I am happy to see more airlines adding the cockpit/belly cameras as a part of their IFE! In the past month, I flown three carriers with this feature.
Finnair on their A321s and the cameras were very high-resolution had stunning views. Nose cam is on main screen when wheels are down and switched to belly once wheels are up. Then, at about 10,000 feet (guessing) it switched to Air Show, and then back through the cycle on descent.
Emirates 777-300 allows you to select Nose View or Downward View. I was flying a cheap fare from AU
in economy and had three seats to myself (EK 777 is 3x4x3) and had one PTV on Down, one on Nose and the other on Airshow. Great views coming into Auckland!
Also, on a CX
777-300 from HKG
, there was a "Camera Channel" on the AVOD, but it was not working properly on that aircraft.
I have heard JAL uses the cameras, and MH
used to on 777s but not any more. Are there any other carriers using this system? On a clear day it is a real treat.