|Quoting Gigneil (reply 4):|
You have to pay for the map.
|Quoting USAFHummer (reply 7):|
Incorrect, the map is free but is blended in with a lot of advertisements...so you have to sit through a few ads before seeing the map, and then the cycle repeats...
|Quoting Gigneil (reply 9):|
I have never been able to change the channel from Wild Blue Yonder to the map without paying for the DirecTV, and I've tried on several occasions.
Perhaps this is, as mentioned above, a new feature.
|Quoting Gigneil (reply 13):|
Did it get rolled out 3 weeks ago (about 1 week after my last flight)? Or is Leelaw right and its always been available?
|Quoting AirplaneBoy (reply 12):|
F9Animal and USAFHummer-
You are both right. Our flight attendant class just got trained on the inflight entertainment system and options about a week ago (we graduate this Monday on the 28th! Yay!!!).
The map channel has been tweaked so that it is now free, although it is now mixed in with advertisements. DirecTV is $5.00 for 24 live channels, and we also offer what we call TripFlix. TripFlix consists of two additional channels that air first run movies (movies just released from the big screen) which run on channels 27 and 28 (IIRC). We are currently airing The Lion King II and Taxi. It's $5.00 to view either. DirecTV is separate. However, the movies can only be viewed on flights that are long enough to accommodate them. This is determined by the city pairs the flight deck crews enter into their computer system, and the system knows whether the movies can be viewed in entirety on that particular leg.
F9Animal- How are things up in SEA