Sounds UNIQUE to United Airlines

Old Feb 24, 19, 12:42 am
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Sounds UNIQUE to United Airlines

OK, I'm bored. And jetlagged

What sounds are unique to United Airlines, or make you think of UA? (If it's a sound that any 757 makes, it doesn't count. If it's a sound ONLY a UA 757 makes, it is OK!) Here are three that come to mind:
  • Rhapsody in Blue, whenever, wherever.
  • The loud background buzz heard only on pmUA 767s when listening to Channel 9.
  • The groaning noise that old-style pmCO 757-300 F seats (pre-slimline) make when being reclined.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:09 am
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Pre-recorded seat belt announcement during flight (only on widebody planes).
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Old Feb 24, 19, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer View Post
Pre-recorded seat belt announcement during flight (only on widebody planes).
A sound I find intensely annoying.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 4:50 am
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The seemingly relentless pushing of the MileagePlus Explorer Card via a “great deal from your Flight Attendants” announcement and the pre-video that runs before streaming entertainment

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Old Feb 24, 19, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by greenpau View Post
The seemingly relentless pushing of the MileagePlus Explorer Card via a “great deal from your Flight Attendants” announcement and the pre-video that runs before streaming entertainment

They have the AA crew pushing credit cards too.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 7:22 am
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The music that accompanies the light show in the ORD tunnel.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 7:51 am
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Old Feb 24, 19, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by SJWarrior View Post


They have the AA crew pushing credit cards too.
everyone pushes CC these days. Don’t know how AA does it currently, but Pre-merger, US was far worse than anything I’ve seen on UA ever or any other carrier. I think the FAs used to make 3-4 announcements on some flights, even just Northeast to FL, and walking down the aisles with a stacks of applications in hand. Placards covering entire tray tables (to be fair, UA did that at some point I think, but remember those being for destinations and not hawking cards). PHL was an obstacle course with the CC stalls, and those manning them far more aggressive then the folks hawking Chase cards at ORD.

Besides Rhapsody in Blue, the ‘Can I transfer you to Hertz for a rental car’ (and similar) stands out.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 8:30 am
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The Olympic athletes on videos
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Old Feb 24, 19, 8:37 am
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Old Feb 24, 19, 8:59 am
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8 Across "Business Class" - although there are probably others out there, I don't think I have flown or know them....

although not technically a sound, the grunt I make every time I think about it is a sound.....
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Old Feb 24, 19, 9:35 am
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I would have said "Rhapsody in Blue" until I was in a lav on Qatar and heard it as their toilet music. I wonder if they were being cheeky on purpose...
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Old Feb 24, 19, 10:01 am
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Old Feb 24, 19, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer View Post
Pre-recorded seat belt announcement during flight (only on widebody planes).
Only on the ex-CO fleet, or have they expanded that cancer to the ex-UA fleet?
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Old Feb 24, 19, 10:48 am
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"There's no TV on the back of the seats!" - usually from infrequent travelers.
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