I wish more airports here in the US had chimes that sounded before announcements. It might break up the monotony of the endlessly repeating security announcements. God knows O'Hare could use them - instead, they play a tape loop of "Sweet Home Chicago" over and over again, interspersed with announcements from a woman with the flattest, most nasal Midwestern accent I've ever heard.
It might also serve to get people's attention - several times I was at MAN
, the chimes would sound and I'd see people actually stop what they were doing and look up.
Can anyone tell me which US airports actually have chimes? I can't think of any offhand.
I'd also love to hear a recording of this CDG
chime that everyone seems to love so much. Could somebody with a recording please email it to me? You can contact me via my profile.