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Old Nov 4, 08, 12:30 am   #1
 
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Boarding Music on Alaska Airlines

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I have flown on Alaska Airlines a couple times in October/early November and they were playing a catchy song I don't know the name of during boarding and after landing. I know they were playing Rob Thomas at one point, but I'm wondering if anyone knows the name of the other song(s) they played (I only heard two, one of which was the Rob Thomas).

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old Nov 4, 08, 2:05 am   #2
 
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Hello FlyerTalk Forums!

I have flown on Alaska Airlines a couple times in October/early November and they were playing a catchy song I don't know the name of during boarding and after landing. I know they were playing Rob Thomas at one point, but I'm wondering if anyone knows the name of the other song(s) they played (I only heard two, one of which was the Rob Thomas).

Any help would be appreciated!
Unfortunately for you, you will not get the answer from me because I myself don't have the answer to your question -- I am still waiting to know what the "please hold" tunes are on 1-800-ALASKAA.

I will say that, barring any wholesale changes to the cabin tune lineup between 6-Oct and now, those songs are on the annoying side IMO. It is even more annoying when a minor MX issue forces PAX to wait in their assigned seats for ~1.25 hours while they get things worked on like what happened to me on a PDX-ANC flight two months ago--three words: broken-record-syndrome.

Hope someone provides the answer to your question as I would like to find that out myself!


Prosper and fly high!

~FAI PDX Flyer!

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Old Nov 4, 08, 5:40 am   #3
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Slightly OT, but I have to say the best hold music I ever encountered was when calling Chrysler roadside assistance. I was treated to a slightly muffled version of The Prophecy from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Howard Shore. Maybe the agent was using Sauron's Eye to find me a tow truck (not an easy task 300 miles from civilization in Alaska!)...
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Old Nov 4, 08, 11:21 am   #4
 
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This is the music that is playing right now - holiday music is coming shortly.

Say by John Mayer
Days Like This by Van Morrison
The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby
Streetcorner Symphony by Rob Thomas
Down Under by Colin Hay
Waiting In Vain by Bob Marley
As by Stevie Wonder
There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My
Heart) by Eurythmics
Flake by Jack Johnson
My Life by Billy Joel
New Soul (Radio Edit) by Yael Naim
Change The World by Eric Clapton
Maggie May by Rod Stewart
Going To California by Led Zeppelin
Hometown Glory by Adele
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Old Nov 4, 08, 11:30 am   #5
 
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This is the music that is playing right now - holiday music is coming shortly.

Say by John Mayer
Days Like This by Van Morrison
The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby
Streetcorner Symphony by Rob Thomas
Down Under by Colin Hay
Waiting In Vain by Bob Marley
As by Stevie Wonder
There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My
Heart) by Eurythmics
Flake by Jack Johnson
My Life by Billy Joel
New Soul (Radio Edit) by Yael Naim
Change The World by Eric Clapton
Maggie May by Rod Stewart
Going To California by Led Zeppelin
Hometown Glory by Adele
Thanks for the promptity-prompt reply ASFlyer, I will check those out on YouTube.

Prosper as always

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Old Nov 4, 08, 11:31 am   #6
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This is the music that is playing right now - holiday music is coming shortly.
♪♪♪In the winter you can buy a snackbox...
wrappers will be flying in the air

When you pay with cash we'll tell you "no ma'am
It's credit card or starvation in the air ♪♪♪
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i dont mind it at all, i mean, how can you beat watching nervous passengers board while nelly furtado's "all good things come to an end" is playing?

I like United's calming arrival music though ... so there is some improvement in the passenger music department.

Just please, no disco lights... VX ugh
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i dont mind it at all, i mean, how can you beat watching nervous passengers board while nelly furtado's "all good things come to an end" is playing?

I like United's calming arrival music though ... so there is some improvement in the passenger music department.

Just please, no disco lights... VX ugh
Just please no Rhapsody in Blue. I still twitch whenever I hear that.
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Old Nov 4, 08, 4:16 pm   #9
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i dont mind it at all, i mean, how can you beat watching nervous passengers board while nelly furtado's "all good things come to an end" is playing?

I like United's calming arrival music though ... so there is some improvement in the passenger music department.

Just please, no disco lights... VX ugh
Does VX really have disco lights... so 70's if true... thought they were supposed to be 'hip'... guess retro is the new 'hip'

If one does not appreciate AS tunes, they can always plug in their QC2's into their cellphone until they close the door...

Thanks AS Flyer for the comprehensive list

Can I put in a 'special request' for a Beach Boys X-Mas song?
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Old Nov 4, 08, 7:10 pm   #10
 
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This is the music that is playing right now - holiday music is coming shortly.

Say by John Mayer
Days Like This by Van Morrison
The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby
Streetcorner Symphony by Rob Thomas
Down Under by Colin Hay
Waiting In Vain by Bob Marley
As by Stevie Wonder
There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My
Heart) by Eurythmics
Flake by Jack Johnson
My Life by Billy Joel
New Soul (Radio Edit) by Yael Naim
Change The World by Eric Clapton
Maggie May by Rod Stewart
Going To California by Led Zeppelin
Hometown Glory by Adele
Wow--thanks a lot! If you didn't work at Alaska, I'd think you were magical.
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Wow--thanks a lot! If you didn't work at Alaska, I'd think you were magical.
Well, I'm magical too - even though I work at Alaska Airlines
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Old Nov 4, 08, 8:46 pm   #12
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I kinda wish they'd rotate music more often...like monthly. It seems like it stays for 6 months
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Old Nov 4, 08, 9:23 pm   #13
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I kinda wish they'd rotate music more often...like monthly. It seems like it stays for 6 months
I also swear that Change The World by Eric Clapton also appears in every rotation.
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I also swear that Change The World by Eric Clapton also appears in every rotation.
Same with The way it is Hornsby
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This is the music that is playing right now - holiday music is coming shortly.
♪♪♪In the winter you can buy a snackbox...
wrappers will be flying in the air

When you pay with cash we'll tell you "no ma'am
It's credit card or starvation in the air ♪♪♪
Haha! Best post of the week! Too bad I can't nominate this for TalkMail via the mobile interface. (Maybe someone else will...)
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