Confirm Received Hotel
ATIS-equipped airports, pilots are required to
listen to the recording prior to contacting Approach Control or the tower and
must repeat the ATIS Information received and the ATIS identifier when they make
their initial radio call. Sometimes, the results can be hilarious...
It was night over Las Vegas and "Information Hotel" was current on the ATIS. Mooney 33W wasn't too sharp, but he didn't let that stop him from talking to Approach Control.
Approach: "33W, confirm you have 'Hotel.'"
33W: "Uhhhmm... we're flying into McCarren International. Ammm... we don't have a hotel room yet?!"
After that, Approach was laughing too hard to respond.
The next several calls went something like this call to United 583 (which didn't make it any easier to stop laughing)...
Approach: "United 583, descend to Flight Level 220."
United 583: "United 583, down to Flight Level 220. We don't have a hotel room, either."
Last updated: 19 August, 2004 13:15