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Availability of ATC Communications on Channel 9 thread [2011 Flights]

Availability of ATC Communications on Channel 9 thread [2011 Flights]

Old Feb 22, 11, 11:10 am
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2/17 UA988 DEN-LAX: 777 ^
2/17 UA891 LAX-NRT: 777 ^
2/18 UA875 NRT-SIN: 777 ^
2/21 UA876 SIN-NRT: 777 ^ (Flight deck crew were the same group on my 2/17 LAX-NRT flight)
2/21 UA838 NRT-SFO: 747 ^ (They turned off Ch9 when we were cross over pacific ocean.)
2/21 UA862 SFO-DEN: 320 Not sure on this one because I passed out the whole flight.
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Old Feb 22, 11, 11:13 am
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2/18 DEN-SAN 757 UA939 Off (but in the new livery)
2/21 SAN-DEN A319 UA214 on (also new livery)
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Old Feb 22, 11, 11:32 am
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2/19 LAX-JFK UA 26 ^
2/20 JFK-SFO UA 642
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Old Feb 22, 11, 3:39 pm
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2/10: SEA-IAD UA 916
2/10: IAD-DME UA 964
2/20: DME-IAD UA 965

2/21: IAD-SEA UA 201 ^
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Old Feb 26, 11, 4:12 am
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2/25 UA158 SFO-ORD (777) ^ My only leg of a six-segment mileage run on mainline UA.
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Old Feb 26, 11, 9:14 am
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2/24 SFO to LAX 261 A320
2/24 LAX to SFO 712 A319 (Captain told me "it was broken").
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Old Feb 27, 11, 7:42 am
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2/18 UA937 IAD-DEN 777 on ^ no announcement, visited the cockpit with my son and captain said it would be on, very friendly bunch

2/23 UA316 DEN-IAD 319 on ^ no announcement, but seemed to disappear 30 minutes after takeoff and reappeared 30 minutes before landing.
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Old Feb 27, 11, 7:04 pm
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2/25 UA 330 ORD-EWR A319
2/27 UA 685 LGA-ORD A319 ^
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Old Feb 27, 11, 9:27 pm
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2/27 896 SIN-HKG Was in upper deck C, said hi to the pilots, asked them about our departure procedure from SIN and if they were still able to use ACARS to get their route and clearance overseas. Then asked about Ch 9, and captain said that he didn't normally turn it on, but would do so just for me.

2/27 862 HKG-SFO Was off, asked FA to call, she did and said that "it was broken". Strange, as it was the same aircraft from SIN. Indeed, she seemed just as skeptical about it too.
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Old Mar 1, 11, 6:12 pm
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2/27 UA350 RIC-ORD A319
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Old Mar 1, 11, 8:39 pm
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2/22 UA 146 EWR-ORD A319 ^ with announcement from purser. New livery, too.
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Old Mar 2, 11, 11:18 am
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UA756 SFO-DEN ^ (knew the Purser and asked her. She said the Captain said "no" during the briefing but she said "let me ask again because of you" <blushing> and she she came back with a "the Captain said yes"

UA266 DEN-MIA ^ (no announcement)

UA485 MIA-DEN ^ (Captain was saying hi to the pax in F and I asked him if Ch9 would be on where he replied, "would you like it on?" I said yes if it was ok with him where he replied, "you got it!"

UA423 DEN-SFO ^ (announced by the captain)
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Old Mar 2, 11, 3:22 pm
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I had a bad string of luck

2/25 UA 932 RDU-IAD A320 ^
2/25 UA 225 IAD-SFO B757 "Contemporary Jazz"
2/27 UA 482 SFO-DEN B757 "Contemporary Jazz"
2/28 UA 581 DEN-IAD A320 White Noise
2/28 UA 822 IAD-RDU A320 ^
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Old Mar 3, 11, 12:05 am
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3/1/2011 - UA - Flight 167 - BOS - LAX - Channel 9 - off
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Old Mar 6, 11, 10:45 am
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3/4 UA 770, B752, N514UA, EWR-SFO, I asked the purser who then asked the captain ^^. Thanks Captain Jack. I think it would have remained off if I hadn't asked. No announcement was made about it being available.

3/5 UA 90, SFO-EWR, B752, N568UA, the captain was checking in with GA as I handed her my BP. As we walked down the jetway, I asked about CH9. He told me "it's broken". When I commented about how boring a TRANCON is without it, he cheerfully suggested that I listen to the music.
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