United to London: |What's for entertainment?

Dec 20th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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United to London: |What's for entertainment?

Hi! In two days my family and I will be flying to London on United, an airline we have never flown before to London. What can we expect in the way of entertainment? We're taking a morning flight out of Washington Dulles that arrives at Heathrow at 10:00 p.m., so I do not want my two kids (or the adults, either) sleeping too much on the plane. Thanks for any tips you can give me about the entertainment on board.
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Dec 20th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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Schedule shows that's a 767, which has individual seatback screens with a choice of about nine channels. December selections include:
http://www.united.com/page/specialpa...822,38,00.html

Also, there are various audio channels with XM Satellite Radio programming and, of course, the airshow. If you get a captain who enables it (and many do), they also can listen to communication with air traffic control (channel 9).
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Dec 20th, 2006, 10:15 AM
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Personal video screen with 9 channels of video plus audio on the 767-300.

You'll find the link for possible movies here: http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,1070,00.html
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Dec 20th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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To ms_go and rkkwan: Thanks so much for these links! I did not know United's website had such detailed info on the entertainment. Terrific! I'm glad it's going to be individual screens. Good movies, too -- I don't think we'll be bored.
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Dec 20th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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Meant to add...your iPod or similar headphones will work in the jacks. I always prefer those to the cheap ones United leaves in the seats/seat pockets.
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Dec 20th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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Does UA use a single plug or those airline-style dual plugs for headphones? I know most US airlines use the dual ones. To get stereo sound, you'll need to get a airline adapter like the Radio Shack, part #42-2495 ($5.99). Otherwise, both your phones will only give you left or right channel, but not both.

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Dec 20th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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rkkwan--single plug. I use my iPod headphones almost exclusively on UA. I've never used an adaptor and haven't had any significant issues with movies--although I tend not to pay full attention to the movies while flying, anyway.
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Dec 20th, 2006, 11:23 AM
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Thanks! Haven't flown UA for longhaul for a long time. Last time was PVD-ORD-HKG a few years ago and I hadn't become so fussy about planes back then.
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