I flew ORD
back in Feb of 2004. We were about halfway into the trip when one of my traveling companions looked out the window and noticed another UA
744 about two miles off to our right and 2000ft below us. They flew next to us one the same track for a few hours. I tuned to Ch. 9 and the pilots started chatting with each other. It went something like this:
(I missed the beginning)
Our plane flight UA883:
heavy off to my left, where are you guys out of?"
That flight (I think it was UA891)
"We're out of LAX
"What altitude are you guys at?"
(We were at FL360 according to the map thingy)
"How's the ride down there?"
At this point I knew I couldn't turn off Ch. 9! A few hours later I awoke when they started chatting again.
UA891 (the LAX
883, it looks like the winds have changed. We are starting to get some light chop here which is probably from your wake turbulance. We're gonna slow down some. You guys take it easy."
"Allright, take it we'll see you all in NRT
I thought that was so cool. And of course listening to Japanese ATC is unintentionally funny anyway. I noticed many of the English pilots had trouble understanding some of their commands...lots of repeating going on.