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Old 26th Jan 2017, 07:27
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American?s new 737 MAX won't have seatback screens

If AA decided to come back to BHX then there won't be any IFE on the 737's. I have to say that I always use my iPad and use the aircraft screen as a map.
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 08:45
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Good god, read a newspaper, magazine or book and learn something new, what is the world coming too!
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 10:02
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C3B it's probably coming to the fact that there will be few printed magazines or newspapers in 20 years time. iPads ok but you'd still want a charging point ideally.
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 10:56
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Originally Posted by 22/04 View Post
C3B it's probably coming to the fact that there will be few printed magazines or newspapers in 20 years time. iPads ok but you'd still want a charging point ideally.
When I used to fly long haul I found IFE a pain, as you couldn't sleep for the flickering drop-down screen. OK, now with seatback screens that could be less of an issue but if someone next to you is watching a flickering, and very bright screen for the duration of an overnight flight I would imagine that could be even worse.

It was an absolute joy to fly an a British Airtours 707 to LAX many years ago, with no entertainment - shame, in some respects, that we can't go back to that era - but perhaps AA may take us back there!

As for printed books and mags. disappearing, reports of their downfall have been exaggerated for years.
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 13:41
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It is interesting to note that even though IFE is common nowadays I increasingly see people with their ipads (other tablets are available) watching their own choice of entertainment.

I myself am flying on a certain MEB3 airline tomorrow and despite them having a good in flight entertainment system I am armed with a usb full of things to watch of my own choice.

I don't see the lack of IFE as a red line when choosing a flight and suspect many others agree.
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 20:20
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iPads ok but you'd still want a charging point ideally.
Then take a battery pack fully charged with you. They're permitted in hand luggage.
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 20:23
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Yeah, I'd still pay an extra few quid (if they even charge a premium) and fly a proper carrier.
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Old 27th Jan 2017, 09:52
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aerryan the days of back seat and a huge box constricting your feet what ever the pitch are numbered imho American are removing it in all there narrow bodies right now as are others
The reduced weight and fire risks those boxes create are major factors

You will have to live with either a carrier hire tablet or byo and pay for access in the not to distant future like it or not

This is a bean counters dream scenario new revenue stream and operating cost savings including maintence on the horrid boxes

It is like only those coffins up front will retain some sort of IFE Long term

But just get a good read and an anolog book a bit of imagination and you might actually expand your mind

Btw those anolog paper thingys are so much easier to navigate!

Final with regards to the Jet2 tax avoidance /seasonal smuggling service I wonder if you are the target audience
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Old 27th Jan 2017, 16:48
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Ealier on in the summer I flew on WestJet from St John's to Gatwick on a 737-700 that had been fitted with new seats without seat back TVs. You used their app to access the IFE or purchase Wifi access, it did look pretty slick. I did notice however that the movies were free for a trial perdiod only so I expect i'll have to pay next time if I want to watch anything!

Getting back to Birmingham, with WestJet announcing it was keen to expand flights to Europe hopefully we'll see some here.
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 20:16
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Does anyone know why a Condor 753 D-ABOA came in to BHX this evening from FAO? Wouldn't normally ask on here but it's a very rare type and airline for BHX.
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 20:56
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Might have been on a TCX flight. They do interchange aircraft. Saw a TCX A330 on a CFG flight the other day.
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 22:43
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The Condor 753 is at BHX for a few days doing Faro charters
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Old 29th Jan 2017, 06:34
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Thanks, assumed so. Don't suppose you know who the charters are for?

Alex
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Old 29th Jan 2017, 07:00
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I did post about the Condor 757-300 coming a while ago

http://www.pprune.org/9597529-post4324.html

It's the time of year when new cars are launched in Europe

Skoda and Volkswagen are having launches in Spain & Portugal at the moment for their dealers and charter flights from B'ham to Alicante and Faro are currently operating to take out 2,500 dealers. I believe the Condor is staying for longer than originally planned now and should be around into February
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Old 29th Jan 2017, 11:34
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Thanks, I must have missed that somehow. Anyway thanks for the info, that's my curiosity satisfied 😀
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 23:12
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The notam regarding the ILS glidepath being out of use on 33 has been extended until the end of March. There was meant to be some recomissioning work a couple of weeks ago, but the weather was too poor to undertake it.

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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 15:24
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Emirates

Hello all,

Is it true that EK are to be reducing some of there services around May time enabling an extra 777 flight at MAN?
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 18:41
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Where did this rubbish come from ?
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 18:57
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MAN facebook page, small talk at the moment but he should have his confirmed schedule in 3-4 weeks.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 19:19
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EK

It should be noted that there were reductions last year in June the low season and the morning flight did not operate for November at all.

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