United Needs A New Song

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  1. hulagrrl210
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    ...and no I am not proposing they get rid of Rhapsody in Blue, but it is definitely time for a fresh recording of it on their phone system! The quality is horrendous, like a bootlegged old-school tape that has been copied a half dozen times then left to sit in a hot car to rot for about a decade. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has noticed this. I am sure anyone else out there with a ticketing issue who has spent 20 or 40+ minutes on hold recently would surely agree. Its so bad all I want to do is hang up the phone and go do something else (maybe that is their intent) but I can't because they sent me a threatening email saying that I have to call them and listen to this s*** all morning or they wont issue my ticket!
     
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    Maybe this?

     
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    TG has the best song while you wait :) The music starts at 0:20.
     
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    I think there was a thread somewhere on FT about how this was hardwired in some way into their PBX from magnetic tapes (thus the constant wavering of pitch, etc). The boarding/deboarding music on 733s/735s used to have similar issues.

    That said, I agree on the need for a higher-quality recording, though I am pretty afraid of what our 90s corporate monotony experts over at COdbaUA will do to the poor tune. If the safety video background track foreshadows anything, it isn't promising...
     
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  5. Misplaced Texan
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    They should just play the slightly trippy version from the tunnel at ORD. Love that version.
     
  6. FlyingFree
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    They missed a big opportunity around the time of the merger - "Come Together" by the Beatles :cool:
     
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    I think "united breaks guitars" would be pretty cool. ;) even though the lyrics arent the greatest for the brand, the song is catchy.
     

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