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WN Considers TVs And Internet

Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:10 am

http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news/..._0_SP_PAGE_023-N19308326-OISBI.XML

The above-mentioned article says that WN is considering putting TVs and Internet on its planes. Now that would be interesting. Would they charge for such a service? Or would it be like B6?
 
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RE: WN Considers TVs And Internet

Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:32 am

Given that the article says:

"Kelly added that Southwest was looking at putting televisions and wireless entertainment systems on board its planes, and would soon announce other initiatives to raise revenues, but gave no further details."

...I'd assume that there would be a charge involved...
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RE: WN Considers TVs And Internet

Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:45 am

Well, Boeings internet service failed, maybe southwest can turn it into a success? TVs would be more profitable i think. Besides, how many people want to connect if southwest's planes arent even equipped with power outlets. This seems interesting, both premiere American low cost airlines going at each other. Time will tell to see if this is an investment worthwile for WN.
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BigAppleCoder
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RE: WN Considers TVs And Internet

Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
Given that the article says:

"Kelly added that Southwest was looking at putting televisions and wireless entertainment systems on board its planes, and would soon announce other initiatives to raise revenues, but gave no further details."

...I'd assume that there would be a charge involved...

Undoubtedly as ala carte' pricing seems to be an upcoming trend with the airlines.

I assume this would mean restrictions on equipment dispatching as it's probably not cost effective to deploy equipment with this capability on short routes vs. long ones. It's a fine line Kelly walks here.
 
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RE: WN Considers TVs And Internet

Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:09 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
"Kelly added that Southwest was looking at putting televisions and wireless entertainment systems on board its planes, and would soon announce other initiatives to raise revenues, but gave no further details."

...I'd assume that there would be a charge involved...

Oh yeah, same here. Didn't they also look at possiby adding meal service on their longer flights like PHL-LAS, PHX, LAX, et al?

Perhaps if they were to do this, maybe they could tack on another 5 bucks to the airfare for such service. I think it's a great idea...  Smile
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