Another QF cutback?

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Aug 2012

Total posts 93

Another QF cutback? I recently went on QF flt ADL-DWN on a 767 in J. Nice to have a comfy seat for the 4hr flt instead of the usual 737.

However they now provide ipads of entertainment and provide the cheap AA type headphones/buds with a single plug. However, buds dont suit my ears and keep falling out. I have since checked with quite a few people who share this problem. They no longer provide the older headphones and in any case they dont work on the ipads [i tried]. Apart from having to take my own headphones everywhere i travel, has anyone got any ideas? will these be the new standard? doesnt J deserve better even on domestic [Y as well of course] thoughts please.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

Cheaper and disposable. If it's any consolation VA provide the same crap in J as well. BYO is the answer. 


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

The plastic units have the special two plugs, so won't fit.

To be honest, haven't used them in years.

Agree on BYO


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 86

Dave, do yourself a favour and pick yourself up a pair of decent in ear headphones, that won't fall out. Any airport store will have a half-reasonable pair starting from $20.

Given that you have spent the time writing about it here, it will be the best $20 (or more) you have spent!

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