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Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:08 pm

Hello All. Can you update me on this ? What airlines are still flying long haul without IFE and what routes ?

I can think on Iran Air, Aerosur and a couple of charter airlines in Europe, but I'm sure there are more...

Thanks in advance.

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:10 pm

Air Berlin longhaul doesn't have in-seat IFE!
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:14 pm

AA on all 763 routes. The long MIA-SCL on Y comes to mind. Longest most boring 8 hrs. And I also flew LIM-MIA last year on 757 Biz. No IFE either... It is just AA.
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:15 pm

some of LH 747 don´t have IFE.
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:15 pm

Thai run their 744s on some long routes and they dont have IFE at all. I did LHR-LAX on a BA 742 in the late-90s and that didnt have any IFE at all. I dont think the MU A343s have IFE actually, come to think of it. UA, some DL and AA's 767s dont have IFE, and I've been on UA 777s that didnt either. I dont think UA's 744 have it either. LH are only now fitting AVOD and a lot of their 744s and some A343s dont have it yet IIRC.

Other airlines that i dont think have individual IFE on all their LoHa flights - SA, Cubana, Monarch, Corsair?

With the advent of the iPhone and iPad IFE has become less and less important.

[Edited 2011-07-25 08:17:49]
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:17 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
With the advent of the iPhone and iPad IFE has become less and less important.

This seems to be trending. But airlines have not supplied with extra powerports either...
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:18 pm

Quoting horstroad (Reply 3):
some of LH 747 don´t have IFE.

But only in Y. In C and F class it is available.

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:19 pm

Quoting eastern023 (Reply 5):

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
With the advent of the iPhone and iPad IFE has become less and less important.

This seems to be trending. But airlines have not supplied with extra powerports either...

A lot have USB connectivity though, which is the same thing where iPhones, iPods and iPads are concerned.
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:19 pm

DL is a mixed bag.
777, 330, and 764: nose to tail IFE; 747 and 763; front cabin only.

The 747s and 763s are all being refurbed over the next year or two to fix this.
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:23 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 8):
DL is a mixed bag.
777, 330, and 764: nose to tail IFE; 747 and 763; front cabin only

Small point: 7 of the 763ERs have nose-to-tail AVOD though...
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:26 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
it. UA, some DL and AA's 767s dont have IFE, and I've been on UA 777s that didnt either. I dont think UA's 744 have it either. LH are only now fitting AVOD and a lot of their 744s and som

UA's 763s have PTVs in the back; only the front has AVOD. UA's 777s have PTVs, currently being refurbished to have AVOD throughout. I believe only the small domestic 777 fleet of 6 or 7 doesn't have the PTVs.

Quoting delimit (Reply 8):
777, 330, and 764: nose to tail IFE; 747 and 763; front cabin only.

It's nose to tail AVOD on the 777s,300s, and 764s, and int'l 757s?, yes?
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:35 pm

Quoting panamair (Reply 9):
Small point: 7 of the 763ERs have nose-to-tail AVOD though...

Hehe. I was going to type something along those lines, but chose brevity. This being A.net I should have known better.  
Quoting washingtonian (Reply 10):
It's nose to tail AVOD on the 777s,300s, and 764s, and int'l 757s?, yes?

I wasn't sure where to place the 757s, honestly. What constitutesd long haul? I think there is some grey area, otehrwise you might need to mention the 738s as well.
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:45 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
LH are only now fitting AVOD and a lot of their 744s and some A343s dont have it yet IIRC.

All of Lufthansa's A330s and A340s have AVOD.

And right now at least three 747 have it too: D-ABVC, D-ABVK, D-ABVP


D-ABVO is said to be in HAM for upgrade since one week.


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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:48 pm

I flew EWR-FRA on LH 747s in 2009. No IFE. But it's not the end of the world. Honestly, when I first flew transatlantic in 1970, there was no such thing - you read a book, slept, ate a meal, played cards. Our expectations are so high in this era.
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:50 pm

Quoting eastern023 (Reply 2):
No IFE either... It is just AA.

Oh there's more than just AA and their 763s. In Y, you have:

UA 744s, DL 763*/744s, US 762/757s, LH 744s*, IB 343/346s, LO 763s, EI 332/333s, SU 763s, and many others. (* A number have been refitted with AVOD)

AA's 763s are in dire conditions. Their 772s need AVOD throughout, and are in need of refurbishment as well. The 75Ls need AVOD in Y, but that's not on the priority list. With the new 77Ws coming online next year, it will be interesting to see what AA has in store.
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:52 pm

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
What airlines are still flying long haul without IFE and what routes

Depends on what you consider IFE!
Do you count airlines with only main screen also between those without IFE?
Or only those who do not offer personal screens?

The list would be totally different!

[Edited 2011-07-25 08:53:10]
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:52 pm

I don't think IB has any PTVs in Y class whether for short or long haul.

I have started a thread on this around a year back actually, but the list is outdated. (e.g. all of KE's long haul fleet has PTVs now)

Airlines W/o PTV And/or Avod For Long Haul Economy (by initious Aug 21 2010 in Aviation Polls)

Note: List is for Economy Class only and might be outdated

Thai Airways International Boeing 747-400
AirAsia X Airbus A330-300 and Airbus A340-300
Air France Boeing 747-400
KLM Boeing 747-400M and Boeing 747-400
Aeroflot Boeing 767-300ER and IL-96
Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 (selected)
Garuda Indonesia Boeing 747-400
Air Berlin Airbus A330-200
Air China Boeing 747-400M and Boeing 747-400
Air Transat Airbus A310-300, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300
China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-300, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A330-200
Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400
Eva Air Boeing 747-400M
LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-300ER
Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300
Monarch Airlines Airbus A330-200, Boeing 767-300
Philippine Airlines Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300
South African Airways Airbus A340-200
TAP Portugal Airbus A340-300
United 747-400
Dragonair A330-300 (selected)
Iberworld A330
Air India B747-400
Onur Air A330
Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340-211
American B767-200ER, -300ER
US Airway B767-200
EI AI B767-300ER
Thomas Cook B767-300ER
Iberia A340-300, -600
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:23 pm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 15):
Do you count airlines with only main screen also between those without IFE?
Or only those who do not offer personal screens?

I mean PTV's, and all the options they give to the passenger. A big old screen in front of the cabin where you "must" see the film or program the airline decide is not very helpful when you have a majority of people flying around who have cellphones that can play movies and make bets in the poker websites...( the E ion "IFE" is for Entertainment right ?   )

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:28 pm

Quoting eastern023 (Reply 2):
The long MIA-SCL on Y comes to mind.

Thats nothing. Fly CDG/FRA/MAD-DFW in the AA 763. 11 hours of fun!
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:48 pm

Quoting robffm2 (Reply 12):
And right now at least three 747 have it too: D-ABVC, D-ABVK, D-ABVP
Quoting robffm2 (Reply 12):
D-ABVO is said to be in HAM for upgrade since one week.

Then it is already more than 3: D-ABVC, D-ABVK, D-ABVP, D-ABVO, D-ABVH, D-ABVN... Makes 6 already.

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:40 pm

Quoting initious (Reply 16):
Air France Boeing 747-400

AF744 all have PTV in J and in upper deck Y seats. For lower deck Y seats, only 3 frames have PTV at all seats.
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:55 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 19):
Then it is already more than 3: D-ABVC, D-ABVK, D-ABVP, D-ABVO, D-ABVH, D-ABVN... Makes 6 already.

Are these rotated throughout the network, or do they fly some routes frequently? I'm traveling from FRA to BKK on Thursday on the TG 747, what are my chances of getting PTV's in Y-class?

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:26 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 21):
Are these rotated throughout the network, or do they fly some routes frequently?

Whole network... So it can be on its way to BKK next week or to LAX...

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 21):
I'm traveling from FRA to BKK on Thursday on the TG 747, what are my chances of getting PTV's in Y-class?

If you fly TG, then I don't know if they have PTV in Y class... Never been on them.

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:42 am

Dutch charter airline ArkeFly old B767-300ER are flying without any IFE...

Quoting horstroad (Reply 3):
some of LH 747 don´t have IFE.

Not true- maybe no PTV, but IFE is offered via main screens in the cabin!

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
I can think on Iran Air

Some A300 are equipped with IFE- also via main screens in the cabin!
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:52 am

Some DL JFK-Ireland 757s are not equipped with IFE.
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:18 pm

Quoting debonair (Reply 23):
Not true- maybe no PTV, but IFE is offered via main screens in the cabin!
Quoting debonair (Reply 23):
Some A300 are equipped with IFE- also via main screens in the cabin!

Yes, but that is not what some frequent fliers of today consider "Entertainment" :

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 17):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 15):Do you count airlines with only main screen also between those without IFE?
Or only those who do not offer personal screens?
I mean PTV's, and all the options they give to the passenger. A big old screen in front of the cabin where you "must" see the film or program the airline decide is not very helpful when you have a majority of people flying around who have cellphones that can play movies and make bets in the poker websites...( the E ion "IFE" is for Entertainment right ? )

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:06 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 22):
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 21): I'm traveling from FRA to BKK on Thursday on the TG 747, what are my chances of getting PTV's in Y-class?
If you fly TG, then I don't know if they have PTV in Y class... Never been on them.

Sorry, that was a typo, meant to say LH. But, as you explained, I'm seeing it as a 6/30 chance then.

-CXfirst
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:50 pm

Quoting debonair (Reply 23):
Dutch charter airline ArkeFly old B767-300ER are flying without any IFE...

You have 2 options:
AH* series: Mainscreen entertainment and radio, personal entertainment players are rented out
OY* series: nose to tail AVOD....
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:52 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 26):
Sorry, that was a typo, meant to say LH. But, as you explained, I'm seeing it as a 6/30 chance then.

Yeah, chances aren't too high, but getting better and better. Today I had a plane with new F class and PTV in Y class: D-ABVN, so this is for sure newly equipped and visually confirmed  

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:06 am

Quoting JRadier (Reply 27):
AH* series: Mainscreen entertainment and radio

Hi, so I thought. I just flew with Arkefly to Cancun- and nope that's not true. Also according to OR weeb-page, an all flights were personal entertainment players are available for rent, the IFE is switched off!  Wow!   
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:12 am

Quoting initious (Reply 16):
EI AI B767-300ER

No PTV (but main screen) on LY flights to YYZ (12 hours), PEK (10 hours), BKK (11 hours) & JNB (9 hours).
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:23 am

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 18):
Quoting eastern023 (Reply 2):
The long MIA-SCL on Y comes to mind.

Thats nothing. Fly CDG/FRA/MAD-DFW in the AA 763. 11 hours of fun!

Try China Southern LAX-CAN - c.15 hours without PTVs!
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:19 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 28):
Yeah, chances aren't too high, but getting better and better. Today I had a plane with new F class and PTV in Y class: D-ABVN, so this is for sure newly equipped and visually confirmed  

This might be asking too much. Would you know if today's BKK flight has PTV's? If it helps, from the seat maps, the economy class starts at row 28 (I see on seatguru.com there are 3 different configurations). So some of the 747's would be ruled out (but I have no idea which).

Thanks.

-CXfirst
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:32 pm

Qantas 767s don't have PTVs installed
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:30 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 32):
This might be asking too much. Would you know if today's BKK flight has PTV's? If it helps, from the seat maps, the economy class starts at row 28 (I see on seatguru.com there are 3 different configurations). So some of the 747's would be ruled out (but I have no idea which).

What date? 29th? 30th?
Most 744s have the F8 C66 Y270 version at the moment.

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:55 am

Quoting bill142 (Reply 33):
What date? 29th? 30th?
Most 744s have the F8 C66 Y270 version at the moment.

It was last nights flight. Ended up on D-ABTA, glad I decided to charge up my second laptop battery at the LH Senator lounge (which by the way was excellent, much better than last time I was at FRA).

-CXfirst
 
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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:14 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 35):

weird quote was from bill142, but it was what I posted... A.net bug I guess.

Hope you enjoyed the flight anyway, even without PTV in Y class...

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RE: Long Haul Without IFE : Airlines/Routes?

Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:33 pm

None of IB's aircraft are fitted with IFE (except in J), and in fact often on the main screens they don't even play a film...
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