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Availability of ATC Communications on Channel 9 thread [2011 Flights]

Availability of ATC Communications on Channel 9 thread [2011 Flights]

 
Old Mar 28, 11, 7:13 pm
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Not much luck on my DCA legs lately...

3/22 UA 619 DCA-ORD A320
3/22 UA 909 ORD-DEN B767 ^
3/28 UA 532 DEN-ORD A320 ^
3/28 UA 608 ORD-DCA A320
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Old Mar 29, 11, 12:02 am
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3/25/11 UA322 SNA-SFO A320 Asked FA but captain said no. Plane went mechanical x 1 hr, then fixed. Crew though was very good
3/27/11 UA587 SFO-SNA A319 ^ with announcement from crew and captain ^ Crew was excellent even though last flight of the night.

Other legs from SFO - SEA - PDX - SFO on CRJ200 - EMB120 - CRJ200 w/o audio.
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Old Mar 29, 11, 12:07 am
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3/17 UA90 SFO-EWR ^
3/27 UA846 IAD-SFO
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Old Mar 29, 11, 8:57 am
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3/28 UA 873 IAD-SAT A319

Asked the pilot upon boarding, and he said we would keep it off for security reasons. In the event of an emergency, he wanted to be able to create a plan of action with the crew without rumors flying around the cabin.
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Old Mar 29, 11, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by joemcool View Post
3/28 UA 873 IAD-SAT A319

Asked the pilot upon boarding, and he said we would keep it off for security reasons. In the event of an emergency, he wanted to be able to create a plan of action with the crew without rumors flying around the cabin.
Interesting that he mentioned that. I had a flight where the weather and possibly another issue caused the pilot to turn off Ch. 9 for about 7 minutes (presumably to talk to controllers or company communications) while we were on the tarmac waiting out a bad thunderstorm, and then came back overhead with updates about our flight path and take-off status. Ch. 9 came back on shortly thereafter and remained on.

I agree though that, with some common sense filtering on our part, Ch. 9 is a wealth of information and, at least for me, gives me a lot of comfort and enjoyment that our flight is being handled by true professionals in the cockpit and the ATC.
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Old Mar 29, 11, 6:33 pm
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3/29 HKG-ORD UA896 off initially, but asked after lift-off and it was turned on for the rest of the 13-hour flight ^^^ - including the Pacific crossing when you get to listen to 123.45, where aircraft chat with each other (usually about ride quality, but sometimes not ). It was especially good to have it on when we went through a 90-minute period of continuous moderate turbulence, as did aircraft along nearby altitudes and tracks. I sent the captain a business card with a thank-you note

3/29 ORD-BOS UA882 On, with announcement ^^^
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Old Mar 30, 11, 7:12 am
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3/29 UA846 IAD-SFO
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Old Mar 30, 11, 9:40 am
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3/25 UA937 ZRH-IAD, B767 ^ Initially off. Asked FA to ask captain, was then turned on prior to takeoff. Turned off during TATL hop, never turned back on.
3/28 UA936 IAD-ZRH, B767 All Audio channels non-functional on this flight.
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Old Mar 31, 11, 10:56 pm
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3/29 UA 664 B777 SFO to ORD ^
3/29 UA 188 A320 ORD to TPA ^
3/29 UA 795 B757 TPA to IAD ^
3/29 UA 225 A320 IAD to SFO ^
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Old Apr 1, 11, 9:26 am
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3/31 UA412 SAT-IAD ^

Flight crew made an announcement, and Ch. 9 was on pretty much gate to gate
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Old Apr 1, 11, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by trekwars2000 View Post
2/8: LAS-DEN: 757 ^, upgraded and on-time
2/9: DEN-LAS: 757 , upgraded and on-time

Took 3 AS flights to ANC today and 2/3 were late about 30 minutes due to 100+ mph head winds.

So... 1/2
Overall: 2/5
319:
320:
757: 2/5
767:
777:

UA On-Time%: 7/8 (Express: 3/3, 3/3 on CR7)
Overall On-Time%: 8/11 (1/3 on AS)
3/29: LAS-ORD: 757 , upgraded and on-time
3/29: ORD-RIC: 320 , upgraded and on-time
3/31: RIC-ORD: 319 ^, not upgraded and on-time... 55 elites on the flight.
3/31: ORD-LAS: 757 ^ (but some radio channel was also patched through), upgraded and on-time

Took 2 US flight back from ANC in Feb and both were on-time.

So... 2/4
Overall: 4/9
319: 1/1
320: 0/1
757: 3/7
767:
777:

UA On-Time%: 11/12 (Express: 3/3, 3/3 on CR7)
Overall On-Time%: 14/17 (1/3 on AS, 2/2 on US)
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Old Apr 1, 11, 7:35 pm
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3/20 UA 861 A320 BOS-IAD
3/20 UA 692 B757 IAD-LAS

3/25 UA 138 B757 LAS-LAX
3/25 UA 166 B757 LAX-BOS

oof, I guess that's a bad string of luck!

4/1 UA 860 IAD-BOS ^

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Old Apr 1, 11, 8:35 pm
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3/31 UA 422 A319 DEN-EWR

I did see someone in the boarding area with an FT tag on their backpack...boarded about 2 people ahead of me
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Old Apr 2, 11, 6:19 am
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3/29 UA846 IAD-SFO off asked flight attendant who asked Captain and he said no dice

4/1 UA614 ORD-DCA on ^ but no announcement
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Old Apr 3, 11, 12:49 am
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4/2 UA837 SFO-NRT

Looks like there's a big swing in availability happening...
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