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User currently offlineJoemac547 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 22 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

I flew VX yesterday and was surprised to see, er hear, that they blast advertisements for Windows Mobile, Absinth and two other companies at the end of the safety pre recorded spiel. It was incredibly loud, and takes place during taxi, take off roll and actual takeoff.

Apparently it is actually spiced to the end of the safety video so it also has visuals playing in the seat backs. I was in first. Since our video displays are stowed until flight (we just listen to the audio blaring through the cabin while FA performs the routine) we were just subjected to the audio of the adverts.

I felt it annoying and maybe even a tad dangerous. I mean, they shouldn't be playing during take off, right? They had to blast the audio to be heard over the engines. Does anybody else do this? It left a bad taste in my mouth being subjected to this on a $600 r/t flight just down the coast to LA. Did Virgin cross some line for this revenue stream? Or am I being too picky?

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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 4280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 18 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

Skybus also did PA system ads, too. I flew them once, and heard one "this space for rent-advertise on Skybus" promo and one ad for some attraction in the Columbus area.

"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

US also does the blaring ad campaign crap. Just one more reason I don't fly them.

User currently offlineSirSheldon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Quoting Joemac547 (Thread starter):
Or am I being too picky?

a little, yeah  Smile

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