Subzero From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 64 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5269 times:
I have a flight coming up from PHX - SLC - SMF. I will be on a MD-90 from PHX to SLC and a 757 from SLC to SMF. This is my first time flying Delta (typically has been Southwest and Cactus). I know some aircraft/airlines you are able to listen to ATC communications through the IFE. Is this going to be possible on either of these flights?
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8821 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5240 times:
Only United gives the option of listening to Air Traffic Control. Both planes will have video IFE on overheads though (the 757 might be one of the ex-Song ones too, which would be seatback); IFE would be Delta Horizons if it's overhead on the 757 (and that's what it'll be on the MD-90), plus music programming on each plane.
MikeM2648 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5175 times:
SLC to SMF may very well have the touch screen PTV's. Live TV, Games, etc.. I flew DTW - SLC - SMF - ATL -DTW for a Tahoe ski trip in March. The SLC - SMF and SMF - ATL legs were both 757's with the entertainment system.
CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1397 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5153 times:
I'm flying IAD-ATL-FLL-ATL-IAD this weekend, and both ATL-FLL and the ATL-IAD flights are 757s- what are the chances I'll get the upgraded IFE on these routes? IAD-ATL is a MD-80, so I know to expect nothing there. Thanks!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8821 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5136 times:
Quoting CV990A (Reply 4): I'm flying IAD-ATL-FLL-ATL-IAD this weekend, and both ATL-FLL and the ATL-IAD flights are 757s- what are the chances I'll get the upgraded IFE on these routes? IAD-ATL is a MD-80, so I know to expect nothing there. Thanks!
Best way to check is look at the seat maps, specifically the first class cabin. If there are seven rows of F, then it's the new IFE; if there are only 6 rows, then it's overheads. On Friday's ATL-FLL, there are 3 reconfigured 757s scheduled (plus 6 non-reconfigured); on Sunday, there are 4 reconfigured 757s on FLL-ATL (3 non-reconfigured). However, on that Sunday, the FLL-ATL 757 that connects to the ATL-IAD 757, neither of those planes have been reconfigured.
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1413 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4888 times:
www.seatguru.com can help you out some. I have taken their ex-song 757's and they are nice, you get live TV chennels like BBC America, CNN, ESPN, Cartoon network, Food Network, etc and some music and games. Although I heard they were gettin rid of those, so there might just only be a small chance of you getting one of those if there are any out there.
It is a short flight from SLC to SMF so if you don't ge tthat pplane you might just get a flight tracker view
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 4): Best way to check is look at the seat maps, specifically the first class cabin. If there are seven rows of F, then it's the new IFE
Well, I checked the seat map on Delta's web page by looking at my itenerary, 7 rows of first class on the SLC-SMF leg with the 752. So maybe I'll get lucky and be able to "play" with the new IFE a little, even though it is a pretty short flight (<2hrs).
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4522 times:
If you end up on an ex-Song 757, you'll enjoy it. I got to explore the PTV's on my PDX-ATL, and ATL-PDX flights in April. DL's new IFE is pretty cool. However, in coach, you'll have to pay for movies. Not that you'll have time for one... I forget about the TV, though. I think that's free in coach. My only gripe was on my ATL-PDX flight, the satelite TV went out for the majority of the flight in my seat. When I took a walk back to the rear of the plane to stretch my legs, I noticed dozens of others had no signal as well.
The music library is pretty neat, too. You can compile your own play lists, or listen to entire albums. The variety is pretty nice. I barely had time on my 5+ hour flight to surf through all the options, so good luck trying to do it on such a short hop!
Also, the moving map is pretty nice, too. The only thing I didn't like, is how it kept switching from zoom view, to wide view...From spanish to english. I wish DL would give the option of not having that happen. It also switches to the flight info screen of what altitude, temperature, miles flown, etc.
Games (whole bundle) are $5 in Y but free in F; In-Flight Trivia is free to everyone
Currently all of this is available only on the ex-Song 752s, the 777s, the eight international 764ERs, and about 70-75% of the 763ER fleet (in BusinessElite only). They will be available on the ex-TW 752s arriving later this summer as well.
The Satellite TV programs are available only on the ex-Song 752s; the other international aircraft will feature episodes of various TV dramas and comedies.
Selected 738s and domestic 763 will get this entertainment system starting later this year.