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United Channel 9 on 737

Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:17 pm

Any chance of UA installing Channel 9 on the 737 fleet?
 
IPFreely
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:28 am

Considering that UA went out of their way to specifically remove Channel 9 I would say it's unlikely that it will ever come back.
 
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:45 am

IPFreely wrote:
Considering that UA went out of their way to specifically remove Channel 9 I would say it's unlikely that it will ever come back.


UA didn't go out of their way to remove in fact they added it to quite a few of the sCO widebodies and have retained channel nine on UA widebody aircraft (sans the domestic 772s). Technically it is possible for UA to stream channel 9 over the streaming video system they simply haven't done it yet...the DTV equipped aircraft would be a bit more challenging but that's possible as well.

UA has just about completed the install of the streaming video system once that is done you may see them start to add some features as UA isn't using the system anywhere near what it is capable of doing.
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:47 am

IPFreely wrote:
Considering that UA went out of their way to specifically remove Channel 9 I would say it's unlikely that it will ever come back.


How so?
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:13 am

IPFreely wrote:
Considering that UA went out of their way to specifically remove Channel 9 I would say it's unlikely that it will ever come back.

I've never seen someone so confident no matter how many times they have been wrong before.
 
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:04 am

b747400erf wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
Considering that UA went out of their way to specifically remove Channel 9 I would say it's unlikely that it will ever come back.

I've never seen someone so confident no matter how many times they have been wrong before.


More trolling tonight?
 
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:31 pm

United over the past few years, especially with the IFE, has been, to paraphrase Forrest Gump, "like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get"
 
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:03 pm

PMUA787 wrote:
United over the past few years, especially with the IFE, has been, to paraphrase Forrest Gump, "like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get"


Really? It's been consistent enough for me that I have watched nearly an entire season of a TV show (American Crime) exclusively on board United flights. I haven't watched one minute of the show on the ground.

There may be some variations but I have found it to be very consistent and certainly not like a box of chocolates.
 
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:07 pm

It's really anything but consistent between streaming (if it works or if it doesn't), pay for DTV, the various different versions of AVOD, etc.
 
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:57 pm

Channel 9 is only available on mainline, isn't it? I have a couple of flights on E170's coming up and I can't remember if those are even WiFi equipped.
 
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Re: United Channel 9 on 737

Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:02 am

N5814D wrote:
Channel 9 is only available on mainline, isn't it? I have a couple of flights on E170's coming up and I can't remember if those are even WiFi equipped.


Only mainline and any aircraft with hardware ripped out doesn't have it.

They added CH9 to the sCO wide bodies and all new 787 delieveries have it

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