Daleaholic
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Virgin America IFE

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:11 am

Was just browsing a gadget site and stumbled upon this video. It's pretty interesting! Looks like one hell of an IFE system!

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RE: Virgin America IFE

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:13 am

It'll be great on the ground as I'm not sure that Virgin America is ever going to get off the ground!
 
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:54 am

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 1):
It'll be great on the ground as I'm not sure that Virgin America is ever going to get off the ground!

Quite true, but this could be something other airlines would look at putting into their aircraft could it not!?!?  Smile
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2):
Quite true, but this could be something other airlines would look at putting into their aircraft could it not!?!?

Why?..........most passengers are looking for the cheapest fare are they not (Southwest springs to mind)...not who has the most Carlos Fandango IFE system on board!
 
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:19 am

It uses Dish Network (Echostar) and their new Dish Mobile service, similar to DirecTV, in that it doesn't require a satellite dish, but instead can use a flat antenna and works while moving.
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:40 am

I like the electronic food menu. My sister would really like to watch Finding Nemo.  Smile
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:50 am

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 3):
Why?..........most passengers are looking for the cheapest fare are they not (Southwest springs to mind)...not who has the most Carlos Fandango IFE system on board!

I'm not making any point about fare prices... I was merely pointing out that if Virgin America didn't manage to take off... what the video shows could be a possible system for other airlines to adopt in the future, something which could enhance the passenger experience.
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:54 am

That sure looks like an amazing system. I wonder how well the touchscreens will work after a few years of service though.
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:21 am

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 1):
It'll be great on the ground as I'm not sure that Virgin America is ever going to get off the ground!

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I've always questioned the logic of starting a new airline, even as much of a fan as I am of the Virgin brand. With WN's re-entering the SFO market, I fear it may never happen, but I guess thats in about 15 other threads already. Yes, the IFE is nice.
 
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:47 pm

This week's DIGGnation was taped on board one of Virgin America's A320s (on the ground on at SFO). They also show some stuff about the airliner off at the beginning of the episode (IFE, mood lights).

http://revision3.com/diggnation/2007-02-08

There is also a contest to be on a flight from JFK to SFO and they're going to be taping a live episode of diggnation on the flight.

[Edited 2007-02-11 08:50:21]
 
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RE: Virgin America IFE

Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:13 pm

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 3):
Why?..........most passengers are looking for the cheapest fare are they not (Southwest springs to mind)...not who has the most Carlos Fandango IFE system on board!

Yes, but other people are also looking for an enjoyable time on a long flight... it's not always about trying to save a little money.