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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Hey

I just returned from a CO long haul flight from BRU to EWR and back to FRA. I noticed the boarding music was a bit different than it used to be. Does anybody know who composes the current music.

Greetings
Marc


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User currently offlinegoldenjet707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:

We, OCO crew, are calling it "funeral music"! We hate it with a passion. We used to love our upbeat boarding music. Always a joy to come to work, now it seems so solemn!!!! Just venting!!!!

User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Quoting goldenjet707 (Reply 1):
We, OCO crew, are calling it "funeral music"!

I was getting ready to post the same thing, as crewmembers we hate it.


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Quoting goldenjet707 (Reply 1):
We, OCO crew, are calling it "funeral music"! We hate it with a passion. We used to love our upbeat boarding music. Always a joy to come to work, now it seems so solemn!!!! Just venting!!!!

I know, it seems so different... another sign of a good airline that's vanishing away.. :sigh:



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User currently offlineludavid777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

What's the boarding music? Rhapsody in Blues? or just instrumental/classical music?

Quoting goldenjet707 (Reply 1):
We, OCO crew, are calling it "funeral music"!

lol What's the boarding music though? UA's "Rhapsody in Blue?" or just instrumental/classical music?


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

Quoting nws2002 (Reply 2):
I was getting ready to post the same thing, as crewmembers we hate it.

As said above, I really did not think it fitted with CO. Seems like the merger is not that much appreciated on the CO side  
Quoting ludavid777 (Reply 4):
Lol What's the boarding music though? UA's "Rhapsody in Blue?" or just instrumental/classical music?

just some instrumental/classic music.



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

'Requiem for an Airline' ?

User currently offlineThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

The Micronesia side has two different types of music: (1) An instrumental piece that accompanies a video montage of the Pacific islands. This is on both the 737 flights and the NRT 767 flights. (2) Pop music with the Welcome Aboard screen in multiple languages. I've encountered this one only on the HNL 767 flights as an alternative to the Pacific video. Some of the artists I've heard include Beck, John Mayer, Frank Sinatra, Norah Jones, Michelle Branch and a few others. Makes boarding a lot less stressful, actually. Never heard any "funeral music," so to speak. I think before, they played some music tailored to the destination (i.e., Hawaiian music in Hawaii, Palauan music in Palau, etc.) Gives the flight a lot more unique feel. Hope someone brings that concept back.


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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Quoting ThePalauan (Reply 7):
The Micronesia side has two different types of music: (1) An instrumental piece that accompanies a video montage of the Pacific islands. This is on both the 737 flights and the NRT 767 flights. (2) Pop music with the Welcome Aboard screen in multiple languages. I've encountered this one only on the HNL 767 flights as an alternative to the Pacific video. Some of the artists I've heard include Beck, John Mayer, Frank Sinatra, Norah Jones, Michelle Branch and a few others. Makes boarding a lot less stressful, actually. Never heard any "funeral music," so to speak. I think before, they played some music tailored to the destination (i.e., Hawaiian music in Hawaii, Palauan music in Palau, etc.) Gives the flight a lot more unique feel. Hope someone brings that concept back.
HI

Usually on my CO flights I got the pop/oldies songs as well.
For the ones who don't know the current boarding music I found a movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCi98jnRtew&NR=1 (not my video, credits go to the owner)

Greetings
Marc

[Edited 2011-08-20 00:28:51]


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