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Old Sep 24, 05, 7:42 pm
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The last post is related to procedures for US airlines within the US, which I guess UA is, most of the time. However, when UA fly overseas, then they will use the international procedures, which I explained in my post. For example, most crews will listen to the ATIS around top of descent, or try to, approximately 23-32 minutes prior to landing. However, they may not be able to receive the radio messages as they will be beyond published range at that point for several transmitters. In many countries the approach that the approach will be based on carries the ATIS message, which is identified around 10 minutes prior to landing, to check that it is working.

By the way, it is illegal to listen to Channel 9 in several countries. However, UA do not seem to realise this.
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