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Why No Drop Down Screens On AS 738s?  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2993 times:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone,
After a long time I flew AS SEA-ANC yesterday on one of their 2 year old 738s. I was surprised that the safety demo had to be done manually. It was a half full flight so we left the gate 10 minutes early and the FAs were rushed to do all duties plus the demo manually.
Why didn't AS order them to begin with?
They have a lot of long haul flights with them and these birds will be in the AS fleet for another 15 years or so. Any ideas?
Other observations about AS;
-Digiplayers. They were missing one when the time came to collect them. Funny, they made an announcement.
-When I was looking for tickets, a slightly cheaper AS one-stop choice came up. SEA-HNL-ANC;
a 9 hour stop over in HNL would be nice if I was younger and had some time.

[Edited 2009-11-27 08:39:28]

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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 79
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2866 times:



Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
Why didn't AS order them to begin with?

You answered your own question:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-Digiplayers

The Digiplayers provide a better-than-AVOD IFE experience at drastically less cost. The only hit to Alaska is that their cabin crew has to do the manual safety demo, which I like better anyway.

Tom.


User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2765 times:



Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-When I was looking for tickets, a slightly cheaper AS one-stop choice came up. SEA-HNL-ANC;
a 9 hour stop over in HNL would be nice if I was younger and had some time.

Interesting... wonder if you could have actually purchased a ticket SEA-HNL-ANC for less than SEA-ANC non-stop...especially with the 'connecting' time of (well) over 4 hours making it a stopover rather than a connection?

If you "had some time" ...and could actually/for sure fly SEA-HNL-ANC vs. SEA-ANC for le$$... would be a tailor-made mileage run opportunity...as in way-more-than double miles to fly between the same point A and B...and for le$$!


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21637 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Just because an airline had video screens doesn't mean that they don't do a manual safety demo. B6 has a TV at every seat, but their FAs still do the demo the old-school way.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25338 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2551 times:



Quoting Tango-Bravo (Reply 2):
Interesting... wonder if you could have actually purchased a ticket SEA-HNL-ANC for less than SEA-ANC non-stop...especially with the 'connecting' time of (well) over 4 hours making it a stopover rather than a connection?

It's not a stopover if it's the first available connection via that routing.


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