dartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 637 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
You should also have AVOD on your 752 ride EWR-LHR.
Channel 9 is only on the UA fleet (as of yet), so it could be on LAX-SFO or SFO-EWR if it's on PMUA metal. Those flights are about half and half between PMCO and PMUA metal, so you'll have to check the equipment.
My experience is that Channel 9 is on more like 60-70% of the time when available, but it is hit or miss.
I fly UA a lot and the experience is generally quite good. But I'm 1K. If you are non-elite, well, things might be different.
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 3704 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
Quoting CODC10 (Reply 1):
Yes, but in my experience pilots only switch it on 50%, or less.
On my last two SFO-IAD flights, the pilot and first officer were in and out of the cockpit so often (food, drinks, lavatory, simply chatting) that it was hard for us in the front to even get up and go to the loo. I've noticed a correlation between that and having channel 9 cut off.