Old 04-22-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Are PTV's on a flight a must for you? I must say that on a flight longer than 3 or 4 hours I would have to have one, but for shorter flights it wouldn't bother me. I like just staring out the window as the earth goes by most of the time. :P

I am a news/information junkie though so I would at least have to have a PTV on a U.S.-Europe, U.S.-Asia flight(long flights).
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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I must say that on a flight longer than 3 or 4 hours I would have to have one, but for shorter flights it wouldn't bother me.
I think most people would say the same ^^^

They do seem to help pass time though on long haul flights.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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PTVs are not mandatory for me. People should try reading.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:33 PM   #4
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I get bored with reading. I can watch a news channel for hours though. Weird, I know. :P
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:49 PM   #5
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If PTVs were a must then I wouldn't be flying Air India to India, which I have flown for the past 5 years whenever I need to go to India.

Would be nice though, but not mandatory.

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Old 04-22-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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nah dont need them although i prefer if PTVs were installed on my flight.

as long as its got a big screen or aisle tvs showing decent stuffs its fine by me.

i did AMS - NRT and back with KLM without PTVs and it really didnt bother me, 11 hours seemed as quick as with PTVs. i am lookin forward to their PTVs on brand new 772s for my next flight to NRT tho.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:09 PM   #7
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PTVs are nice, but I can live without them. Not that I get a choice when I'm stuck on NW all the time. Most the time I either just stare out the window, listen to music, and/or try to sleep. That usually works out pretty well.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:22 PM   #8
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PTV's are nice but I can also live without them. I've done IAD-CDG, ATL-LGW, and ATL-LAX-HNL and back without PTV's so as you can see I don't need them. Yet I have done ATL-MCO-ATL with PTV's.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:27 PM   #9
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the only good thing about a PTV is that you can keep it on the "Tracking" channel. I like to see what im flying over. Other than that, I could care less. I mean, i can sit at home and watch TV. When I'm flying I dont want to watch tv...

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No, I don't need them, I just did ORD-FCO-ORD on a AA 763 that thers is no PTV on there.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:50 PM   #11
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who needs PTVs? just talk to your neighbor.
we all love it when people talk our ears off.
PTVs are great, but not the only form of inflight entertainment.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:58 PM   #12
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who needs PTVs? just talk to your neighbor.
we all love it when people talk our ears off.
PTVs are great, but not the only form of inflight entertainment.
LOL!!!
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On a shorter flight, I can deal without them & can take the 757-style IFE. On a longer flight, however, I've been spoiled by US Airways' PTV system & have been converted. I can live with the old projectors, but now prefer PTVs, just because there's more of a choice in what I can watch. I did get somewhat bored with the IFE going to LGW last winter though.

Now that I think about it, AMS-CVG this summer may be a long trip on a 767-300.
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Just give me a window and you can throw the PTV out of it!

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Old 04-22-2004, 10:03 PM   #16
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They are nice for long-haul flights but I don't have to have them.
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few factors for me,
If im in a window seat not necessary.
If its a crap movie necessary (unless they are all crap)

Other than that ive coped without them so far
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Old 04-23-2004, 02:35 AM   #18
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Depends. If the flight is less than 6 hours long then I can easily pre-occupy myself with reading, my CD player, looking out the window, or just taking a stroll around. However, on the long-haul flights it'd be nice to have one as it is a great time killer and makes a long flight shorter.
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PTV? Last time I flew the NWA B727 didn't have them...in fact, I'll bet most planes didn't have them back in 1991... But of course, back then an airplane to me was just a means to get from here to there in a hurry.
I tend to think that if I flew in this day and age, a PTV might be interesting for the aforementioned "tracking channel", but other than that I think my attention would be out the window watching the world unfold.
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i usually fly longhaul only and i would use the PTV for about 1-2hrs on a 12 hour flight, i tend to sleep for most of the flight.

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