1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6811 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5124 times:
Does anyone know what are the smallest airliners with IFE? The ones I can think of are Air Cananda's CRJ-705s and Embraer 175s, but are there smaller aircraft with IFE?
IFE is becoming more and more popular on smaller aircraft. Traditionally IFE was mostly restricted to widebody aircraft. The 757 was the first narrowbody aircraft to widely feature IFE, especially video. Most narrowbody aircraft before the 757 were not equipped with IFE, or were audio-only. In fact, the only 757s I know of that were not equipped with IFE were Eastern's. IFE then started to appear on smaller aircraft, such as the Airbus A320 series, 737NG, MD-90s, and some 737 classics.
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Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5481 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4712 times:
UA's 727-200s had audio back in the mid 1990s. Canadian Airlines had 737-200s equiped with audio and monitors mounted in the ceiling. I remember watching short subjects between YHZ and YYZ back in the late 1990s.
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4633 times:
Swanberg Air of Grande Prairie sometimes subbed their J31's for a Challenger on their 3x weekly flights into YVR, which had PTV's on each seat. (The service has been suspended a couple of weeks back - one flight with the Challenger had one passenger, with his own F/A, leather seats, PTV's - shame they stopped before i got to have a shot at that...).
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5114 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4607 times:
Some of the 733s/734s I think from US has or had IFE. I flew on a 733 i think it was with TV monitors, though I can't remember them being switched on. Been a few years ago, can anyone clear up the US 737 situation?
How do people hear well on these turboprops with IFE?
Phllax From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4155 times:
US does indeed have audio and video on portions of the 737 fleet, more specifically, the former LR versions that flew out West and to the Caribbean before the 757's and Airbus arrived.
Many of the monitors have been removed, but every now and then I'll get on a a 737 with video. They still use them for the safety demo (in Spanish too) and probably now play the trivia. I do not believe that music was loaded back onto the 737 fleet after it was removed fleetwide in a stupid cost cutting move in 2002.
Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3261 times:
It depends upon your definition of airliners and IFE. There was an article I believe in Airways a few months ago about a guy who flew a twin sea plane for his airline called Amigo Airways from the Canada mainland, I think Vancouver to Vancouver Island and other areas. He had a puul down DVD player for his passengers to watch on the short hop. I think he could only hold about 12 passengers or less than that.