FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
I recently flew on a 737-400 with AS. Its reg is N754AS. I noticed that all the seats had headphone ports on them. I've been flying with Alaska since the late 80's and have never known them to have IFE. I checked with airfleets.net and it shows that AS is the original operator of that plane but the Boeing customer code is Q8, which is not Alaska's code.
So, does anybody know where this plane came from that it has audio systems in the seats?
HikesWithEyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
I am pretty sure that 754 was one of the planes
purchased by ILFC. It was the first 737-400 delivered
to Alaska and bears the name "Spirit of Alaska" on the fuselage
below the flight deck window.
Not sure why this one would have had audio ports on it though.
N730AS From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 126 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1489 times:
HikesWithEyes is correct, Most of AS's 734's are leased (the designation being Q8 for the international Lease and Finance corporation I think). I remember that I was on a MD-80 circa 1991 and it head music, although it may have been a NW flight, I was too young to remember correctly.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1433 times:
I've been on N754AS a couple times and recall noticing the audio controls. Not sure if I've seen them on any other 734s. I'm surprised they have not been plated over or removed. I did try to plug in a pair of headphones one time, but there wasn't any musak.