Ibizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2320 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!
Uasyd From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2300 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!!
Cch362 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2247 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.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2144 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.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2890 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2059 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!