Crox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 306 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4320 times:
A couple of years ago, myself and my partner flew UA LHR - LAX - FAT on July 4th, on approach to FAT the celebration fireworks seem to be getting uncomfortably close, didn't seem to bother the pilot, kept a straight and level(ish) course, and of course landed safely.
Any other A-Netters encountered problems, in the air or the ground, to do with local celebrations?
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CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2444 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4192 times:
Not a local celebration, but a national celebration. I non-reved from LHR to JFK, arriving in NYC on July 3, 1976. Flying into NYC we saw the tall ships in the harbor. Having been in Europe for a week, we had forgotten the timing of our arrival into the US with the bi-centennial celebration. After realizing that there were no hotel rooms within 150 miles of the city, we hopped on the only flight leaving JFK with seats - a DC-8 heading to Lima, Peru with a stop in Miami. We got to MIA in the middle of the night. Got up the next morning and watched the tall ships parade on our hotel room
Flew into LGW on December 26, Boxing Day. Everything in England is closed. The train from LGW to town didn't operate. The London Tube didn't run. Most tourist site closed.
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Eric777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4176 times:
I flew once on Memorial Day 2000 from TUS-ORD on AA. After reaching our cruise altitude, the captain came on the intercom and dedicated the flight to all of our military personnel and our veterans and what they do to defend our country. That was a nice touch.
STLUAL747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4160 times:
I flew on Christmas Day. I can't remember the year but I want to say it was between 1999 and 2001. It was from STL to LAX. There was no problems and the airports weren't very busy. I would do it again.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4153 times:
Flew on Christmas Day 2003 to LAX from LHR on BA with my partner. Perfect day - we had Xmas morning at home. Quick trip to LHR to fly at lunchtime. Got a free upgrade to Business class and the nice flat beds upstairs on the 747.
Arrived in LA mid afternoon 11 hours later giving us plenty of time to have Xmas dinner with our American friends we were staying with. (Then got a nice surprise when they told us they were taking us to Vegas on Boxing day for the weekend - hotel paid and everything !!).
My longest Xmas day ever - lasted 35 hours !! One of my best Xmas's and one of my best holidays. Can't wait to go back.
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