AC826 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 94 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3183 times:
Just as question, DOes CX have PTV's in their 330's?
I am plannign a trip to Bali, and it if I take CX, it probably will be a 330. THats why I am asking. I heard that except their 772's , the others have all installed PTV's, am I right?:
KrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3117 times:
I flew PER-HKG-PER last April in J-Class while accompanying my dad on a business trip and has basically been my only experience on CX. On both flights, I was aboard the A330s and yes, they all do have PTVs throughout the cabin but whether they work is another thing. On both flights, the system was temperamental. The A330s were in a very bad way when I flew last April and are in desperate need for refurbishment. They look so old and tatty. The green had faded and looked third world. My seat got jammed in the reclined position with the leg-rest out so I had to change seat but Cathay's food & service especially is absolutely brilliant. I believe the A340s are a better aircraft to fly aboard with CX as they aren't regional workhorses like the A330 so if you have the choice of an A340 over an A330, take it!
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3099 times:
The A340s leased from Air China do not have PTVs, although they will leave the fleet in the coming months anyway, to be replaced by 3 ex-SQ A340s, which will be exclusively used on the HKG-JFK route, when it starts.....until next year when these in turn will be replaced by A340-600s.
UnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3064 times:
My Dad just brought me back the Cathay In-flight entertainment Guide β and Cathay's STUDIOcx seems to be very impressive.
As a general rule of thumb, I think only Cathay's leased aircraft (Air China A340s and select B777s) do NOT have in-seat video.
On the B777s (with in-seat video) and A330s, only Business Class has video games (Economy simply has video and audio capabilities).
On the A340s and B747-400s (the mainstay of Cathay's longhaul fleets), I think almost all have been reconfigured to provide in-seat video. Those that currently do have it also have video game capabilities (even in Economy).