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Why Did US Add Supplemental Tvs On The 332?  
User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3036 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

The title of the topic is really long, but I understand Supplemental Monitors add extra weight to the aircraft. The low-cost, pay for what you use business model of US made forced them to take all Tvs out of the narrow-body aircraft. Keeping this in mind and the extra cost of carrying the supplemental monitors, why did US install them?

Will the supplemental monitors allow them to do Airshow and a Safety Video?


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19408 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

I wonder how the regs apply on the safety demo if a seat has a broken monitor. That pax. doesn't get a safety demo. Maybe it's to do with that? Just a wild guess, really...

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3036 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5319 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
I wonder how the regs apply on the safety demo if a seat has a broken monitor. That pax. doesn't get a safety demo. Maybe it's to do with that? Just a wild guess, really...

Nah, because they could still see it on the screen next to it, and the company 333 doesnt event do a safety video



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15718 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5212 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
I wonder how the regs apply on the safety demo if a seat has a broken monitor. That pax. doesn't get a safety demo. Maybe it's to do with that? Just a wild guess, really...

I was sitting in the exit row of a DL 75E a couple of weeks ago and I went to get out the TV to watch the safety video and the FA said I should stow it and I didn't have to watch the video.



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User currently offlineEASTERN From United States of America, joined May 2009, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5198 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
Will the supplemental monitors allow them to do Airshow and a Safety Video?

I don't think they will be doing the safety video on the 332. They don't have one for the 333. I don't even remember seeing supplemental TVs on the 333, although I never thought to look for them.

They did the live safety demonstration on the 333 before they started doing the live demonstration on the narrow body fleet.

I prefer the live safety demonstration, FWIW.



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User currently offlineDitzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4946 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 3):
I was sitting in the exit row of a DL 75E a couple of weeks ago and I went to get out the TV to watch the safety video and the FA said I should stow it and I didn't have to watch the video.

Was there no bulkhead or over-aisle screen visible to you? Most airlines I am aware of position a flight attendant to do a live demo to the audio of the video whereever screens are not visible. I cannot think of an airline where this is not the case.

The flight attendant was right to have you keep the armrest PTV stowed.

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 2):
Nah, because they could still see it on the screen next to it,

PTVs are designed to not to be viewed by passengers either side for comfort reasons. You would have to lean across to be able to view what is on the screen. It would be very awkward.


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8210 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4745 times:

I know US uses the A333's on domestic routes (IIRC, SJU), but will they use the A332' s also on domestic routes? Domestic service tends to be even crappier than international service so maybe they won't even turn on the PTV's and just use the overhead TV's instead.

User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1069 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

Airways is using the A332 on the PHL-SJU route now. And the monitors on the bulkheads are used for the airmap and boarding video only on flts to TLV which I am working today for my first time .

User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15718 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4612 times:



Quoting Ditzyboy (Reply 5):
Was there no bulkhead or over-aisle screen visible to you?

Nope it was all PTVs.

Quoting Ditzyboy (Reply 5):
Most airlines I am aware of position a flight attendant to do a live demo to the audio of the video whereever screens are not visible.

All they did was point out the exits if I remember correctly.

Quoting Ditzyboy (Reply 5):
The flight attendant was right to have you keep the armrest PTV stowed.

Yeah, but I figured I had to watch the video, especially since I was in an exit row. When I flew in CW on a BA 777, the FAs came through and opened up all of the TVs for the safety video and instructed us to stow them when it was over.

Quoting Ditzyboy (Reply 5):
PTVs are designed to not to be viewed by passengers either side for comfort reasons.

I think that they have those filters on them so that they can only be viewed straight on.



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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4601 times:



Quoting Airbazar (Reply 6):
but will they use the A332' s also on domestic routes?

From what I heard, there is an A332 flying between PHL and CLT. Is this true? I've flown every US Airways mainline jet except for the 330.  Sad



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3036 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4516 times:



Quoting Etops1 (Reply 7):

Is the boarding video the one where it plays music and after the music, they go to a picture of a plane and it says “Welcome Aboard”, then there is an automated boarding announcement?

At least they have an airshow now.

Etops1, is there a safety video on the 332?



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User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1069 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

hey USAirALB, Yes the boarding video is the one your talknig about. and no ,there is no safety demo on board the new birds. A live safety demo is performed .

User currently offlineRafflesKing From Singapore, joined Mar 2007, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4367 times:



Quoting Ditzyboy (Reply 5):
Was there no bulkhead or over-aisle screen visible to you? Most airlines I am aware of position a flight attendant to do a live demo to the audio of the video whereever screens are not visible. I cannot think of an airline where this is not the case.

No, I've flown Row 1 in F on VX 3 times, and never seen a flight attendant give the safety, though my IFE was tucked into the seat rest too.


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3727 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

At least they'll have an Airshow on one of the 330 variants now. That was the only thing I found missing that I would've liked with the US AVOD system.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3778 times:



Quoting RafflesKing (Reply 12):
No, I've flown Row 1 in F on VX 3 times, and never seen a flight attendant give the safety, though my IFE was tucked into the seat rest too.

Yeah, I was really surprised by this, and wondered if it was legal. I could only hear the video when flying F, and of course got to watch it when flying Y on VX.



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User currently offlineDitzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2787 times:



Quoting RafflesKing (Reply 12):
No, I've flown Row 1 in F on VX 3 times, and never seen a flight attendant give the safety,

I am quite sure that a flight attendant is supposed to do a live demo in F, to the audio of the PTV safety presentation. Evidenced in these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCop72haGw8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2ORBopcc1M

Given there is two examples of this occurring, I find it bizarre that VX have ceased this practice.


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