DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 698 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
My nephew is traveling to Taiwan to spend a week with a friend from school, and since this will be his first Trans-Pac experience he wanted to know what to expect. Here is his itinerary:
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 - Boston, MA (BOS) to Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China) (TPE)
Depart: BOS 06:00 AM
Arrive: SFO 09:28 AM Non-stop
Depart: SFO 01:15 PM
Arrive: TPE 05:30 PM
Jun 3 Non-stop
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 - Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China) (TPE) to Boston, MA (BOS)
Depart: TPE 12:00 PM
Arrive: SFO 08:15 AM Non-stop
Depart: SFO 11:15 AM
Arrive: BOS 07:46 PM Non-stop
I have done only one Trans-Pac flight and that was several years ago, and I have not flown on UA in a few so any responses would be greatly appreciated. Also if this needs to be moved to another forum please do so.
This will be some long, rather boring flights with lots of water to be seen (of darkness outside).
Check out seatguru.com for details of IFE etc.
It is always good for your nephew to bring along some things to get distracted just in case the IFE stops working. I-pod, a book, whatever ...
Also, some extra food and water taken onboard never is a bad thing, as one needs to stay hydrated during that 13+ hour flight; relying too heavily on food/water served onboard ain't no good plan.
Quoting KL911 (Reply 1): Why go West? Go east, BOS-AMS-TPE, gives him another cool continent to visit.
I understand, that the itinerary is already fixed, but I agree that this also could have been worked out as a Round the World trip (but we have no idea how old that nephew is ...)
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !