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Southwest To Test Live Tv In-flight  
User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9521 posts, RR: 26
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Personally - not surprised to see this as a way to drum up new revenue, especially given the expected profit warning to come from the company.


LiveTV will be a separate charge from WiFi - pricing from $3 to $8 during the trial period.

"Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Row 44, is taking the next step in wireless inflight entertainment with a preview of live TV on five of the carrier's aircraft, with plans to expand to 20 aircraft by mid-July. Customers on these select planes will now have the option to purchase live TV consisting of seven sports and news channels, and view on their personal devices"

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...ht-on-five-aircraft-160682475.html


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User currently offlineunmlobo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Very exciting stuff!


The views expressed do not necessarily represent those of Southwest Airlines its Directors or its Employees
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3047 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

Good to see WN jump on this.      

User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

1) I wish WN would get the wi-fi roll out finished first, very hit and miss getting a flight with working wi-fi.
2) I wish the wi-fi would actually work, the few times I've used the wi-fi the streaming speeds have been very slow to near useless.
3) 7 channels of (repetitive) sports and news - Is this just for the test period or is the full extent of the roll out plan?
4) I wonder if LiveTV willl be added as a perk to A List Preferred members as per free wi-fi.


User currently offlineaztrainer From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 609 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Quoting BD338 (Reply 3):
1) I wish WN would get the wi-fi roll out finished first, very hit and miss getting a flight with working wi-fi.
2) I wish the wi-fi would actually work, the few times I've used the wi-fi the streaming speeds have been very slow to near useless.
3) 7 channels of (repetitive) sports and news - Is this just for the test period or is the full extent of the roll out plan?
4) I wonder if LiveTV willl be added as a perk to A List Preferred members as per free wi-fi.

I would of thought that it was better also. From my last two times spotting at PHX there were so many WN planes with the LiveTV domes installed.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

I can see it now...

Southwest: No bag fees!

Delta, JetBlue: No TV fees!



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User currently offlineusflyguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1079 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Quoting aztrainer (Reply 4):

It's not LiveTV, it's live TV using the Row44 satellite based wifi feeds.



My post is my ideas and my opinions only, I do not represent the ideas or opinions of anyone else or company.
User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4616 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Quoting aztrainer (Reply 4):
I would of thought that it was better also. From my last two times spotting at PHX there were so many WN planes with the LiveTV domes installed.

As previously stated those are the Row44 domes for the WiFi system. The TV option is being provided over that existing wifi system where you'll use a personal device to access it. It is not the LiveTV system where TVs and such will be installed.


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