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AA 763 Domestic: Does C-Class Get PTV?  
User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 869 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

I know that when AA installed their new business class seats on their 767-300s, they included a personal entertantainment unit with each seat in addition to overhead programming. I have seen some reports that this system is not available on domestic flights, including Hawaii. Is this true? If so, why? Are the units simply not loaded onto the plane to decrease weight? How heavy are they? I would think that on longer domestic flights, especially Hawaii, they would certainly be welcome.

Thanks for your comments  Smile


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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3746 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3615 times:



Quoting Soxfan (Thread starter):
I know that when AA installed their new business class seats on their 767-300s, they included a personal entertantainment unit with each seat in addition to overhead programming. I have seen some reports that this system is not available on domestic flights, including Hawaii. Is this true? If so, why? Are the units simply not loaded onto the plane to decrease weight? How heavy are they? I would think that on longer domestic flights, especially Hawaii, they would certainly be welcome.

You're right, they don't offer it on domestic sectors. AA claims it's a cost saving measure.



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User currently offlineSQCXlover From United States of America, joined May 2003, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

NO, you don't get PTV on domestic and Hawaii flight. If you are flying transcon on a 767, 2 or 3 class, PTV is offered to F and C class but it is a much smaller PTV system.

User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3578 times:



Quoting SQCXlover (Reply 2):

I'm assuming with this you mean on a 767-200? Or, if it is on a 767-300, C-Class passengers are offered a smaller PTV system on a transcon, but not to Hawaii?



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

That's my only disappointment with the new Biz Class seats on the AA 763s... it's not the traditional PTV system where you can tune into the moving map. Sad

User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3501 times:



Quoting SQCXlover (Reply 2):
NO, you don't get PTV on domestic and Hawaii flight. If you are flying transcon on a 767, 2 or 3 class, PTV is offered to F and C class but it is a much smaller PTV system.

How about JFK-LAX/SFO



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User currently offlineAsuflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3488 times:



Quoting A380US (Reply 5):

How about JFK-LAX/SFO


These flights get the smaller PTV system as these flights are operated with 762's.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/01/a...fering-pmps-to-upper-class-fliers/


User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1943 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

you will get those small portable entertainment units on all Premium transcontinental flights between LAX/SFO and JFK on all Boeing 767-200s/300s in first and business class.

Unfortunately, on Hawaiian and all other long-haul domestic flights, you will not get the units.

On European and long haul South American Boeing 767-300ER flights, you get a similar entertainment unit, but slightly larger in size, but similar contents (maybe a few more choices), and of course, noise-canceling headsets!

Only Boeing 777s, each first, business and economy class seats have the personal television units with moving maps!
And on some updated 777s, you get the audio-video on demand as well!

Carfield


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

Well that's disappointing about the Hawaii flights given their length from DFW and the West Coast. I think most of AA's competition on this route actually DOES offer some form of PTV in their premium class (DL and CO on their 764, HA on their 763, and AS on their 738, any others?). I think UA is the only other primary competitor that doesn't offer personal entertainment on their flights to Hawaii (763 and 777). Am I right?


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User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1943 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Yes for premium class passengers, AA and UA don't offer any form of personal entertainment units.
Only forms of entertainment is the mainscreen television.
(Well UA occasionally substitute a three-class 777, but only rarely...)

But Hawaii is always such a low yield route, so I am not surprised!

Carfield


User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3156 times:
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Quoting Carfield (Reply 9):
But Hawaii is always such a low yield route, so I am not surprised!

Right on. Confirmed by my AA Captain buddy, they get "cheap" for the Hawaii/domestic runs. . . not loading the new PTV units saves weight, so they just go with the overhead movies on the 63's, even though DFW and ORD to HNL is over 8 hours. Many (including me) were surprised at this when the first 763's were in service with the new biz cabin. But, if you read the AA website carefully it specifically talks about "International" Biz class when they talk about having ALL the amenities. CYA. But, the new seats up front are sweet for that long flight to HNL or OGG. And they do the full meal/snack/beverage service up front. Y has bob. And each seat has a power port in the new biz. So, we just bring our own player. So many pax using Advantage Miles, non-revs, etc. on those routes that they sometimes don't make much $$$. They did have something this winter on their web about upgrading the Hawaii meal menu in F. (They need to, our last flight to HNL this fall, the purser did manage to quickly ask "chicken or beef" before bolting on down the aisle. I think we were delaying his down time. Sorry, I am an AA fan, but sometimes. . . ) We are flying them again biz to HNL in July for some vaca. We shall see. . .
 crossfingers 


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3127 times:



Quoting Mauiman31 (Reply 10):
They did have something this winter on their web about upgrading the Hawaii meal menu in F. (They need to, our last flight to HNL this fall, the purser did manage to quickly ask "chicken or beef"

He said this in first class, not coach? That sounds more like a coach meal for an international flight.

I know DL, HA and CO serve complimentary meals on Hawaii flights, do UA and AS, at least in first?



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User currently offlineOntime From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

I don't know about other domestic routes, but I was provided the PTV's on several 763 MIA-LAX flights earlier this year.

User currently offlineBoeing6600 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3025 times:



Quoting Soxfan (Reply 11):
I know DL, HA and CO serve complimentary meals on Hawaii flights, do UA and AS, at least in first?


Alaska has a really good first class product to Hawaii being domestic. They have the digiPlayer free in first class $10 in coach. Meal service for first class includes Salad, starter, main course, dessert, all served on their new plates... Coach they have BOB and free Mai tai's and POG juice.


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