c172
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A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:03 pm

So check out this anecdote about a business unfriendly Aer Lingus:

Friend of mine flying Chicago-Dublin a few weeks ago. After the A330-300 reached cruising altitude, he pulled out his portable DVD player and pluged in his Bose headphones and settled in.

A minute later a flight attendant taps him on the shoulder and says he has to pay for the headphones.

"Huh? These are mine."

"Yes, we have a $_.00 fee to use headphone in the cabin," replied the attendant. [I don't remember the amount specified.]

My friend refused to pay a fee to use his own headphones. That is, until Aer Lingus threatened to have police meet him at the gate if he didn't either remove his headphones or pay the fee.

The resulting loss of his business forever will cost Aer Lingus a lot than the 5 or 10 buck headphone fee. Idiots.

And before someone jumps on me for typing "Idiots", I typed in in reference only to the attendants on THAT flight and NOT all Aer Lingus workers, NOT all Irish people, and NOT everyone in the airline industry. Thank you.
 
SNN27
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:48 pm

I'm sorry dude, but i find this hard to believe.. EI dont even charge for use of their own headphones! You get them free in the seat pocket when you board.

Either this particular cabin crew member was, as you say "an idiot" (and lets face it he/she would have to be for even thinking of such a charge) or someone is telling you lies.

I have used my own headphones on EI too many times to mention, and never heard of such a thing.
 
Iberia340600
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:05 pm

Yeah that just doesnt make sense. I have never heard of anything like that. Thats like if I start playing my iPod and the airline charges me for using it.

Why didnt your friend speak to the purser of the flight or something? They conformed to what the flight attendant said? Just sounds strange in my opinion.
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c172
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:49 pm

Was it American? They fly that route as well. Anyhow, I've only had good experiences with EI, so I found it hard to believe.
 
AirScoot
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:38 pm

I don't think it was AA.. they don't charge for headphones on international flights.. they even encouraged the use of your own headphones on my last flight to London.
 
trident2e
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:58 pm

Sounds like an urban myth to me. I flew an EI A330 last week between DUB and SNN and headsets were in the seat pockets even for that short sector.
 
scxmechanic
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:00 pm

When I flew on an EI A330-300 a while back from JFK-SNN-JFK, they said we COULD NOT use our own CD or DVD player as it would interfere with the aircraft's systems. I'm assuming the fly-by-wire that is used on the Airbus.
 
philb
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:03 pm

Sounds like total rubbish. Aer Lingus A330s have headsets free in the seat pockets and the usual announcements are made on each sector regarding the use of personal electronic equipment.
 
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:29 am

Quoting Scxmechanic (Reply 6):
When I flew on an EI A330-300 a while back from JFK-SNN-JFK, they said we COULD NOT use our own CD or DVD player as it would interfere with the aircraft's systems.

That is rubbish!! There is no proof that listening to a CD player will interrupt A/C systems. I do it whenever I fly. Better than most US Domestic IFE! (If any at all!)
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CaptnChaos
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:39 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 8):
Quoting Scxmechanic (Reply 6):
When I flew on an EI A330-300 a while back from JFK-SNN-JFK, they said we COULD NOT use our own CD or DVD player as it would interfere with the aircraft's systems.

That is rubbish!! There is no proof that listening to a CD player will interrupt A/C systems. I do it whenever I fly. Better than most US Domestic IFE! (If any at all!)

I distinctly remember when I flew BWI-DUB-BWI that they made an announcement that the playing of any electronic device was prohibited. This was in the summer of 2001 on Aer Lingus, and I remember because it was my first commercial flight ever. One of the other people I flew with turned his on but kept it on the DL. They did provide headphones for the IFE though. Maybe it's possible that certain electronic devices did certain things while others didn't, so rather than running through a laundry list of acceptable/non-acceptable devices, they just issue a blanket statement and prohibit them all?
 
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:46 am

What ever he was on, I'll have a pint or two of it  rotfl 
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Chiguire
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:11 am

Quoting C172 (Reply 3):
Was it American? They fly that route as well. Anyhow, I've only had good experiences with EI, so I found it hard to believe.

Maybe you should make sure you know what you are talking about before you start such "threads" bashing an airline !
Maybe it was CO ? Or was it BA  idea  ?
That would help your credibility... liar .but at least you didn't ask if they serve real Irish meals onboard EI  drunk  drunk 
 
CrossChecked
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:41 am

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 11):
Maybe you should make sure you know what you are talking about before you start such "threads" bashing an airline !
Maybe it was CO ? Or was it BA ?
That would help your credibility... .but at least you didn't ask if they serve real Irish meals onboard EI

Maybe YOU should read threads before replying with an inane and thoroughly stupid argument. Neither BRITISH AIRWAYS nor CONTINENTAL fly on the route we are talking about.

I hate this website when people don't bother reading the rest of the thread before replying to an original post.

That's why hundreds of people answer the same question in the same thread over and over and over again.

READ - THE - THREAD
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Blackhawk144
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:53 am

Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 12):
Quoting Chiguire (Reply 11):
Maybe you should make sure you know what you are talking about before you start such "threads" bashing an airline !
Maybe it was CO ? Or was it BA ?
That would help your credibility... .but at least you didn't ask if they serve real Irish meals onboard EI

Maybe YOU should read threads before replying with an inane and thoroughly stupid argument. Neither BRITISH AIRWAYS nor CONTINENTAL fly on the route we are talking about.

I hate this website when people don't bother reading the rest of the thread before replying to an original post.

That's why hundreds of people answer the same question in the same thread over and over and over again.

READ - THE - THREAD

Maybe YOU should read posts before bashing them! Seriously, he was sarcastic when he was talking BA or CO flying the route...geez!

Not only that, but did you even see he was quoting AND talking about a reply that C172 had posted earlier in the thread.

Even if I'm totally wrong about his intentions, come on! Chill out! being angry never helped nobody.

Anthony
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CrossChecked
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:53 pm

Maybe you're right, Anthony, but if people would read threads more thoroughly before replying, we could cut down on a vast number of the inane posts that are made here.

This would not only make it easier for people to read through threads from start to finish, but would also save a LOT of storage space on the A.net servers.
Cabin crew, doors to manual and cross check.
 
geoffm
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:56 pm

Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 12):
Maybe YOU should read threads before replying with an inane and thoroughly stupid argument. Neither BRITISH AIRWAYS nor CONTINENTAL fly on the route we are talking about.

Aahh, that has made my day! Sarcasm at its best - and CrossChecked fell for it, hook, line, and sinker! Didn't you notice the smilies? ROFL

Geoff M.
 
CrossChecked
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:58 pm

Geoff, you're a wanker  Smile  Silly  Cool
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geoffm
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:09 pm

Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 16):
Geoff, you're a wanker

Nah, my girlfriend does that for me!  Wink

Geoff M.
 
Chiguire
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:34 am

One of the things I like is the british sense of humor.....really !
So relax.
 
1MillionFlyer
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:49 am

C172 has a history of starting tongue-in-check threads to incite this kind of bickering.

He has started such threads as

What To Do If You Don't Want To Pay For Headphones (by C172 Jul 26 2005 in Civil Aviation)

He also had a thread about Rice and Beans on Mexican Carriers.

Rice And Beans On Mexicana (by C172 Jul 13 2005 in Civil Aviation)

and this post...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2196133

Take his posts with a grain of salt, he might be on medication.

[Edited 2005-07-27 17:59:53]
Golf Foxtrot you are cleared for departure
 
1MillionFlyer
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:22 am

I guess it is crow eating time?
Golf Foxtrot you are cleared for departure
 
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RE: A Business Unfriendly Aer Lingus

Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:04 am

Quoting C172 (Thread starter):
And before someone jumps on me for typing "Idiots", I typed in in reference only to the attendants on THAT flight and NOT all Aer Lingus workers, NOT all Irish people, and NOT everyone in the airline industry. Thank you.

Love the disclaimer!!!
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