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User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15608 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHtFh3CwKJc&feature=youtu.be

On Board our flight yesterday. Quite fun.

Is this common?

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User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15472 times:

Has been known to happen on the shorthaul 767s (aircraft which are mostly 20 years old or so and haven't had any major works to the cabins) but seems the Airbus isn't immune!

User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15370 times:

Forgot to mention yes its the A321

User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15299 times:

Its not unheard of; it happened on a LH flight some years ago:

http://youtu.be/L5IBsBAah3Y

I'd love to know the exact cause though!


User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15299 times:
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thanks for sharing...

Just a pity a passenger didn't have a Ghetto Blaster on board... would really have been the fun!!!  



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User currently offlinelmml 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15126 times:

The newer generation 'Buses seem to be bugged where cabin lighting is concerned. Although I've never experienced anything like the above, very often the reading lights recycle by themselves with a clicking sound several times during the flight. Also after landing in very hot (temps >45deg celcius) the cabin lights go off or start to flicker (much shorter duration than in these vids), the call chimes start ringing sporadically, the FAP crashes and the CIDS gets degradated.

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15065 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 1):
Has been known to happen on the shorthaul 767s (aircraft which are mostly 20 years old or so and haven't had any major works to the cabins) but seems the Airbus isn't immune!

On the 767, it happens mostly with the reading lights. Here is a thread about what causes that:
Disco Flashing Reading Lights (by 1337Delta764 Nov 22 2011 in Tech Ops)



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User currently offlineoldtimer From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 14794 times:

Used to be common on the DC10 and L1011 with the multiplex systems, usually cured by tightening up a loose plug on one of the multiplex units, so nothing new. Can be annoying mid Atlantic when you are trying to sleep.


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User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14425 times:

Annoyingly about 30 seconds after i stopped recording the captain come on to explain what had happened.

User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9182 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13160 times:

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 4):
Just a pity a passenger didn't have a Ghetto Blaster on board...

Or how about the rapping WN flight attendant?! Anyone remember that?

I'd like to be on a plane when this happens. Funky...   



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24868 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12816 times:

Quoting oldtimer (Reply 7):
Used to be common on the DC10 and L1011 with the multiplex systems, usually cured by tightening up a loose plug on one of the multiplex units, so nothing new. Can be annoying mid Atlantic when you are trying to sleep.

I recall it was also a frequent problem on early 747s. Not certain but I believe the 747 was the first aircraft with that type of multiplex system.


User currently offlineCyanide72 From Canada, joined Feb 2011, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12795 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 9):
Or how about the rapping WN flight attendant?! Anyone remember that?

I'd like to be on a plane when this happens. Funky...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9lZV_828OA

Definitely awesome.


User currently offlineSpeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11863 times:

Never heard of something like that before, it sure looks like fun (at least for a few minutes).
On my last BA flight (B772) I had water dripping all over me from the overhead bin right after take off. Seems like they are trying hard to give their customers a unique flying experience 


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11599 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
I recall it was also a frequent problem on early 747s. Not certain but I believe the 747 was the first aircraft with that type of multiplex system.

I believe the 777 (and possibly the 764ER) dropped the Column Timer Decoder system in favor of something more reliable.



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User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11337 times:

I've seen it happen here at DL more than once on the 332/333 - but it seems to happen more with call bells and reading lights.

User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10220 times:

I'd have absolutelly loved the captain to come on the PA with a song or a rap.

User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10066 times:

Interesting and cool, though I have to say about half of the passengers must have crapped themselves.

If only this would happen on NH's 787 fleet!



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User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9516 times:

Was I the only one who was disappointed to not hear "Stayin' Alive" playing through the intercom in the video?

BA would have gotten extra points if they had gotten Robert Hayes to dance down the aisle... 



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User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5688 times:

I should have put some music over the video shouldn't i?

User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Does anyone know what causes this specific fault? After talking with a long serving FA, she tells me she's never seen this before.

User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

Quoting eugegall (Reply 19):

See above posts for links to answers. From what I gather, it has something to do with the wiring.



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User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Oh I see. For someone who is into aviation it was really good to see something rare....

User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting Cyanide72 (Reply 11):

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 9):
Or how about the rapping WN flight attendant?! Anyone remember that?

I'd like to be on a plane when this happens. Funky...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9lZV_828OA

Definitely awesome.

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