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User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 17 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

What was the first airline to debut satellite TV in their fleet?

From all I know I think it was Legend Airlines at DAL, but I could be wrong.

Is this service available in Europe yet?

How cool would it be to fly internationally watching programs in other countries?

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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 17 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

JetBlue started it in Feb. 2000, with Legend following in April.

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 15 hours ago) and read 1239 times:
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Legend did not have the LiveTV service, jetBlue was the first.

jetBlue bought LiveTV and will sell it to other airlines if they please, A Very smart move.

JBLUA320


User currently offlineDadoftyler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 15 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

JBLUA320,

Legend DID have seat-back, 20-channel satellite TV. I'm not certain which company it was, so you may be right that it wasn't LiveTV. But it was something! As was Legend...


User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 14 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

It was DirecTV if I can remember correctly.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (12 years 14 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Was the live TV anything to do with those 'lumps' on Legends' DC9s??

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (12 years 14 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

It's my understanding that Jetblue passengers watched all the details of the 9/11 attacks on their personal TVs during their flights.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 13 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

World Airways had Live TV on its planes a while back, when it opperated scheduled domestic flights.

-aio86


User currently offlineFrequentflier From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Is JetBlue's purchase of LiveTV legal?

It seems like they're kind of taking control of the market.


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32779 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

jetBlue did not have LiveTV at launch. I remember flying them April 2000, and the system had not been placed yet.


a.
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

For some reason I thought JAL had it as well - I remember reading it in a trip report somewhere.


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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Folks, IMHO JetBlue will not reject letting other airlines(including competing ones) get LiveTV. Not only would that backfire on them when the others are introducing better perks such as high speed internet and such from other providers, but the main thing is that LiveTV LLC is an investment. Currently, B6 has to pay all the expenses, and given the size of the deal, I think that LiveTV was losing money. Unless B6 can get more partners like F9, this will just cost JetBlue a ton of money in the long run.

User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Not to mention LiveTv is merely a competitor.. They're not the only game in town.

Here is an interior shot of a legend dc-9 with DirecTV installed in Mar of 2000.


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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

LC's was first to actually be up and operational.

Not that it matters any more (sniff).

It worked quite nicely.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Yeah, it was quite something. Do JB's aircraft have the bubbles on top like Legend?


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Photo © Jay Davis



User currently offlineFrequentflier From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 927 times:

JetBlue's aircraft have "humps" on top for LiveTV.

User currently offlineAirReview From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 880 times:

Whats inside those? do those companies have websites? I cant wait to see that on international flights..

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