No music on QantaS

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Member since 08 Apr 2022

Total posts 1

I have just flown MEL-DEL-MEL in business class and was astounded to discover that Qantas have deleted music from their in-flight entertainment offering. Am I the only person to have noticed this? When I challenged the Flight Service Directors on both flights they told me that I am the only person to have complained in their experience. Apparently, this decision was taken before COVID.

Thoughts, comments?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Mar 2014

Total posts 105

You definitely arnt the only person to notice - i miss the music hugely. Especially on intl flights where there is no wifi. Ironically JQ still has music on their 787s

Phil Young


Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 253

Music was removed from the IFE some years ago. I expect that it's largely due to lack of use. Most people have a phone and many have some music stored on it.


Member since 25 Aug 2016

Total posts 14

Ex QF Staff - it was a pre covid removal for cost savings so they don't have to pay licence fees. Typical QF.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Oct 2019

Total posts 73

Ultimately it comes down to usage. The vast majority of people bring their own music on their phones and their own headphones so is it really that surprising that they would get rid of music from their IFE.

It is not typical QF, it is typical business operations of any company on the planet trying to turn a profit. MacDonalds aren’t going to keep a burger on the menu because 0.002% of customers order it.

It’s a massive first world problem that Qantas won’t care about. They will save more money by getting rid of music than if a few people decide to fly on a different airline


Member since 02 Mar 2019

Total posts 15

I loved the music option, kept me away from burning my eyes away to dryness on a long haul flight. The issue I have is, they removed a great option & increased airfares.

I haven't joined the buy 10x subscriptions for spotify, hulu to entertain yourself fad. So buying a ticket on an airline, that provides "entertainment" (btw their video library has reduced dramatically as well) was great for me. But their constant "enhancements" make flying QF feel more and more restricted and claustrophobic as the flights get longer.

QF has huge potential with the next generation of aircraft being delivered this year to up the ante and really reinvigorate the brand. But, I feel it in my waters, will be another implementation fail.


Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 771

I suspect, in the actual real world, 0% of consumers decide which airline to fly due to having music on its IFE.

This must be reaching close to the bottom of the barrell for qf bashing.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jun 2011

Total posts 233

Music and radio channels were removed in 2018.


Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

Member since 15 Jan 2013

Total posts 105

What does one do these days.I am not sure if bringing my own phone with YouTube music and other videos counts as an option

Shoudy Chen


Member since 13 Jun 2015

Total posts 54

I haven’t flown Qantas since 2016 but it was very sad to see music being axed from the IFE. It was such fun that I enjoyed listening to some old music.

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