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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

which airlines still use the really old fashioned headphones, where you can put your ear to the port and hear it? AA had it on the a300 i was on LHR-EWR (a minor digression i know but i liked that plane/flight!). There was also a slot for the good headphones though, which was what we used.

any others still using it?

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User currently offlineSAAB340 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 320 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

UAL stills uses that same system! Good Observation!!!

User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

As United's planes receive the new interiors along with new seats, the pneumatic headphones are being replaced with electronic ones. I flew in an A320 & 757 with the new seats, no pneumatic headphones or ports.

User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

Delta's 767 and 757 fleets have the pneumatic headphones. It's too bad, since their in-flight presentation is halfway decent and would only be enhanced by better sound quality.

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

when i flew China Eastern to Shanghai last month on a MD-11....they still had those old headphones...which i haven't use for quite a longggggggggggg time....and i find it quite amusing when the f/a handed me the headphone...cos i didn't expect they would still be using them....

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User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4448 times:

Alitalia still use them on the A321, even in business class!

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

Hawaiian also uses them on their Continental-leased DC-10s, since the electric headphones they were using on those planes had high failure rates.

I really don't like the pneumatic headsets, after a while they hurt my ears.

David / SAN

User currently offlineBraniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4446 times:

The B737-300 of Ansett MK 1 i recently went on still had that beautiful 1990 velvet interior and the pneumatic headphones, i remember when i was little i used to blow through the two plugs at the end and it would make a whistling noise!!! lol!!

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