Back to Squawk list
  • 10

Why your brand-new plane doesn't have a seat-back TV

Earlier this year, I boarded a United flight from Newark to San Diego. After passing the first few rows, a young boy turned to his mother and asked, "Why aren't there any TVs?" "It's probably an older plane," she responded -- but that couldn't be further from the truth. The aircraft, a 737-900 with Boeing's Sky Interior (a Dreamliner-esque recessed ceiling lit with blue LEDs), had only been flying for a few weeks. It looked new, and it even had that… ( 기타...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]

How did we ever survive back in the early part of the century without all of the gadgets that everyone finds so necessary these days. Next time just bring a book. I'm sure you will survive a 6 hour flight without tv or wi fi.
Honestly, if for some reason people couldn't use their gadgets (iPad, iPod, smartphone, whatever) for an extended length of time, I honestly think civilization might collapse. Myself, I'm content with a (real) book...
Books? Psh! You had it lucky. When I first started flying, there were no books. You kept yourselves occupied by retelling Homer's epics!

These kids today with their printed stories. Geez.
Homer? Bah! Now Oog, Oog the Wanderer, now THERE was an adventurer! Why, when I was a boy, we couldn't wait for the next sequence to be painted on the cave wall.
We were evicted from our cave.
selby50c 1
Cave ? You were lucky ! I lived in a paper bag in the middle of the street....
BaronG58 2
Yes...I remember back in the day reading the local newspaper was my in-flight entertainment.
shuras85 1
Yep, UAL is just behind. Always late, always rude, never cares. Why can DAL install screens on its brand new 737-900ERs and UAL can not? DAL is cheaper for the most part too. Oh, and the stream on your device gig is already on most DAL planes. I have the same issue with AS (Alaska) as far as the in-flight entertainment is concerned. Yes, the service is superb, but common, for the price they charge to make it from SEA to anywhere (especially flights over 3 hrs) a DigiPlayer (surcharge) wouldn't do.
btweston 1
This is truly horrible news for those of us who cannot read.
Gee, then you can't actually read and understand all the snarky comments you're going to get here, can you? :)
Eh forget in flight tv/wifi/whatever else. The only entertainment I want is a window seat. I've always been one to prefer looking around during long road trips seeing the sights to having my eyes focused on a screen that's there any time. Id much rather enjoy the miracle of flight with a lovely view to watching a movie I could watch at home. All this from an aviation enthusiast who goes many years between plane rides (my last commercial flight was with Southwest Airlines 11 years ago, my last flight on anything was a twin turbo prop- Twin Otter I think- as a tourist flight over the Grand Canyon 4 years ago).
kev wu 0
I had the same issue on a United Boeing 737-800 from KSEA to KDEN


계정을 가지고 계십니까? 사용자 정의된 기능, 비행 경보 및 더 많은 정보를 위해 지금(무료) 등록하세요!
이 웹 사이트는 쿠키를 사용합니다. 이 웹 사이트를 사용하고 탐색함으로써 귀하는 이러한 쿠기 사용을 수락하는 것입니다.
FlightAware 항공편 추적이 광고로 지원된다는 것을 알고 계셨습니까?
FlightAware.com의 광고를 허용하면 FlightAware를 무료로 유지할 수 있습니다. Flightaware에서는 훌륭한 경험을 제공할 수 있도록 관련성있고 방해되지 않는 광고를 유지하기 위해 열심히 노력하고 있습니다. FlightAware에서 간단히 광고를 허용 하거나 프리미엄 계정을 고려해 보십시오..