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Old 08-21-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Since your flying United.....ask one of the flights attendants to have the captain turn on channel 9.
On the way there there was no audio or visual entertainment

On the way home, there was.

I learned one important thing: I need to hydrate myself heavily when on a plane or else I will be ill for days after
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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On the way there there was no audio or visual entertainment

On the way home, there was.

I learned one important thing: I need to hydrate myself heavily when on a plane or else I will be ill for days after
United should always have channel 9 availible. You just need a headset to plug into the armrest to listen it. It's possible the captain refused/didn't turn it on (since most people don't know it exists), but if someone requests it on, unless the captain is a jerk more then likely they'll do it.

In case you don't know what it is, channel 9 on United lets you listen to the coversations in the cockpit between the captain/FO and ATC. Having it on and listening to it, you'll get information right as the crew on the flight deck get it (turbulance, holding, rerouting, etc) even sooner then the flight attendents get it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: West Egg
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Grab a window seat and enjoy, for the first time in your life, the fascinating view of the world from 38,000 feet (cloud cover permitting).

See the faint ribbons of roads and highways, and the way rivers wind through the land. Observe the rows of ridges that are the Appalachians as you pass over Pennsylvania. See the curious geometric shapes that are farmland, with shapes becoming more regular as you move west. Enjoy the beauty of the Rockies from above, and then the rock rock canyonland beyond. If you get a seat on the right side of the aircraft, you won't have to look into the sun. But if you sit on the left side of the plane, you might get a fantastic view of the Grand Canyon and then Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam as you approach Vegas.

Enjoy!
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