Virgin Blue - Live2air TV Update

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  1. Wunala Dreaming

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    The following Virgin Blue aircraft are fitted with Live2air TV:

    Code:
    VH-VBO
    VH-VBP
    VH-VBV
    
    VH-VUF
    I will try and update this list as often as possible.

    Regards
     

  2. pauly7

    pauly7 Established Member

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    Our T/E police just released a company wide notification that we are not able to charge Virgin's inflight enternainment to T/E :(

    I seriously suggest to the Virgin guys that you bundle Foxtel in with your flexi and corporate fares (if that isn't planned already) because businesses will not cover the cost - I know that corporate travel must be a pretty small % of PAX for Virgin, but its just another reason for people to keep on flying Qantas.
     
  3. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    That's not a bad idea. I wonder how difficult/easy that might be for them to do... i.e. for the FA's to activate the system for those whose fares would include live2air?

    I'd actually like to see it become a free service for all pax - it would certainly take the competition to QF and be a major point of difference.
     
  4. NM

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    Could be provided with a one-time-use swipe card upon check-in. It could be coded to only operate for the date/flight the passenger is checked-in for.
     
  5. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    See thats thinking in the right direction ! really easy practical solution.
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  6. tassiedude

    tassiedude Intern

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    It's only $6 it's not like it's going to break the bank I mean does your compnay pay for the food on virgin I doubt it. If you want the entertainment I see no reason why you can't pay for it.

    Why should virgin provide it free for all passengers if they did airfares would go up. Is that really fair on the people who don't want to use it?
     
  7. pauly7

    pauly7 Established Member

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    Actually it does add up if you fly as much as I do, EVERYTHING associated with travelling adds up - our team - we all travel frequently - is nazi at charging back everything possible back, because if you start paying for stuff here and there it does bite you.

    And of course we claim food if it can be reasonably classed as breakfast, lunch or dinner... Every company I have worked for covers food when you are away, not sure where you have worked! :D Now whether I want to buy Virgins onboard food is another question ;)

    The context of my post is that because T/E won't cover it in I suspect most companies, it just makes business people, who Virgin are desperately trying to attract, even more happy to influence their BFOD's towards Qantas, where everything is included.

    Didn't say that - but I think it would be a great idea, that would really force something big in return from Qantas!
     
  8. NM

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    Some companies do not reimburse directly for meals when travelling. They may choose to pay a per-diem allowance and leave it up to the traveller to decide how much they want to spend on each meal and whether or not they want to spend their allowance on things like in-flight or even in-room movies.
     
  9. StevePER

    StevePER Established Member

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    They do pay for the food actually. It may be only $6 but it's the principle.
     
  10. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    For short flights (eg MEL-SYD, MEL-CBR, SYD-BNE etc) I wouldn't expect company to pay Live2air - really IFE is not necessary. For longer flights (such as MEL-BNE and certainly PER flights) I think Live2air would not be an unreasonable expense. Although for me on the longer flights I tend to prefer to (get the company to) pay for an Exit Row for $30 so I can actually use my laptop to do some work.
     
  11. ksthommo

    ksthommo Active Member

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    Got a chance to check out Live2Air this morning on the Cairns/Brisbane flight
    (0600/0800). Didn't pay the $6 as I sleep on this flight. Flight was in the air for 20 minutes longer then anticipated due to the Brisbane weather. Checked the TV System out during the delay (freebie). Very impressive, would fork out the $6 if I was on an afternoon or evening flight.

    Well Done Virgin Blue
     
  12. alien

    alien Member

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    the $6 is only the intro price. This will change >
     
  13. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

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    Virgin Blue > News - August 2006 - Australian Domestic Airlines

    It's not changing all that much....
     
  14. oz_mark

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  15. tassiedude

    tassiedude Intern

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    Are you serious:confused:

    On a 4 Hr flight to PER $9 is very cheap
     
  16. jazzamcc

    jazzamcc Junior Member

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    Does anybody know which other aircraft has had Live2air installed?

    Currently these are the aircraft that I know of:

    VH-VUF

    VH-VBP

    VH-VBO

    VH-VBC

    VH-VBQ

    VH-VBV.
     
  17. Wunala Dreaming

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    According to my records, the following DJ aircraft have the Live2Air TV system installed:
    • VH-VBH
    • VH-VBJ
    • VH-VBL
    • VH-VBO
    • VH-VBP
    • VH-VBQ
    • VH-VBS
    • VH-VBV
    • VH-VUF
    [​IMG]

    Are you sure about VH-VBC? Did you fly on her recently? I don't have the aircraft down as having the system installed (but of course if you flew -VBC you would know better than me).

    Tis a shame you cannot edit your OP (and subsequent ones).

    Regards
     
  18. jazzamcc

    jazzamcc Junior Member

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    Here is a pic from jetphots.net:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. alien

    alien Member

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    one thing i've noticed and that is if you have live2air then you don't get the free radio/entertainment channels :evil:
     
  20. StevePER

    StevePER Established Member

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    I don't think they ever work properly anyway.
     
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