Pe@rson
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KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sat May 21, 2005 10:22 pm

How is KL's IFE on its M11 machines? I will be flying AMS-CAI-AMS in June - OK, only about 4 hours each way, but hey - and am wondering about the entertainment.
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sat May 21, 2005 10:26 pm

No PTVs on the MD-11. But hey, who cares about PTVs when flying on an MD-11. Your flight is pretty short, so all you have to do is hoping for a light passenger load and the take-off will be       
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Pe@rson
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sat May 21, 2005 10:27 pm

No PTVs? I'm quite surprised. Thanks anyway.
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sun May 22, 2005 12:21 am

Pearson,

Personal IFE in Business Class
(Roof)Monitors in Economy/Tourist Class; I wonder if they will show movies as the flight is rather short.
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sun May 22, 2005 1:48 am

But often the monitors in economy aren't working.... took a very long flight from AMS-SFO and back a year ago in a KL MD11 with no entertainment for the whole flight. Fortunately, I generally read anyway, but there were lots of angry passengers around me....
 
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sun May 22, 2005 3:26 pm

J-bird, "often" not working... I'm sure that was an accident!  Big grin

But Pe@rson, as I stated before.... You picked the wrong day!!! KLM serves CAI daily, 5 times a week our MD11 and 2 days the mighty 777.
 
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sun May 22, 2005 8:22 pm

There was talk here on this forum a while ago about KL planning to upgrade their MD11 and 744 cabins to the 777-style, with PTV etc. Haven't heared anything about that lately. Is it still happening and what's the timetable for it?

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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sun May 22, 2005 8:25 pm

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No PTVs? I'm quite surprised. Thanks anyway


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There was talk here on this forum a while ago about KL planning to upgrade their MD11 and 744 cabins to the 777-style, with PTV etc. Haven't heared anything about that lately. Is it still happening and what's the timetable for it?

No, the MD-11 currently do not have PTV's. The only aircraft in KLM's fleet that has is the 777 and from August the A330.
KLM will install LCD overhead screens (no PTV's) on the MD-11 to replace the current monitors.

Between 2006 and 2008 KLM will retrofit the 747-400 fleet with the MAS-3000 system like the ones on the 777's and also install the 777 WBC seats on its 747-400 fleet.
Furthermore there will be a new design for carpets, seatcovering, curtains and wallpaper on the 744/MD-11/737.
The 767 will not get any treatment as they will be phased out and replaced with the A332 aircraft.

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But often the monitors in economy aren't working....



Often??? That is so not true J-Bird. KLM serves AUA with the MD-11 almost on a daily basis and I flew that aircraft more than any other aircraft in the KLM fleet and very seldom does the problem occur that the monitors are not working...it happens, but very seldom. If it is a problem we are aware of prior to departure, we get someone from Technical Services to take a look at it.

I do remember oce that when we got back the PH-KCI "Mother Teresa" from a lease to VASP the PTV's in WBC and the monitors were not working. We had to give each passenger an apology letter explaining the situation and extending our sincere apologies in 4 languages and the Service Manager required us to make an announcement at the gate and in the lounge at the time.
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...the mighty 777

I have sampled every aircraft in KLM's fleet except for that one.... sigh.

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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Sun May 22, 2005 11:57 pm

. KLM serves AUA with the MD-11 almost on a daily basis and I flew that aircraft more than any other aircraft in the KLM fleet and very seldom does the problem occur that the monitors are not working...it happens

i also flew that route many times (to many lol) and never had any problems...
 
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Mon May 23, 2005 2:31 am

GlobeTrekker,
what is the MAS-3000 System??? Is it PTV´s?
MD-11 is a truly great plane.
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RE: KL's IFE On M11 Aircraft

Mon May 23, 2005 5:14 am

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GlobeTrekker,
what is the MAS-3000 System??? Is it PTV´s?
MD-11 is a truly great plane.

Hi Adam!

The Matsushita MAS-3000 is an Audio & Video On Demand (AVOD) IFE system like they have on their 777-200ER's and if I am not mistaking NW has them on their A330's. Matsushita/Panasonic is the company that makes the system for airlines.

Matsushita MAS-3000

And yes I definitely agree with you about the MD-11!

Cheers!

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