N649DL wrote:USAirALB wrote:N649DL wrote:AA had some bomb-ass AVOD systems on the 738 and A321 domestically. Not sure if they removed all of them in Y, but the interface was really impressive.
I also enjoyed the looped audio on the 738, especially the '80s station on the flip down LCD's on the 738. Not sure if that system exists these days either, but it was always fun to listen to music on takeoff. The overlay of cabin announcements on the LCD's was also convenient as well.
Around 80 of the 738s still have seatback video in all classes, and all but 2 or 3 of the L-AA A321s still have seatback video as well.
A good number of the 738s still have the drop down monitors and overhead IFE system as well. I think the non-Oasis and non-PTV AA 738s are the only aircraft on a US carrier that still feature old-fashioned overhead IFE.
Oh, OK. Thanks for this then. I thought AA were removing AVOD hardcore right now. I haven't flown AA since like 2018. I just remember DL's overhead LCD screens were fading fast before they installed AVOD on some of the 738s and whatnot back in like 2016. AA always kept they in great shape for the cabin and credit card announcements. I know, I'm old school, but for AA to keep overhead screens around: They got creative with programming them (even flipping them down just to announce that the seat belt sign was turned on and arriving at destination) and flipping them up and down frequently during the flight for just the announcements. Makes less work for the F/A's too.
If they want to keep the AVOD system, better late than never. They can start by adding them to the ex-US A321 and A319 for starters (especially now that the 757s and 763s are retired.)
The DL system was an older tape-based system, while the AA system is a digital system installed at a later time. Some of AA's 738s were originally delivered with CRTs over the aisle.