Dr.DTW
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United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:24 am

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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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:27 am

Yes it is on Channel 9. All mainline aircraft have it except the 732.
 
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:31 am

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!
 
ual777contrail
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:36 am

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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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:47 am

Do the express aircraft have the inflight entertainment?
 
UAsyd
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:56 am

""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!!
 
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:57 am

LOL! I am talking about BEFORE the flight even left the ground. At the gate when you have just boarded.
 
trickijedi
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 11:58 am

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!
 
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 12:06 pm

If Channel 9 is not on, I think music will be on instead.
 
UAL Bagsmasher
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 12:37 pm

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.
 
cch362
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Sun May 26, 2002 1:21 pm

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.
 
Dr.DTW
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Mon May 27, 2002 12:16 am

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!
 
trickijedi
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Mon May 27, 2002 3:35 am

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!
 
flightsimfreak
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Mon May 27, 2002 3:42 am

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?
 
trickijedi
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Mon May 27, 2002 4:30 am

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!
 
ILUV767
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Mon May 27, 2002 5:10 am

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
 
jjbiv
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Mon May 27, 2002 6:34 am

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

joe
 
mriihi
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Tue May 28, 2002 2:52 am

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

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mriihi
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Tue May 28, 2002 2:55 am

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

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mriihi
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Tue May 28, 2002 2:56 am

tHERE IS SOMETHING DEF WEIRD HAPPENING IN THIS TOPIC...
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modesto2
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Tue May 28, 2002 4:03 am

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!
 
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RE: United's Inflight ATC

Tue May 28, 2002 7:46 am

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


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