GSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted
Tue Sep 19 2006 19:50:12 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3422 times:
Very little. All I;ve ever seen on the Airbuses is the Skymap. 767s used on some longer Europe secotrs do have the odd film though.
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted
Tue Sep 19 2006 20:19:04 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3390 times:
Quoting 8herveg ( Thread starter): Could someone please tell me what IFE is available on each aircraft used on its European network.
The Airbus fleet offer drop down overhead screens, and since the fleet aren't generally used on the routes which have proper IFE, they only show the sky map.
The Boeing fleet (or at-least the 757 and Short/Haul 767 fleet) have fixed overhead T.V screens, like you have at home, and show the sky map on shorter routes, however, routes to places like LCA, ATH and DME (basically S/H routes over 3hrs), they show a limited range of films and t.v programs from the screens.
It is exactly the same IFE wise, they show the same films or sky map, and the screens aren't any bigger.
Hope that helps
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Samair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Tue Sep 19 2006 20:21:01 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3390 times:
the english airlines on european sectors seem to have meals and no ife where as american aircraft on us sectors seem to have good ife and to meals just snacks!
the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3774 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted
Tue Sep 19 2006 21:11:21 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
Quoting Samair ( Reply 3): the english airlines on european sectors seem to have meals and no ife where as american aircraft on us sectors seem to have good ife and to meals just snacks!
Good IFE? Maybe if you end up on one of the handful of flights that has DVD players handed out in First Class....That is unless you count ancient episodes of 'Taxi' entertainment
Consider that AA MD80s don't have any IFE and look how many of them are buzzing around. It is almost as hit and miss whether you'll get any IFE at all. I suspect this goes for all MD-XX aircraft.
With convertible seating you can't make any provision for Business Class with regard to IFE...or pretty much anything regarding the onboard hard product.
Sometimes on the shorthaul Airbus flights I have asked to have the skymap shown. Does help to pace drinks taking into account driving if I have to
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IberiaA319 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 577 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted
Tue Sep 19 2006 21:56:38 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3307 times:
BA's old A320 (those delivered between 1988 and 1990) don't have those screens and don't have any IFE.