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Volaris Live In-Flight Concert On TLC-LAX  
User currently offlineOP3000 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1785 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Mexican LCC Volaris set up an in-flight music concert with Mexican music band Los Tigres del Norte, on a flight from TLC-LAX.

It was part of a promotional contest, but I doubt there have been many such flights as far as commercial aviation goes. Here's the article:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/apheadlines/world/story/842913.html

When the "fasten your seatbelt" sign went off, the show was on - a free in-flight concert from Mexico to Los Angeles for 153 fans of the popular Mexican music band Los Tigres del Norte.

The low-cost Mexican airline Volaris replaced three rows of seats with a makeshift stage for Wednesday's concert, attended by 33 contest winners and their guests.

Volaris spokeswoman Sai Sanchez says the band brought special amplifiers to blast a dozen classic songs over the noise of jet engines at 33,000 feet (10,000 meters).

She says the concert ended when the nearly four-hour flight from Toluca, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, entered U.S. airspace because U.S. authorities do not allow concerts on airplanes.

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User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4217 times:



Quoting OP3000 (Thread starter):
...because U.S. authorities do not allow concerts on airplanes.

Now, I've read FARs.... but this one seems rediculous. Like its THAT much of a problem?


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4137 times:
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How is Volaris doing on their US venture?

User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4072 times:

Sounds like a bad movie... oh wait... I've seen this movie...

Following the concert a hacker guy with blue glasses landed the aircraft by remote using his home game controller.

[Edited 2009-08-14 09:16:22]


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User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4053 times:

What the article fails to mention is that they had an electrical problem and they had to continue singing and playing unplugged


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User currently offlineWolflair From Mexico, joined Sep 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4009 times:



Quoting Pzurita1 (Reply 4):
What the article fails to mention is that they had an electrical problem and they had to continue singing and playing unplugged

However, this was reported by many mexican media outlets. A spokesman for Volaris indicated that they provided the batteries and electrical power as per the specs provided by the band's engineers. The band just decided to "go acoustic" and amended their programme as necesary. Personally, I wouldn't object hearing an acoustic jam with these guys (and perhaps I would have preferred it).

For those not familiar with them, Los Tigres del Norte is by far the most important mexican folk music band since a number of years (and they've been around 25+ years). These guys brought a music genre ("corrido") to a new level.

Quoting OP3000 (Thread starter):
She says the concert ended when the nearly four-hour flight from Toluca, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, entered U.S. airspace because U.S. authorities do not allow concerts on airplanes.

That is interesting. Where is that prohibition stated?



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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5236 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

A concert and a flight I certainly wouldn't have liked to be on board!

These guys do know how to make noise of their airline. I don't see any profit having to remove almost 50 seats!

g77



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

Los Tigres del Norte concert AND a flight home? Don't think you can ask for anything greater than that! Just wish I would have known about this earlier. Im trying to think if this could have placed a saftey hazard on the aircraft but cant think of any as long as no electrical strain was put on the aircraft generators. What about sound waves traveling through the aircrafts airframe creating vibration?

Quoting Wolflair (Reply 5):
For those not familiar with them, Los Tigres del Norte is by far the most important mexican folk music band since a number of years (and they've been around 25+ years). These guys brought a music genre ("corrido") to a new level.

In other words they are The Best spanish band. Que viva Sinaloa!!



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26145 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3693 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 2):
How is Volaris doing on their US venture?

I was just speaking to their LAX handling staff on Friday, and from what I gather it has been excellent, with high LFs from the first day.



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