ALbyDAL From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 22 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3672 times:
Are there or have there been any airlines besides United that offer ATC feed in the cabin? I seem to remember being on an AA flight in the early 90's (757 I think) and hearing ATC on one of the IFE channels. I could be mistaken since it's been a while.
Sflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3376 times:
I don't think anyone, but I love it.... I have XM and Sirius radio at home, so who cares about that... Gimme my Channel 9.... Just on my last flight, there was a battle for the AA MIA-ORD flight to overtake our UA flight (Bad wx in MIA caused delay). ATC didn't let him... he was pissed... said he would write this up... our pilot said ATC was doing a great job. We led the way and landed first. My own Telenovela on board a flight.... excellente!
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3294 times:
Quoting Haggis79 (Reply 6): If Channel 9 is a selling point for United, why don't other carriers adopt that feature?
Because it's not a selling point. Maybe 1-2% of the traveling public really care about it and the cost to add it or upgrade to it is not there. I had the chance to fly on jetBlue last week and altough the IFE was nice to have it is FAR from my selling point on who I choose to fly with.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2177 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
Channel 9 has been around for a long time at UA...70's for sure. I'm not sure the culture at other carriers ALPA groups would allow it....you know if you apply to fly for UA you have channel 9 (at the Captains Discretion). In regards to 'not a selling point'.....more than a few are dialed in during flight...have heard verbal reactions thru the cabin on many flights to something humerous on 9...such as the new DL pilot giving the welcome aboard speech on what he thought was the PA on his aircraft...instead it went out to everyone above 30,000 feet above Kansas that day...