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Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:52 pm

I am gonna be flying in a 767 400 from MCO to ATL. Do the tvs on the plane work like jetblues tvs? What is the best seat on the plane? I am very excited my first time in a 767 400.
 
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:55 pm

Check out www.seatguru.com. Depending on what ship you get, you may or may not have in-flight entertainment - that is to say if you get an internationally-configured aircraft doing an MCO turn you'll be set. Otherwise, the remaining 767-400s have not yet received PTVs but will in the future.

Delta uses Dish Network for their satellite TV service, whereas jetBlue uses DirecTV.

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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:06 pm

Quoting Adman737 (Thread starter):
What is the best seat on the plane? I am very excited my first time in a 767 400.

It's a nice bird! And to answer your question...I have found the best seat in coach is right at the exit door just aft of the wing....tons of legroom! Im thinking row 41 but I may be wrong...check seat guru. But you can't go wrong with that seat. Enjoy!
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:07 pm

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 1):
Check out www.seatguru.com. Depending on what ship you get, you may or may not have in-flight entertainment - that is to say if you get an internationally-configured aircraft doing an MCO turn you'll be set. Otherwise, the remaining 767-400s have not yet received PTVs but will in the future.

Do the internationally-configured aircraft have satellite tv on them? I have a friend who just flew on a DL 764 to Europe and he did not mention anything about live television, although he did say the IFE was top shelf.
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:15 pm

Quoting Richierich (Reply 3):
Do the internationally-configured aircraft have satellite tv on them? I have a friend who just flew on a DL 764 to Europe and he did not mention anything about live television, although he did say the IFE was top shelf.

No, they don't have live satellite TV, as getting a satellite signal over the ocean would be impossible. However, unlike on the Transcon aircraft, there is no fee for watching the AVOD movies.
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:34 pm

11 FG are crew rest seats. Snag those. Huge legroom, footrests, and a little more recline I think.
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:36 pm

Quoting Adman737 (Thread starter):
I am gonna be flying in a 767 400 from MCO to ATL. Do the tvs on the plane work like jetblues tvs?

The easiest way to tell if your 764 has the AVOD PTVs is by the seat map. If the Economy cabin starts with row 15, then it will; otherwise, if it starts with row 10, it will be a domestic 764 with no PTVs in the back.

Quoting Richierich (Reply 3):
I have a friend who just flew on a DL 764 to Europe and he did not mention anything about live television, although he did say the IFE was top shelf.

On those flights, the "TV" option includes episodes of various TV comedies and dramas. Also, there is HBO with episodes of various HBO Original shows like "Rome", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Entourage", "Sex And The City", etc.
 
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:32 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
getting a satellite signal over the ocean would be impossible.

You wanna explain that one for me? I mean, I know most TV satellites are in geosynchronous orbits, but it's not like they're afraid of water!
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:43 pm

Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 2):

TinPusher is right on this one - 30A/B/F/G are great on the 767-400! I was in 30G outbound and 30A return this past week ATL-LGW-ATL on an international configured 767-400. There is no lavatory on the F/G side, which was nice as fewer people stood around waiting in line. Happy flying!  Smile
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:03 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 7):
You wanna explain that one for me? I mean, I know most TV satellites are in geosynchronous orbits, but it's not like they're afraid of water!

While a geosynchronous satellite can theoretically cover about 40% of the earth’s surface, in practice broadcast satellites have a much smaller footprint. In short, in that application everyone builds antennas focused to deliver power to the area they're serving. So antennas broadcasting to North America tend to have a "spot" about 4K miles wide.

Broadcast power is one of the main drivers of satellite cost and size, so wasting very expensive watts on empty ocean or continents where you're not selling service is rather frowned upon. Then too, attenuation at the edges of the "40%" spot is significant due to the increased amount of atmosphere the signal has to pass though (think of the Sun at mid day vs. just before sunset), which means you need more power at the edges.

Satellites that are intended to cover the maximum possible area (like the GPS sats), obviously focus their beams differently (although they're still directional - why waste the power beaming signals into space).

So you can't receive most media broadcast satellite signals in mid ocean, simply because the signal isn’t being sent there.
 
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:31 am

I got one with no inflight entertainment and no window. Just a plastic wall. talk about board. All i could see is the
little board showing where the plane is,a few rows up on the wall. but that was the first 400 out of lga so maybe things werent kosher then.
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:30 pm

Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 2):
have found the best seat in coach is right at the exit door just aft of the wing....tons of legroom! Im thinking row 41 but I may be wrong

Row 30, sat there a few times myself  Smile Great seats.

To the poster, what's your flight number from MCO-ATL? Flt 28 by chance?
 
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:50 pm

Quoting Rwessel (Reply 9):
So you can't receive most media broadcast satellite signals in mid ocean, simply because the signal isn’t being sent there.

Interesting! And I guess it's just not economical to shoot a new satellite up there just for a few airliners, especially if nobody's paying for the service.
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RE: Delta 767-400 Question

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:07 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 12):
And I guess it's just not economical to shoot a new satellite up there just for a few airliners, especially if nobody's paying for the service.

Well, definitely not if nobody's paying for the service!  Wink

If someone wanted to they could certainly get mobile satellite data service anywhere on the planet, and then run video over that. Unfortunately that's still a point-to-point connection, and very expensive at video bitrates. And the relatively less expensive services in that genre require fairly large movable antennas, which may be impractical for most airliners.

BGAN, for example, offers about 500kbs downlink speeds, and you can move data for a mere $5-$10 per megabyte, so it would cost north of $2K to receive a two hour movie, assuming you could encode it acceptably in 500kbps. Most BGAN terminals are not suited for mobile operations (you have to set them up and get them properly pointed at a sat), and while terminals on gimbaled autoseeking platforms have been built, I don’t know if any are commercially available. Nor does BGAN support a “cell” function, so you’d have to deal with moving between satellite coverage areas at the application layer.