Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22862 posts, RR: 53 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3501 times:
I'm going to be flying United pretty soon from New York to Denver, and I noticed on United's entertainment website that Channel 9 is no longer listed as being on the 757/767. http://www.discmarketing.com/UA/245/indexNS.html Is it still there, or should I try to get a flight on a 319/320?
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FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3413 times:
Channel 9 ATC communications is on all our aircraft including the 757. Disc Marketing is our music vendor and likely wouldn't promote this feature since they can't make money off of it. Channel 9 is on at captains discretion.
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A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1989 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3365 times:
From a friend of mine at UA...
Page 70 of the May issue says that on 757 and 767 (and
also the 737), Ch9 can be either "Jazz Session" or
"From the Cockpit", meaning if the Capt selects Ch9
off, you'll hear the jazz. The jazz is on channel 14
on other fleets.
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Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22862 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3298 times:
Disc Marketing is our music vendor and likely wouldn't promote this feature since they can't make money off of it.
They do list it as being available on the 747, 777 and 320/319, but maybe that's because they have nothing else on that channel. In any case, I'm still not sure which I'll book, since I have to see which departure times fit best.
Thanks for the quick replies in clearing that up!
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Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3158 times:
Last UA 757 I flew on IAD-LAX they had jazz on channel 9 - yuk.
I asked the cabin crew if we could have "From the flightdeck" on 9 and they said they's ask the captain but it never happened. When we got off the flight, the captain was saying goodbyes and thankyous to the passengers. I said to the captian as I got off "Shame flying the friendly skies doesn't include being friendly enough to respond to passenger requests to have ATC on channel 9"
He seemed to be rather embarrassed. Hopefully, next time he'll be more responsive!
Daumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 698 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3140 times:
now I feel pissed
I was hoping all the time to hear ATC communications from arriving in european airspace to AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA and all that kept me from hating that pilot for switching it off was that I thought there might be some regulations (since it also says "communication between the flight deck and the FAA" or sth like that in hemispheres magazine)...
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
Why do you think that was? I just went IAD-LHR and it wasn't on either, when asking the flight attendant, one was helpful and the other thought she knew the guy who put each rivet into the plane.
I was on a 777 2 months earlier and it was on, weird.
maybe FA4UA knows.
BritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3041 times:
Firstly, Daumueller, as has been pointed out Channel 9 is available outside of US airspace. My United flight from ORD to LHR 772 2 weeks back had it on from boarding till I left my seat, and I was 42A!!!
Secondly, Ual777contrail, not entirely sure why my flight didn't have Channel 9 on. I'm guessing it is because the 744 I was on was one of the older aircrafts in the fleet. No PTV's and the Screen at the front seemed to be black and white.
We also have to remember its totally up to the Capt. whether or not they have it turned on or not.
Aircraft wise, i've been on a United 763, 733, A320, 752 and 772 and they all had channel 9 on. To be honest, not sure why the Capt would choose not to have it on. It's one of the most innovative things out there in the aviation world!!
Oznznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
Along these lines, I seem to remember a flight I took many years ago on American that had a over-the-pilot's shoulder video picture on the cabin screens. Did they do this, or am I getting delusional as I grow older?
Nucsh From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2923 times:
Wow, I never knew about this feature. I might have to run a UA flight one of these days. Too bad I grew up on DL and US -- lived in CVG and CLT my whole life... I've never had the chance to experiance this, and I don't have a scanner... Yet...
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Worldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2885 times:
Does anyone know if it is available on Iberia A320's at all?
United Airlines advertise Channel 9 as an exclusive only available on United Airlines. (EDIT - to answer the question - so I doubt that it is available)
Sorry. Have a good flight though.
Also, with regard to UA's flights in the UK, listening in to ATC transmissions is technically illegal - could be why some Captains seem to decide to switch it off in UK airspace. Has happened to me a couple of times befoe arrival into LHR.
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2871 times:
I've flown over 50 times with United this year already, and I think only once, the captain decided not to have it on. The flight was SFO-LAX on a 767-300 (probably for positioning purposes). The reg was N669UA. I didn't mind, since I enjoyed an episode of Becker and amazing views out of the window.
Most captains will have the feature on.
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Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1703 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2777 times:
Just flew LGA-DEN this morning on a UA 757. Channel is still there and is available on all of the 757's in the fleet. If it's not on it's probably because of:
1. The crew forgot to turn it on (happened to me on a lot of flights in 2003)
2. The captain did not want it on
3. It was broken (I had a flight on N109UA which is a 744 and the crew said channel 9 hadn't worked for months)
Caetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2761 times:
It has been on every flight I have been on with UA fortunately. Of course the majority of my flying with them was UAX, so I have only had a few opportunities to hear it. It was really cool though flying IAD - CDG.
My most memorable moment with it involved ATC making a request of the pilot that was not very feasible at our current altitude and/or airspeed. I wish I remembered exactly how it went, but the pilot's response was pretty funny. And then the controller kinda chuckled and issued a slightly different instruction. I always love how friendly the banter is usually between ATC and Crew.
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