraded yet.