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User currently offlineACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 26252 times:

I have a strange interest in airline boarding music. I would like to compile a list of song names, song samples, etc played on various airlines. Can anyone add more to my list?

Qatar Airways

This song: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=agIFkuLWuUU&feature=related

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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2761 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 26221 times:

There are rumours that in the Economy class of the QANTAS A380 they will play this song as it fits so perfectly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCLc8cZdhLI  Wink

I usually don’t remember the boarding music. I think most often the music is not popular music but something recorded for the airlines only for this special purpose. So you cannot hear it in the radio.

I often wondered why airlines don’t use Vienna from Ultravox when flying to VIE


User currently offlineRoyalAirMaroc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 26199 times:

Hi,

On AT i believe they play "Traditional" Arab-Andalous Music.

On IB, I'm not too sure about the name, but i re-call it was lots of children singing at the same time to a Mediterranean tune.

Hope this helps



Life is a Journey, One Which I hope will include alot of Flights !! =]
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 26195 times:

I recently boarded a KLM Cityhopper F100 to the tune of "Save a Prayer" by Duran Duran. It was quite odd... ironic or something. "Don't say a prayer for me now, save it for the morning after..." almost like, "Don't pray now, wait til you get there" or something.

They played several tracks, but none of the rest of them stood out.


User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 26187 times:

It would entertain me if KLM started using Rotterdam by Beautiful south...


I remember probably back in 2000 I went on holiday with Virgin Sun, and they played http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxs8FZr9t90. I have no idea why I remember that one, I certainly dont remember what other airlines played.

I remember I was going on a chartered domestic flight in Venezuela, and whilst wee were in a cessna 172 with no boarding music per se, before the pilot put his headphones on and started the engine you could hear salsa rap music coming from them...


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12218 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 26173 times:
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Here NZ and DJ (Pacific Blue) play New Zealand music during boarding, while Pacific Blue keep the music playing during the whole flight and landing/take off. I've heard Dave Dobyn and Fat Feedys Drop several times

User currently offlinePacifique75 From Portugal, joined Oct 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 26125 times:

On TAP Portugal, most aircraft have 3 or 4 channels of boarding music and the Purser chooses which one to play. The one played most times is a selection of chart music - recent and oldies; such as Pussycat dolls, Kean, Snow Patrol, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Portuguese hits as well. Others include a channel with instrumental easy listening and one with "world music" mainly Brazilian bossa nova/latin jazz and African music.

User currently offlineLondonJamie From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 26096 times:

BD have 'What Took You So Long?' Emma Bunton, 'Chasing Cars' Snow Patrol, 'Shout To The Top' Style Council, 'Just Like Starting Over' John Lennon, amongst others. There are about 30 different songs programmed in.


The fact is we don't make the same mistake more than 3 times....maybe 4!
User currently offlineXtra1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 111 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 25972 times:

For Austrian Airlines:-

http://www.aua.com/at/eng/About_Flight/onboard/music/


User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 805 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 25934 times:

On board American AIrlines, the #1 F/A can choose whether he/she wants to use a channel from the audio programming as boarding music (which are updated monthly) or wants to use "Earthscapes". "Earthscapes" (available as a DVD online from Amazon) uses new-age music and sweeping views of landscapes.

The only song I know of from "Earthscapes" on youtube is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTKvblo4Lq4

I even believe that the footage in the youtube video is an actual excerpt from the DVD.

"Earthscapes" gets played most of the time and I find it rather soothing.


Matt


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25816 times:

Did anybody ever figure out what the Republic group (Republic, S5, Chautauqua) uses? There was a thread a couple weeks ago on that. It's two jazz tracks that loop over & over, but they're pretty good.


Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25777 times:

Ryanair:
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPVuIDsCag  Big grin


User currently offlineEnginebird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25749 times:

CO used to have "Fields of Gold" (Sting) on a number of flights I was on; very relaxing, good choice.

Fields of Gold


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4454 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25722 times:

Here is TK's boarding music lineup. It is a mix of Turkish favorites and European Classical music. This list is recently replaced another list that got too many complaints. I don't even remember what the reason was. Maybe someone else remembers..

Tuluyhan Uğurlu .....Arnavut Kaldırımları
Antonino Pinto..... Love
George Frederic Heandel..... Obue Concerto No:1 Allegro
Cihat Aşkın.... Çargah Oyun Havası
Boccherini III:..... Menuetto
Alan Menken..... Girls Go Shopping
Beethoven.... Violin Sonata No: 5 Allegro
Serkan Çağrı..... Kadifeden
Benda.... Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord
Denny Elfman..... The Simpsons End Credit Theme
Itzhak Perlman..... The Color Purple Main Title
Antonin Dvorak ......Slavonic Dances No:2
Cihat Aşkın..... İzmir Kasap Havası
Classic Dream Orchestra.... Night Flight
Maksim Vengerov..... Kreisler/Liebes Freud
Hans Zimmer....... Up is Down
Frederic Chopin..... Variations on a Theme By Rossini
Callisto Guatelli ......Osmaniye March
Debussy...... Arabesques No:1
Rachel Portman .......The Road to the Workhouse
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart .......Horn Konzert Nr.3 Allegro
Ennino Morricone....... Forsbasta
George Bizet .......Carmen Suite No:1 Intermezzo
Frederic Chopin........ Valtz in G Flat Major
Michael Giacchino...... Remy Drives A Linguini
Felix Mendelsshon Bartholdy .......A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alison Balson ......Mozart Rondo Alla Turca
Purcell ....Rondeau
Grieg .....Morning Mood


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 25664 times:

DL changes the boarding music every month (except for some older aircraft like the MD-88s that are only changed every few months). The boarding music is listed in the back of the Sky magazine, and is also posted on Delta's blog: http://blog.delta.com/ Or to find the posts about the boarding music only, search for "tunes": http://blog.delta.com/?s=tunes

User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2247 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 25622 times:

In the mid 80s, AA used an instrumental version of "Bette Davis Eyes", by Kim Carnes, on their DC-10s.

Even though I'm not a big Kim Carnes fan, I bought the song from ITunes, because it brings back so many happy memories of AA DC-10 flights.



Seaholm Maples are #1!
User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1632 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 25586 times:

In 2002, I flew Aer Lingus transatlantic (ORD-DUB roundtrip).

I don't remember the ORD-DUB boarding music.

But I do remember the DUB-ORD boarding music. It was Beethoven's "Air for the G String" played by several violins; it sounded somewhat like a funeral dirge to me as I was going home from Ireland (which I had such a great time visiting, as it is my ancestral homeland).

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 25582 times:

Does anybody know the what cabin music Vueling is playing when coming to land? It's like you're in an action film, very cool! I asked the cabin crew but they had no idea.


I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2294 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 25540 times:



Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 9):
On board American AIrlines, the #1 F/A can choose whether he/she wants to use a channel from the audio programming as boarding music (which are updated monthly) or wants to use "Earthscapes".

Just to add a little more to the above statement, when the flight attendant chooses to play audio from the audio file vs. Earthscapes, the music comes from Channel 12: Smooth. AA lists all of its inflight entertainment online. For more info about June click the following link:

http://www.americanairlinesentertainment.com/audio_channels.php

Scroll down to Channel 12: Smooth for a listing of this month's songs. This could answer questions about music one may have regarding music heard during boarding that didn't come from Earthscapes.



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User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 25524 times:



Quoting RichM (Reply 11):
Ryanair:
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPVuIDsCag  

if only! Their real music is much much worse than that

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=e9hpdinTTG8


User currently offlineOnedude From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 25396 times:

QF for some time on domestic legs played "White Flag" by Dido. It was a poor choice really, as the lyrics in the chorus are:

"I will go down with this ship And I won't put my hands up and surrender..."

Technically, I know the public don't consider aircraft as ships, but for us a.nutters it's an easy link to make!


Cheers,
onedude


User currently offlineACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 25390 times:

I actually remember some music from AS. I remember the following songs around 2002/2003:

"Fields of Gold" by Sting
"Game of Love" by Michelle Branch and Santana


User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 25369 times:



Quoting Pacifique75 (Reply 6):
On TAP Portugal, most aircraft have 3 or 4 channels of boarding music and the Purser chooses which one to play. The one played most times is a selection of chart music - recent and oldies; such as Pussycat dolls, Kean, Snow Patrol, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Portuguese hits as well. Others include a channel with instrumental easy listening and one with "world music" mainly Brazilian bossa nova/latin jazz and African music.

Now that is cool. Although, I only flew them once from FRA to LIS and back but that was in '98 I think. Still a great airline. That was the last time I had a Sagres beer too.

Here's what not to do, tell the gate agent, "I'll be done with my cabin preflight in about 10 minutes, we're tight on time so start boarding in about 10 minutes." Of course, I'm still preflighting and have to clean the cabin because no one cleaned it the night before, but I've got Slipknot blaring on the CD player. Also flew with this one captain that wanted to use his new Puddle of Mud CD for boarding music. Thought that was okay and after the first few pax got on, "Hey, Jim, is this the radio edit?" A second later the F bomb came out and I'm rushing to the galley to turn off the CD while him and the F/O are dying laughing. I did get away with using Iron Maiden's "Aces High" for boarding music once when we were late and had a really tight quick turn. Other than that, I never really played the boarding music. Especially that Kenny G crap the company would give us.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 25353 times:

Ours is one of the channels we have for audio during flight. This month, my favorite song is "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" by Celine Dion.


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineSlovakFlight From Sweden, joined Nov 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 25317 times:

At Czech Airlines, during boarding they usually seem to play instrumental versions of popular songs (e g Simon & Garfunkel's Bright Eyes) or sometimes Vangelis' Chariots of Fire. After landing in Prague, they usually play a classical tune, the "Vltava" from Smetana's Ma vlast (My Country) which is a nice touch.

25 USAirALB : whats the songs that republic uses?
26 KELPkid : Singapore plays boarding music as well. IIRC, it sounded kinda new-agey, it was 100% instrumental. Anyone know what SQ uses for boarding music?
27 Xtoler : As much as I like listening to Clutch and Serj Tankian and anything else System of a Down at home or in the car, I could handle new age music, as long
28 Chrisrad : MH used to be king of "musak" cheesy music, Richard Clayderman style piano instrumental hits. Hits I have heard include "Beauty and the Beast" "Up whe
29 Xtoler : The only kind of cool song I heard on an aircraft was when I was a 13 year old UM on Tower from LAX to DFW home to STL and even then the song was old
30 Caymanair : Cayman Airways and Caribbean Airlines generally use the latest soca tracks....lots of road marches. KX also uses some of the older classic soca, regga
31 Post contains links ACB777 : When I flew SQ 2 years ago it was around Christmas, so Christmas carols were being played. However, it was mainly only one Christmas carol. It was an
32 Post contains links Flynavy : Delta publishes iTunes playlists each month for their boarding music. Here's June's: http://blog.delta.com/2008/05/22/june-tunes/
33 Xtoler : Soca? What's soca? My wife and inlaws are from Guyana, I hear a lot of reggae, but after my Father-in-law retired out of the US Army, I've still yet
34 OA260 : On Olympic they usually play famous instrumental Greek songs but faintly which is nice.
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