Noise-cancelling headphones in business class

25 replies

bubblecapfish

China Airlines - Dynasty Flyer

Member since 01 Sep 2016

Total posts 13

Do you keep the noise cancelling headphones in business class

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

Total posts 195

Negative, they are not yours to keep.

sdtravel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Jun 2015

Total posts 81

I saw a guy on a QF domestic flight sitting in the back of economy with a set of noise cancelling headphones sporting the QF logo on the side a few months back. 

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Sure, you can pinch them, but this is not what airlines expected you to do. And besides they fairly useless outside aircraft simply because they used non-domestic connector. Not saying that they usually not top quality.

PS. You also can pinch cutlery, caps and dishes not mention napkins in toilet. And of course you can take information card as a “souvenir”

PPS. Some people asking very funny questions.

noelp

British Airways - Executive Club

Member since 23 May 2016

Total posts 2

Sometimes a high tier passenger sitting in economy will be offered business noise cancelling headphones by the crew.  It happened to me once, as a QF Platinum sitting at the back of economy from LA, I was approched by the service manager to welcome me and offer me a pair of business headphones (as there were plenty of spares), I gladly accepted as the batteries in my personal set were flat!

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

“QF Platinum sitting at the back of economy from LA” – you have to fly a lot in economy to score Platinum card.

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

Total posts 371

What a silly thing to say.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

I do not think so – if I would fly so much that I could get Platinum, then for sure I would not fly LAX-MEL in economy. My message above was sarcasm if you did not get it.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Serg,

There are a number of FFs who have made Platinum solely on Discount Economy fares -- they are just very frequent flyers.

While some are lucky enought to have business fund / personally fund Business/ First, others do it the long way

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 436

Happens on most if not all QF International flights. As QF Plat I'm offered them everytime I head over to Auckland in economy. 

And I've also done BNE-LAX in economy as it was school holidays and I missed out on an upgrade, and my work doesn't pay for premium fares. Suffice to say the crew bought me Biz headphones, wine from J, a J dessert, and a J coffee the next morning.   

Unlike Serg the international crews know that a Platinum in economy means a tighta**e employer so they do what ever they can to look after us. I certainly appreciate it and its a key driver of my loyalty to Qantas. 

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

Total posts 195

Wow, I must be in the minority. Many international flights as a WP in Y  and never anything special other than a greeting.

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

Total posts 195

Wow, I must be in the minority. Many international flights as a Platinum in economy and never anything special other than a greeting.

windowseat

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 May 2015

Total posts 16

This is a little bit naughty but you can actually remove the jack on most of the new QF economy headphones in the case that you need one for your personal set.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Only the Bose ones are worth taking. AA crew do a full inventory check before plane lands. Goodness me - the stink they kick up if numbers don't reconcile with records!

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

And fair enough too, you have to be a bit sad to want to try to steal these things

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