n729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3042 times:
I can't imagine much in a Q400, the 717s perhaps but then they're not technically QF's aircraft are they so not sure if National Jet Systems, Cobham and Sunstate could do much without significant investment from QF . Just IMO. It will be interesting to see, as I always try and take in a QFL flight when I'm down that way.
skyhawkmatthew From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
Well, on many routes the Q400s are paired with Virgin (Skywest) ATRs, for which I haven't heard of any entertainment options β so I expect the regional arms will stay as they are as mainline gets the tablets and whatever else. The legs just aren't long enough to justify it; the window for using devices on a leg such as SYD-CBR or SYD-PQQ is 20 minutes or less.
strangr From Australia, joined Apr 2012, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2762 times:
Quoting dkramer7 (Thread starter): how is Qantaslink to keep up with Virgin if there are no (as yet to be announced) inflight entertainment upgrades?
do you really need this sort of stuff on a Q400, the only way you will see an increase of this sort on the QFlink segmants would be if they are to major locations that would require a 737+ to fly to site.
i really doubt any effort will be made by qantaslink to keep up with this. let the big boys fight it out.
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3380 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
If anything, WIFI is the way forward for QFLink IMO. Especially for routes like SYD-CBR, where there is a lot of commerce and government traffic which will gradually insist on these services being offered, even if the flight is only 26-28 minutes airtime.
That said, I don't think it's a massive priority. I agree that the 717's would probably need to be handled first.