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Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:14 pm

.... and I liked it!
Flew LH483 EWR-FRA on 10/04

Crew came up while I was waiting for boarding, glanced outside the window and sighed "Kilo Delta ... with PTV  Sad "
Large screen, many movies to choose from, several TV programs (comedy, reports, ....) plenty of Music, inflight map ... a whole new LH experience!

I had the touchscreen one (A346 is supposed to be the one with remote control) and the FAs actually preferred the touchscreen version .. so do I: No hassle with cables and bulky remotes, cleaning the screens is a single second wipe, whereas removing stains from all the greasy remotes can cost hours.

good step LH  Smile

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PavlovsDog
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:28 pm

touch screens have their disadvantages. Put a kid in front of one and they'll bug the person in front of them the whole flight by pushing on the seat.
 
meta
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:27 pm

On what planes do LH have PTV's so far??
I know A333, A346
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:52 pm

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 1):
touch screens have their disadvantages. Put a kid in front of one and they'll bug the person in front of them the whole flight by pushing on the seat.

And stupid people to exert odd amounts of pressure on touch-screens. Remotes are hard(er) to break.
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:47 pm

WOW its like a dream come true !!!!  Smile
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:14 am

Quoting Meta (Reply 2):
On what planes do LH have PTV's so far??
I know A333, A346

Just one A333 and one A346 right now. They're both test aircraft, each with a different IFE system. Once the system is chosen, installation will begin in November and should be completed on the A333s, A343s (I think), and A346s by April. Also, the 9 new aircraft coming from Airbus will have them already installed.
 
Ryanair!!!
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:16 am

About 10 years too late... but better late than never, I guess...

I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.
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SAOAP
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:57 pm

Quoting Meta (Reply 2):

333 >> D-AIKD with touch screen
346 >> D-AIHE with remote control

Cheers!

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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:39 pm

Quoting SAOAP (Reply 7):
333 >> D-AIKD with touch screen
346 >> D-AIHE with remote control

Is there any news about which one seems the better system and which one they will go for in the future? Cheers!
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:47 pm

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
Crew came up while I was waiting for boarding, glanced outside the window and sighed "Kilo Delta ... with PTV   "

Why would the crew dislike the plane for having PTVs?
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:13 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.

Looking at the results of LH in the past, I think they did pretty well without putting PTV in economy class. Besides I personally prefer having no PTV and no "entertainment system" box limiting my legroom....so from my personal point of view they could have waited another 10 years  Wink
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:29 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):

Why would the crew dislike the plane for having PTVs?

maybe they are having some teething problems . If so I imagine that the crews have found out pretty quickly that the only thing which makes pax grumpier than no PTV is having a PTV in front of them which doesn't work while all the other pax are enjoying theirs .
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:52 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 5):
Also, the 9 new aircraft coming from Airbus will have them already installed.

Should be 12: 7 A346 and 5 A333.
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:48 am

I may beg to ask concerning the box's location. To me that box cutting off more than half my legroom is the thing that would kill any IFE for me, no matter how advanced it is.
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.

They installed an IFE system a couple of years back in a few aircraft, but from the beginning it was plagued with technical problems and never worked properly. After some time, LH's management had enough and decided to remove it, and have sticked to a no-IFE policy since. This is a new try, and i hope it works out for them.
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:48 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
I wonder what took LH (such a premium carrier) that long to decide on the PTVs? All this while, they were competing directly with the likes of SQ/CX et all.

This horse has been beaten to death but basically it boild down to the fact that for LH's customer base, IFE is not a deciding factor when people buy and airplane ticket (except for some a.netters), and their financial results over the last 10 years proves that. I have to agree with them. Over the last 10 years, 9 out of 10 times I chose LH.
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:57 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 5):
Once the system is chosen, installation will begin in November and should be completed on the A333s, A343s (I think), and A346s by April. Also, the 9 new aircraft coming from Airbus will have them already installed.

What about the 747-400's?
 
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RE: Just Flew New LH A333 With PTV

Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:37 pm

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
.... and I liked it!

Great.
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