Mm320cap From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1078 times:
One tip. Most Captains will have channel 9 on, but if you happen to get unlucky and find one that doesn't, you might try politely asking the Flight Attendant if he/she would mind asking the Captain to turn it on for this leg. When I was an F/O I knew a few Captains that wouldn't use it but turned it on at passenger's request. I use it every leg (altough I did just have a passenger send up a "DEMAND" that I change altitudes. He heard me ask the controller about the ride higher and heard that it was smoother. Of course he didn't see the TCAS showing another airplane right above us.)
Other than that, TED is pretty standard. Try to get a seat in the front of the plane (about row 11 and foward), that is Economy Plus and offers more legroom. If you dig it, you can go on-line to Flyted.com and get some merchandise. I've got a few shirts that I wear around. It's actually quite amusing how many people like to call me Ted!