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User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1328 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 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

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

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1271 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 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1260 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, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1203 times:

It was DirecTV if I can remember correctly.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2597 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1189 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, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1187 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 Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1149 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 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Is JetBlue's purchase of LiveTV legal?

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


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1126 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 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

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


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1075 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, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1061 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, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1051 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, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1006 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 (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 959 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 (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 912 times:

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

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