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User currently offlineRedAirForce From Ukraine, joined Aug 1999, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

I flew Lufthansa and really liked the inflight map that was on the screen ( when the movie was not being shown) for the JFK - Frankfurt flight. How common are these maps on trips from JFK across the pond? Are they pretty standard now for the big airlines? Thanks.

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User currently offlineWG YQT From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 989 times:

I fly Air Canada out of YYZ quite frequently on Trans-Atlantics and the Maps are quite common. They show it on most flights to Great Britain, and most of their European Destinations. They even show ETA's, Grounspeeds etc.
I cannot comment on departures out ot the states, I always go through Toronto.
Cheers!


User currently offlineMIKEYYZ From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 982 times:


I don't think it matters on what airport you are departing more on the airline and aircraft.
Across the Atlantic i have seen the map's on LH340's, OK310's KL744's and NG767's to my suprise i have not seen them on UA777's (don't know why)???
It is more and more common now than a couple of years ago.

MIKEYYZ


User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 974 times:

I think it is a program called Air show which responded to the computers of the plane to tell you where u're heading , your speed and etc. I think it shouldd be available in all the new aircrafts... with main screen.. I saw them on every flight i was on

User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 971 times:

yeh All the airlines I have been on have offered this between movies.... or on the little personal tv's as a separate channel/... such as on Singapore Airlines

Also seen it on mainscreen on Qantas, SAA, BA, El Al, air France, Swissair, Air New Zealand, and Cathay


User currently offlineUAL_Bagsmasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 945 times:

Hi. For those of you wondering why you haven't seen this feature on UAL planes lately, well, that's because it has been temporarily disabled on all of UAL's fleet due to reliability concerns. This happened in mid-November. Hopefully the issue will be cleared up in a timely manner beacause I too enjoy this nifty feature:-)

User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 940 times:

I know that KLM and Northwest use them for transatlantic flights

Bye


User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Delta Airlines has the progressing map feature on their MD-11 aircraft, and Sabena has the map on their A330's. I thought that the feature was only for long flights at first, but I flew Swissair from Zurich to Brussels on an A320 and they had the map on the t.v. screens too.

User currently offlineACA330 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 935 times:


Aircanada often displays the maps on their domestic and US routes. I have seen them, thus far, on the A319, A320, A340. I am not certain if they are used on the 744 and 763/2.

Sometimes I prefer to watch the flight progress maps than the movie !


User currently offlineATL Traveller From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 931 times:

I've seen the maps used on short Delta L-1011 flights from Atlanta to Orlando.

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 922 times:

I think that American Airlines uses it on their 777 flights.

Also, I know this isn't aviation related... but Amtrak uses this feature also. It was on their Oregon to Canada route when I took it.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 921 times:

I recently flew around the world with UA and SQ and both airlines advertised this feature but UA had it turned off. It was working fine on SQ. One feature UA offered on its 777 but not 774 was the ability to tune the audio into the cockpit and hear the radio conversation between the aircraft, other aircraft in the area and ATC.




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User currently offlineAspen1 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 913 times:

they have also been disabled and are being repaired because of y2k. a flight attendent on a flight to chicago told me that

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