I've used the 752 AVOD and it was pretty good, though the screens are small for a J product. And the widescreen display is silly when they still don't offer widescreen movies or tv shows.
I also wish they would keep the "radio stations" rather than move to an all "CD" style system, mainly because they don't have a lot of music options, they only have a few CDs, mostly new, and most new CDs are 1 song and 9 filler anyway, so you are stuck with a lot of crap.
I think the music channels on airlines have been well programmed over the years. AA
, PA, QF
all had good stations in the past, where I heard stuff I never heard before and the order was chosen by someone with a sense of structure, and I'm sad to see those disappear for on demand access to mostly crap.
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This is great news, I would love it if they were to also expand the offering to their 757-300s and 737-700-800-900-900ERs.
Well, I assume the entire 752 Y section will be upgraded, not just with AVOD but with improved seat cushions and new armrests.
The reason they are doing this is obvious. While domestically, AVOD or PTV systems have not become standard and don't seem to be a "make or break" service for customers who are buying on price, internationally, customers really do demand personal video in all classes.
is finally doing the same, and CO
wants their whole fleet to be consistent. PTV at minimum, with AVOD on new planes and retrofitted on newer planes. That means the 752 first, since it lacks either. And 777s will be updated to AVOD as they go in for service. 787s will obviously come with the newest system. And one would assume the 764ER will get AVOD eventually, though the 762ER may be left out if they really are committed to getting rid of them.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.