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Strange Lyrics On A CO In-flight Music Library  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4434 posts, RR: 12
Posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

During my latest transcon; JFK-LAX on a CO 752, I was checking out some new albums on the AVOD.
When I heard the lyrics; "Visions crash... Planes crash..."
I thought this was a poor choice of a song on in-flight selection, don't you think?
Funny thing the compilation is called "The Ultimate Chill-out", and name of the song is "World on Fire".
Strange, very strange..

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 6058 times:

Let CO know. Chances are the people that are in charge of music selection don't go through every song's lyrics.

Poor choice? Possibly.

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
JFK-LAX

CO doesn't fly JFK-LAX. Sure it was COBig grin



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 6058 times:

First of all, great album!

Secondly, I think this is a bit of an overreaction. I suppose some people could argue that airlines should sensor or screen everything for anything that could possibly imply a crash or incident, but I think that's a bit overkill.

This is just one fellow's opinion, but I would hope the general public has enough common sense to differentiate between a song lyric and a real life event.



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User currently offlineTpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 6047 times:

It is a great song by Sarah Mc lachlan. The Junkie XL mix is amazing.


I think you're over reacting to the lyrics bit.

CO flys LAX-EWR, not JFK


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 6029 times:



Quoting VgnAtl747 (Reply 2):
I suppose some people could argue that airlines should sensor or screen everything for anything that could possibly imply a crash or incident

They already do. CNN airport news rarely, if ever, show news related to airplane/airline crashes. CO, for one, also won't distribute newspapers where there is a crash (w/photos) of an airliner. If you bring your own, that is one thing, but CO won't offer it.



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 5978 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4):
They already do. CNN airport news rarely, if ever, show news related to airplane/airline crashes. CO, for one, also won't distribute newspapers where there is a crash (w/photos) of an airliner. If you bring your own, that is one thing, but CO won't offer it.

Maybe I should have worded it differently. While many of them do, I for one don't expect them to. I can see where for service reasons, or otherwise, they would, but to take several words out of a song lyric and imply that the airline should have done something about it, to me is an over reaction. But then again I love music and understand that lyrics are just that, lyrics.

Quoting Tpaewr (Reply 3):
The Junkie XL mix is amazing.

Couldn't agree more!



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 5972 times:

@EWRCabincrew -- I see you're a purser for CO...

I'm on the 777 service EWR-LHR at the beginning of November... never been on a CO 777--very much looking forward to another great trip with your airline!



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 5960 times:



Quoting VgnAtl747 (Reply 5):
but to take several words out of a song lyric and imply that the airline should have done something about it, to me is an over reaction

100% agreement with you there.



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User currently offlineJetset409 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 5864 times:



Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
t is a great song by Sarah Mc lachlan. The Junkie XL mix is amazing.

I hear that! What a tune. On that note, why not check out Luminary - Amsterdam (Smith & Pledger Remix). But I digress......

Jetset409


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4434 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 5808 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 1):
CO doesn't fly JFK-LAX. Sure it was CO?

Must be tired. I stand corrected EWR-LAX.
Sure it is a great album, just caught me by surprise. Nothing to write to CO about, just wanted to share here.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5818 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

I don't know, guys.
I'm a die-hard CO fan, but still... odd choice. It's like showing the move "Snakes on a Plane"... ON A PLANE.
Movies and songs about airplanes don't mix too well with airplanes, IMO.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (5 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

Does CO screen every single newspaper in the country on a daily basis? How does that work? That seems like A LOT of newspapers to screen each day.


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User currently offlineRW170 From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 5560 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4):
CNN airport news rarely, if ever, show news related to airplane/airline crashes.

I've also heard that the CNN Airport Network also runs on a 30 second or so delay in order to change the program if any breaking news about a plane crash pops up. Not sure if that's true or not. Interesting, though.



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 5520 times:

So now when you're on an airplane you can't alude to the fact that it could crash? Give me a break. I was flying jetBlue a few months ago, and NatGeo had an Air Disaster marathon, and I watched in the whole flight. Great show.


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (5 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 5462 times:



Quoting Whappeh (Reply 13):
So now when you're on an airplane you can't alude to the fact that it could crash?

That is not what is being said by any stretch.



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 5419 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 14):

That is not what is being said by any stretch.

Is he not implying that the lyrics "Visions crash... Planes crash..." are bad because its refering to an airplane crash? I don't get how this is a "bad choice".



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

what about lucy in the sky with diamonds as ExpressJet boarding music? :P


What now?
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (5 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 5341 times:



Quoting Whappeh (Reply 15):
Is he not implying that the lyrics "Visions crash... Planes crash..." are bad because its refering to an airplane crash?

He may be, I don't know him or the reason for his lyrics, but those lyrics don't

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 13):
alude to the fact that it could crash

They are what they are.

The original poster was just stating an opinion, not a blanket statement that

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 13):
So now when you're on an airplane you can't alude to the fact that it could crash

I agree with you, I'd be watching 'Seconds from Disaster' or 'Air Emergency' the whole time too.

If you don't like it, don't watch. What if you are offended by what is being shown on the next screen over?



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User currently onlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 5341 times:



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 16):

It HAS to be the William Shatner version, or no one would ever want to not fly again-and that would save airlines the money, too- especially on an RJ  Smile



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (5 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 5314 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 11):
Does CO screen every single newspaper in the country on a daily basis? How does that work? That seems like A LOT of newspapers to screen each day.

They will probably miss a background article on page 6 on plane crashes, but after a major crash, say something on the magnitude of the AA 587 or TWA 800, on top level it's decided to stop distributing newspapers for a day or two.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (5 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 5288 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 11):
Does CO screen every single newspaper in the country on a daily basis? How does that work? That seems like A LOT of newspapers to screen each day.

No, just the ones that they have available for distribution (P CLubs, onboard, etc.). It is just a few titles anyway (Houston Chronicle, NYTimes, WSJ to name a few). As for what people bring on the plane, feel free to bring whatever.



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User currently offlinePagoFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

We try to avoid any waiting area that has that loud CNN Airport Network. And some people will look at that for an hour or so.....the audio is waaay tooo loud. I've sent letters to Hartsfield and they reply they'll turn it down...but?

User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

I don't think its strange at all.....

Should they ban Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner" because of the lyrics "Big ole Jet Airliner, don't carry me too far away?

The case could be made that passengers could be spooked by the prospect of a jet overflying an airport because the crew was sleeping and didn't hear the ATC calls, hence "carrying them too far away".

 Wink


User currently offlineBriGuyinHou From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Maybe the lyrics were "visions crash, plains crash" as in a great area of flat land.


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

It's not  Smile They actually play the Beatles version about LSD on ExpressJet flights (CoEx). I can't believe noone's complained about it.


What now?
25 B6MoneyGuyJFK : Maybe they can substitute that song with Alanis Morrisette's "Isn't it Ironic"
26 Tpaewr : Personally, I think that mix has an urgency that suits the songs lyrics better than the album version. Oh, thanks for the heads up, off to check out
27 SkyGirl : Nice! I've heard strange things on the boarding music playlist. The Alfred Hitchcock theme, Springtime for Hitler, and most recently the background m
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