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NancyMc

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Airline entertainment
« on: October 27, 2009, 11:06:53 am »
I was very frustrated on recent transAtlantic flights to be unable to hear the movie soundtracks.  I even tried my SSD earbud.  I went for the free beer and wine instead.
Anyone else had similar issue with headsets on planes?
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lori67

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Re: Airline entertainment
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 11:24:16 am »
Nancy,

I sit in the cheap seats on the cheap airlines, so no movies for me anyway.

In my case, the SSD does make screaming babies much more tolerable and is a great way to avoid talking to the annoying person who always seems to wind up seated right next to me.   :D

Lori
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Re: Airline entertainment
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 12:10:05 pm »
I was very frustrated on recent transAtlantic flights to be unable to hear the movie soundtracks. 


Nancy,

I had exactly the same problem on transAtlantic flights this past summer. I decided it must have something to do with all the background noise (engines, etc.) that's just inherent with a flight. My husband said he had some problems as well ... but I'm sure he managed better than I did. I ended up watching a couple of movies that I had already seen several times -- since I knew the plots I wasn't as concerned with not being able to catch all the dialogue. I did remove my BAHA for a while to see if that would help -- made it a little better, but still not wonderful. Just another frustration to be dealt with!

Catherine (JerseyGirl 2)
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Re: Airline entertainment
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 12:44:22 pm »
I can relate too....although free beer and wine beats a movie any day in my book.

Patrick
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Re: Airline entertainment
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 12:45:24 pm »
Just my 2 cents.....

If you don't want to make the monetary investment, sometimes, some airlines will let you "rent" the Bose headphones, which is suppose to help with noise reduction. I have seen them offered on American Air Transatlantic to the UK..... Bose is suppose to help reduce background noise (ie: engines, voices, etc).  

I have used them Transatlantic Bos - London.

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Re: Airline entertainment
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 01:48:17 pm »
Phyl,
I saw a bunch of people walking around with their Boses on.  Even to use the head!  I thought they were just showing off, but I suppose it is a relief even when you are not connected to the movie.

Lori,
These are the cheap seats!  You should have seen business class - way cool.

Patrick,
LOL

Catherine,
At least the movie selections weren't the greatest.

Thanks, guys.
Watch and Wait since 9/19/01
Increased from 1.1 x 1.9 to 1.9 x 1.9 cm as of 10/27/08
Right SSD, tinnitus, compensating balance
Dr. McKenna at Mass Eye and Ear and Dr. Barker at MGH
Translab April 8, 9 hours, 18 mm Tumor all gone SSD some facial weakness

 


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