UAPilot7 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 338 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
Why is United Airlines the only carrier with the (BEST) feature called "From The Cockpit"? For those of you who do not know what that is, it is a radio channel where you can listen to ATC! Its the best! Usually its Cahnnel 9, except on the 744, its Channel 14 there.
Bizclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
I don't know why either but I love it! The first time I experienced it was about 5 years ago on a flight from SEA to DEN. I discovered it just before we began our descent into Denver. It was neat to hear the ATC tell the pilot to move to a different altitude or a different heading and then feel the plane react. I say get it going on all airlines!
Convair880 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
Don't know why United is the only one with it, but have always enjoyed listening, both as a private pilot and as an aviation enthusiast. Really have enjoyed listening to 'how the pros' do it going into O'hare. I echo the others sentiments about having other airlines making it available to their passengers also.
RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4718 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
I loved that! The only seg they didnt have it was PVD-ORD on the B757. What is even better was DEN-ORD ( My trip was PVD-ORD-DEN-PHX and back) DEN-ORD was a 777 and that had the map and all with the little plane and the ETA.
Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
I always fly this route home every vacation and on all those flights they've had ATC. I think only once the crew didn't turn it on or I wasn't given headphones.
However, each time I go up to the flight deck and present myself as a student pilot from Purdue University, they always turn it on. The Captain even tells me our callsign (as it isn't always the flight number).