BA Boarding Music

Old Jan 12, 2023, 4:50 pm
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Some other musings about the music over the years:
Boarding Music?
Removal of Boarding Music
Boarding Music - time for an update?
OT: Radio 3 Record Review - Dvorak Serenade (boarding music)
Do BA Still Play Boarding Music?
Boarding music
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 5:28 pm
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A bit OT, but couldn't help myself!
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 6:11 pm
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Many years ago I was flying Finnair regularly. The boarding music was an orchestral version of "Send in the Clowns."

(off-topic, but had to share)
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 7:13 pm
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This was my all time favourite BA boarding music


Many years ago I also recall this piece of boarding music on a BCAL DC10 out of London Gatwick prior to a transatlantic flight


And this one on Air Berlin bound for Abu Dhabi after an overnight delay at TXL with what are in hindsight surprisingly ironic lyrics.

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Old Jan 16, 2023, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by 1Aturnleft
This was my all time favourite BA boarding music


https://youtu.be/xlZadIuidqI
Many years ago I also recall this piece of boarding music on a BCAL DC10 out of London Gatwick prior to a transatlantic flight

https://youtu.be/D_2akepe6ZQ

And this one on Air Berlin bound for Abu Dhabi after an overnight delay at TXL with what are in hindsight surprisingly ironic lyrics.

https://youtu.be/PozM4bs-g7s

The first one is still my favourite too - something completely different .
I still like the Flower Girl themetoo though
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Old Jan 17, 2023, 11:43 am
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For some reason, I've only just got the replies to all these today and so had to go through them...

Its strange that nobody knows a piece thats played that has a flute solo - I noticed it mainly because it was so different to what I normally hear on boarding... Unless, of course, one of the chaps at the pointy end plugged their ipod in
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Old Jan 17, 2023, 2:57 pm
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The piece from 20 years ago is brilliant. Start a campaign to bring it back
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Old Jan 17, 2023, 4:25 pm
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again OT, but remember the discussions about the music on this BA advert
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Old Jan 17, 2023, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by aoyamaguy
Clearly the Flower Duet is part of BAs DNA so it makes sense to play it on boarding, but its such a shame that something British cant be found instead of the Dvorak. Some nice Elgar, Parry or RVWor even, in this, his quatercentenary year, William Byrd
perhaps you want the dambusters March on certain routes. 😜
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 4:43 am
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BA 1445 from EDI on Sunday the boarding music was on when we boarded (obvs....) then throughout our stay at "a quiet part of the airfield (FO) - (delayed due to fog at LHR)" and until the IFL realised when he got to me at row 4 during service that it was still playing.

Not complaining - found it very relaxing!

(Sadly?) I have to admit that Flower Duet is where I go to in my head when colleagues at work really, really, REALLY annoy me! Is that a bad thing?

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Old Jan 26, 2023, 7:21 am
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by Bluekjp
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They always start off with the 2nd movement, and usually run into the 3rd if time permits.
On my last roughly 20 sectors the music has only been played once which, surprisingly, was this Tuesday from LCY to EDI at the peak time of 08.50 but which only 16 passengers enjoyed such was the light loading.
Mid 2022 the music was played on a LHR NCL flight. I complimented/thanked the IFL. Upon asking her why it's 'never' played on boarding these days she expressed surprise saying that she believed it was a compulsory requisite to play it on all boardings. It would be interesting to know what any cabin crew reading this would like to comment.

Not sure about SH. It used to be via a dedicated player on a previous type. On LH types it forms part of the IFE 'flight script'. The IFM enters all the flight details into the relevant prompts and when there is no more 'next' option to press the flight script starts and the boarding music begins. It can of course be muted etc.
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Sigwx
Not sure about SH. It used to be via a dedicated player on a previous type. On LH types it forms part of the IFE 'flight script'. The IFM enters all the flight details into the relevant prompts and when there is no more 'next' option to press the flight script starts and the boarding music begins. It can of course be muted etc.
on short haul, it's just a button on the control panel/screen above the front jumpseats. I'm not sure I ever heard any Purser or CSD switch it on on Eurofleet. Hearing it 4 times a day would be enough to send anyone doolally (is that how it's spelled? 😂&#128514.
Can't for the life of me remember how it worked on the 767, but it would probably set the call bells and reading lights off randomly. Just breathing the wrong way would make that happen! 😂😂
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by bwaflyer
on short haul, it's just a button on the control panel/screen above the front jumpseats. I'm not sure I ever heard any Purser or CSD switch it on on Eurofleet. Hearing it 4 times a day would be enough to send anyone doolally (is that how it's spelled? 😂&#128514.
Can't for the life of me remember how it worked on the 767, but it would probably set the call bells and reading lights off randomly. Just breathing the wrong way would make that happen! 😂😂
On the 767 if any occupant of 2 ABC pressed their personal light switch, the rear right toilet would self eject it's contents and the bread warmer in the fwd galley would self ignite. And that was on a good day!

AVIACOM that was the unit iirc? Like you say, hardly played oh SH and sometimes muted on LH.
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by Sigwx
On the 767 if any occupant of 2 ABC pressed their personal light switch, the rear right toilet would self eject it's contents and the bread warmer in the fwd galley would self ignite. And that was on a good day!

AVIACOM that was the unit iirc? Like you say, hardly played oh SH and sometimes muted on LH.
Ah, the glamour jet. Trailing smoke and aircraft parts as it took off, and landed like the flight crew shut their eyes at 100 feet. Fancy putting the landing gear on the wrong way round 😂😂
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