worldjet777
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Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?

Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:04 am

I may be traveling to Asia in the next few months and am looking around for the best fares. NW and UA have the best times and schedules, but on both of their 747 there are no PTV's in coach! Am I just spoiled, or is does this make a flight longer and much less enjoyable?
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RE: Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?

Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:29 am

I don't think you're spoilt at all.
When I fly long haul AKL-LAX, I choose an airline with PTV over one that hasn't. These flights are 12 hour stretches entirely over water and overnight so there isn't too much to see out the window. I've got to have something to occupy myself and I see it as simply getting the most out of the money spent.  Smile
 
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RE: Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?

Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:40 am

It is totally impossible that this makes a flight longer as it does not affect the speed of the airplane.
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RE: Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?

Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:43 am

Quoting Nudelhirsch (Reply 2):
It is totally impossible that this makes a flight longer as it does not affect the speed of the airplane.

It's all relative man  Wink In any case I always bring my own PTV: http://www-131.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/st...=-840&langId=-1&categoryId=2035724
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RE: Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?

Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:59 am

RG does not have PTVs on their MD-11s to NRT either.

Personally, I like PTVs. But if they are absent, at least I don't have to deal with them in the front seat very close to my eyes--the brightness is a pain for me after just a few hours of it.

Get a good magazine, book, whatever, and enjoy your flight.

It's not the end of the world.

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BTW, I think this thread should be on Polls & Preferences.

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RE: Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?

Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:00 am

You are spoiled. There might not be a PTV, but there is a movie! If you don't want to watch what the airline has chosen, you probably won't be that content with 10+ choices the airline made. If it is really that big of a deal to you, bring a laptop or portable DVD player along with your own picks. Or, read the magazine, solve the crossword puzzle, bring a book or newspaper, take a long a gameboy etc. or maybe just bring a sleeping mask so that you will be rested when you arrive!

If you are bent on a PTV, take a detour through HNL on UA. You won't have it on the six-ish hour flight here, but the 7 1/2 hour top to NRT or KIX will be aboard a PTV equipped 772

BTW this goes in polls & prefs.
 
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RE: Trans-Pacific W/o PTV?

Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:18 am

The forum has been changed! Thanks for the good info- now the question is, does NW have a good international product in Y class?
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