bjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 4206 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
United Airlines announced it has introduced Zune inflight audio onboard its entire fleet, offering passengers complementary channels and pre-programmed playlists. It will continue to offer "From the Flight Deck" audio, which allows passengers to listen in on live communication between the flight deck and ATC.
Hmmm...not so sure I want the unwashed listening into my conversations as one may interpret something wrong and yell "we're gonna crash!"
"I want to know the voice of God the rest is just details" --A. Einstein
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1741 times:
Quoting bjorn14 (Thread starter): Hmmm...not so sure I want the unwashed listening into my conversations as one may interpret something wrong and yell "we're gonna crash!"
United has had "Channel 9" on it's inflight audio as long a
Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 5): OK. I wonder if the UA cockpit can turn it off if they need to. Do any other majors have FTFD?
Why do that?
Personally, I've been listening to channel 9 on UA flights for 16 years. On trans-cons across the US there can be 20-30 minute intervals with no radio traffic -- it can become deadly boring. Many listeners tune-in after takeoff or before landing -- then switch to something more entertaining.