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    So, I flew from Seattle to Raleigh, NC via Washington Dulles yesterday. I chose to fly UAL primarily because they have the option to listen to cockpit radio communications -- what other way am I going to kill 6+ hours?

    On the flight from Seattle to Washington Dulles, there was nothing available to us passengers to listen to from the cockpit. On the flight from Dulles to Raleigh, they cabin crew explicitly stated that you could listen in on channel 9 if you wanted to. I did. However, there was nothing.

    So, getting a little tired of this, I asked a stewardess what the deal was. Her reply to me was this:

    "Oh, we are probably not in range of any tower."

    I smiled and and nodded acknowledging that that must have been the reason.
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    Re: If you've never thought about it

    AA used to have that some 25 years ago....I suppose that "security" does not allow it, despite the fact that a cheap scanner with an earphone can achieve it!
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    Re: If you've never thought about it

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpilot View Post
    ... "security" does not allow it, despite the fact that a cheap scanner with an earphone can achieve it!
    I thought you were not allowed to use receivers while in flight?
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    Re: If you've never thought about it

    How could they regulate a receiver that they need to listen to the same freq on? Not a transmitter/receiver would be another thing. But that is funny about not being in range of the tower.
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    Cool Re: If you've never thought about it

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    How could they regulate a receiver that they need to listen to the same freq on? Not a transmitter/receiver would be another thing. But that is funny about not being in range of the tower.
    We really know that was not the case. Flying anywhere in the continental U.S., flying IFR, you're always in contact with a controller. I LMAO when I read the flight attendant said we're probably not in range of a tower.

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