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UA's 737-900 Aircraft With no Entertainment System

Old Jan 11, 12, 3:22 pm
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UA's 737-900 Aircraft With no Entertainment System

I just flew from EWR-SAN on a very new 737-900 but there was no entertainment system. seemed odd for a new plane and a 6 hour flight. cost saving?
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Old Jan 11, 12, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by infomark View Post
I just flew from EWR-SAN on a very new 737-900 but there was no entertainment system. seemed odd for a new plane and a 6 hour flight. cost saving?
It just hasn't had IFE installed yet.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Sulley View Post
It just hasn't had IFE installed yet.
Neither quite accurate.

Search "koito".
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Old Jan 11, 12, 5:50 pm
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I was told that the seats, interior cabin couldn't be installed due to fraud on fire safety exams by the japanese supplier ... consequently no IFE ... They keep on bouncing that/those planes around on the route network
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Old Jan 12, 12, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by circitmage View Post
I was told that the seats, interior cabin couldn't be installed due to fraud on fire safety exams by the japanese supplier ... consequently no IFE ... They keep on bouncing that/those planes around on the route network
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-02-09/t...s?_s=PM:TRAVEL

Also refer to this post:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/17329474-post6.html
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Old Jan 12, 12, 12:40 am
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Welcome to HP/US from the finest people in the industry. Makes you wish you had the green screens on a UA 757 doesn't it?

ETA - I have flown PDX - EWR/IAH on these. I am not a big user of IFE on domestic so not really a big deal for me. I just think it doesn't show well for UAL not to have a consistent product. At least UAL's 733s had audio and I always listen to Channel 9 when the Captain thinks its appropirate for me to listen.

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Old Jan 12, 12, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by infomark View Post
I just flew from EWR-SAN on a very new 737-900 but there was no entertainment system. seemed odd for a new plane and a 6 hour flight. cost saving?
Same with goalie-parents on UA/CO1676 IAH-PBI yesterday, 1/11.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by infomark View Post
I just flew from EWR-SAN on a very new 737-900 but there was no entertainment system. seemed odd for a new plane and a 6 hour flight. cost saving?
I got burned by this recently as well...forgot to check the "flight status" beforehand to insure the aircraft had DTV installed.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
Neither quite accurate.

Search "koito".
I'm aware.

We're installing DTV in the 739's without IFE here at MCO now.

Ship #530 was just completed. These birds have the new B/E Aerospace seating.

No Koito.
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Nice that they're finally finishing.

I wish CO would keep it's website updated like it used to. Especially with the lie-flat seats. They used to be excellent on updates, but don't seem to bother at all anymore.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 8:21 pm
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No IFE today on 739 from MCO to IAH. Only DTV.
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Old Jan 13, 12, 2:09 am
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Originally Posted by Sulley View Post
I'm aware.

We're installing DTV in the 739's without IFE here at MCO now.

Ship #530 was just completed. These birds have the new B/E Aerospace seating.

No Koito.
#530 is a 738 not a 739.
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Old Jan 13, 12, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by blue47 View Post
No IFE today on 739 from MCO to IAH. Only DTV.


DTV is IFE
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Old Jan 13, 12, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post
#530 is a 738 not a 739.
They're passing through so quickly at MCOMX you lose count. However the birds with new seats/sky interiors are receiving IFE now...
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Old Jan 15, 12, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Sulley View Post
They're passing through so quickly at MCOMX you lose count. However the birds with new seats/sky interiors are receiving IFE now...
Good news, thanks. I am heading back to SAN next week and will be sure to have a movie on my iPad next time.
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