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PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Tue Jun 13, 2000 3:52 am

Hi all!
I was wondering, when an airplane has PTVs [like 777s and Jet Blue's A320s] do you have to pay an entertainment fee or is it included in your ticket price? Also, if you dont pay the fee, is it left off. How do you turn it on?

Sorry about all these questions!

Simon H.

RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Tue Jun 13, 2000 3:56 am

On most international flights, headphones for use with the PTV are free. On US domestic flights, you may be asked to pay for the headphone, but the PTV itself is left on; you usually turn it on with a button either on the armrest or next to the screen. JetBlue I think is an exception -- I'm not certain but I think you must pay by swiping a credit card before it will turn on.
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RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Tue Jun 13, 2000 11:13 am

I believe JetBlue wants a $5 fee for use of the headphones.
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Tue Jun 13, 2000 11:37 am

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RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Tue Jun 13, 2000 7:07 pm

There is a slot in which you insert a dime per movie  

silly joke...everything is free except some US airliners
stated in the previous posts. In the other parts of the
world it's entirely free and especially on very good
Asian companies (the best inflight services !! except
obviously Air Koryo, Merpati, and so on...).

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RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Wed Jun 14, 2000 1:03 am

Passengers in Sabena and Swissair longhaul economy and selected shorthaul flights have 10 free movies and 15 more movies available for pay on their PTV's. First and Business Class passengers have a choice of 40 films.



Wed Jun 14, 2000 1:09 am

JetBlue's passengers are required to swipe a credit card in the seatback in front of them to use that airline's PTVs.
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RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Wed Jun 14, 2000 1:13 am

Do Sabena and Swissair passengers have to swipe their credit cards like JetBlue passengers do to watch the pay shows on their PTV?

How much does JetBlue charge to watch the shows on its PTVs?
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RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Wed Jun 14, 2000 8:35 am

why do you have to pay for the headphones on domestic flights?????

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Paying For The Headphones

Wed Jun 14, 2000 10:51 am

OK, I know why. You wouldn't have to pay for the headphones IF we had more HONEST people around. I believe that you never used to have to pay for them, maybe sometime in the '70s or '80s. But when the headphones began to conveniently disappear, the airlines found themselved losing money on replacing STOLEN headphones. The result? You pay for the headphones, so the just in case you decide to "borrow" them, you've already paid for them!
I think it's pure genuis on part of the airlines, but it's not fair to honest peaople. Oh well, thank the clepto next to you!! LOL.  

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RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Wed Jun 14, 2000 10:59 am

From my experience on SR (just recently), Virgin and Aer Lingus long haul you get them free and you can keep them. The only problem is that they are of such crap quality that I or hardly anyone else would bother keeping them!

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RE: PTVs, Do You Have To Pay?

Wed Jun 14, 2000 12:20 pm

Onboard AC, They are for free but they are collected before landing. On CP, they are for free also but the F/As do not collect them.

I don't know why but recently the F/A's on CP are extremely generous! They give you almost half a dozen of peanuts and the entire can of pop! Sheesh!