Road to Joint Operating Certificate

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  1. Infinite1K
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    I've noticed that recently that on United flights, the pilots have changed the pre-departure/pre-landing announcement from:

    "Flight attendants, please prepare for take-off/landing"

    to:

    "Flight attendants, pleas be seated for take-off/landing"

    I'm wondering if this part of the unification of procedures as part of the getting the joint operating certificate.

    I've not flown Continental in a long time, so I don't know if this is what Continental has been using and now United is adopting the new verbiage. Or if this is something new for both airlines.
     
  2. mherdeg
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    Hmm, are either "flight attendants, please prepare for..." or "flight attendants, please be seated for ..." in the script?

    Check out the September 30 Dear AFA update (archive at http://www.unitedafa.org/news/dearafa/default.aspx):

    Changes to Prepare for Landing Announcement


    Effective today, September 30, 2011, it will no longer be standard operating procedure for pilots to notify Flight Attendants via a PA announcement to “prepare for landing.” Flight Attendants will now use the “sterile flight deck/no smoking double chimes” as their cue to prepare the cabin and take their seats for landing. The Flight Attendant Announcement Book has been updated with an announcement by the purser. Flight Attendants should no longer expect to be notified by the flight deck to be seated.
     
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    Well, I still hear the announcements, so not sure what script they are following.
     
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    Well, looks like I have to learn to listen for the double chime to give my seta belt the final tug
    I'm wondering if with this new change, what happens if the announcement is still made? Do the pilots get in trouble?
     
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    The FAs are still going to make the announcement so you shouldn't have to pay too much attention to the chimes.
     
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    I thought the "Cross-Check" announcement sounded a little different after landing in a UA 757 this morning.
     

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