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Omagh, Northern Ireland
July 14, 2008 5:33pm CST
I've just read a Newspaper article stating that US Airways is to drop inflight Movies on 200 Aircraft as part of a weight saving initiative on Domestic flights from November... The Airline said they hope Dumping the 500lb systems would help them save up to $10M a year in fuel and other costs...A new ,lighter,seatback system would be tested later this Year.. How do You feel about inflight movies? a Must see,or not?
2 responses
@maximax8 (29138)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul 08
I don't think that passengers would be bothered about weight but most of them would be concerned about in flight movies. When I flew from London to Los Angles I loved having my own seat back screen with four movies to enjoy watching. I never bother seeing a movie if the airline doesn't have personal screens. Airlines have become very concerned about weight and the high fuel charges that they are getting they pass on to the passengers. I flew to Latvia and the airline allowed up to 15kg of luggage per person. I don't think that is a generous allowance compared to other airlines. If US Airways removes its in flight movies I think they will lose passengers.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Jul 08
LON-LAX would be safe enough,as that'd count as Long Haul..it'd be the inter city shuttle flights that would be losing out....Me too on the Inflight entertainment..I hate having to crane my neck to watch those drop down TV screens! I did a search looking to see the baggage allowance for Ryanair-sure enough,15 kilos..Somebody had posted on a forum about a couple going someplace and had brought their 15 kilo allowance each...only in one case..and were being hit for 15 kilos excess baggage! they'll know better next time..
15 Jul 08
If im on a long haul flight then I think the movies are a must as it passes time so much better! I flew long haul once with only shared screens and they showed a film that I didn't really like and the journey just seemed so long and overall was very tiring!! lol x
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Jul 08
It was just the way the Article was phrased...It read like "We're offloading the Older,Heavy entertainment system soon,and later on we'll get around to replace it with something new and lighter!" no mention of a phased transition...just -Save weight first...something new later! At least it's not in long Haul (yet!)