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User currently offlineSubzero From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 64 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5900 times:

Hey guys,

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?

Thanks!
Richard

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5871 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.

User currently offlineMikeM2648 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5806 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.

-Mike


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5784 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!


Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5767 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.


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5748 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 5):
Best way to check is look at the seat maps, specifically the first class cabin.

Neat trick- I'll try it, thanks.  bigthumbsup 



Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineSubzero From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5626 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
Only United gives the option of listening to Air Traffic Control.

That's too bad, that's about the only thing I would use the IFE for, the rest of the flight my eyes will be stuck to the window.

 Wink

Thanks!


User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5519 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



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9700 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5501 times:

Quoting Subzero (Reply 6):
That's too bad, that's about the only thing I would use the IFE for, the rest of the flight my eyes will be stuck to the window.

If you say the date i can look it up(on Delta) and tell you if it has the PTVs but it wont have ATC because DL does not offer that.

[Edited 2007-05-23 03:58:07]


yep.
User currently offlineSubzero From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 8):
If you say the date i can look it up(on Delta) and tell you if it has the PTVs but it wont have ATC because DL does not offer that.

31-MAY-07
DAL1100 (PHX -> SLC)
DAL1167 (SLC -> SMF)

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).

Thanks!


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2223 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 5327 times:

Quoting Subzero (Reply 9):
31-MAY-07
DAL1100 (PHX -> SLC)
DAL1167 (SLC -> SMF)

DAL1167 on that date is a reconfigured aircraft (ie with live tv).


User currently offlineSubzero From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 10):
DAL1167 on that date is a reconfigured aircraft (ie with live tv).

Cool beans!  cheerful 


User currently offlineMKP1013 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 5249 times:

Quote:

Quoting Subzero (Reply 9):
31-MAY-07
DAL1100 (PHX -> SLC)
DAL1167 (SLC -> SMF)

DAL1167 on that date is a reconfigured aircraft (ie with live tv).

Awesome! I was on a 757 from BOS-ATL and had the PTV's. There VERY fun so take time to look through all the options on them. The in-flight trivia game questions are tough!


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5189 times:

Quoting Venezuela747 (Reply 7):
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

I was just on SMF-SLC a few weeks ago and SLC-SMF last week. SMF-SLC was on one of the regular 757s and they showed Delta Horizons. The return trip was on a 738 and they didn't turn on the IFE at all.

The other legs of that trip were on the ex-Song birds, and I agree they were very nice, except that the IFE seemed to lose the satellite signal sometimes.

Quoting Subzero (Reply 6):
the rest of the flight my eyes will be stuck to the window.

Enjoy the view of Lake Tahoe, then.  Wink The Foresthill Bridge looks pretty cool from the air as well.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5153 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.


Have a good flight!


User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4977 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5095 times:
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More info about "Delta On-Demand" available on the ex-Song 752s currently:

http://www.delta.com/traveling_check.../entertainment/on_demand/index.jsp

Movies are $5 in Y but free in F

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.


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