Funny i was talking about this also in another forum, i copied what i said about their and i totally agree with Flying Hippo.
Funny you people brought up more airlines without PTV's. I only wanted to mentoin the ones i experienced to avoid mistakes. Yes i think for me it is also a good reason to fly with an airlines besides the price. Now i stay in Thailand for the moment and i flew with my favorite ailine BR
. This time for the first time economy class, normally i fly evergreen deluxe (what i think is a great class). Economy with BR
doesnt have PTV's, so you people could understand that my flight took ages (beside that it is already a hell of a flight, 11 hours), lucky the plane was half full and i had 4 chairs in a row for myself, so i had a good sleep. This was the first time that i had to ask the stewardess, where we were half way the flight. I really had no idea where we were. And this subject also brings me to a question, how airlines deside what best product they put on witch route? I mean every airline has older airplanes, different types, different cabin layout, ptv'or not. For example BR
have a very good payload on AMS
but they not really update their product, do they just dont care or are there other reasons for this.( the reason i mention BR
is because that is only the ones a have experience with). as a airline fan aswel as passenger i see this as a lack off service (or give it another name). BR
switchted from a 747 to a 777 for a while but changed it back to a 747. The 777 was new and had nice cabin, the 747 are old and i know some are getting upgraded to newer standard, but for some reason not the combi's. Also for CI
, having a long history at AMS
doesnt really try much to upgrade the cabin. i know this what i mention is not so important but it are just some questions what comes up sometimes in my aviation head.