DTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 872 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2311 times:
I am looking for an update on the PTVs installation on the DL B737-800 fleet.
How many are done and how many remaining?
Also do the ones equipped with PTVs fly specific routes? I am flying RDU-LAX next week and the aircraft is a B 738.... any chance that may have PTVs in either F or Y?
TLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2196 times:
Not sure of the number that have been done. On the Delta website if the plane type description says "Boeing 737-800 Passenger" it has the overhead IFE. If it says "Boeing 737-800 (winglets)" it has personal TV's.
slcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3998 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
There is no way to know 100% but delta.com when you look to buy a ticket that date will list overhead or personal tv with an icon. I have been on plenty of 738s that were suppose to have the personal screens and didnt and many flights that were suppose to have "overhead video" so its far from a gurantee. I usually pack a book or magazine just in case.
I've read that 30 out of 73 have PTVs and that no new installations have been done since 2008. So there's really been nothing to update on in about three years.Generally the PTV birds run the longer routes, but you might seem on any stage length. Your flight is scheduled to be a 738 (no PTVs), so I'd hope for a substitution with a 73H.
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7166 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
Quoting TLHFLA (Reply 1): Not sure of the number that have been done. On the Delta website if the plane type description says "Boeing 737-800 Passenger" it has the overhead IFE. If it says "Boeing 737-800 (winglets)" it has personal TV's.
That was true several months ago but not anymore. At one point, only the 738s with PTVs had winglets. Not too long ago, DL completed winglet mods on all 738s so now you won't know unless it is coded as a 73H (738s w/AVOD). As someone else said, they are 'generally' used on longer routes but there is plenty of slack in the fleet so you will see them in HSV/RDU/CMH/etc.etc. as they are rotated through the system. I was luck enough to have my 1115 ATL-RDU to be a 73H for 3 weeks in a row then it's been a regular 738 for a while. Same thing with the 757s. Only the original 48 Song a/c have nose-to-tail AVOD (save for the TATL 75s). They are treated the same on shorter flights. A 757 is a 757 and a 738 is a 738 wheather it has AVOD or not. If it has time to do the flight, they will use it. RIC saw a 75X on their late flight a few nights as well.