sdate747
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Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 6:15 am

I recently flew UAL from IAD-DEN-YYC-ORD-IAD and none of the flights broadcast the usual Channel 9. Yet, the inflight magazine said that Ch. 9 will carry ATC. What exactly is the official word on Channel 9?
 
flyua
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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 6:22 am

Channel 9 is absolutely alive and well! Some Captains may choose to turn off the system, but as I said recently in another posting, it never hurts to ask a crewmember if it could be turned on. Most flight crews I've worked with recently have been more than happy leave Channel 9 on for all to enjoy!
 
MSY-MSP
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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:02 am

I had it today on my flight MSP-ORD. UA flight 336. I have always asked if it could be turned on if it isn't. Most times the FA's will relay the message to the captain. If they don't I use channel 4 and relax. (at least the old channel 4). MSY-MSP
 
skihigh2002
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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:09 am

This is a dumb question but... what reason would the Captain have for turning it off? You only hear ATC transmissions correct? Not the actual conversation in the cockpit.. I asked the FA on my CDG-ORD flight a while back to turn it on and it never happened.. I just watched some PTV.. 777's a great jet  Smile Anyways, just wondering bout that..

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concorde1518
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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:15 am

Well, one reason is that they COULD forget... They are busy and It's not a checklist item "obs. ent......ON and Checked." but ya that's a good question, other than forgetting... I'd like to know if there is any other reason as well.


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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 9:01 am

Is still alive.

But since you're flying from Washington DC, I think the pilots are not willing to turn on Channel 9 when flying from/to Washington.
 
FutureFO
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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 9:08 am

On the last UA flight I was on Channel 9 was up and running and that was a flite out of IAD. I am not sure what the issue if there is one out of DCA. But as it has been previously stated it is Capt.'s discretion.
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trickijedi
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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:48 am

I'm a big fan of Channel 9 myself... but I HAVE noticed that it has been not been turned on on my last four flights.

ORD-MSP 1299
MSP-ORD 334

ORD-HKG 895
HKG-ORD 896

I requested it to be turned on on all four flights. Hmmmm...
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RE: Is United Airlines Channel 9 Dead?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 11:59 am

Pilots thinks it's better to turn off Channel 9 in Washington Region in case something happens.

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