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NW Had PTVs In Their B 747-400 Y Class?

Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:52 am

Did NW have PTVs in their B 747-400 Y class?

Will they ever install them?
 
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RE: NW Had PTVs In Their B 747-400 Y Class?

Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:15 am

I remember watching the in-flight movie on PTVs back in 1996 on NW's 744s, all the way from DTW to NRT to MNL. However, they seem to not have them anymore. If I remember correctly, all you could do was change between the in-flight movie and the airshow.

I would love for NW to put the same AVOD system as the A330s on the 744s!
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RE: NW Had PTVs In Their B 747-400 Y Class?

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:20 am

What about the B 747-200s?

Why did they remove the PTVs then?
 
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RE: NW Had PTVs In Their B 747-400 Y Class?

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:31 am

They DID have them back in the '90's. The problem was that at the time the technology was so unreliable that more often than not, at least one passenger would get screwed with a non-functional unit. So NWA just yanked them in anticipation of improved technology.

My guess is that we might start seeing them soon now that they're on the A330. I'm sure the 787 will have them.
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RE: NW Had PTVs In Their B 747-400 Y Class?

Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:18 am

Did they ever have PTVs on their B 747-200 Y class?

Will they ever install them again on the B 747-400 Y class?

The B 787s will get them for sure. Just like the A 330s
 
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RE: NW Had PTVs In Their B 747-400 Y Class?

Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:40 pm



Quoting United Airline (Reply 4):
Did they ever have PTVs on their B 747-200 Y class?

No

Quoting United Airline (Reply 4):
Will they ever install them again on the B 747-400 Y class?

Depends, NW has now not decided what they are going to do in the way of the 744's.

Quoting United Airline (Reply 4):
The B 787s will get them for sure. Just like the A 330s

Yes but not the original system that NW wanted since the wireless technology was no approved by the Japanese. So thus, back to the old systems.

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