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CO To Install Avod On 757 And 777  
User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6532 times:

I just saw on the wire that Continental will install a new AVOD system in Economy on their 757 and 777s. I will post a link when available.

Highlights: The 757 will be good but the 777 AVOD will be Amazing!

757: Beginning Summer 2007, 25 Movies, 25 Short Programs and 50 CDs; plus 20 Games and Berlitz Foreign Language Program

777: Beginning March 2007, 250 Movies, 300 Short Programs and 150 CDs; plus 25 Games and Berlitz World Traveler Foreign Language Program

Continental will also provide AC Power to Economy Passengers throught the cabin (Not just forward of the wing). Each set of 3 seats will have 2 power ports that will NOT require an adapter. The 767 and 777s already have power throughout but need an adapter.

Sounds Awseome! Way to Go Continental!

[Edited 2007-01-04 18:14:00]

[Edited 2007-01-04 18:14:28]

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User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6490 times:

Here is the press release:

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...D=12FAD3C689A34666A9954C01B9928AAB


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6464 times:

Does CO have PTVs on its 767s?

One thing that I wish AA had ...



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

Quoting ATLflyer (Thread starter):
I just saw on the wire that Continental will install a new AVOD system in Economy on their 757 and 777s. I will post a link when available.

Highlights: The 757 will be good but the 777 AVOD will be Amazing!

757: Beginning Summer 2007, 25 Movies, 25 Short Programs and 50 CDs; plus 20 Games and Berlitz Foreign Language Program

777: Beginning March 2007, 250 Movies, 300 Short Programs and 150 CDs; plus 25 Games and Berlitz World Traveler Foreign Language Program

Continental will also provide AC Power to Economy Passengers throught the cabin (Not just forward of the wing). Each set of 3 seats will have 2 power ports that will NOT require an adapter. The 767 and 777s already have power throughout but need an adapter.

Sounds Awseome! Way to Go Continental!

This isn't entirely all new information....flew on a B752 (ship 125) a week back with the AVOD and A/C plugs in first class. Sure is a much nicer system with far toooooo many options to even think of taking the DVD player or laptop for entertainment!  Smile



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6779 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6423 times:

Quoting Ssides (Reply 2):
Does CO have PTVs on its 767s?

Yes, both B762 and B764 have them.


PH



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7277 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6399 times:
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The foreign language programs offered to select countries is brilliant.  yes 

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6399 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

Yes, both B762 and B764 have them.

Just not AVOD.

Our ship 19 (777) we are getting in March will be outfitted with the new system, then all other ships being retrofitted, save ship 20 which will come with it in stalled. Our 752s have AVOD in Business/First only. Y/C is coming.

Can't wait. It'll help so much with service flow on the 757. Good for everyone. Finally.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21516 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6398 times:

So the two new 777s will have AVOD, as predicted, and then the others will be refitted.
The 757 Y section will be ugraded starting in the summer, which means new seats, too. Their international product needs this going forward.

The 767 is likely up in the air because they are still not sure about the 762 status. But there isn't much urgency because the 767s already have personal screens with many channels of program cycles, so it's not like you don't get anything. You just don't get to control what you watch when you want to see it.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6369 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
So the two new 777s will have AVOD, as predicted, and then the others will be refitted.

Also, two more seats in our 'A' zone are going in. Seats 6D and 6E, for a total of 50 seats in B/F (32 in our 'A' zone and 18 in our 'B' zone). Our crew rest will be in the overhead compartment at 3R, so it will free up 4 more seats for revenue in our 'B' zone.



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User currently offlineNuggetsyl From United States of America, joined May 2006, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6338 times:

I hear also that the seats Will be padded different. No more slip and slide.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5774 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6312 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
The 757 Y section will be ugraded starting in the summer, which means new seats, too.

Do you promise? Because man, they need bette seats. Some of the 752 fleet has the old-new seats (no adj headrest) which is bad on the back of the head, but good on the body. The rest of the 752 fleet has the new-new seats (with adj headrest) which is good on the back of the head but feels like cardboard everywhere else.

PLEASE give us comfortable new seats! The IAH-ANC haul this weekend would have been nicer!

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 8):
Seats 6D and 6E, for a total of 50 seats in B/F (32 in our 'A' zone and 18 in our 'B' zone). Our crew rest will be in the overhead compartment at 3R, so it will free up 4 more seats for revenue in our 'B' zone.

That sounds like a potential for a LOT more revenue... which is typically a good thing. Keep innovating, CO.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6277 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 10):
Do you promise? Because man, they need bette seats. Some of the 752 fleet has the old-new seats (no adj headrest) which is bad on the back of the head, but good on the body. The rest of the 752 fleet has the new-new seats (with adj headrest) which is good on the back of the head but feels like cardboard everywhere else.

PLEASE give us comfortable new seats! The IAH-ANC haul this weekend would have been nicer!

I hear you!!! I prefer the seats on our 753s as opposed to the 752s. No one ever asks for our input.



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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2911 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6253 times:

Not being an avid follower of everything happening with US carriers, might I ask, does this put Continental a step (or indeed perhaps a leap) ahead of its US based SkyTeam partners, Delta and Northwest, or do they already have similar plans?

It always irks me when you choose to fly an alliance, only to find varying levels of service and amenities amongs members.

Thanks

Shamu



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User currently offlineLogos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6235 times:

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 12):
does this put Continental a step (or indeed perhaps a leap) ahead of its US based SkyTeam partners, Delta and Northwest

Possibly a step ahead of Delta's new domestic product and a giant leap ahead of Northwest.

Cheers,
Dave in Orlando



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User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6205 times:

Is the B767-400 going to be outfitted with avod in coach eventually?

User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6144 times:

Will Continental install new seats on the 777s too or just the 757s?

This sounds like some AVOD...with 250 movies! Delta I think will have 40 or 50...I wonder how Delta will respond?


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21516 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6144 times:

Well, I suppose they can do this with only new seatbacks and new armrests, but at that point, you might as well put in a new seat entirely.

There are two CO 757 seats I've seen, neither is horrible nor good in my opinion. Some have the slide forward 753 design.

One reason the seats on the 753 might seem nicer is that they have 1" more pitch?

Quoting Logos (Reply 13):
Possibly a step ahead of Delta's new domestic product and a giant leap ahead of Northwest.

Compared to the awful lowback DL seats on their non-upgraded 757s and the no-IFE at all on the NW narrowbodies, it puts CO ahead on SOME planes of their Skyteammates.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21516 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6132 times:

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 15):
Will Continental install new seats on the 777s too or just the 757s?

No need. They already have PTVs and handheld controllers. Just need to wire both to a new system. They could replace the screens with new touch screens, but they don't HAVE to do that...

In the 757s, the seats have nothing in the seatback, and some of the seats are the thin style that couldn't even be retrofitted with a screen if there were room. The traytables also probably (probably) close too high to make room for a PTV screen. These seats have an airphone in the center of each row, covered up by a dummy panel right now since they discontinued the airphone service.

We'll see whether they get a whole new seat or can be modified. I assume the 757 system will be touch screen.



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User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6118 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 8):
Our crew rest will be in the overhead compartment at 3R

I've been out of the loop for awhile and this is the first I've heard of this. I assume this will be installed on the new 777 coming in March, and it'll be installed on the rest of the 777 fleet, correct? What is the installation schedule for the rest of the fleet?


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 6109 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
We'll see whether they get a whole new seat or can be modified.

I just hope that those in charge listen to people like you. They never listen to the employees. It would be prudent and wise to listen to the traveller.



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User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 6092 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
No need. They already have PTVs and handheld controllers. Just need to wire both to a new system. They could replace the screens with new touch screens, but they don't HAVE to do that...

In the 757s, the seats have nothing in the seatback, and some of the seats are the thin style that couldn't even be retrofitted with a screen if there were room. The traytables also probably (probably) close too high to make room for a PTV screen. These seats have an airphone in the center of each row, covered up by a dummy panel right now since they discontinued the airphone service.

We'll see whether they get a whole new seat or can be modified. I assume the 757 system will be touch screen.

I hope they put in touch-screens or remotes like EK has. It seems like they would have to do one or the other...


User currently offlineCJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 6063 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
Their international product needs this going forward.

Yeah it should boost continentals international revenue at IAH. Then we should finally see most of the customs desks in Terminal E, and the new immigrations terminal finally get used at IAH. When I've been, there have been about 6 desks open, and about 74 shut!!



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User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5956 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
We'll see whether they get a whole new seat or can be modified. I assume the 757 system will be touch screen.

Yep, B752's were touch, both of ours you had to touch very lightly and right in the middle of the icon or nothing happened.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8673 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

Quoting Logos (Reply 13):

Totaly agree. I flew on a 752 in Jun and the only thing to complain was headrest. The seats are nice to me. FYI, it was a wingletless ship.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

Can someone tell me what exactly is AVOD? I feel like an idiot...I have been around this forum for way too long and I dont know what is.


ROLL TIDE!!!
25 EI787 : Audio Video On Demand. Basically you can pause, rewind etc. what you're watching!
26 Ikramerica : My out on a limb guess is that the 752s (and later 739ER and 738s) will have touch screens as will all new deliveries going forward, including the new
27 WorldTraveler : this is good news for CO..... however, I'm not sure that very many customers will know or care which airline has 50 or 250. even 10 AVOD movies is al
28 EWRCabincrew : Exactly. What people want is good service and something to help them pass the time on long flights. Regardless of airline involved.
29 BlueShamu330s : I agree totally with the last two posts; respect. However, in this current climate of partnerships, alliances and code shares, one expects a certain a
30 EWRCabincrew : I know this is off topic, but this seems to be the one consistency - inconsistency. The alliances need to be more streamlined this way. It is an expe
31 Drerx7 : Ideally that would be the expectation...but logistically I believe it would be a near impossibility.
32 BlueShamu330s : Again, I agree with the last two posts, but don't each and every alliance market themseves as providers of a seamless service, and isn't this why Aer
33 EWRCabincrew : Probably to some degree. AF doesn't have to be the same as CO. UA doesn't have to be the same as NZ. AA doesn't need to be the same as BA. But, a tra
34 Cory6188 : Honestly, beyond ticketing and being able to get boarding passes for multiple flights on different airlines at one airport, I think that most partner
35 Post contains images Ikramerica : It's an interesting discussion, so interesting we should start a real thread about it. "Alliances - are common standards being upheld?" Or something l
36 JamesJimlb : what about the 737-800? (domestic)
37 FlyDreamliner : CO is really shaping itself up in terms of its product quality, as such as to be competitive with many of the finer airlines around the world. While t
38 ATLflyer : Since the press release doesn't say anything about a "touch-screen", I think that they will all have remotes (which is just as good). This is great to
39 FUN2FLY : FlyDreamliner: (EWR-HKG and their LHR routes, for instance) CO only flies to LGW! Anyhow, with these upgrades, and those coming in 2008 (30 aircraft)
40 ARGinLON : BA is fabric.
41 Ikramerica : I hope it's all remote control based on the 757 in Y, as that would certainly demand a new seat, and it would mean nobody pushing on the back of my he
42 Post contains images CPH757 : Well, but isn't basically getting efficient ticketing and through boarding passes, luggage checked in all the way, earning/spending miles what the al
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