TuRbUleNc3
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Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:58 am

Just wondering if anyone knows of where i can find a sound file of the automated guys announcement heard in the spanish airports. It goes a little like Salida vuelo 'british airways' bla bla bla. Im sure you know which one i mean.

Also if any of our spanish friends can post the spanish to it as well or indeed anybody that knows, that would be great!

Cheers!

[Edited 2007-08-28 20:04:05]
 
BBADXB
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:06 am

Try contacting aena through www.aena.es

I know very well what you're talking about. I love those announcements in both English and Spanish (How I miss Spain! I just need to wait a little bit before my next trip there).

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jsnww81
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:35 am

On Youtube there's a video that captures them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IBxmQ10htc

It's kind of a goofy dance video, but in the background you get the announcements (taken in the old terminals at Madrid Barajas) plus the three-note chime that plays before them.
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:37 am

jsnww81, you are a star! BBADXB, my thoughts entirely! im heading to alicante in october so hopefully im going to capture my own, its a shame you dont know when its going to happen though
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:24 am

After some extensive research, ive found the following song as the excerpt ive been looking for - DJ Tiesto- Destination sunshine.

But still if anyone can post what they actually say in spanish, im still on the look out.
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:30 am

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Reply 3):
jsnww81, you are a star!

No problem. I love airport chimes - they have them everywhere in Europe but hardly anywhere here in the US - so I've managed to collect recordings for quite a few of them (Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Lisbon). Still looking for Heathrow, Zurich and a few others.
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:01 pm

Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 5):
No problem. I love airport chimes - they have them everywhere in Europe but hardly anywhere here in the US - so I've managed to collect recordings for quite a few of them (Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Lisbon). Still looking for Heathrow, Zurich and a few others.

It's a shame that in the new T4 terminal in MAD those announcements are gone. Besides the fact that I like them I think they are very useful to keep you aware about the flights. In the new T4 you have to look at the monitors constantly  Sad .

Regards
Juan D.
 
GatoVolador
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:30 pm

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Thread starter):
Just wondering if anyone knows of where i can find a sound file of the automated guys announcement heard in the spanish airports.

Sadly, they are not available.

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Thread starter):
It goes a little like Salida vuelo 'british airways' bla bla bla. Im sure you know which one i mean.

"Salida del vuelo (arline) (number) con destino (airport of destination): señores pasajeros, embarquen por la puerta (number of the gate)." And then "Última llamada del vuelo (airline) (number): señores pasajeros, embarquen URGENTEMENTE por la puerta (number of the gate)".

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Thread starter):
Also if any of our spanish friends can post the spanish to it as well or indeed anybody that knows, that would be great!

As JD747 said, the announcements are gone in order to create a less stressful atmosphere, which makes sense. In addition, the PA system was unable to process all the operations.

The only place in which you can still record some of this audio voices (not the "do not smoke" or the "do not leave baggage unattended" or the "this airport doesn't uses the PA system, look at the screens" messages, that are shown everywhere) is at BCN airport. But not anywhere. If you want to have them, go to terminal C, go upstairs (where Air Nostrum has its check-in counters), and walk to the Medas cafeteria. There you have the opportunity to listen to the departures announcements and to see the aircrafts.
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:00 pm

Quoting GatoVolador (Reply 7):

Hiya!

Are there any other places to watch planes in BCN?? I recently moved here and would love to go and watch the movements over there. I know there are loads of Russian planes coming here... Also if you stay long will you attract the attention of security?

Also I think a BCN a.net meeting is long overdue!!

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RE: Spanish Airports

Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:06 pm

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Reply 3):
its a shame you dont know when its going to happen though

You should go to Palma. A few hours there, and you'll be sick to death of the announcements!
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
Are there any other places to watch planes in BCN??

No, there are not. The first floor of Terminal C is the only place to watch planes at BCN without having a boarding pass. In addition, since the "Module Zero" (the small area with gates devoted to regional airlines such as Air Nostrum) was build, they put a wall made of glass between the window and the cafeteria in order to create a corridor (airside) that connected the "Module One" (basically IB's gates) and the "Module Zero" (Air Nostrum's gates), so it's even more difficult to see the aircrafts.

What is more, when AENA created the corridor, it left the seats behind the wall, and therefore you can't anymore sit down and contemplate the airplanes, as before. Now you need to stand up.

On the contrary, AENA created a new zone (out of the building) devoted to the plane spotters. However, you can only see the aircrafts once they are already airborne, not just when they leave a gate, etc. etc.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
I know there are loads of Russian planes coming here...

It's true. However from terminal C what you mainly see is CRJs and Dash from Air Nostrum, and 320/MD from Iberia, since the gates next to terminal C are used by both. Sometimes you can also see some A320 of Vueling.

The only way to see different aircrafts from terminal C is if you see them landing of taking off from one of the runaways, that is easy to see from this place.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
Also if you stay long will you attract the attention of security?

I don't think so. The last time I was there, I stayed more than one hour and they said me anything. As long as you only watch and you don't break the wall to enter the airside area (  laughing  ) you'll not be disturbed. I would even say that the Spanish airports are among the more tolerant with respect to people watching or spotting. I usually take with me my video camera and film the airport and never had problems, whereas in many countries such as Morocco, the US, or France, I was told to stop because I was not allowed to take pictures / video of the terminal. (On the contrary, the Spanish law doesn't allow any picture or video once you board the aircraft due to security reasons, since they assume that any electronic device, even a simple camera and not to mention mobile telephones equipped with cams, can interfere with navigation systems.).
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:36 am

Quoting GatoVolador (Reply 10):
The first floor of Terminal C is the only place to watch planes at BCN without having a boarding pass

Let me venture with something I have long thought about: isn't it so easy nowadays with internet check in to fake a boarding pass and get thru security, and then spot and take all the pics you want?

If you can bring a paper sheet from home with some stuff written on it and you are allowed in the security area without much problems, provided you do not try to board an aircraft or buy something at the duty free, I do not see much problem in printing your own boarding card for that day. Even if you put a destination not available from that airport, I wonder if the sec guys will even notice.

And this is for most airports in europe, the real check on the Boarding card is done at boarding, not thru security

Just scan one from your last flight or even copy paste the sample ones some airlines have in their sites, and with some photoshop or similar, you can have one  Big grin
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:01 am

Quoting Trinxat (Reply 11):
Let me venture with something I have long thought about: isn't it so easy nowadays with internet check in to fake a boarding pass and get thru security, and then spot and take all the pics you want?

Thought and made.

When you had a paper ticket issued as IB airline, you had the chance to had printed the advanced boarding pass. Then, if you made this ticket VOID keeping active the reservation, no one at IB knew if you had the ticket in an status OK or VOID.

With the electronic ticket there are much problems. When you issue the boarding pass in the self booking machines or in the web site, the status of your flight is "C" as checked. If you don't take the plane, then you must to send an e-mail to Iberia explaining why you had printed your boarding pass and don't take the plane.

Little more complicated but possible...

From an ex travel agent crazy for all the commercial aviation.

Regards,

Gerard
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TuRbUleNc3
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RE: Spanish Airports

Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:39 am

GatoVolador many thanks for that bud  Smile
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:12 pm

Gerard it's much easier: you don't even need to book a ticket at all. Just pick one used internet boarding pass from an earlier flight (in the past companies like KLM scrapped the sheet, but now they just scan it and give it back to you).

Scan the boarding pass, and with some photo editing software you can easily change the date and name. That's all you need, the sec guards don't care about the barcode nor if the flight number is even scheduled on that day
 
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RE: Spanish Airports

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:39 am

Quoting Trinxat (Reply 14):
Gerard it's much easier: you don't even need to book a ticket at all. Just pick one used internet boarding pass from an earlier flight (in the past companies like KLM scrapped the sheet, but now they just scan it and give it back to you).

Scan the boarding pass, and with some photo editing software you can easily change the date and name. That's all you need, the sec guards don't care about the barcode nor if the flight number is even scheduled on that day

If you are not a travel agent or have any familiar / friend working in a travel agency, this is the correct method... but if your wife still works in a travel agency and makes and plans all your trip flights... is so much easier, no?

Gerard
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RE: Spanish Airports

Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:59 pm

My next trip to Spain happens this month.