MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6558 posts, RR: 51 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1353 times:
My longest nonstop flight without audio/video entertainment was back in 1993, when I flew Continental Airlines from New York/LGA to Houston/IAH. Flying time was four hours. Aircraft= MD80. Next month, I will be on an AA MD80 on the Dallas/Ft.Worth to Boston route, roughly 3.5 hours. That should be interesting.
Eraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
I still think about this sometimes when I fly. Mine was aboard an eight-hour UTA French Airlines flight from LAX to Papeete, Tahiti in 1982 after graduating High school. It was a DC10-30, the inflight mag mentioned movies and audio controls on the seat, there was a screen, but we had absolutely nothing. No movie, no audio. It was a night flight though, maybe that was it, but otherwise I could not understand why, nor did I ask since I was non revving on an interline pass. This was a very good airline, and there definately was service with 2 meals, but the only entertainment was watching the light on the wing light up the cloudy night sky.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:
Depends on how you define entertainment. I flew on one of Aeroflot's 767-300ERs last summer on ORD-SVO-ORD, and good ole EI-CKD's IFE was completely down. That's 10.5 hours one way, 11.5 hours the other way, all with no headphones or movies. However, I had some awesome conversations which made the flight go more quickly than most dumb movies they could show.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1205 times:
The longest for me was AC from YYZ to POS in 1979 but then most airliners did not offer IFE. Of recent time the longest, though not nonstop, was BWIA MD83 in 1989 from POS to MIA via GND, UVF and ANU (Trinidad to Miami via Grenada, St. Lucia and Antigua), all told taking 6 hours.
Frozensun From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
just flew a redeye from SFO to ORD last month but couldnt't get to sleep so i was stuck in the aa md80 for 4hrs sans IFE. and that was all the more annoying after flying in to SFO on sq with krisworld.
Imkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
Trvlr: AA never had, never will, have IFE on all their 280 somewhat MD-80s. Poor souls who get stuck on a little more than 1/3 of AA's fleet =( The MD-80s, however, do have AA's new ultra stylish and pretty comfortable seats.
The NW 757 did have TV monitors but those were only used for the safety announcments and for some 3 minute long ad about 5 minutes after takeoff. Otherwise we looked at a blank TV screen for the rest of the flight. When asked about why there was no entertainment, a NW flight attendent said 'people steal the headphones so Northwest deciced not to give them out anymore.' (This is for domestic, Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean flights only I think.)
Tr1492 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 1028 times:
AA- ORD-SJC earlier this year - 4.5 hours of sheer, unadulterated misery on a packed MD-82 w/no IFE. To boot, the plane had not been "reconfigured" w/the new seating arrangements yet :-( Definitely one of my worst aviation experiences, as I could barely read my book because my "neighbor"'s stomach overlapped well into my seat.....ugggghhhh.
: It was in a flight with IBERIA between Madrid and Caracas... DC10-30... any inflight entretaiment!!!! (for 8.5 hours). Inside the USA it was in a AA f
: BA215, LHR-BOS, although there was a movie, I didn't feel like watching it! Delta Express BOS-RSW, just over three hours, no entertainment whatsoever!
: UA 777 from IAD to DEN (approx. 4 hrs) last summer. PTVs decided to go permanently blank about 15 min into the flight. Channel 9 audio was great thoug
: RNO-STL on a TWA MD-8X(not sure what series, I was 12, it was painted in old colors though) ORD-ANC on UA in '91, too young to remember much.
: MSP-ANC on a NW 757 that was about 5 hours. ANC-HNL on a Hawaiian DC-8. That went about 6-6.5 hours.
: Are Northwest and Sothwest the only two major US carriers, who have decided not to install inflight audio/video systems in their NEW narrowbody planes
: I flew Guadeloupe-Paris in 1992 in 747-200; the plane was packed with 510 people(!). The airline was CorsAir, flight time 10 hours; no entertainment.