CanadaEH
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Jetsgo To Offer IFE

Thu May 27, 2004 4:05 am

Jetsgo to Offer In-Flight Entertainment
digEplayer(TM) Provides Up to 20 Latest Release Movies for Passengers


TACOMA, Wash., May 26 /PRNewswire/ - APS of Tacoma, WA, is pleased to announce that Jetsgo is bringing their unique, in-flight personal entertainment product to Canadian air travelers, further enhancing the Jetsgo customer experience. The digEplayer(TM) is the world's first completely self-contained, portable video on demand entertainment unit preprogrammed with over 20 movies, as well as television shows, cartoons, videos and music choices

More at:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040526/sfw009_1.html
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MD80Nut
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RE: Jetsgo To Offer IFE

Thu May 27, 2004 4:16 am

Wow, what a great idea, a self contained PTV! No need to wire up an airplane, it's got to be far more economical for them. This also sounds like something Southwest should look into, since they wouldn't have to retrofit their fleet and give passengers on longer flights an entertainment option.

Sounds like a winner to me!

cheers, Ralph
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airbusfanyyz
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RE: Jetsgo To Offer IFE

Thu May 27, 2004 4:18 am

Not a bad idea. I wonder how much they will be charging pax for usage?

Cheers,
Kaz
 
captaingomes
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RE: Jetsgo To Offer IFE

Thu May 27, 2004 4:55 am

I also wonder if the seats will be designed in a way that the device can be placed somewhere, or will the passenger have to put it on the tray table, or their lap? Looks like a great idea though, hopefully it will be free.  Smile

Next in line for PTV's is Zoom, and I hear Transat will have them too. That will leave Air Canada as one of the few without PTV's in most of their fleet. Hmmmmm.
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rojo
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RE: Jetsgo To Offer IFE

Thu May 27, 2004 4:55 am

Not a bad idea. I wonder how much they will be charging pax for usage?

From the article: "Passengers will be able to rent a digEplayer(TM) for $10."

I would think they are Canadian Dollars!!
 
martinairyyz
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RE: Jetsgo To Offer IFE

Thu May 27, 2004 5:03 am

Nice, this looks like another step in competing with WS for the LCC market. Now while on their loonie flights, you can watch Scooby Doo!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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