When I was flying Alitalia 2 days ago, I decided to listen to my CD
's in the middle of the flight, like I have been doing all my life. When all of a sudden an FA
came up to me and asked me what it was. I told him it was a regular CD
player run by batteries. After this he told me to put it away immediately and that I shouldn't take it out again since it was prohibited. I asked him why since I have never been in this situation before. He said you can not listen to music on the flight. This was an Airbus 321. The TV
that was closest to me popped out of the ceiling and I realized the TV
was broken, so I had to look further down the cabin to see the other one. But here came another problem. The FAs didn't distribute the earphones, so none of the passengers could listen to the TVs even though they were showing something. So basically the whole flight went on without ANY entertainment, not even my own personal walkman.
So my final question is, why does Alitalia prohibit walkmans on board? Is it some kind of new airline rule or something? Has anyone been in the same situation?
Thanks in advance. Aeroflot777
P.S. Is it normal for Alitalia to have an all male FA
crew? Because thats what happened to me.