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…
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5642 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 24070 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.
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 24062 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...
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11857 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 24048 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
Pacifique75 From Portugal, joined Oct 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 24000 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.
LondonJamie From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 23971 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!
FURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 23809 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:
TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4303 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 23597 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
Grieg .....Morning Mood
Pilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 23539 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
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1620 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 23461 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).
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
QQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2247 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 23415 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:
Xtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 23244 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.
EMB145 F/A, F/E, J41 F/A, F/E, because my wife clipped my wings, armchair captain
SlovakFlight From Sweden, joined Nov 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 23192 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.