You Can’t Visit The Airport Now, But You Can Still Hear Its Voice

Carolyn Hopkins is a comforting voice that nearly every traveler knows. She did voice over for Disney World 31 years ago. She’s the voice of the New York City subways, but she’s only ridden them once – in 1957. Her first airport announcement was for Chicago O’Hare – but now she’s done announcements for more than 200 airports.

Hopkins is the voice of New York’s LaGuardia and JFK, Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Toronto Pearson, Calgary, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Seoul Incheon and many more. She records everything from her home studio and emails the files out.

The male voice you know belongs to Jack Fox, who joined Hopkins at IED – Innovative Electronic Designs of Louisville – two years after Hopkins in 1989 because airports were looking for a ‘strong male voice’ for security announcements after the first Gulf War commenced.

(HT: @CanesLawMarty)

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. @ Gary — What an amazing job to have. Plus, I would imagine it has made her a fortune.

  2. This whole time I thought the inflection on Airport was due to a mashup of recordings.

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