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Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:38 am

Here is a video of Delta's new inflight entertainment system. I like how they went with Jetblues DirectTV competitor, Dish Network for their live inflight tv. So I wonder, who is doing the live tv retro-fits and will DL's planes now have that Jetblue like hump on the top of the fuselage?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnRrVO3zDVU
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:45 am

Pretty cool, it looks similar to what Virgin America will use as an IFE, if not the same?
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:52 am

My only concern with the new Delta Long Haul Product is consistancy, will there be enough aircrafts so if one goes machinical, they will still have a aircraft with the entertainment system available.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:06 pm

Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 2):
My only concern with the new Delta Long Haul Product is consistancy, will there be enough aircrafts so if one goes machinical, they will still have a aircraft with the entertainment system available.

I imagine not for a long while. I guess I will miss out on this on my upcoming 757 ride from ATL-DFW.
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:35 pm

This IFE system was very stable and fast on my last flight with DL. I can't wait for it to hit the 738, and AVOD on the 763 at some point.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:45 pm

I've used the new system between ATL and SLC before, and all I can say is that it truly is the best IFE I've ever had the privilege of using. The new DL long-haul product really hits the nail on the head in terms of making people happy. Another nice thing is, you can check to see if your flight truly will have it the day before or day of on delta.com by checking the flight status and then clicking the flight details link, and it will list the TV's as one of the amenities.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:11 pm

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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:18 pm

The only bad thing about it will be is if they dont keep up with the maintenance on it or cleanliness of it. Last flight I had on DL was up front in first and the tv screens were horribly dirty and it looked like it belonged in a 5 year old's room. They can have the best IFE in the world and if it dont work or it the screen if full of finger grease or food stains on it...they accomplish nothing in my book.
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:06 pm

Never knew you had to pay for the IFE. I saw on the video a person inserting her credit card

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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:11 pm

One thing I don't quite understand is why they use the new interior 757's on ATL-PHX but not ATL-TUS. Neither flight is over 4 hours and are actually about the same. There are also meals in F on the ATL-PHX and vice versa flights, but that is understandable beause DL doesn't have to have a flight kitchen in TUS.

A small question. On Delta.com, does 767-200 under aircraft type equal 767-400ER with the new interior? Thanks.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:39 pm

I've heard through semi-reliable sources that it costs about $2 million dollars per 757 to install... roughly $11,600 per seat! Wonder if DL is able to charge a few extra bucks to pay that off??
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:14 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
Never knew you had to pay for the IFE. I saw on the video a person inserting her credit card

I believe you only have to pay for the live TV. The other features of the IFE are free.
JetBlue charges $5 for channels 38-40 (FOX InFlight)
Channels 1-37 are free. I think Delta will have a smiliar IFE system.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:37 pm

Looks just like Song....minus the horride multi colored seats!
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:50 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
Never knew you had to pay for the IFE. I saw on the video a person inserting her credit card



Quoting 777KLM (Reply 12):
I believe you only have to pay for the live TV. The other features of the IFE are free.

No, you pay only for pay-per-view movies. The rest of the system, including Live-TV is free.

I have been on a few flights, where they have had to re-boot the system. The same has occured with some other airlines with their IFE. Hopefully the system reliability will improve.
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:55 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 10):
One thing I don't quite understand is why they use the new interior 757's on ATL-PHX but not ATL-TUS. Neither flight is over 4 hours and are actually about the same. There are also meals in F on the ATL-PHX and vice versa flights, but that is understandable beause DL doesn't have to have a flight kitchen in TUS.

DL competes with both US and FL on the ATL-PHX route but, is the only airline on the ATL-TUS route hence the better product on ATL-PHX.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:16 pm

I am flying on a 763 from ATL-LAX at the end of May. Any chance I will have the new AVOD on these flights?
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:33 pm

LOL, the best product in the sky she says...
Available on all flights over 4 hrs she says....

At AC we wii have AVOD on all aircraft 74seats and higher (yes that means on the CRJ705 and the EMB175(they're already equipped, others are being retrofitted as we speak) and it's FREE. The only flight we don't turn it on is YYZ-YOW (due to the very short flight time)...

Best product my arse DL....

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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:41 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 10):
A small question. On Delta.com, does 767-200

767-200s are no longer flying w/ DL. The 762 that people keep seeing in the DL schedule are the ex-Gulf Air 767-300ER, if I'm not mistaken. It bugs me too when DL shows a 762 in their SKD when there's no such airplane, anymore.

Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 2):
My only concern with the new Delta Long Haul Product is consistancy, will there be enough aircrafts so if one goes machinical, they will still have a aircraft with the entertainment system available.

I'd imagine not. Planes break and lets just say that airlines can't please everybody all at once. A working 757 without IFE is better than being stranded with no other options, period.

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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:20 am

It's the same IFE systems they equipped on their Song 757s. Nothing special
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:29 am

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 7):
Welcome to the 21st century Delta

So since you consider DL part of the 21st century now, let's discuss who hasn't made it yet.

Having said that, DL's product is great. I've never used Air Canada's, but I love the live TV, and I love building music play lists and being able to play games with others on the plane. It's always fun when the first class passengers whoop the people in coach on trivia. (usually there's some guy in 37F that knows EVERYTHING...lol)

Anyway, I get to use the new IFE alot from SLC-ATL, SLC-JFK, SLC-EWR and SLC-BOS and it's really great. Plus because of scheduling, this product ends up on many flights less than 4 hrs. I've had it on SLC-SMF, SLC-LAX, SLC-SEA, ATL-PBI, ATL-JAX, etc, etc. So while people laugh that it's only on flights over 4 hours, it really is on many, many more flights, it will just be guaranteed to be on the 4+ hour flights by next year. The 738s are going into the shop now. I think it will be a while before the 763 domestic gets the IFE, because they need all new seats.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:10 am

I really enjoyed using it recently on my PDX-ATL, and ATL-PDX runs. It's very easy to use, and has a TON of options for each pax. I really liked being able to pause movies if I needed to use the lav, or just wanted to get up and stretch my legs a little.

Delta made a nice decision when they went with this system!!
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:26 am

Quoting Fanoftristars (Reply 20):
So since you consider DL part of the 21st century now, let's discuss who hasn't made it yet

Lufthansa. A disgrace they have no IFE in Y being the size and global reach of them.
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:35 am

Used it flying back from LAS last month. It's great. Easy to use and reliable.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:27 am

It is a shame that the int. flights don't have it. I have a JFK-IST coming up, and I have to sit for 10 hours not having IFE, or maybe???
When I go to flight details on delta.com, DL72 says:
With Live TV, On Demand Music & Games

Must be a mistake, right?
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:30 am

Quoting FFlyer (Reply 14):
No, you pay only for pay-per-view movies. The rest of the system, including Live-TV is free.

Actually, some of the games cost money, too.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:57 am

yeah, I think all of the games except for trivia are $5. TV/Music/Radio are free.

PS: To whoever called this IFE "nothing special" - which airlines have something similar on a domestic product? Certainly no other carriers in the US.. B6 only has LiveTV and XM.

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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:57 am

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 25):
Actually, some of the games cost money, too.

But it's all free in first class
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:19 am

Quoting Crj 900 (Reply 17):
LOL, the best product in the sky she says...
Available on all flights over 4 hrs she says....

At AC we wii have AVOD on all aircraft 74seats and higher (yes that means on the CRJ705 and the EMB175(they're already equipped, others are being retrofitted as we speak) and it's FREE. The only flight we don't turn it on is YYZ-YOW (due to the very short flight time)...

...How the hell can you get so offended by a video? That's pretty sad dude... Delta's IFE is "FREE" too.
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:55 am

I don't think he got offended, was merely pointing out that AC has a better system on more aircraft serving more destinations than DL, yet DL was trying to "toot their own horn" as my mother would say. As has been said before, though, this is the best IFE offered by any US carrier.

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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:41 am

Quoting GlobalATL (Reply 18):
I'd imagine not. Planes break and lets just say that airlines can't please everybody all at once. A working 757 without IFE is better than being stranded with no other options, period.

Calm down, I was just asking a question, sure if the plane went mechanical and there was no 757 w/IFE available, then of course I'd rather take one without rather than have my flight canceled. However Delta should do their best to find one with. And also you have to remember than not only is it IFE, its also extra legroom
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:25 am

Evan767 I'm not offended at all. I'm having a good laugh at the DELTA lady saying that they offer the best IFE in North America...which simply is false. We don't charge for any portion of our AVOD system period, looks like Delta's system is equipped to do so and they probably do. As for the best IFE product in the USA, the system that Virgin America has installed looks better than DL's , with a full QWERTY keyboard to boot. So my vote goes to Virgin before Delta.
 
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RE: Video Of DL's New IFE System

Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:44 am

Quoting CRJ 900 (Reply 30):

This is actually a quite subjective topic. I have flown with both DL and AC and think that both have wonderful IFE systems, but I would prefer DL's over ACs for many reasons. However, I have friends who prefer ACs. Also, as for Virgin's, Virgin hadn't been approved to fly at the time the video was released, so it was irrelevant.
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