headsets on Northwest DC10

Jul 11th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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headsets on Northwest DC10

...I called NW to see if their DC10 is compatible with a headset that I use on my walkman..or CD player. They don't have the information if it is or not.

Does anyone here know if they are compatible?
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Jul 11th, 2006, 09:27 AM
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I haven't flown on NW's DC-10 for a few years, but most US airlines use the two-prong miniplug that seperates the Left and Right signal. You can buy an adapter from Radio Shack for $5.99 (cat# 42-2495).

Having said that, some other airlines use a single larger 1/4" stereo plug.

Can't say for sure which one is on NW's DC10.
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Jul 11th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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I'm thinking the same thing..older plane..two pronger.
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Jul 11th, 2006, 05:37 PM
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Are you sure it isn't the old plastic pipe headphones? (Pre wire days?) The last DC-10 was built back in the 80s.

I remember flying when I was a kid - my brother and I would share one headset by peeling the l/r tubes apart and each using one.
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Jul 11th, 2006, 05:51 PM
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Even though NW's DC-10 average 27 years old, I think they have refurbished the interior at least once or twice...

Anyways, they will be retired in the next few months. Last chance to fly them.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 12:30 AM
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I think you might have a shot.

NWA still flies the DC-10s on my Europe route - rode one in March.

The headset jack is one prong, and it looked standard to me.
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