awschucksflyer
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AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:49 am

Hello,

Just a quick question to all in the know. I am flying from YOW to YYC in September which will be aboard an 320. On the Air Canada website, it states that some of the 320's have the XM project installed already. SO my question is, what are the chances that the 320 that I fly on will have XM? I REEEEEALLY want to have my own PTV!  Smile

Thanks!!
 
FLYACYYZ
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:59 am

Way to soon to tell. Until all are converted, it's simply luck of the draw.

Good Luck!
Above and Beyond
 
Boeing744
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:21 am

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 1):
Way to soon to tell. Until all are converted, it's simply luck of the draw.

From what I have heard, all or almost all A320s have been converted.

I was lucky to get on the 2nd plane converted (when there were just 2 done) YVR-YOW, and it was great. Have fun if you fly it!
 
awschucksflyer
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:43 am

THANKS!!

fingers are crossed!!
 
Boeing744
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:52 am

http://www.contrailsphotography.com/acxm1.html

Very useful site. Should be pretty safe that you will get on one, as long as your flight isn't upgraded to an A321.
 
Acey
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:02 am

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 4):
as long as your flight isn't upgraded to an A321.

Or downgraded to a 319.  Smile
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
awschucksflyer
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:54 am

oh well, thanks for the info and we'll see what happens...it will be a pleasure just to fly again!!
 
pnwtraveler
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:12 pm

Also be aware that all features on the system may not be working yet. I flew on two 320's from YYZ to YOW and back. One had the music channels working and one didn't. The movies etc. weren't working but Air Canada's video was.
 
scrubbsywg
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:36 pm

i've been both amazed and disappointed with the XM system. I had one flying winnipeg to toronto once and it was fantastic, good selection of movies, shows, etc. Then i have had other times where the lack of movies to choose from was disappointing. Only one choice for the 'hollywood' section was not really that much choice, and even more disappointing considering the hollywood section is probably the most popular. Also, the same tv shows all the time. How many times can i watch the pilot episode of the new adventures of old christine?

Does the programming available on the system change with the route/aircraft/duration?
 
drgmobile
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:56 pm


Very useful site. Should be pretty safe that you will get on one, as long as your flight isn't upgraded to an A321.


"Upgraded"? Let's see, none of the A321s have the new interiors yet so going from an A320 to an A321 would hardly be an upgrade. Upgauged, perhaps.
 
LXA340
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:10 pm

When is AC planning to start the upgrade on the A321s?
 
yow
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RE: AC Yow To Yyc XM?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:28 pm

Quoting Drgmobile (Reply 9):
"Upgraded"? Let's see, none of the A321s have the new interiors yet so going from an A320 to an A321 would hardly be an upgrade. Upgauged, perhaps.

YOW-YYC doesn't get upgauged to an A321 very often; maybe once a month, so chances are you won't have to worry about a 321.