danielcarlos
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Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:45 pm

Many airlines specially in asia claims to have had the title, "Best Inflight Entertainment", or simply "The Low Fare Airline". Well the fact is, if you get on a low fare, you'll never get the best inflight entertainment, of course when you pay enough, you'll be treated enough as well. But as a passenger, which could benefit you on your journey, "Low fare or Good Entertainment?" This is not to trigger a debate.
 
SWAFA30
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:55 pm

jetBlue and their LiveTV seem to be well on their way settling the debate once and for all. Apparently, you can have both.
 
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:59 pm

up to 36 channels of live DIRECTV, 2 first run pay-per-view movies, and coming soon up to 100 channels of XM satellite radio ....

all that AND low fares and constant sales ... so why have one or the other when you can have both on JetBlue?
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smcmac32msn
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:01 pm

I'll take the low fares and a window seat. Thats all the IFE I need.
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:05 pm

So true. I myself am not big on the PTV or IFE. I like to read and most of all a nice meal. There is just something about eating a meal on a airplane, one of life's pleasures. Whether you have to pay extra or not.
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:11 pm

Nikv69 - Couldn't agree with ya more. Only 4 times I've gotten meals on planes were on YX MKE-MCO & TPA-MKE... and AS ORD-SEA & SEA-ORD. Wish I could get it on every flight.
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:14 pm

If you wanted, you could go NW style:

High fares and no IFE.

MSP and DTW pax....i feel for you....
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:59 pm

Oh Please Ejmmsu,

Come up with somthing new and factual! We all know your not telling the truth again!

Lets see high fairs-

In the NWA website this eve DTW-LAX advance purchase $196.40 ROUND TRIP.

DTW-PHX $199.22

On WN website this eve same city pairs $287.40 round trip

So yes I see the high fairs. I feel.

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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:23 pm

And, NWAFA, with NW you get non-stop service for that low fare.

Looking at the WN schedule, the best they can do is 1 stop and if you're unlucky enough (assuming you're in the majority of pax who prefer fewer stops) -- 2 stops.

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NIKV69
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:29 pm

smcmac32msn,

Oh yea! I remember a couple of years ago I few NAT-GRU on Varig first class. Great service and a great meal. That had to be one of my best flights. A classic 3 holer, great food and cute Brazilian FAs!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Whether you have to pay extra or not a meal is better than IFE.
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danielcarlos
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:49 am

well, I'd say, if it's that possible in the US, it's not what it is in the Philippines. While the fares are going down, the quality of service becomes lower, and lower, and lower...
 
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:26 am

I will take low fare and bring a book. Time in front of a TV is often time wasted.
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bravo7e7
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:08 am

I will take low fares.

Should be in polls and prefs.
 
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:12 am

>I will take low fares.

Should be in polls and prefs.<

Didn't they ban you?

You think everything should be in polls and prefs, including things that clearly relate to business in civil av.
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:05 pm

Low fares Def.
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airgeek12
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:26 pm

It seems to be working great on some of the entertainment-oriented low fare airlines here in the us... (JetBlue, Song, etc.)
 
ejmmsu
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:54 pm

Oh Please Ejmmsu,

Come up with somthing new and factual!


It is well documented that the average airline fare is considerably higher in MSP and MEM vs. cities like MDW and BNA.
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AzoresLover
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:55 pm

I'm not a fan of IFE on ANY flight, except maybe occasional use on very long flights. Last trip to MNL on NW 71/72 from DTW, I watched only 1 of the four movies offered in coach, and on the return I watched none of them. I never listen to any of the channels of music and information. I MUCH prefer a quiet ride and a book. I'm an aisle seat person, too. I like to get up and stretch periodically, especially when I'm stuck in the back of the plane, and I get to feeling sort of claustrophic in a window seat in most coach cabins...but I really like it in business when the pitch is more humane. So it really depends on legroom whether I want a window seat.

Danielcarlos -

Your profile has your contact info withheld. Send me an email thru my profile. I like the Philippines, and have flown PR 744 and 343, as well as Asian Spirit Dash-7 to Cataclan (Boracay). I'd like to talk about the Philippines a little if you don't mind.
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:06 pm

Some places don't have a significant difference between the two from a price point standing.
For instance, flying from PER - SYD and return, the difference between Virgin Blue (low-fare, low-cost) and Qantas (full service, full fare) is only $50 - $100. Its not really a lot and as a result i'll take the full service over a low cost carrier, especially on a 6 hour flight like this one. However, if Virgin Blue could significantly cut the cost for the flight then i'd reconsider.
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RE: Inflight Entertainment? Or Low Fares?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:03 am

If there is a significant different between the costs of LCC and a full service airlines on short haul routes, LCC will get my money. To entertain myself on short haul flight, I can simply biring a book. As for long haul flight, IFE is an important factors and there aren't many LCC around which operates long haul flights.
 
danielcarlos
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Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:33 am

what about the type of service without regarding to IFE???

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