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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 Jan 9, 11, 7:23 am
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1/8 UA 861 BOS-IAD

Captain cheerily agreed when a pax asked for Ch9 at boarding.

No Ch9 - dead air - other channels worked fine.

Asked the first FA to tell the flight deck.

Captain came on the PA and announced Ch9 (United 861 Charlie).

No Ch9.

Asked the first FA to tell the flight deck. FA nodded, but
nothing happened.
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Old Jan 9, 11, 9:32 am
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1/2 UA 169 LGA-ORD ^ On
1/2 UA 288 ORD -MCO^ On
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Old Jan 9, 11, 1:02 pm
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JFK-SFO
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^ at boarding and throughout the flight (no announcement)
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Old Jan 9, 11, 1:37 pm
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01/08/11 UA 249 IAD-ORD 763 ^ (Announced by the pilot before push back)
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Old Jan 9, 11, 4:14 pm
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1/9 ua 157 san-sfo ^
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Old Jan 10, 11, 8:25 am
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1/3/11 UA558 DEN-TPA ^ w/ announcement. On for all but the last 10 minutes when all IFE was abruptly shut off due to "an ozone smell" in the cabin.
1/7/11 UA465 TPA-DEN ^
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Old Jan 10, 11, 9:13 am
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1/7 UA951 IAD-LAX Music Played on Channel 9
1/9 UA210 LAX-IAD No sound through Channel9
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Old Jan 11, 11, 4:57 pm
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1/8 UA 892 ICN-SFO B747 despite request to captain via FA
1/11 UA 662 SFO-MSP A319 purser: captain "is not a channel 9 guy"

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Old Jan 11, 11, 5:10 pm
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1/11 UA 319 IAD-LAX 763^^
and that hum wasn't too bad, for once.
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Old Jan 11, 11, 5:18 pm
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1/1 UA 150 ATL-ORD A319 ^ and announced
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Old Jan 11, 11, 5:22 pm
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1/6 UA107 ORD-LAX 757 ^
1/10 UA178 LAX-ORD 757
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Old Jan 11, 11, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian View Post
1/2 UA951 IAD-LAX ^ Nice chat with the pilots pre-flight; it was also nice to listen to a rare BASET3 approach into LAX (eastbound landing).
I did not know what it was called, but last Monday I too experienced my first BASET3 approach. Was very odd to emerge from the clouds over water rather than land. Was very disorienting to say the least. But extremely cool too. Does anyone know why pilots are directed to take that approach? usually the planes are taking off over the pacific and you circle back around after take off.

Anyway, we did NOT have Channel 9 so I could not listen to it unfortunately.
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:04 pm
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1/10/11 PHL-ORD UA549 ^ ON (No Announcement)
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Old Jan 16, 11, 10:59 pm
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1/7 UA245 DEN-SJC B757

1/8 UA6500 SJC-LAX CR7 Maybe in the future?

1/8 UA57 LAX-KOA B757

1/9 UA54 KOA-SFO B757

1/10 UA261 SFO-LAX A319 ^

1/10 UA6499 LAX-SJC CRJ

1/10 UA6878 SJC-DEN CR7

1/11 UA802 DEN-MCO B757 ^

1/15 UA739 MCO-DEN B757 ^ with announcement from the purser ^
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Old Jan 16, 11, 11:17 pm
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1/16 UA 352 SEA-ORD B757 (announced by purser, but just static)
1/16 UA 222 ORD-BDL ^ A320 (no announcement)

Interestingly, had (most of) the same flight crew on both flights.
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