How can you stand the lack of entertainment on the MD 80s?

 
Old May 16, 02, 1:37 pm
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How can you stand the lack of entertainment on the MD 80s?

I am new to AA and fortunately earned a
majority of my status on OW partners. This
past week to flew from SMF to MKE via STL on
MD 80s. No movie and no audio. How can you
and I stand it? Have there ever been plans
to put something into these planes? After
reading every paper I could buy from STL to
SMF the only alternative is sleeping. I just
changed some SMF to DFW flights to go out of
SFO. UA has AA beat on entertainment out of
SMF at least. Thanks for hearing me.
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Old May 16, 02, 1:42 pm
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1. Power ports (as long as you're not flying TWA metal).

2. IBM Thinkpad 600X

3. Sony noise-cancelling headphones

4. Stack of DVD's and/or CD's.

-- problem solved.
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Old May 16, 02, 1:47 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by RTWSTARALLIANCE:
I am new to AA and fortunately earned a
majority of my status on OW partners. This
past week to flew from SMF to MKE via STL on
MD 80s. No movie and no audio. How can you
and I stand it? Have there ever been plans
to put something into these planes? After
reading every paper I could buy from STL to
SMF the only alternative is sleeping. I just
changed some SMF to DFW flights to go out of
SFO. UA has AA beat on entertainment out of
SMF at least. Thanks for hearing me.
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Lack of entertainment on planes doesn't bother me too much. Even when I have the personal video players et al , I dont tend to watch much and I rarely listen to the audio channels. I find flying a perfect time for book reading

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Old May 16, 02, 2:02 pm
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If you get tired of relaxing or reading a good book, just look out the window. What you will see out there is is far more compelling and interesting than anything ever put on a tv/movie screen.
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Old May 16, 02, 2:29 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by BarryO:
1. Power ports (as long as you're not flying TWA metal).

2. IBM Thinkpad 600X

3. Sony noise-cancelling headphones

4. Stack of DVD's and/or CD's.

-- problem solved.
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Almost the same idea:

1. Panasonic DVD player
2. BOSE noise-canceling headphones
3. Stack of DVDs/CDs

Unless I'm with someone interesting, flying is a great chance to listen to music and watch movies of my own choosing, not what AA might have selected for me.
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Old May 16, 02, 2:34 pm
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I miss having the option of listening to muzak or a movie but the reality is I hardly ever exercise those options when flying metal that is equiped with them.

I enjoy reading and hearing my seat mates life story.
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Old May 16, 02, 2:48 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by BarryO:
1. Power ports (as long as you're not flying TWA metal).

2. IBM Thinkpad 600X

3. Sony noise-cancelling headphones

4. Stack of DVD's and/or CD's.

-- problem solved.
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1. Long-life battery (And one extra)

2. Sony GR370 Laptop

3. Sony NC11 Noise cancelling headphones

4. Lots of netflix DVDs


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Old May 16, 02, 2:59 pm
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Old May 16, 02, 3:52 pm
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Sleep. Read a magazine. Play a game on the computer (or a DVD).

Personally, I can go a few hours without entertainment programming. Even when I fly on flights that have, I don't always watch.
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Old May 16, 02, 4:18 pm
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MD-80 flights aren't nearly long enough for me to get tired of looking out the window, reading a magazine, napping or just plain thinking. I bring pencil & paper in case I need to write down something that comes to mind.
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Old May 16, 02, 4:20 pm
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Its no big deal. Entertainment on domestic flights is such a rarity, its not something you should expect to have. And, when flights have it, its usually no good to begin with.

Its no big deal, considering the MD-80's for the most part are not flying to longer domestic routes. The 737-800's have taken over some of those routes.
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Old May 16, 02, 6:34 pm
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1. Power ports

2. Toshiba laptop

3. Microsoft Train Simulator with U.S./Canada Regional Add-on pack

Had to be different.



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Old May 16, 02, 6:36 pm
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I must agree with everyone else. Just plug in my laptop and play games or watch DVD's...umm..I mean work.

Also, GameBoy Advance is down to like $60 now so you can always pick one of them up. There are about 100+ games out so you can find at least 2 good ones for you. I personally play Tetris. And they are nice and small too.
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Old May 16, 02, 7:29 pm
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I never use the inflight entertainment when it is available, aside from monitoring the moving map display.
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Old May 16, 02, 7:32 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by yyzflyer:
Microsoft Train Simulator with U.S./Canada Regional Add-on pack</font>
Do you pretend you are flying the plane, just to impress your seat mate? Especially if its a young kid.

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