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Topic: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: kfitz
Posted 2011-12-25 13:50:29 and read 8202 times.

Here's a wonderful video from earlier this month. I walked through it in person and it was just amazing what all the volunteers did. Video starts in the F cabin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5wbT...6HwgI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

[Edited 2011-12-25 13:51:44]

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: MarcoPoloWorld
Posted 2011-12-25 17:48:47 and read 7870 times.

Nice!.... What flight were they preparing for?

Thanks for sharing!

  

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: United1
Posted 2011-12-25 17:55:33 and read 7859 times.

Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 1):

Nice!.... What flight were they preparing for?

Every year UA "flies" thousands of underprivileged and sick kids around the holiday season on a fantasy flight. Basically the kids board at one gate they taxi around for a while with the shades drawn ( I think they have actually gone flying in the past) and they arrive at the north pole which is another gate decorated for the holidays. Gifts food ect are donated.... They do this at all of the hubs and quite a few of the outstations.

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: christao17
Posted 2011-12-26 01:37:57 and read 7236 times.

That's pretty cool. I think they should keep all that cabin interior decoration up all through the holiday season! LOL

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: Avi8r747
Posted 2011-12-26 07:02:00 and read 5593 times.

United used to do one out of MHT with a 757. They would actually fly around for about twenty minutes or so before returning to the "north pole". The flight would travel up to PWM then head south to BOS then return to Manchester. But that was back when MHT saw multiple 757s from United.

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: Goldenshield
Posted 2011-12-26 08:17:27 and read 5025 times.

Quoting United1 (Reply 2):
Every year UA "flies" thousands of underprivileged and sick kids around the holiday season on a fantasy flight. Basically the kids board at one gate they taxi around for a while with the shades drawn ( I think they have actually gone flying in the past) and they arrive at the north pole which is another gate decorated for the holidays

I realize that taxiing a 747 full of kids to nowhere is an expensive venture in and of itself---let alone actually flying in the air. However, that said, there are still some fantasy flights---in UA colors---that actually do get airborne.

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: COS777
Posted 2011-12-26 09:41:58 and read 4383 times.

SkyWest did a North Pole Fantasy Flight out of COS a couple of weeks ago and it included a 30 minute flight.

http://www.gazette.com/articles/kids-130122-fantasy-north.html

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: tozairport
Posted 2011-12-26 10:48:56 and read 3844 times.

Quoting United1 (Reply 2):
Every year UA "flies" thousands of underprivileged and sick kids around the holiday season on a fantasy flight. Basically the kids board at one gate they taxi around for a while with the shades drawn ( I think they have actually gone flying in the past) and they arrive at the north pole which is another gate decorated for the holidays. Gifts food ect are donated.... They do this at all of the hubs and quite a few of the outstations.

The SFO fantasy flight did go flying. They went down the coast to San Luis Obispo at around 5000' and back to SFO. FYI.

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: PHLwok
Posted 2011-12-26 16:17:31 and read 2507 times.

Quoting tozairport (Reply 7):
The SFO fantasy flight did go flying. They went down the coast to San Luis Obispo at around 5000' and back to SFO. FYI.

In clear weather, that's quite a nice view down past Big Sur, Morro Bay, etc.

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: N62NA
Posted 2011-12-27 09:59:22 and read 2100 times.

What a nice thing to do! Thanks for posting this video!

Topic: RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Username: RWA380
Posted 2011-12-27 10:18:19 and read 2077 times.

Wow, just when I was about to loose my faith in the magic of this holidays, I see this video. What a wonderful and awesome experience for the kids. This is after all a holiday for kids, and I am amazed that all this takes place. What a wonderful share, Thanks. I would have loved to see the faces of them enjoying the experience. Hope this kind of giving spirit never ends. (Hope Mrs Claus got off the cell before the kids got onboard)  


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