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User currently offlineIloveboeing From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 796 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news/..._0_SP_PAGE_023-N19308326-OISBI.XML

The above-mentioned article says that WN is considering putting TVs and Internet on its planes. Now that would be interesting. Would they charge for such a service? Or would it be like B6?

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Given that the article says:

"Kelly added that Southwest was looking at putting televisions and wireless entertainment systems on board its planes, and would soon announce other initiatives to raise revenues, but gave no further details."

...I'd assume that there would be a charge involved...


User currently offlinePizzaandplanes From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Well, Boeings internet service failed, maybe southwest can turn it into a success? TVs would be more profitable i think. Besides, how many people want to connect if southwest's planes arent even equipped with power outlets. This seems interesting, both premiere American low cost airlines going at each other. Time will tell to see if this is an investment worthwile for WN.

User currently offlineBigAppleCoder From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
Given that the article says:

"Kelly added that Southwest was looking at putting televisions and wireless entertainment systems on board its planes, and would soon announce other initiatives to raise revenues, but gave no further details."

...I'd assume that there would be a charge involved...

Undoubtedly as ala carte' pricing seems to be an upcoming trend with the airlines.

I assume this would mean restrictions on equipment dispatching as it's probably not cost effective to deploy equipment with this capability on short routes vs. long ones. It's a fine line Kelly walks here.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9208 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
"Kelly added that Southwest was looking at putting televisions and wireless entertainment systems on board its planes, and would soon announce other initiatives to raise revenues, but gave no further details."

...I'd assume that there would be a charge involved...

Oh yeah, same here. Didn't they also look at possiby adding meal service on their longer flights like PHL-LAS, PHX, LAX, et al?

Perhaps if they were to do this, maybe they could tack on another 5 bucks to the airfare for such service. I think it's a great idea...  Smile



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