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Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:45 pm

Not only which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes (total and as a % of overall fleet), but which carrier(s) will see an increase & decrease in the next 5 years?

As a traveler with 3 children, seat back IFE is crucial for a relaxing flight, not just for me, but for the entire cabin.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:50 pm

JetBlue 100%?
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:55 pm

Southwest: 0%
Spirit: 0%
Allegiant: 0%
Alaska: Will go to 0%? Still some ex-VA interiors left?

Theoretically American will be close to 0% eventually, with the exception of domestic widebody flying on heavy hub-hub and premium routes.

Currently though, AA has not removed any IFEs from aircraft... yet.
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:56 pm

By numbers, Delta is tops. Once the 88/90s retire and the 717s get their seatback IFE, their total fleet will be 100%...well over 800 aircraft.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:58 pm

B6 has the highest fraction at 100%. Delta has way more planes with AVOD: 902 in the mainline fleet - 63 MD-88s - 31 MD-90s - 91 717s.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:03 pm

duplicate
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:18 pm

DL has the most.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 pm

ilovelamp wrote:
By numbers, Delta is tops. Once the 88/90s retire and the 717s get their seatback IFE, their total fleet will be 100%...well over 800 aircraft.


I believe the question is which carrier has the most planes with seatback IFE now, not at some theoretical future date.

The correct answer, as was pointed out, is JetBlue at 100%, today.

Few if any travelers will consider Delta to be have 100% seatback IFE until all Delta branded planes have seatback IFE.
 
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Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:38 pm

IPFreely wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
By numbers, Delta is tops. Once the 88/90s retire and the 717s get their seatback IFE, their total fleet will be 100%...well over 800 aircraft.


I believe the question is which carrier has the most planes with seatback IFE now, not at some theoretical future date.

The correct answer, as was pointed out, is JetBlue at 100%, today.

Few if any travelers will consider Delta to be have 100% seatback IFE until all Delta branded planes have seatback IFE.


Reread the OP before critiquing. It was asked who had the most aircraft and percentage of fleet.

And it wasn’t asked in regards to brand but individual airlines. In this case, contracted regionals would stand on their own.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 pm

ilovelamp wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
By numbers, Delta is tops. Once the 88/90s retire and the 717s get their seatback IFE, their total fleet will be 100%...well over 800 aircraft.


I believe the question is which carrier has the most planes with seatback IFE now, not at some theoretical future date.

The correct answer, as was pointed out, is JetBlue at 100%, today.

Few if any travelers will consider Delta to be have 100% seatback IFE until all Delta branded planes have seatback IFE.


Reread the OP before critiquing. It was asked who had the most aircraft and percentage of fleet.

And it wasn’t asked in regards to brand but individual airlines. In this case, contracted regionals would stand on their own.


Delta mainline has JB beat by multiple factors when it comes to actual aircraft numbers with seatback IFE.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:50 pm

IPFreely wrote:
I believe the question is which carrier has the most planes with seatback IFE now, not at some theoretical future date.

The correct answer, as was pointed out, is JetBlue at 100%, today.

Few if any travelers will consider Delta to be have 100% seatback IFE until all Delta branded planes have seatback IFE.


Umm... I believe
Not only which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes (total and as a % of overall fleet), but which carrier(s) will see an increase & decrease in the next 5 years?
means the OP is wondering about current and near future.

I'm pretty sure Delta has more planes on domestic routes with seatback IFE at the moment, so DL has the lead in terms of numbers.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:25 pm

LAXdenizen wrote:
Not only which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes (total and as a % of overall fleet), but which carrier(s) will see an increase & decrease in the next 5 years?

As a traveler with 3 children, seat back IFE is crucial for a relaxing flight, not just for me, but for the entire cabin.


If I’m understanding your question correctly, you’re asking which carrier will have the most IFE/TVs on any route. The answer is jetblue, as all planes have IFE. So, jetblue at 100%.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:30 pm

By gross numbers in the domestic network, it is Delta, followed by United, followed closely by JetBlue, followed by AA.

By percentage of domestic fleet so-equipped, it's JetBlue, followed by Delta, followed by United, followed by AA.
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:33 pm

He asked a question with the operator AND, and by the way it was worded, B6 should win by having 100%, even tho DL has a major diference in number of craft.
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 pm

JetBlue. 100 percent.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:38 pm

JetBlue and Delta are going one way, which is pro passenger experience. The others are going exactly the opposite direction.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:58 pm

NWADTWE16 wrote:
JetBlue and Delta are going one way, which is pro passenger experience. The others are going exactly the opposite direction.


JetBlue isn’t going — they’re already there.
Everyone else is following them.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:03 pm

JetBlue 100%
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:13 pm

LAXdenizen wrote:
Not only which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes (total and as a % of overall fleet), but which carrier(s) will see an increase & decrease in the next 5 years?

As a traveler with 3 children, seat back IFE is crucial for a relaxing flight, not just for me, but for the entire cabin.


If the metric is percentage of network ASMs, that would be JetBlue.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:43 pm

Thank you for the responses. We have been moving away from American & United anyway based on past flying experiences (outside of seatback IFE availability) and have found Delta to have the best domestic product overall. I also didn't know - having never flown them - that JetBlue had it in 100% of their aircraft outfitted.

Turns out, we are flying Delta LAX-MCO in November for a family of 5. The seatback IFE availability is our #1 priority, and would pay a premium (let's say up to $75/ ticket) for the convenience, based on a $400-$500 R/T ticket.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:58 am

LAXdenizen wrote:
Thank you for the responses. We have been moving away from American & United anyway based on past flying experiences (outside of seatback IFE availability) and have found Delta to have the best domestic product overall.


Interesting.

A few months ago you were infuriated with Delta:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424735&p=21432843#p21432843

And a few months before that you deferred to WN for ALL your domestic flying but were moving toward AS:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421485&p=21320825#p21320825
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:54 am

I'd say Delta in the OP's context because they fly their IFE-equipped aircraft to many more destinations than B6. He's looking to fly with children and using B6 really cuts down on where you can go.
 
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:56 am

My first flight experience with IFE was on Delta!
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Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:21 am

IPFreely wrote:
LAXdenizen wrote:
Thank you for the responses. We have been moving away from American & United anyway based on past flying experiences (outside of seatback IFE availability) and have found Delta to have the best domestic product overall.


Interesting.

A few months ago you were infuriated with Delta:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424735&p=21432843#p21432843

And a few months before that you deferred to WN for ALL your domestic flying but were moving toward AS:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421485&p=21320825#p21320825


It’s almost as if people are allowed to change their opinions of things. Unlike your unhealthy obsession with posting anything that paints Delta in a negative light.


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