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AA Eliminates Fee For Movies On Flights  
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Just noticed the press releases on biz.yahoo.com/news/airlines.html that AA, after 1 Nov, will no longer charge $5 for headsets for its main cabin passengers.

They will now sell headsets for $2 on board and you will be free to take them with you.

It's about time AA catches up to United on this, although United is still the only airline in the world to offer FREE audio and movies on all of it's fleet....

-nate

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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

They still charge for movies in this day and age?


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

Continental has been doing this for some time. Movies/IFE is free... if you don't have a headset, buy one from the FA for $2. Of course headsets are free in First.


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User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Mind you many airlines use those headsets which have two sticky out bits (sorry but i cant think of any other explanation!) and once you get them you can re use them on any flight!

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

United uses a single prong electronic headset. Some DL and AA planes still have the pneumatic tubing, and others have the single OR double pronged headsets....

why can't there be a standard??? :P


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Is there a "standard" for anything in this world?


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User currently offlineMeechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

"Some DL and AA planes still have the pneumatic tubing"! I fly for AA and have never seen one of those old style tubing things here, what planes were they on?

I am happy that we are finally doing this, it should make the passengers happy. We were sick of the "why do I have to pay to watch a movie?" whine, I always told them "you don't have to pay to watch it, if you want to hear it then you have to pay!"

Mike-BOS


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
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United is still the only airline in the world to offer FREE audio and movies on all of it's fleet....
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United dont have audio/movies on any of their 737s do they?

There are actually very few airlines in the world to offer free IFE on every aircraft, these include:

Britannia
Cathay Pacific
Emirates
JetBlue
Singapore Airlines
Virgin Atlantic

Sure someone will be able to add to that list!

CROSSWIND


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

all of United's 737s have audio available.... the only fleet type that didn't have anything was the 737-200 fleet.

JetBlue's IFE cuts out 1 hour into the JFK/SJU flights :P so not sure they can be counted  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
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Take it from that JetBlue's A320s have no conventional IFE system that would allow them to show a movie on the SJU route if they wanted to?

Didn't know United had audio on their 733/735 aircraft, can add them to the above list then  Smile

As an aside when Britannia decided to fit IFE to all their aircraft in 1991 it meant they outfited their entire B737-200 fleet with both video and audio IFE systems. Certainly made Britannia's B737-200s pretty unique - there aren't many of them around with full IFE...

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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

IFE is free on Air New Zealand and Qantas (provided we are talking about Jet Fleets here)

V/F



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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

In fact most airline around the world offer free inflight movies and audio - it still surprises me that airlines in North America still charge for this basic amenity on any flight...

...was considering trying out DL or CO on my next flights to the US - perhaps I shall stick to my usual European carriers.


User currently offlineGlobalDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Mas777. International headsets on Continental and Delta are free. Please keep your headset for onward legs within the US. Both carriers are great, with a slight edge to CO.

User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Take it from that JetBlue's A320s have no conventional IFE system that would allow them to show a movie on the SJU route if they wanted to?

Now that is interesting Crosswind. Can't JetBlue just show a movie or two after the DirecTV goes out? It can't cost them thaaaat much.


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

>>JetBlue's IFE cuts out 1 hour into the JFK/SJU flights :P so not sure they can be counted.<<

And United shows Video on all flights like B6, right? :P


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

It was only when flying from BOS that AA charged me. I think they reinstated it after 9/11 as a way to earn cheap profits as I had seen several movies before on AA without having to pay a cent.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Well, mostly yes it is as for the reinstated with movies fee by $2.00 and I did keep saving it with the my headset as for did fly on Continental by B737-900 and I will take with me when I am goes out to PHX again by Delta this time. So if you can do keep it with the your own headset as for future flight or connecting flight take with you as for next of the flight. Ok? I do really very good as for the my own headset by Continental Airlines. Well, Goodnight!

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

LowFare,

actually on every flight I've been on that has video equipment, they have shown something.... even on my 757 flight from LAS to LAX they put in NBC Inflight....

-n


User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

When did UA stop charging for movies?
Last time I flew UA (1999) it was still official policy to charge for IFE on flights with movies, and free on flights without movies. I liked catching 735s, because I could get ATC on the channel.
That is a good move by US based airliners. I've never understood why they charge for headsets when the rest of the world didn't. It was stepping over the dollars to pick up pennies. (I forgot how the metaphor goes).
Hopefully we will see the rest of American Based airlines offering free IFE (even if they just don't show movies).


User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

UA stopped chargine for movies in 2000 after the "Summer From Hell" as part of a half-baked effort to win back customer confidence.

Two words for AA's latest move: Big Whoop.


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

When I flew to CUN a week ago the rule was you pay $5 to see the movie... Even if you have your own headset. None of the FA's had the balls to charge me. I had my own headset.

User currently offlineLuzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Aeroflot has free IFE on the B734s and the A310s which I have flown. I guess on the 763s and 772's too


Quoniam Vita Brevis Est, Propera!
User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Luzezito,

Those Aeroflot IFE headphones like they use in the A310 (the blue ones that clip around the back the your ear) are fantastic.

I took mine the last time I returned from Moscow and found that one of the two connector pins 'folds' away into the plug, leaving one standard stereo connector, and now I use them as my normal walkman headphones.

I'm willing to buy a few new sets if anyone can get them since these are getting a bit worn out now.

When are you next going on an SU A310? Anyone else?

Ben.


User currently offlineJRodriguez136 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

About time, Finnair doesn't charge for any of those things, when passengers board the aircraft, they receive a bottle(s) of water, and everything they need to watch a movie and listen to music is in their seat waiting for them to be used...


The sky is not the limit...
User currently offlineLuzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Ben

I fly those A 310 at least twice a month to MAD and the 734 to BRU also 4-5 times a year. They are the most comfortable headphones indeed and thought that each pin corresponded to each side. But if you can have stereo with one pin I will make sure I forget to give mine back too  Acting devilish

Poka!



Quoniam Vita Brevis Est, Propera!
25 Jaysit : They still charge for that stuff in this day and age in Coach? I say raise the fare by $ 2 for everyone and spare us the ignominy of Nurse Ratchett ba
26 Airblue : IFE is free an all Alitalia A319/320/321 fleet within Europe for fly over two hours. Less than two hours they show mute sit-com and route map, so you
27 Polaris : This appears to be misleading. They are basically saying buy the headsets or bring your own...otherwise...no movie. That's an odd way of saying someth
28 Meechy36 : The way it was explained to us was to "sell" them the headset for 2 bucks, no more "renting" them. At the end of the flight they can take them, if the
29 Jaysit : Slash those CEO salaries in half and watch the savings come rolling in !!
30 Post contains images Airmale : IFE is absolutely free on cash strapped, third world's PIA-Pakistan International Airlines
31 KKMolokai : Inflight entertainment is free on all of Aloha's transpacific flights. They even invite you to keep the headsets. KKMolokai
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