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SkyRadio Antennas Being Removed From A320/B757

 
Old Jun 22, 03, 9:18 pm
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SkyRadio Antennas Being Removed From A320/B757

For those of you who remember when NW had IFE on the A320/B757 aircraft: the SkyRadio antennas are now being removed from the A320/B757.

Ships 3237 through 3244 - the only A320 with drop-down LCD IFE systems - are now based at NRT.

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Old Jun 23, 03, 12:34 am
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Old Jun 23, 03, 8:25 am
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Was the audio entertainment delivered by satellite? I always assumed they just had tapes on board that they played.

The antennas that I do know are being removed from aircraft are the inflight phone antennas. Since the service was discontinued and the phones were removed from aircraft, there's no need to keep the antenna on the roof.
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Old Jun 23, 03, 8:32 am
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I have satellite radio in my cars, both XM and Sirius; it's so very inexpensive for the end user, I wonder why it is so cost prohibitive for NWA.

(If you've never experienced these, it's very much like the difference between satellite TV and broadcast TV....mind boggling...went through a very real withdrawl when I got a car without it).
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Old Jun 23, 03, 9:09 am
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The reason it is so expensive is that the providers see $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ from NWA. My prior company looked at putting cable in the Lunch room. Just to install the cables maybe 200 ft about the same as a large house the cable company "Time Warner" wanted $15,000.00 just to run the cables and $300.00 a month for programming. We didn't believe it so we asked to see the ltr and low and behold it was true. So that could save NWA a lot of money.

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Old Jun 23, 03, 2:12 pm
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Same principle as a rental store paying $100 for a dvd that you can by at target for $20.
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Old Jun 23, 03, 7:41 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by brians51:
Just to install the cables maybe 200 ft about the same as a large house the cable company "Time Warner" wanted $15,000.00 just to run the cables and $300.00 a month for programming.

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Holy crow! Can you imagine how much they'd want for a cable up 33,000 feet! No wonder NWA is stopping the service!

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