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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 305 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
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I recently started a thread, that discovered that UA is the only airline that allows pax to eavesdrop on flight crew - ATC communications, (channel 9).

Can anyone tell me why UA are the only airline that offers this?, it cannot be for security reasons as UA are one of the most security conscious airlines, as of 9/11, so why?.

Is it because they think most people are not interested?, you tell me.

Andy


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User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

How exactly would that affect security? Anyone can pick up a scanner and stand at the airport and listen and heck if they press a button they could actually talk to the controller. On UA, you can't talk. I guess I really don't see the problem? Help me out.

XJR



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Not sure this really relates, but on GQ, if I sit in seat 1C, I can plug in some headphones and listen to the pilots. 1C has a plug for the FAA when they do checkrides. Can't talk back of course, but its still fun to flirt with the female pilots this way.  bigthumbsup 

fluffy


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Quoting XJRamper (Reply 1):

I think his question was referring to why other airlines didn't offer this, not why it's safe.


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