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Which airlines provide personal video screens in economy class?

Which airlines provide personal video screens in economy class?

Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:10 PM
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Which airlines provide personal video screens in economy class?

Which airlines provide personal video screens in the headrests for economy class? (Intercontinental flights from San Francisco to Europe.)
I flew SFO to Hong Kong last fall via Cathay Pacific and the continuous entertainment sure made a really long flight feel a lot shorter!
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:32 PM
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British Airways, for one--just got back from a round trip Chicago to London. They had some problem with the entertainment system on the way there (after one movie, all we could get was the map channel), but on the return trip I watched two movies, a bunch of sitcom reruns, and some cartoons. I agree; it really made the trip seem shorter.
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:35 PM
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Jet Blue for Personal travel in US. Great service, great prices. NO classes. All are the same.
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:35 PM
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many lines are converting to seat-back video. Virgin was first to have them throughout their fleet. Now some or all planes on several transatlantic airlines have them.
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:35 PM
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Some USAirways flights to Europe, on airbus. Eg, PIT to LGW, PHL to FRA.
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:37 PM
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Virgin Atlantic has them, really makes the flight a more pleasant experience. I know some others have them in economy now, but they were the only ones for quite awhile before them to have it. Believe they have 6-8 movies, US and British TV shows (mostly sitcoms), music TV, cartoons, travelogues, etc., plus Nintendo games.
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:41 PM
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Marian,

I believe that all Boeing 777s have the personal video screen in the seatbacks. Dee
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:47 PM
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Wow: Lots of responses in a very short time, I'm impressed. Keep them coming!
I was checking flights recently and neither Lufthansa nor Delta offer the personal videos. Any others?
 
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 11:36 PM
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Any others? Or are there more important considerations?
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 12:13 AM
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Continental and Air France. Sabena had them. Are they flying again?
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 03:59 AM
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Swiss, the airline that emerged from the Swiss Air bankruptcy has them.
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 05:21 AM
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Virgin and British Airways are two that I'm aware of. Although, like Julie, I also experienced a complete breakdown of the entertainment system about 2 hours out of Melbourne en route to Singapore recently. The flight attendants tried repeatedly to re-set it but gave up in some frustration in the end. The indication I got then was that it wasn't that rare an occurence. Fortunately the technicians fixed it in Singapore for the 12+ hour leg to London.
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 05:27 AM
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Problem was with British Airways, btw.
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 06:33 AM
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US Airways has them on their intercontinental Airbuses (the A-330, I think). The selection on my flight to and from the U.S. in May was excellent--A.I., Harry Potter, Traffic, and a few other movies that I didn't watch. Other airlines also have them, but what I didn't like with some of them is that you had to wait for the movie to start again, whereas with US Airways, they booted up immediately after you request it. Also several TV shows like Friends, etc. The inflight entertainment system *almost* made up for the horribly turbulent flight and the ridiculously long lines to go through passport control at Phila Airport.
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 06:34 AM
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We flew USAirways from Phil. to CDG and London/Gatwick to CLT, both flights on Airbus. Had choice of 9 movies on personal screens. Since we have two kids, that was great for them.
PamB
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 07:08 AM
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Some Delta flights do have the personal video screens. Depends on routing.
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 08:03 AM
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American Airlines. I had my own screen but the movies were shown on a schedule, in other words, you could select a movie but had to wait until it started on the schedule.
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 12:30 PM
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United Airlines from Washington DC to London.
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 12:36 PM
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depends on the age of the plane. Went from LAX to Sydney and had them. Coming back, older plane and no TV screens. (Qantas)
 
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 02:22 PM
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Continental's 777. we just came back from Madrid.
 

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