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UAs Channel 9 On 757s?  
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3150 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?

Cheers,

Mir


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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1063 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3066 times:

Not certain on this but maybe if the pilot decides not to have the flight deck conversation switched on that is what is played? Hopefully somebody who knows a little more can give you a better answer.

Dinker



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User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3062 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.

No need to change your travel plans! Hope you enjoy your flight with us at United!

FA4UA



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3014 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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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2947 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!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers,

Mir




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User currently offlineTexAussie From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

The last 767 I took on UA elected to turn the feature off, which is too bad, But I don't blame the crew. It was a transcon 767 and I can understand the crew's reluctance, given the recent past.

UA's cockpit audio is a great feature and one of the unique (for US) treats for flyers. I hope that they continue offering this!


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

The last United 757 i was on a month or so back had it turned on, however, on a United 744 from, LHR to IAD they didnt have it  Sad

[Edited 2004-05-08 13:46:23]


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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2807 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!

Andy


User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 690 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

BritPilot, afaik, Channel 9 is only switched on while in US Airspace.

Last time i was flying UA intercontinental (ORD-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA), the last thing I heard in channel 9 was Gander.


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

BritPilot, afaik, Channel 9 is only switched on while in US Airspace.
It was on all the time when I flew LHR-SFO-LHR  Smile

Tom


User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 690 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

now I feel pissed  Smile

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)...  Smile


User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

BRITPILOT777,
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.

UAL 777 CONTRAIL


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2690 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.  Sad

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!!



Forever Flight
User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Its a shame not more airlines offer this service as I expect it would be extremely popular. I instead have to listen to my scanner which people don't really approve of!

Thanks Dave  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Mir,

I flew DEN-LGA-DEN a few weeks back and the 757s I flew on had CH 9.


User currently offlineOznznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2620 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?

User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Hope you get Channel 9 switched on. I was on a 757 on the 6th May LGA-IAD and was on the whole time. Have heard that jazz though - nasty!


Mark


User currently offlineNucsh From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2572 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...  Insane I've never had the chance to experiance this, and I don't have a scanner... Yet...  Smile


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User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Does anyone know if it is available on Iberia A320's at all?

Mike


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Does anyone know if it is available on Iberia A320's at all?

Mike


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.


Mark

[Edited 2004-05-08 23:59:05]

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2520 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.

Enjoy your flight!



Alex.



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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Is UA the only airline to use channel 9?


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User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

I flew UA from ORD to LGA last night, and the feature was off  Sad
I really enjoy the feature though. After a while, I even understand the majority of what is going on! ha ha.

Peter


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1581 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2426 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)

Mark



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User currently offlineCaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2410 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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