lincoln
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ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:50 am

This is more one of those "Please tell me I'm not bonkers" threads than anything else.

On my past few ExpressJet flights I've noticed extraordinarially quiet boarding music. At first based on the sound qualify and volume I had assumed it was a crewmember's iPod or something...nice touch, I thought.

On my last ExpressJet flight it occurred to me that the -only- song I've heard across these flights was (or at least sounded like) Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds -- as if it were on a loop.

So... is "Lucy" the official, looped, ExpressJet boarding music or have I had the same crewmembers on each flight -- or, alternatively -- am I completely crazy and just imagining it?

While I don't mind boarding music (in fact, I really kind of like it -- it is a nice little bit of a distraction)... I really would prefer some variety... Hummmmmm.hhhhummmmmm...in...hum..mmm...mm.  Smile

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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:00 am

the boarding music is on the safety demo cd. its not a continous loop of Lucy in the sky with diamonds....there is some frank sintra, elvis and rolling stones amongst others.

and for what its worth, Lucy in the sky with diamonds is about LSD  Smile
 
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:22 am

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 1):
the boarding music is on the safety demo cd. its not a continous loop of Lucy in the sky with diamonds....there is some frank sintra, elvis and rolling stones amongst others.

Hmm, at least I know I'm not [completly] crazy, then -- guess on my next flights I need to pay more attention. I wonder why Lucy is the only thing that's caught my ear; usually I'm one of the first 3 or 4 pax on board, so I probably have heard some of the other stuff and it just hasn't registered.

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 1):
and for what its worth, Lucy in the sky with diamonds is about LSD

Interesting fact... Didn't know it, but I'm not suprised at all given the number of subtle drug references in music from that era.

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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:38 pm

Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
So... is "Lucy" the official, looped, ExpressJet boarding music or have I had the same crewmembers on each flight -- or, alternatively -- am I completely crazy and just imagining it?

Try working five legs with that all day...... It wears on you. Stuck on you, Lucy in the Sky, etc..... However I think this is a better mix than in the past.
 
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:17 pm

I once flew a United 767 MUC-ORD and the boarding music was some new age junk and it sounded like flight about to take off to hell or some spaceship behind the moon.
 
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:21 pm

I keep hearing new age music when we are boarding at my airline. It is relaxing at times and at times, it gets on your last nerve.
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:24 pm

Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
I really would prefer some variety

Next time just ask teh crew to slide on pne of your own CD's... All ERJ's have a standard CD player mounted in the galley. It's what we do at night when working on the planes.
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:10 pm

On my flight home for Thanksgiving on DL (LAS-ATL-DFW...the ticket was cheap), they had some decent modern pop/rock hits going for boarding music.

I honestly believe we boarded that packed-full redeye 757 faster than I've ever seen one boarded without the music.
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:45 pm

Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
I really would prefer some variety..

Lincoln, at least on ExpressJet we don't have to watch the Larry Kellner' welcome on board intro to the safety briefing video....I think I'm still counting how many times he uses his hands to talk in the new video!   Last count I think I was at 14 that we are able to see not to mention when he is talking off camera.

Sorry, back on topic, how about a little Hendrix for the 6:30 AM boardings then follow that with a bit of Dylan.....that would sure be nice.

  

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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:53 pm

Quoting XJET (Reply 3):
Try working five legs with that all day...... It wears on you. Stuck on you, Lucy in the Sky, etc..... However I think this is a better mix than in the past.

LOL... I agree completely with you on that one... Then factor the 5 legs into the 4 day trip and somehow on the commute home the only thing I can do is sing under my breath "Lucy in the sky... with diamonds" while walking to hop the flight home.... It's a pretty pathetic site if I do say so myself... I've also noticed it always seems to get to "Lucy" right during the prime boarding point...just when I've finished most of my stuff and "Receiving" is complete but before we get busy with anything else...


Hey NWA757boy... there is actually some Elvis on the CD as well, but if I remember right it is one of the very first songs so most people never hear it... But everyone pretty much hears good ole' "Lucy"...
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:40 pm

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 8):
Lincoln, at least on ExpressJet we don't have to watch the Larry Kellner' welcome on board intro to the safety briefing video....

LOL!!!....I think they changed it a bit. Now they're showing other workers while you hear Larry talk. I think the boarding music is nice, though. Maybe i's because I haven't heard it enough yet.  Smile Give me more time on the line, and I'll get back to you.
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
Next time just ask teh crew to slide on pne of your own CD's... All ERJ's have a standard CD player mounted in the galley. It's what we do at night when working on the planes.

Chautauqua has two or three smooth jazz tracks, but they loop during boarding, so you'll hear the same music more than once at times. The music is actually pretty good; I started a thread a couple months ago asking for information about the music & nobody on here was sure, except that the group was (or was similar to) Acoustic Alchemy. Emailed RP & never got an answer from them, either.

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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:02 pm

HP used to have some "National Geographic" stuff on the T.V.'s, along with new-age music,

CO, on a flight to Hawai'i, had Hawaiian music along with a "video slide show" on all of the PTVs,

And on a different flight to Hawai'i, NW had some corny stuff that consisted of 2 looping songs...and it sure did wear on you after an hour...during boarding.
 
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:10 am

Quoting WestIndian425 (Reply 10):
I think they changed it a bit. Now they're showing other workers while you hear Larry talk

If you haven't seen the new intro he is doing that showed up sometime in Feb, then you might want to bring along your calculator just to keep track of those hand gestures!  Smile
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:30 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 8):
Lincoln, at least on ExpressJet we don't have to watch the Larry Kellner' welcome on board intro to the safety briefing video....I think I'm still counting how many times he uses his hands to talk in the new video!



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 13):
If you haven't seen the new intro he is doing that showed up sometime in Feb, then you might want to bring along your calculator just to keep track of those hand gestures!

Ahhh... Maybe then I should be glad I haven't flown mainline in the past couple of months?  Wink I do think they chould shake it up a bit...show Larry sitting in Y or something! I'm convinced that there's some marketing manual somewhere that tells people that people who make frantic gestures are taken more seriously or something like that.

My mom will be flying CO ONT-IAH-CLE tomorrow morning to visit me for the weekend, maybe I should ask her to take a tally?

Quoting XJET (Reply 3):
Try working five legs with that all day...... It wears on you. Stuck on you, Lucy in the Sky, etc..... However I think this is a better mix than in the past.

I can only imagine what 5 legs of that a day would do to you... I have a couple ExpressJet roundtrips coming up near the end of the month (CLE-RDU-CLE and CLE-RIC-CLE) and I' praying that the music will have changed by then.

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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:18 am

A few years ago when I flew ISP-CLE, there was quiet boarding music. You can look up my trip report if you want details, but I think it was Sinatra.
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RE: ExpressJet Boarding Music?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:30 am

I remember lucy in the sky with diamonds and laughing at the subtle LSD reference.
Hopefully xjet.com will have some music that's more uhh.. businesslike.
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