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Wiki note about the forum’s several, active “Channel 9” threads.

Offering live ATC communications on UA flights on Chanel 9 of the audio entertainment system (“Channel 9”) is exclusive to United and offered at the Captain’s discretion. This forum has four prime, active threads about Channel 9. This note will guide you to the right thread for your post, or to where you would look for those channel 9 posts you’re interested in.

1) This thread – intended as a basic status thread only to list the specific channel 9-equipped flights offering or not offering Channel 9. The thumbs-up/down codes used in the thread are:
^ Channel 9 offered on this flight but no announcement made about it.
^^ Channel 9 offered and crew announced or promoted its availability.
: td : Channel 9 not offered on this flight.
Please postings to status reports of availability -- and use the thread below to discuss the general topic.

2) A discussion thread to pursue issues about Channel 9 availability. (See the previous paragraph. if you merely wish to list the flights offering or not offering channel 9.)
Consolidated "Channel 9 Availability" Discussion Thread [Merged]

3) A thread, to discuss interesting things heard on Channel 9, such as interesting exchanges between pilots and controllers or asking about pilot-controller phraseology. The Consolidated "Interesting Things Heard on Channel 9" Thread [Merged]

4) A thread to discuss United’s progress in converting legacy Continental aircraft to offer Channel 9.
Anyone get channel 9 on a reconfigured CO or PDE aircraft yet?

The following aircraft types have "From the Flight Deck" installed (commonly known as "Channel 9," as that's the location it is found on audio handset selectors):
pmUA 777-200ERs
pmCO 777-200ERs
pmUA 777-300ERs
pmUA 777-200As (high density, first class only)
pmUA 767-300ERs
pmCO 767-400ERs
pmUA 757-200 (28J p.s.)
pmCO 757-200 (16 p.s.) -- To be retrofitted with cabin refresh per Oct 2019 announcement

[pmUA A320 and A319 aircraft have had it removed. It is not installed on any 737s, 787s, nor pre-2019/2020 refresh pmCO 757-200s (16J p.s.) or pmCO 757-300s.]

The Moderators may move misplaced posts to conform to these thread aims.

Archived posts in Consolidated "Channel 9 Availability" Discussion Thread [ARCHIVE]
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Old Jan 14, 17, 4:18 pm
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1/13 UA418 EWR-SFO ^

Had to send a message to the cockpit to get the fader turned up, at which point it was loud and clear!
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Old Jan 17, 17, 1:45 pm
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1/16 - UA743 - EWR-ORD (763) - Channel 9 was available the entire flight, even during the 2 hour mechanical delay where I could hear the discussion with Ops and the Mechanical teams and the frustration from the pilots since the fix was easy, but no one showed up for over an hour.
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Old Jan 17, 17, 2:48 pm
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BRU-IAD yesterday
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Old Jan 22, 17, 10:04 am
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LHR-LAX last week on a pmUA772 no Ch9 on when I had the map view on. I can't remember when the last time I had Ch9 on was...
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Old Jan 22, 17, 10:38 am
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6 Jan 2017 SFO-TPE Channel 9 on. I was surprised because it had been a very long time for me that channel 9 was available.
15 Jan 2017 TPE-SFO Channel 9 was also on. Glad it was on again. Heard communication in Japanese.
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Old Jan 22, 17, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by 1KChinito View Post
6 Jan 2017 SFO-TPE Channel 9 on. I was surprised because it had been a very long time for me that channel 9 was available.
15 Jan 2017 TPE-SFO Channel 9 was also on. Glad it was on again. Heard communication in Japanese.
11 Jan EWR HKG. Asked SM, pilot turned it on for the entire flight. It was cool to listen to the communications over China.
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Old Jan 23, 17, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by trekwars2000 View Post
LHR-LAX last week on a pmUA772 no Ch9 on when I had the map view on. I can't remember when the last time I had Ch9 on was...
on PMUA 772s, it's located in audio -> from the flight deck
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Old Jan 27, 17, 12:05 pm
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1/21 EWR-LHR 763 ^
1/26 LHR-EWR
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Old Jan 27, 17, 12:16 pm
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1/16/2017 - UA963 EWR-ORD 767-300ER had Ch9 on. Even got to listen to the frustrated pilots talking to dispatch about how no mechanics had shown up for an issue they reported 1.5 hours before.
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Old Feb 4, 17, 9:30 am
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Feb. 3, '17: UA 418, 772 EWR->SFO, ^ gate-to-gate. Good quality audio, as well.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 12:29 am
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2/6 UA79 EER-NRT announced gate to gate.

had no idea you could get "ch 9" on a pmCO bird.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Imstevek View Post
2/6 UA79 EER-NRT announced gate to gate.

had no idea you could get "ch 9" on a pmCO bird.
Neither did I, till I accidentally discovered it on 1/12 on EWR-BOM !
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Old Feb 16, 17, 1:41 pm
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2/8 UA78 NRT-EWR on the sCO 772 - captain also made an announcement about the availability as well ^
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Old Feb 18, 17, 9:22 pm
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Had ch 9 on from EWR-SFO on Friday. Fun, because it's not often you get to hear the approach to 19L for arrival. In fact, I don't think I've ever had that approach with channel 9 on before.
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Old Feb 18, 17, 9:57 pm
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I had it on UA837, SFO-NRT, about 1 week ago. When I was boarding, the captain was in the front galley giving a briefing to the flight attendants and I overheard them talking about this. A passenger had requested it, and the captain said he would turn it on, and he made some comment about how he's happy to turn it on but he is surprised that anyone cares about this. i probably should have gone over and told him I care about it, but at the time I didn't feel like interrupting them and speaking up.
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