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User currently offlineBokratensa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

I'm thinking about watching DVD movies on my notebook on my next trip. Many airliners are now equipped with power sockets for computers. Has anyone tried it? is it convenient? Have you received any objection from the crew?
Your input is appreciated.

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User currently offlineGregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

No objections from the crew. Some a/c do have power ports. Some of these ports are DC, and require a special cord. Others are 120 vac. If you are in steerage, in many a/c it is not possible to have your pc fully open if the person infront of you leans back.

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Check with the airline to make sure they have the power outlet. If you need to buy the adapter, it's going to cost you a bundle. In all likeliness, if you're seated in the cattle section, you'll probably have to live off you battery. I know how much DVD can eat up battery, so if there's no power port, just rip the dvd into divx (or something similar) and watch it off your harddrive. It works for me.

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

I take it you're flying buisness or first class, right? Don't expect power outlets in coach. If you are flying coach take Watewate's advice as it saves your battery a lot of juice. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1029 times:

Or better yet, rent a portable DVD player at the airport. I know that at many airports, InMotion rents DVD players and movies for your flight. I don't know what the costs are, but it would probably outweigh carring your laptop, and wasting your battery.

User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Acutally, American Airlines has power outlets in COACH on many of their MD-80/757/767/777 aircraft.

You will need a DC adapter, but it works great!

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