Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2817 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!"
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 2629 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2764 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?
Didn't know United had audio on their 733/735 aircraft, can add them to the above list then
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...
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2560 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!
Spark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2517 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).
Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 48
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
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?
JRodriguez136 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2342 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...
Luzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2319 times:
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
Quoniam Vita Brevis Est, Propera!
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