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The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:45 pm

As the title says, which airline do you beleive has the Best In-flight Entertainment Systems. I know that Virgin's V:PORT is highly regarded, but which airline has your favorite?
 
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:47 pm

SIA A340-500 Krisworld on Matsushita 3000i series is IMHO one of the best around.
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:09 pm

You got the answer already: Virgin V:PORT -- best I have seen. Krisworld is ok, but not as good. Emirates' IFE is descent but not great. In the US, B6 is great as you get live broadcast.

My $0.02.

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:46 pm

the window!
i will never understand why people waste time watching movies when flying.
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:33 pm

Hmmm...

SQ's Krisworld is a great IFE system, when working  Big grin
EK's Emirates ICE System is also ok  Smile
And, CX's StudioCX is fantastic!!


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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:12 pm

Zak, you're 100% right !  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:15 pm

the window!
i will never understand why people waste time watching movies when flying.


I'm from the videogame generation. My attention span is short. Big grin

The window is fun, but after a couple of hours it gets old. A good book or good IFE (airline provided or my laptop with a couple of movies) is the only way to fly.
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:46 pm

Just flew today EWR-AMS on a 777-200ER of CO and have to say that I was very impressed by CO's IFE!

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:53 am

It's got to be some sort of AVOD system. I hate trying to time the start of movies or programs.

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:56 am

I heard an airline will include a pilot's view camera during take off and landing that's connected to the passenger's IFE. Does anyone know if that's true and what airline.

What would be cool if they have a channel dedicated to live ATC broadcast like UA does on their flights.
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:02 am

i am very sorry to ask, but what is an AVOD system? i never heard of this...
i also have the idea that many flights within europe (in economy) don't offer IFE, or am i wrong here?
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:04 am



Nyc777, i think it is on Air France flights, at least i had some copies of these videos once. as far as i know on their 340s
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:05 am

It's real exciting looking at the Atlantic ocean in the middle of the night... Stars are cool and such but after about ten minutes it's sure boring.
 
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:07 am

AVOD = Audio / Video On Demand.

Newest in inflight entertainment systems. You can select start movies, games, radioprogrammes, etc on your own time. These systems are great. Flew with them on KLM's 777's and NW's A330. With both airlines really pleasant systems. KLM topped off with 70-80 different movies to choose from.

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Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:07 am

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:08 am

All Video On Demand .
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:16 am

I've never experienced EK IFE but IMO Singapore Airlines has the best IFE!

The worst is offered by Ryanair  Big thumbs up

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:18 am

Northwests domestic IFE tops out with the WINDOW SEAT LOL

But real IFE, has to be Northwest AVOD on the A330 and select 744's in WBC, A330 is AVOD throughout the aircraft.
 
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:08 am

Just to add to Burnise28s post... all the 744s will be equipped with the new Worldbusiness class lie flat seats and the new AVOD by years end. Eventually I would presume to Y class cabins will be retrofitted.


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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:18 am

I hear that EK's new ICE system on A345 is great! not tried it yet, but off to MEL in November with EK so can't wait to have a go! and Yes I'm on the direct DXB-MEL! not via SIN!
 
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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:45 am

From what I have experienced, CO has the best IFE system. That 10 hour EWR-HNL flight really goes by fast with the system.

How is USAirways A330 Sony P@ssport sytem? I've heard that is supposed to be good. I believe it is also on demand.

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:57 am

United's Channel 9!!!!

Nothing better then that!

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:26 am

Kjet- My vote goes to US Airways' P@ssport system! That is as incredible as they say it is...it's all on demand & there's plenty of stuff to choose from consisting of movies, TV, music, etc. Definitely the best of the IFEs I've dealt with over the years.

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RE: The Best In-flight Entertainment Systems

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:21 am

StudioCX is my vote. AVOD version.

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