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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 309 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5347 times:
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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. bitelip 

Any other A-Netters encountered problems, in the air or the ground, to do with local celebrations?


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2627 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5219 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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User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 703 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

Flew LAX-HNL on Christmas day with HA 4 years ago. The flight was full, with four voluntary bumpings.

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User currently offlineEric777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5203 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.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5198 times:

I flew DUS-ALC on LT on Christmas Day 1999, the plane (an A 320) was fully booked. I was very surprised to see that so many people are traveling on Christmas Day.


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5195 times:

I did a NW flight from MCO to DTW on Thanksgiving last year, was a packed flight and good service!


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User currently offlinePDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

I've flown SEA-LHR-BCN on July 3rd-July 4th and ORD-LHR on July 3rd, arriving July 4th. In two weeks, I'm going to be flying on Easter Sunday SJD-SFO-PDX.

User currently offlineSTLUAL747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5187 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.


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User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

I've flown on New Years, Easter, and Memorial Day before. Never any unusual problems...everything ran smoothly and all flights were quite full!

User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5187 times:

I flew Sun Country out of IAH to MSP on July 4th back in the 90's. I was going to Camp Victory!

I've flown LAX-AKL on New Years 2001 with my parents and twin brother.

I flew on Veterns Day 2000 to IAD with my grandfather.  old 

I flew last Thanksgiving on AA from AUS-DFW-SNA. DFW on Thanksgiving Day=connection hell.  banghead 

I'm sure there are a few more that I can't think of.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5180 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.

Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

Flew on Father's Day last year. Flying on Easter this year. Flew on New Year's Eve 1982. And I'm pretty sure I've flown on Arbor Day.

Never had any problems on any of these days. Even with eleventy-billion feet of snow on the ground at Stapleton in 1982  cold 

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

Flew in once on Malaysian Independence Day. Was very surprised at the astonishing number of flags!

I've also arrived on Labour Day in the US.

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