eugegall
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British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:53 pm

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

On Board our flight yesterday. Quite fun.

Is this common?
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:11 pm

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!
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 pm

Forgot to mention yes its the A321
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:26 pm

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!
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:27 pm

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:53 pm

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:40 pm

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:07 pm

Annoyingly about 30 seconds after i stopped recording the captain come on to explain what had happened.
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:24 am

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:57 am

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.
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:58 am

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:59 am

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 
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:29 am

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:58 am

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.
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:50 am

I'd have absolutelly loved the captain to come on the PA with a song or a rap.
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:09 am

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:12 am

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:43 pm

I should have put some music over the video shouldn't i?
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:52 pm

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

Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:08 pm

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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RE: British Airways Disco

Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:57 pm

Oh I see. For someone who is into aviation it was really good to see something rare....
 
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RE: British Airways Disco

Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:54 am

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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