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New Avod For Y Class On CO 757-200s  
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7646 times:

This is great news, I would love it if they were to also expand the offering to their 757-300s and 737-700-800-900-900ERs.

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The airline is continuing to enhance BusinessFirst by adding new entertainment systems on its 777 and 757 fleets -- a total of 61 aircraft. Continental has just taken delivery of two new Boeing 777s equipped with new touch-screen video-on-demand systems that allow BusinessFirst customers to choose from more than 250 movies, 300 short-subject programs and 1,500 music tracks, with a jukebox feature to make individual playlists. In addition, this new entertainment system has 25 video games and the interactive Berlitz World Traveler foreign language program.

Continental also has completed the installation of a touch-screen video- on-demand system in the BusinessFirst cabin of its fleet of 41 757 aircraft, and this system will also begin to be installed throughout the economy cabin on this type of aircraft starting this summer.

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...apps/vendors/default.aspx?i=PRNEWS


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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2397 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7646 times:

Great news. Continental with no doubt offers the best service of any U.S. airline.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7568 times:

I've used the 752 AVOD and it was pretty good, though the screens are small for a J product. And the widescreen display is silly when they still don't offer widescreen movies or tv shows.

I also wish they would keep the "radio stations" rather than move to an all "CD" style system, mainly because they don't have a lot of music options, they only have a few CDs, mostly new, and most new CDs are 1 song and 9 filler anyway, so you are stuck with a lot of crap.

I think the music channels on airlines have been well programmed over the years. AA, CO, PA, QF all had good stations in the past, where I heard stuff I never heard before and the order was chosen by someone with a sense of structure, and I'm sad to see those disappear for on demand access to mostly crap.

Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
This is great news, I would love it if they were to also expand the offering to their 757-300s and 737-700-800-900-900ERs.

Well, I assume the entire 752 Y section will be upgraded, not just with AVOD but with improved seat cushions and new armrests.

The reason they are doing this is obvious. While domestically, AVOD or PTV systems have not become standard and don't seem to be a "make or break" service for customers who are buying on price, internationally, customers really do demand personal video in all classes.

LH is finally doing the same, and CO wants their whole fleet to be consistent. PTV at minimum, with AVOD on new planes and retrofitted on newer planes. That means the 752 first, since it lacks either. And 777s will be updated to AVOD as they go in for service. 787s will obviously come with the newest system. And one would assume the 764ER will get AVOD eventually, though the 762ER may be left out if they really are committed to getting rid of them.



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User currently offlineFUN2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1077 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7515 times:

Anyone know the 757-200 AVOD schedule? All we've heard is it begins in Q2. Will it be done in 2007 for all aircraft?

User currently offlineTpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7515 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
I also wish they would keep the "radio stations" rather than move to an all "CD" style system, mainly because they don't have a lot of music options, they only have a few CDs, mostly new, and most new CDs are 1 song and 9 filler anyway, so you are stuck with a lot of crap.

I think the music channels on airlines have been well programmed over the years. AA, CO, PA, QF all had good stations in the past, where I heard stuff I never heard before and the order was chosen by someone with a sense of structure, and I'm sad to see those disappear for on demand access to mostly crap

I totally agree, I can't count how many cool new tunes,sounds, and groups I discovered on the long haul from EWR to NRT! I will really miss channel 13 on CO!


User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7441 times:

752's should also receive new economy seats as I currently believe there are three different economy seat types spread throughout the fleet. Hopefully Continental extends AVOD IFE throughout their economoy cabins, with 737-800's possibly next in line?

User currently offlineLemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7405 times:

Quoting Spyderz (Reply 5):
752's should also receive new economy seats as I currently believe there are three different economy seat types spread throughout the fleet. Hopefully Continental extends AVOD IFE throughout their economoy cabins, with 737-800's possibly next in line?

4, I think. There are the Y seats on the 737's, the Y seats on the 767/777s, and then the 753 and 752 each have their own seat. The 753 has a thicker cushion and seat bottom that slides forwards when you recline the backrest (very nice) and the 752 has...well...rocks in it. It's paper thin and easily the worst seat in the narrowbody fleet, if you ask me. The fact that the 752 flies the longest sectors makes it more of a problem than ever too. They desperately need new seats in Y for the 752.



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User currently offlineMbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7396 times:
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This really is great news considering all of the long TATL flights for the 752s. I usually watch videos on my iPod, but really enjoyed using the AVOD system in BF last year. Great selection of music and movies.

I really really hope that this means CO is installing new seats in 752 coach, which in my opinion are well overdue for new padding.



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7376 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
I've used the 752 AVOD and it was pretty good,

Does it cost anything?


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7342 times:

The AVOD I found on the B752 Business First was certainly not user friendly at first! Then once I figured it out the touch screen wasn't working well at all, had to be very very gentle where you touched it or you would end up with another screen display. The second flight with the AVOD was much better so it may have simply been that seat. Actually loved the system as I figured it out, great sound and movies.

[Edited 2007-04-19 06:06:22]


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7304 times:

AVOD is free in Business First, and will be free in Y as are PTVs. I think internationally they give you free headphones, but domestic you have to pay $5 for them if you don't have leftovers or your own.

I always carry a 2 prong adapter for my headphones, as I don't like listening to stuff in only one ear.

Quoting Mbm3 (Reply 7):
I really really hope that this means CO is installing new seats in 752 coach, which in my opinion are well overdue for new padding.

Well, they don't need to install all new seats.

The frames are fine, and the mechanisms generally work (though obviously they will overhaul any broken ones).

But the armrest will need to be replaced and the cushions and tray tables to accommodate the new system. And under the seat, they will need to redo the IFE boxes.

The seats will seem new, most likely.

Now, maybe they will put in the "slide forward" seat bottoms on the 752s that don't have them, and that would require replacing the whole mechanism.



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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7759 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7242 times:

WOW oh WOW!!! CO is truly the best airline we have on this side of the world. The boys in Houston really know how to do up their planes!!! Does this mean that Economy class in the 777's and 767's will also have AVOD? I tell you what, I dont see any reason to fly anyone else at this point!!!!


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7106 times:

I've flown on a couple CO 757-200s in the last two years that had the slide forward seat bottoms in coach, so some of the 757-200s have the better seats.


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User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6971 times:

Quoting Lemurs (Reply 6):
4, I think. There are the Y seats on the 737's, the Y seats on the 767/777s, and then the 753 and 752 each have their own seat. The 753 has a thicker cushion and seat bottom that slides forwards when you recline the backrest (very nice) and the 752 has...well...rocks in it. It's paper thin and easily the worst seat in the narrowbody fleet, if you ask me. The fact that the 752 flies the longest sectors makes it more of a problem than ever too. They desperately need new seats in Y for the 752.

I was actually referring to the fact that the 757-200 fleet has three different seat types. As STT757 mentioned, a few have the bottom sliding seating. After the addition of AVOD, the 757 fleet should be standardized.


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6844 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6894 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
I think the music channels on airlines have been well programmed over the years. AA, CO, PA, QF all had good stations in the past, where I heard stuff I never heard before and the order was chosen by someone with a sense of structure, and I'm sad to see those disappear for on demand access to mostly crap.

Channel 3 on AA (33 1/3) is really good most of the time. Some months are better than others.

Are there any pics of the AVOD on the CO 752s? I'm interested in seeing how large the screens actually are.



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User currently offlineSt530 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6858 times:

I've used the AVOD on the 752 twice. The first time it was rather confusing and non-responsive, the second time it seemed to work better. The audio selection of CDs is not as good as the "old" theme channels (no Hollywood Boys on the AVOD, for instance). Nonetheless, they can't put the AVODs in the 777s fast enough. IMHO, CO lost its long-haul competitive edge to NW's A330s when the latter came on-line with AVOD.

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

735's also have different seats than 738's. No headrests on the 735's that i've been on.

User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6789 times:

Will the extra weight of the video systems affect the range of the B752? It is really pushing it on EWR-TXL, ARN, HAM, etc. Will this affect the range?


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6739 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 17):
Will the extra weight of the video systems affect the range of the B752? It is really pushing it on EWR-TXL, ARN, HAM, etc. Will this affect the range?

I highly doubt it will weigh much more, if anything.

The current overhead LCDs aren't light, involved motors for actuation, and then there are still boxes under each row of 3 seats for the IFE. Those boxes will be replaced with the new IFE, which is likely lighter. The overhead screens should be removed and filled with a dummy cover, and the seatback screens aren't going to be too heavy. The bulkhead screens already exist, so they will just be redone (larger) but the enclosure will likely be a net zero in weight difference.



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User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 829 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

I have booked flights DUB-EWR for the end of November, does anyone know if my flight will have the new IFE and seats?


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6671 times:

Since we have 41 of them (752s) and they start this summer/fall, it may take a bit for them all to be done.

I fly the 752 mostly, love the plane, and can't wait for it. Everyone benefits from it.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6653 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 20):
I fly the 752 mostly, love the plane, and can't wait for it. Everyone benefits from it.

I've notice (as a passenger) that with PTVs and AVOD, the cabin crew gets less of a workout. People are more sedated, there isn't the big line at the lavs after the movie, etc.

Do you see this in your work?



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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

Hopefully my trip to Lisbon will be more enjoying now...

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User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 14):
Are there any pics of the AVOD on the CO 752s? I'm interested in seeing how large the screens actually are.

Here is a video I took of AVOD on CO 757-200.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQHFcarAeG4

[Edited 2007-04-19 22:51:15]


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6393 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 21):
Do you see this in your work?

All too much. While I have no problem moving the carts for people when we are in the aisle (when we are in the aisle), I like it when people have a little more control over their experience onboard. Like what film they watch, when they watch etc..

Our job stays the same and service done at the same times, with AVOD customers can watch, do and see on their time as opposed to how it is programmed now and take breaks without missing a beat. At least on the 757 it will be heaven. For all.

It is just not coming soon enough.



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25 BAW716 : The 752 upgrade, I would imagine, would need to have the upgraded 753 seats. The existing 752 seat cannot (I believe) support AVOD. The issue with CO
26 Cal : Hey everyone. I recently had the chance to work the new 777. Ship 019. On my trip we had the Panasonic guys with us to check out how the new system wa
27 Mbm3 : ZRH and FRA are already within 752 range, though it would be a great option if they could get to VCE, MUC, PSA and the like.
28 MMEPHX : It doesn't really matter what type of seat CO installs. AVOD still robs legroom under the seat in front. I prefer window seats but many airlines put
29 Post contains images EWRCabincrew : No, I don't see CO doing that as that would take away from the bottom line (read: income). Good question. Unfortunately no answer for you. The 752s w
30 Post contains images Ikramerica : I wonder if AVOD will make that extra lav less important. Less traffic at any one time, more entertainment options meaning people won't get up as muc
31 Post contains images Lemurs : It will certainly make it feel like there are more lavs...the only "rushes" based on operations will be after meal trays are collected, essentially..
32 Ikramerica : Well, they'd have to install a 17.2 or 17.3" version, which I'm willing to bet is available...
33 MX757 : I haven't seen any engineering documents yet. When I do I'll post again with more details. The installations will be done here in MCO. That's all I ha
34 STT757 : MX757, I flew through MCO last Saturday, while waiting for my CO flight back to EWR I could see a CO 757-200 along with the other 737s parked at one o
35 MX757 : STT757, The 752 you saw was ship 134. The A/C was in the north hangar for a thrust cable inspection. It is a scheduled inspection performed periodical
36 STT757 : That would be cool. BTW... I saw mentioned somewhere on here that the former ATA 757-300s are going in to have their seats replaced, is this true? Th
37 MX757 : The ATA 753s will have their coach seats replaced when they go into C check. Ship 861 just came out of check with new seat. The first class seats in
38 Worldsurfer : I was on a 752 today in BF , and the AVOD did not work. The EWR maintenance guys on the ground were saying they have problems all the time with this n
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