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Finally! PTVs In LH Economy (& New First Class)  
User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 560 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 11127 times:

My previous post was deleted for copyright problems, so I figured I would repost.

We've known these were coming for a long time, but this is the first time I've seen the info released publicly.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=8476

- New PTVs in Economy starting this Fall.
- New First class starting Winter 2008 on Airbuses.
- Business Class refit to be completed in May.
- Looking for new provider for on-board internet.

The PTV system is pretty nice. I hope the details are released soon.

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29684 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 11098 times:
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Looking forward to the new F class product. LH has a great F seat, but it is still a seat.  Smile

And I miss Connexion so I hope someone picks it up. I believe Panasonic said they were working on new kit that could use the existing dish and infrastructure.


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5900 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 11040 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Thread starter):
New PTVs in Economy starting this Fall.

wow



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User currently offlineHotelEchoFox From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11021 times:

HALLELUJAH!

That is all.

HEF


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10903 times:

Good news, looking forward to see LH's new economy class with PTVs.

User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1627 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10899 times:

About time, especially as a legacy Star member and their place as a major contendor in the aviation industry.


Keep Discovering
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10716 times:

ENDLICH!!!!

Given the size of those holes in the new economy seats, they have got to be huge screens.  hyper 

Cheers,
Mike

PS: Wasn't there a thread on this earlier?


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4683 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10688 times:

Fantastic!!!  Big grin  bigthumbsup  Big grin  bigthumbsup  Big grin

I've always flown LH on my european trips and this just is the icing on the cake... LH has just stepped up and proven it will remain to be Europe's number 1 "lucrative" carrier...  trophy   checkeredflag   cheerful   thumbsup 

EK413  praise 



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10688 times:

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 6):
Wasn't there a thread on this earlier?

The thread starter already said:

Quoting LHUSA (Thread starter):
My previous post was deleted for copyright problems


User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10629 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 8):

I unfortunately noticed that after making my post  embarrassed 

:X


User currently offlineBasefly From Denmark, joined Apr 2007, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10575 times:

About time....! Seems like an LH boss got lost and ended up in Y by accident, and saw that the back of his planes looks like some charter airline. (Sorry LH Lovers but no PTV's...!?)  cheeky 


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User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10527 times:

The world is goig to end - LH will PTVs in eco! We can close down this site!

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10464 times:

Oh rats... so now there's going to be even less space for my legs on LH longhaul, because I doubt they'll have a system without those awfully annoying boxes below the seats...  Yeah sure ... with the almost non-existant pitch that LH has in Y-class, this is going to make travelling with them even worse.

... unless, of course, they've managed to get rid of those damn boxes... or they'll improve their pitch, though I very much doubt the latter - we're talking about self-loading-cargo (Y-class pax) here anyhow...



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10388 times:

well now we can rest easy that something like LH's (current) lack of PTVs has been resolved and now it's onto another issue say.........DC-9s  duck 

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10376 times:

PTVs have become less important for me now as I've grown up, but still, this is definitely a good move by LH.


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10252 times:

Quoting Aerosol (Reply 11):
The world is goig to end - LH will PTVs in eco! We can close down this site!

What I don't really get from this article is if ALL long haul aircraft will get PTV's. I can understand that the 744's for example won't get them, as they don't have that long life left in the fleet (with the arrival of the a380's and later the 748's). The a330's and a346's on the other hand most likely do.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10229 times:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 12):
... unless, of course, they've managed to get rid of those damn boxes... or they'll improve their pitch, though I very much doubt the latter - we're talking about self-loading-cargo (Y-class pax) here anyhow...

they can go "EK-style" ...  crowded .....actually, just flew cattle class on EK's B773 yesterday  bigthumbsup  biggrin .....
fortunately I had an exit row  biggrin ...but their seat pitch is still much better than most carriers, and I would rather take EK's narrower seats and more generous seat pitch over a wider seat and less seat pitch...

....maybe LH should go 9-across on their A340's and increase their seat pitch

Quoting BA (Reply 14):
PTVs have become less important for me now as I've grown up, but still, this is definitely a good move by LH.

I still like to have some on board entertainment, especially the various maps and cameras...... yes 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10204 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
....maybe LH should go 9-across on their A340's and increase their seat pitch

or not...

Anyway, a great move by LH, maybe I will dare taking them on a long trip now....

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2117 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10197 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 15):
I can understand that the 744's for example won't get them, as they don't have that long life left in the fleet

LH did upgrade them with the new Business Class seat so we'll see. The 744's will leave the fleet before any of the Airbuses therefore I doubt that all of the 744's will be upgraded rather only the newer ones that were introduced between the mid 90s until the year 2000.

However what took LH so long to introduce PTV's in Y class?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10175 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
....maybe LH should go 9-across on their A340's and increase their seat pitch

They are not wide enough for that.



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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10175 times:

They opted for a Windows/IE-based IFE system that caused nothing but trouble since its introduction with the new C Class  Smile They should be chosen some stable system  Smile

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 13):
well now we can rest easy that something like LH's (current) lack of PTVs has been resolved and now it's onto another issue say.........DC-9s

What about AF's filthy exteriors?  Smile

SailorOrion


User currently offlineEBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 970 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10155 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
maybe LH should go 9-across on their A340's and increase their seat pitch

I definitely think they should. I recently had a flight with them to Manila on the A346. Legroom was some of the worst I have experienced on a major carrier. It seems like the nature notely the buttom edge of the new Recaro-seats makes it impossible for tall people like me to stretch the legs underneath the seat in front.

On the last leg of my return flight I had the pleasure of flying one of the old A300-600 from FRA -> CPH. Legroom was awesome! Wish LH could go back to those old seats in economy. It is so much more comfortable. Add PTV's + wifi of course!



Future flights: CPH-BRU; CPH-NRT-MNL; MNL-PVG-CPH; CPH-LAX
User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10106 times:

Oh yezzz ! It was time ! Can´t wait to test it , maybe in June  Smile

Konstantin


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26496 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10062 times:

Its about time and has been a long time comming to have PTV in Y.


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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10054 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 19):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
....maybe LH should go 9-across on their A340's and increase their seat pitch

They are not wide enough for that.

charter carriers go 9-across on the A330's.....



"Up the Irons!"
25 Post contains links and images Pelican : Is it already freezing in hell? Welcome to the 90s LH! You should tell that Air Transat or Monarch or ... View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard B
26 MCOflyer : Good to LH finally making this move. I will have to try LH to Germany now. MCOflyer
27 Post contains images RootsAir : too bad! no more "WHY LUFTHANSA NO PTVs THREAD". With that shame on Iberia the only major european carrier that will not have Y even in their most mod
28 KLAM : LOL, I guess there are still other issues to cope with aren´t there? You know there is always some work to do... - NW DC-9s - AF dirty planes - IB l
29 Post contains images LHFADUS : WOW! Especially nice finding out through the internet, rather from my employer! Lufthansa was concerned about the extra weight ptvs would bring, equip
30 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : Wow, I can't believe how long it took them to get this new business class on all their planes. I was lucky enough to fly them last year, and happily
31 MidEx216 : I could live without the PTV if I at least had a few inches between my knees and the seat in front, or an a/c vent. That's what made my flight tough w
32 Airbus3801 : At last the needed update for Y comes, but LH also realized their First Class was desperately in need of an upgrade behind their competitors. While th
33 Post contains links LHUSA : I think we may have a sneek peek at LH's new Y PTVs. According to this pax on the A380, LH's new PTVs were installed on the A380. We know that the int
34 Post contains images LHFADUS : Nice video! But about the Inflight System.....I'll believe it when I see it - on LH instead of on Airbus. I assume it was just a "personal comment" by
35 Post contains images DALCE : There is no need, as most flights are full anyway, so why invest a lot of money in IFE, if tyou don't generate extra revenue. But I have to admit tha
36 CaliAtenza : oh thank god, finally i can fly LH with no qualms...just have to find a decent fare ex BLR
37 LHboyatDTW : the A333s have the same interior as the A346s, minus the uber cool staircase leading downstairs. I know this from flying an A333 to FRA on LH 443. I
38 THEENGINEER : How will the new F class look like? Any photos maybe?
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