Saab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1621 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3060 times:
I just reserved myself a seat on UA947 from IAD to LAX on July 11. The travel agent told me that the equipment type would be a 747!! Alright! I have flown many times on 747s but each time it is a treat and I am really looking forward to this trip. It will be awesome I hope. Additionally, it is my first flight ever on United Airlines. I have heard some bad things about their service but I am hopeful that it will be a great flight.
Anybody else ever fly on this route? Is it usually a 747? Will it be a 744 or a 742?
I work as a pilot in Europe but I still get giddy about flying even as a pax on a Boeing 747! It is still exciting.
Ducky8855 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2969 times:
Enjoy, politely ask the flight attendant if you can visit the cockpit either before departing for LAX or after arriving into LAX, to say hi to the crew. I find it better to ask the flight attendant about 3/4 of the way to LAX when they are least busiest and almost every time I've asked the flight attendant was more than happy to ask the flight crew if a pax can come up to visit, @ the end of the flight. I was lucky enough to fly on Korean Air from LAX - ICN, and spend probably the whole time in the cockpit from start to finish talking with the flight crew and their relief crew. Flying in the cockpit of the 747-400 is totally awesome.