Metjetceo
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UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:36 pm

If someone from UAL and Delta clarify something for me I would appreciate it.

I am planning a trip from GRB to HNL with a person that is a nervous traveler. Due to the length of flight I am looking for an individual IFE system. Coming grom GRB our options are UAL, American and Delta. American has been excluded because the use the 767 from ORD and dont offer individual IFE's on that plane (at least my experience to and from Europe support that).

When I look into UAL's 777's it looks like only some of that fleet has personal IFE, which makes me lean towards Delta (NW's A330's out of MSP). I have a ton of experience on these aircraft because of my commute back and forth to Cranfield U. (London). However, on the reservation page it says that there is no entertainment in coach.

Can someone clarify whether or not UAL offers individual IFEs on the ORD-HNL leg? Likewise, can someone from Delta clarify whether or not Delta lets coach passengers use the personal IFE systems on the A330s from MSP to HNL?

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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:38 pm

The times I have flown UA from ORD-HNL it is the domestic configuration 777 and it does not have personal IFE. They just have a few screens throughout the cabin and it is like you are riding in a Greyhound bus for 8 hours.
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Metjetceo
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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:44 pm

Thanks for sharing that. If I promise her a personal IFE and we get on the plane and the best I have to offer is my ipod...she will make the flight a very looooooooooong one for me.
 
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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:40 pm



Quoting Md94 (Reply 1):
They just have a few screens throughout the cabin and it is like you are riding in a Greyhound bus for 8 hours.

I suppose you might consider smart a$$ comments as IFE.

Back to the OP: I've found over the years that UA's channel 9 works wonders for nervous flyers as it gives them insight into the "behind the scenes" aspects of the flight. Many nervous travelers freak during routine altitude changes, turns, turbulence, etc. By listening to channel 9, they'll know what's going to happen ahead of time and come to realize that their flight crew is in complete control.

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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:45 pm

When I flew NW A330 roundtrip from HNL to SEA about 18 months ago there was IFE throughout the aircraft.
 
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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:56 pm



Quoting Egcarter (Reply 4):

Yes also, if you fly MSP-HNL on NW you'll get an A330 with AVOD. I think that would be better for you as you would only have to make that short connection from GRB-MSP.
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PanAm788
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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:58 pm

All NW/DL A330s have IFE and AVOD throughout the cabin. Its a great service. If you're from GNB, I'd just go through MSP and catch the direct MSP-HNL A330 flight. But be careful, sometimes on the reservation they book you on two 757s through SEA without any IFE.
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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:06 pm



Quoting MetJetCEO (Thread starter):
Can someone clarify whether or not UAL offers individual IFEs on the ORD-HNL leg?

No PTVs on any US mainland to Hawaii route on United, as they use the domestically-configured aircraft. On a side note, I heard United brought back the Halfway to Hawaii game again. Can anyone confirm that?

Quoting 777fan (Reply 3):
Back to the OP: I've found over the years that UA's channel 9 works wonders for nervous flyers as it gives them insight into the "behind the scenes" aspects of the flight. Many nervous travelers freak during routine altitude changes, turns, turbulence, etc. By listening to channel 9, they'll know what's going to happen ahead of time and come to realize that their flight crew is in complete control.

That's if they have channel 9 turned on.

As stated above, Northwest/Delta does indeed have PTV in each seat. They also offer a free meal on flights from MSP-HNL, and I believe, ATL-HNL unlike UA.

Quoting 777fan (Reply 3):
I suppose you might consider smart a$$ comments as IFE.

I'm sorry, but that statement does indeed have a bit of truth to it.
 
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RE: UAL In Flight Entertainment

Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:13 pm



Quoting Je89_w (Reply 7):
No PTVs on any US mainland to Hawaii route on United, as they use the domestically-configured aircraft. On a side note, I heard United brought back the Halfway to Hawaii game again. Can anyone confirm that?

Yes, I can confirm. My wife and I flew SFO-HNL on UA 75 on October 12 of this year. No PTVs, but the Halfway to Hawaii game was played. Also, the flight crew did have Channel 9 turned on.

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