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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 Apr 7, 11, 9:33 am
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Old Apr 7, 11, 11:14 am
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4/6 UA 797 LAS-LAX ^
4/6 UA 458 LAX-PIT ^ w/announcement
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Old Apr 9, 11, 1:24 pm
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4/6 UA 783 IAD-ABQ A320
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Old Apr 9, 11, 1:26 pm
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4/8 UA 263 LAX to SFO A320 ^^ (with separate Captain and purser announcements).

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Old Apr 9, 11, 2:41 pm
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4/7 UA967 FCO-IAD ^^ (w/ announcement)
4/7 UA125 IAD-DEN ^
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Old Apr 9, 11, 8:59 pm
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4/9 UA 60 IAD-LAX ^

Any time the first officer left the cockpit, he for some reason switched Ch9 to music. It would stay music until the FO needed to make an announcement over the PA--after which it went back to Ch9. (This only happened with the first officer as far as I could tell.) So we had Ch9 about 1/2 - 2/3 the flight, punctuated by lengthy periods of jazz.
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Old Apr 10, 11, 8:23 am
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4/9 UA 239 LAX-SFO (757) ^ but purser would not turn on audio until after take-off
4/9 UA 493 SFO-STL (319) ^
4/9 UA 435 STL-SFO (319) ^ same plane as inbound
4/9 UA 927 SFO-LAX (320) ^
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Old Apr 10, 11, 11:09 pm
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4/9 UA146 A319 MSP-ORD Asked the purser, who asked the Captain. He said that he did it by request only, and it would be turned on after we hit 35,000ft.. 35K came and went, and Channel 9 was never turned on
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Old Apr 11, 11, 8:37 am
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4/7 UA 779 DEN-LAS
4/9 UA 346 LAS-DEN ^ w/ announcement

Captain Ed Contreras on UA 346 was one of the best Channel 9 experiences in a long time. He hosted a ~ 30 minute "talk show" (as he called it) discussing the aviation in general and the B752.
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Old Apr 11, 11, 9:32 am
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4/5 UAL740 DEN-MSY (A320) ^ Audio on just prior to takeoff. MX delayed for 50 minutes due to being "unable to get the left engine started" (turned out to be an autostart fault).
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Old Apr 11, 11, 10:26 am
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4/10 UA 60 LAX-IAD ^ with announcement (though I very shortly afterwards took a VDB)

4/10 UA 44 LAX-IAD ^ with announcement
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Old Apr 11, 11, 1:00 pm
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4/8 SFO-LAX UA305 A319
4/10 LAX-SFO UA841 B757 (plus a horrible JFK based crew that was "primarily there for my safety" - and no, that wasn't why they were horrible)

Was glad that I still had the video about changes I'd like to keep me warm without my Ch. 9.

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Old Apr 11, 11, 8:05 pm
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4/3 HNL-LAX UA 84 B767 ^ Takeoff and Landing
4/4 LAX-DEN UA 558 B757 ^ With announcement
4/8 DEN-LAX UA 781 B757 ^ With announcement
4/10 LAX-HNL UA 83 B767 ^ Takeoff and Landing
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Old Apr 11, 11, 9:47 pm
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Old Apr 11, 11, 11:23 pm
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3/28 UA 547 ORD-LAS ^
4/1 UA 547 LAS-ORD ^ (But barely audible most of flight - very "screechy")

4/11 UA 547 ORD-LAS (Politely asked the flight attendant if she could request channel 9 be turned on and she returned a few minutes later and said the response from the cockpit was "We're not channel 9 type of pilots"
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