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JOSECONLSCREW28 Jan 20, 14 3:55 pm


Originally Posted by LY777 (Post 22189885)
Thanks.
Do 757-300s flying SFO-Hawaii have AVOD?

No they don't. They either have DirecTV which cuts out not long after takeoff which at that point you will have access to pre-recorded content or the ones with the overhead monitors that drop down from the overhead bins those ones will play 1 movie and a bunch of different tv shows variety programming etc. If you are in Y/C on a DirecTV 753 you will still need to pay the fee to activate the TV. If you are on the one with just the overhead monitors then no you won't have to pay.

REPUBLIC757 Jan 20, 14 4:20 pm


Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 (Post 22189903)
No they don't. They either have DirecTV which cuts out not long after takeoff which at that point you will have access to pre-recorded content or the ones with the overhead monitors that drop down from the overhead bins those ones will play 1 movie and a bunch of different tv shows variety programming etc. If you are in Y/C on a DirecTV 753 you will still need to pay the fee to activate the TV. If you are on the one with just the overhead monitors then no you won't have to pay.

That DTV system is lousy. They should have figured out a way to provide it across the Caribbean and Hawaii as it seems that's where a lot of 737 and 753 fly to anyway. CO cheaped out big time when they installed that system.

LY777 Jan 20, 14 4:45 pm

Thanks guys!


Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 (Post 22189893)
PS 757-200s have AVOD & winglets

Excuse me, what does "PS" mean?

star_world Jan 20, 14 4:51 pm


Originally Posted by REPUBLIC757 (Post 22190044)
That DTV system is lousy. They should have figured out a way to provide it across the Caribbean and Hawaii as it seems that's where a lot of 737 and 753 fly to anyway. CO cheaped out big time when they installed that system.

CO got it for free.

Even with just the pre-recorded content these aircraft have 10x the video programming choices that you get on the rest of the UA shorthaul fleet, so it's hardly "lousy".

IAH-OIL-TRASH Jan 20, 14 5:10 pm


Originally Posted by REPUBLIC757 (Post 22190044)
That DTV system is lousy. They should have figured out a way to provide it across the Caribbean and Hawaii as it seems that's where a lot of 737 and 753 fly to anyway. CO cheaped out big time when they installed that system.

Direct TV signal isn't available over the areas you mention. How does UA provide something that does not exist?

JOSECONLSCREW28 Jan 20, 14 5:17 pm


Originally Posted by LY777 (Post 22190200)
Thanks guys!



Excuse me, what does "PS" mean?

PS = Premium Service. These the sUA 752s that fly between JFK - LAX/SFO.

kenn0223 Jan 20, 14 5:23 pm


Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH (Post 22190350)
Direct TV signal isn't available over the areas you mention. How does UA provide something that does not exist?

Several movies and a channel of cycling TV shows are stored locally on the plane and are available regardless of where the plane is located.

I think this is their solution (and fairly reasonable IMHO)

IAH-OIL-TRASH Jan 20, 14 6:33 pm


Originally Posted by kenn0223 (Post 22190414)
Several movies and a channel of cycling TV shows are stored locally on the plane and are available regardless of where the plane is located.

I think this is their solution (and fairly reasonable IMHO)

We were discussing DTV availability over the water. As previous poster has already pointed out, stored content is provided outside of DTV coverage areas.

REPUBLIC757 Jan 20, 14 7:01 pm


Originally Posted by star_world (Post 22190236)
CO got it for free.

Even with just the pre-recorded content these aircraft have 10x the video programming choices that you get on the rest of the UA shorthaul fleet, so it's hardly "lousy".

It's extremely lousy. B6 offers it for free, DL and AA offer AVOD for free, the inflight map is a joke, and there are no audio features.

CO should have just offered AVOD.

lensman Jan 20, 14 7:20 pm


Originally Posted by REPUBLIC757 (Post 22190910)
DL and AA offer AVOD for free

DL and AA are offering AVOD free on all domestic flights? That's fantastic. I'll have to think about switching! What's their schedule for retrofitting all their planes? I'll take a link to the FT thread if you've got it.

Thanks!

JOSECONLSCREW28 Jan 20, 14 7:24 pm


Originally Posted by REPUBLIC757 (Post 22190910)
It's extremely lousy. B6 offers it for free, DL and AA offer AVOD for free, the inflight map is a joke, and there are no audio features.

CO should have just offered AVOD.

Yeah you also have to pay to access the premium content on the DL aircraft that have the seatback screens.


Originally Posted by lensman (Post 22191013)
DL and AA are offering AVOD free on all domestic flights? That's fantastic. I'll have to think about switching! What's their schedule for retrofitting all their planes? I'll take a link to the FT thread if you've got it.

Thanks!

No they are only offering limited basic stuff for free. If you want to watch movies or access premium content ie HBO, showtime etc you still have to pay.

LIH Prem Jan 20, 14 9:04 pm


Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 (Post 22189903)
No they don't. They either have DirecTV which cuts out not long after takeoff which at that point you will have access to pre-recorded content or the ones with the overhead monitors that drop down from the overhead bins those ones will play 1 movie and a bunch of different tv shows variety programming etc. If you are in Y/C on a DirecTV 753 you will still need to pay the fee to activate the TV. If you are on the one with just the overhead monitors then no you won't have to pay.

The context of that quote above was about SFO-Hawaii flights.

Did they add ETOPS certification to the original CO 753s outfitted with DTV?

We only get the ex-ATA ETOPS certified a/c as far as I know on the mainland - Hawaii 753 flights so there's no DTV.

Has that changed?

-David

JOSECONLSCREW28 Jan 20, 14 9:23 pm


Originally Posted by LIH Prem (Post 22191559)
The context of that quote above was about SFO-Hawaii flights.

Did they add ETOPS certification to the original CO 753s outfitted with DTV?

We only get the ex-ATA ETOPS certified a/c as far as I know on the mainland - Hawaii 753 flights so there's no DTV.

Has that changed?

-David

Yes the original CO 753s have been outfitted with ETOPS for use on the Hawaii runs. Flights using the original CO 753s today:

Tail #851
LAX - OGG - SFO
Tail #857
SFO - KOA - SFO

REPUBLIC757 Jan 20, 14 9:29 pm


Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 (Post 22191034)
Yeah you also have to pay to access the premium content on the DL aircraft that have the seatback screens.

Dish is free on DL -- that's 18 channels worth of TV that you don't get for free with UA's product.

In addition, premium content might be free to Hawaii as well (not sure) but it's definitely free internationally.

iquitos Jan 20, 14 10:10 pm

Day, Date Flight Class Departure City and Time Arrival City and Time Aircraft Meal
Wed, 22JAN14 UA1298 G WASHINGTON, DC
(IAD - DULLES) 8:40 AM LOS ANGELES, CA
(LAX) 11:22 AM 757-300

One miserable acft. No e+ No AVOD, miserable CO crew. AVOID at all cost. They dump the early arriving Middle East and Brazil flight pax on this one to LAX. Poor people. I just got rebooked on it due to WX at IAD on the 22nd. If this is an example of their pre merger product CO was one miserable airline.


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