Airport voice speaks to you kindly — from Maine

Airport voice By Kathleen Atkins

In any of 200 airports around the world — or subway stops or train stations — you might think you recognizethat voice announcing “the next uptown train ” or declaring, “the flight will be delayed.” And you’d probably be right: the voice you hear in a transit lounge far away from home most likely belongs to a cheerful woman who lives in a village in northern Maine.

Thanks to technology changes over the past 60 years — too strange and far reaching to predict — you’re privileged to hear her friendly voice guiding you through departure and arrival in New York and Paris, maybe even within the same 24-hour period. See her at work, here: Play the video

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.