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User currently offlineDr.DTW From United States of America, joined May 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Does United still have the inflight ATC available on channel 8/9?
I'm taking UA to DCA next month, and I was just curious.

You know your loyal United customer when your willing to go 235 miles out of your way! My intinerary is DTW-ORD-DCA.

Thanks!
Dr.DTW

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User currently offlineGtiagent From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Yes it is on Channel 9. All mainline aircraft have it except the 732.

User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

I love Ch. 9! I fly out of my way sometimes to use it as well! Anyway, yes, it is great. BUT, be aware that it is the captain's choice to turn it on, and he may refuse. But, most do. And, if it is not on at the beginning of the flight, just go up to the cockpit and ask, they like hearing from enthusiasts. Also, Ch. 9 is low on the list of things needing to be fixed by the mechs, so it is rare, but sometimes it is broken. Have a good trip!

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

united doesnt fly the 737-200 anymore,no need to worry about that plane.it see's more tumble weeds than landings these days.





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User currently offlineNW D9S From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Do the express aircraft have the inflight entertainment?

User currently offlineUasyd From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

""And, if it is not on at the beginning of the flight,just go up to the cockpit and ask, they like hearing from enthusiasts.........""

Err, no offense IbizaJet A330, but I wouldn't actually recommend 'just going up' to the cockpit mid-flight nowadays, poor Dr DTW could find himself being wrestled to the ground by an Air Marshall and sat on by a portly 1K while being zapped by the Captains' Tazer gun and receiving a swift kick in the nuts by the Flight Attendant... and being dragged off by the FBI after an emergency landing in DCA!! "But honestly Officer, I just wanted to ask for channel 9!!"" Yeah , right... and remember you must remain seated for the first and last 30min of each flight into and out of DCA, per the FAA... Dont do it DR DTW!!! he he!!! Have a good flight!!


User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

LOL! I am talking about BEFORE the flight even left the ground. At the gate when you have just boarded.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

If it's not on you can always ask one of the Flight Attendants who can ask the Captain to turn it on. But as mentioned, it is at the Captain's discretion.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineNW D9S From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

If Channel 9 is not on, I think music will be on instead.

User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Ch. 9 was forbidden on flights to and from DCA after 9/11. Recently on a flight to DCA, not only was Ch. 9 available again, but the Capt. also mentioned it several times.

User currently offlineCch362 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

United does not own express, so no ATC on commuter aircraft.
I love Channel 9. I usually bring my own headset and plug it in right away. Sometimes you can hear communication between the pilots and ground staff before departure.


User currently offlineDr.DTW From United States of America, joined May 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1710 times:

I want to thank everyone for their replies.

Someone had mentioned that Ch. 9 was banned after 9/11 on flights to/from DCA. Is this still in effect??

Thanks!


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Someone had mentioned that Ch. 9 was banned after 9/11 on flights to/from DCA. Is this still in effect??

Same answers apply as before. It's all Captain's discretion.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

I'm flying GEG to DEN to MSY and the return on UA... 737-500, A319, and 2 737-300's... I hope chanal 9 is on the whole time. Anyone know how much headphones cost?

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Head phones are free FlightSimFreak.  Big thumbs up


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

FlightSimFreak wrote:
I'm flying GEG to DEN to MSY and the return on UA... 737-500, A319, and 2 737-300's... I hope chanal 9 is on the whole time. Anyone know how much headphones cost?

As always, United never charges anyone for use of the United Airlines personal headphones which are found in the seat pocket infront of you. This is true to movie flights as well. Out of courtesy please repocket the headphones for the next customer.

United is the only domestic airline to offer free entertainment on all flights worldwide including channel 9.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Why don't some Capt.'s like to activate Ch. 9? Isn't everything they're transmitting available with a simple scanner?

joe


User currently offlineMriihi From Finland, joined Aug 2000, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Can you hear ATC on channel 9 on transatlantic flights too? I'm traveling from FRA-IAD next friday and nothing would make me more happier than having atc all the way...
It's a UAtriple7  Smile

M


User currently offlineMriihi From Finland, joined Aug 2000, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Does UA have ATC on ch.9 also on transatlantic flights. Its a triple7 from FRA-IAD next friday?

M


User currently offlineMriihi From Finland, joined Aug 2000, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

tHERE IS SOMETHING DEF WEIRD HAPPENING IN THIS TOPIC...
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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Channel 9 can be offered on transatlantic flights. I flew SFO-LHR on UA954 and I had it pretty much all the way. I requested it before the flight and the captain told me that he might switch to music over the Atlantic. Sure enough, he turned it off for a little bit, but once we entered UK airspace, I had the flight attendant call him to change it again! On the return UA961, CDG-SFO, the channel 9 feature was broken... Hope this doesn't happen to you!

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Jjbuv,
sometimes they forget it isnt on,just ask a flight attendant.


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