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Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV  
User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2372 posts, RR: 14
Posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
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.... and I liked it!
Flew LH483 EWR-FRA on 10/04

Crew came up while I was waiting for boarding, glanced outside the window and sighed "Kilo Delta ... with PTV  Sad "
Large screen, many movies to choose from, several TV programs (comedy, reports, ....) plenty of Music, inflight map ... a whole new LH experience!

I had the touchscreen one (A346 is supposed to be the one with remote control) and the FAs actually preferred the touchscreen version .. so do I: No hassle with cables and bulky remotes, cleaning the screens is a single second wipe, whereas removing stains from all the greasy remotes can cost hours.

good step LH  Smile

Mario
LH526


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User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

touch screens have their disadvantages. Put a kid in front of one and they'll bug the person in front of them the whole flight by pushing on the seat.

User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

On what planes do LH have PTV's so far??
I know A333, A346


User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 1):
touch screens have their disadvantages. Put a kid in front of one and they'll bug the person in front of them the whole flight by pushing on the seat.

And stupid people to exert odd amounts of pressure on touch-screens. Remotes are hard(er) to break.



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User currently offlineRamik From Egypt, joined Sep 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 2186 times:

WOW its like a dream come true !!!!  Smile

User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting Meta (Reply 2):
On what planes do LH have PTV's so far??
I know A333, A346

Just one A333 and one A346 right now. They're both test aircraft, each with a different IFE system. Once the system is chosen, installation will begin in November and should be completed on the A333s, A343s (I think), and A346s by April. Also, the 9 new aircraft coming from Airbus will have them already installed.


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

About 10 years too late... but better late than never, I guess...

I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.



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User currently offlineSAOAP From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 170 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting Meta (Reply 2):

333 >> D-AIKD with touch screen
346 >> D-AIHE with remote control

Cheers!

Marcelo



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User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1092 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting SAOAP (Reply 7):
333 >> D-AIKD with touch screen
346 >> D-AIHE with remote control

Is there any news about which one seems the better system and which one they will go for in the future? Cheers!



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20671 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
Crew came up while I was waiting for boarding, glanced outside the window and sighed "Kilo Delta ... with PTV   "

Why would the crew dislike the plane for having PTVs?



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User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.

Looking at the results of LH in the past, I think they did pretty well without putting PTV in economy class. Besides I personally prefer having no PTV and no "entertainment system" box limiting my legroom....so from my personal point of view they could have waited another 10 years  Wink


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):

Why would the crew dislike the plane for having PTVs?

maybe they are having some teething problems . If so I imagine that the crews have found out pretty quickly that the only thing which makes pax grumpier than no PTV is having a PTV in front of them which doesn't work while all the other pax are enjoying theirs .



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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 5):
Also, the 9 new aircraft coming from Airbus will have them already installed.

Should be 12: 7 A346 and 5 A333.


User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

I may beg to ask concerning the box's location. To me that box cutting off more than half my legroom is the thing that would kill any IFE for me, no matter how advanced it is.

User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (6 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.

They installed an IFE system a couple of years back in a few aircraft, but from the beginning it was plagued with technical problems and never worked properly. After some time, LH's management had enough and decided to remove it, and have sticked to a no-IFE policy since. This is a new try, and i hope it works out for them.


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8410 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (6 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.

This horse has been beaten to death but basically it boild down to the fact that for LH's customer base, IFE is not a deciding factor when people buy and airplane ticket (except for some a.netters), and their financial results over the last 10 years proves that. I have to agree with them. Over the last 10 years, 9 out of 10 times I chose LH.


User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 5):
Once the system is chosen, installation will begin in November and should be completed on the A333s, A343s (I think), and A346s by April. Also, the 9 new aircraft coming from Airbus will have them already installed.

What about the 747-400's?


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
.... and I liked it!

Great.



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