Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8770 times:
I like it when airlines play real music. And not the tweedle dumb ping pong esque music (sorry, I can't think of a more intelligent way to describe it, its too early in the morning!) that most airlines play. For example, NeosAir - they have good music on board
ACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 674 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8580 times:
Agree! I prefer to have something real playing. It makes it seem more relaxed and lulls the maddening passengers. I remember flying on a BY (TOM) B738 a couple of years back and they played music videos on boarding. It was 7.00am but we had J.Lo and her song "get right" blaring out. It really got me in holiday mood and everytime I hear it now it brings back that memory.
AIRLINES SHOULD PLAY MUSIC MORE, ESPECIALLY THE LOCO's. IT WILL SUBDUE THE PUNTERS.
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 4970 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8557 times:
I personally would love to hear Adiemus again! Now that was wonderful music by which to stow your overhead luggage.
Seriously, I thought that was one of the great moves by DL of that era (somewhere in the 90s I think it was) and I still love listening to that cd.
I asked the name of the performer and cd the first time I hear it while on hold to change a reservation. I remember the DL agent knew right away and said she couldn't believe the number of times she had been asked for the information. I also recall walking into Tower Records and asking for the "Delta Hold Music" cd and they knew exactly which one I meant!
(Time for my medication and bedtime now. Where did I put that cd...)
ToTheStars From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8246 times:
I worked for TWA and we played boarding music videos on the drop down flat screens on the 757. One day Madonna's "Rain" video was playing and a passenger came up to the first class galley and wanted to know who was in charge because he didnt want his family to watch the w%0(# that we were exposing them to. I almost started laughing because I thought he was joking. I think "Rain" is a beautiful song (and video.) Well by the time he was through with his red faced rant the video was over and "I believe I can fly" had come on...problem solved...LOL
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8199 times:
I think it's better if an airline has a fairly wide range of music for boarding, phone holds, etc. "Rhapsody in Blue" is a beautiful piece, and I certainly think of United when I hear it...but if I have to hear it several times in succession it loses its allure. And when I was in Australia in 2003 I got to the point where I thought that if I had to hear "Spirit of Australia" over and over and OVER one more bloody time I was going to do something that'd put me on the evening news. (But at least you can get a good cup of tea on Qantas, so I forgive them. )
Quoting Fewsolarge (Reply 15): In the current rotation they have a dance remix of the Six Feet Under theme. I loved the show, but I find that choice pretty bizarre.
WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2135 posts, RR: 12 Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8152 times:
In the mid-80s, AA used an instrumental version of Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" as the boarding music on their DC-10s. Whenever I hear the song now, I turn it up because it brings back so many happy memories
I think they should play the original version. Imagine customer's response when getting on a plane and hearing "If you ain't got no money, take your broke *ss home"!!! Might scare off some of the less desirable customers....just kidding of course.
I'll agree though that Adiemus still wins out as the best boarding music.