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Do All Aer Lingus A333 Have PTV In Coach?

Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:16 pm

I guess the cat's out of the bag: "do all Aer Lingus A333 have PTV in coach"? Has anyone flown them recently? reviews/thoughts? Thinking of crossing the pond IAD-CDG.
 
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RE: Do All Aer Lingus A333 Have PTV In Coach?

Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:26 pm

At the moment, only 1 out of 5 A330-300's are fitted with PTV's (EI--DUZ). By summer however, almost all cabins will have them. 2 new A330's are arriving this year, the first in 2 weeks time or so, and most of the others are being upgraded. The new cabins are very nice, you should like them!

The DUB/IAD route is mainly operated by the A332's, could change though.
 
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RE: Do All Aer Lingus A333 Have PTV In Coach?

Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:35 pm

I was on EI-DUZ last summer and the new PTVs are great, makes the time go alot faster but of course I was watching the Flightmap for most of it Big grin
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/137385
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/133082

More than likely, if you travel EI across the pond after March, as EI320 said, you will get the AVOD no matter what aircraft you get.
 
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RE: Do All Aer Lingus A333 Have PTV In Coach?

Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:47 pm

Aer Lingus are currently installing new cabins and entertainment systems on their A330s, it should all be completed by the summer. Aer Lingus are also about to take delivery of a new A333, EI-EAV which will be accompanied by another new A333 in June.

At the moment the current fleet stands at:

A330-200

EI-LAX - Leaving the fleet or retrofit (not sure which one)
EI-EWR - Leaving the fleet
EI-DAA - Currently undergoing retrofit
EI-DUO - AVOD fitted

A330-300

EI-DUB - Leaving the fleet or retrofit (not sure which one)
EI-CRK - Leaving the fleet - being replaced by EI-EAV
EI-JFK - To be retrofitted
EI-ORD - Currently undergoing retrofit
EI-DUZ - AVOD fitted
EI-EAV - To be delivered February 09 (AVOD fitted)
EI-*** - To be delivered June 09 (AVOD fitted)

I'm not entirely sure how accurate this is but I'm sure if you book with Aer Lingus for the summer, there's a big chance you'll be on an aircraft with AVOD and new cabins. Hope it helps.

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RE: Do All Aer Lingus A333 Have PTV In Coach?

Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:32 pm

Thanks! I would be thrilled if I fly EI then. Unfortunately, the fare that I saw yesterday just jumped $100 over night.  Sad booooo Are you all familiar with the sale cycles of EI? I mean, they're having a sale right now... but will they have an even better one when the summer nears? Right now, I'm getting $955 from IAD-CDG mid-summer.... wha do ya'll think?

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