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    Default Headphones and travelling on Qantas Airbus A330

    Gday All,

    Im just about to travel overseas to Japan... Just wondering if anybody knows what type of headphone jack the Qantas AirBus A330 uses. What type of adapter do I need to get to use my standard 3.5mm jack headphones? Ive done some fairly extensive web searching and googling and cant find a solid answer. Thanks.

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    You'll need the headphone adapter.

    Strand bags or JayCar should have them or you can look on eBay if you have enough time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    You'll need the headphone adapter.
    You mean one of those double 3.5mm?

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    I think most planes just have standard 3.5mm jacks.

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    One of these


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    ^ That looks spot on, although some flights use the above design but in a triangular format.

    Don't think it's used by QANTAS though, so it's all good.

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    Qantas normally has the 2 prong connection thingy. You might want to go to Jay car. I think that's what I used when I traveled on Qantas from Tokyo. My bose came with those though.

    I've never been on a flight in the last couple of years that used normal 3.5mm jacks. Either the 2 prong, or the fat connector. Both are sold at jaycar if I remember. Dick Smiths might have them as well.
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    Thanks for the suggestions... Ill post back tomorrow to confirm.

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    perhaps phone qantas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 310 View Post
    perhaps phone qantas?
    Will do... just thought it might be helpful for other people with the same question as it doesn't seem to have been posted here before.

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    Virgin use the double but put dual channel through each output so you can use normal headphones.

    Qantas don't and you need an adapter -.-

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    Flew Brisvegas to Melbourne last night on a newer Virgin plane and they used a single 3.5mm. They were even handing out nice little white earphones to everyone!

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    You could also try seatguru. They may have info about the Qantas plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Link View Post
    Flew Brisvegas to Melbourne last night on a newer Virgin plane and they used a single 3.5mm. They were even handing out nice little white earphones to everyone!

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    Hi - I must have done that flight 15 - 20 times this year on the Qantas A330's. Without a doubt, you will need the 2 prong 3.5mm adaptor plug - definitely not the three pin triangular.

    I use my own bose noise canceling headphones and they work great using the Bose adaptor (similar to the one in Wally's post above).

    Hope this helps
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    Cheers Paul and everyone else that posted... going to Jaycar tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackie36 View Post
    Hi - I must have done that flight 15 - 20 times this year on the Qantas A330's. Without a doubt, you will need the 2 prong 3.5mm adaptor plug - definitely not the three pin triangular.

    I use my own bose noise canceling headphones and they work great using the Bose adaptor (similar to the one in Wally's post above).

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    Personally I hate QF's ent. system.. I break out my MB or iPod...

    also saves having those adapters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuma View Post
    Personally I hate QF's ent. system.. I break out my MB or iPod...

    also saves having those adapters...
    Yeah I took a look at the program and its not that great... Just looking for an alternative if my battery on my iphone runs out... and I'm sure it will.

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    For all looking for the discussed adapter, it can be purchased here from Jaycar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorts View Post
    You mean one of those double 3.5mm?
    Have not recently flown with Qantas but from memory yes those double 3.5mm plugs. My headset came with a selection of adaptors - you should be able to get them from Trickie Dickie's or as someone said, Jaycar.

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