Mawelsh From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3470 times:
Quoting N62NA (Reply 3): Just a slight correction - CO doesn't operate the 763, it was supposed to be a 762.
So, what did you think of the experience on the 752 across the Atlantic?
My error, yes it was 762 when booked.
What drove me to this flight was the outbound nonstop. We were heading for a wedding and I didn't want any part of changing planes in New York or Chicago. Another couple went United through ORD and were without their luggage for a day. This is what I successfully avoided.
I thought CO took care of us fine. There was a slight delay going out for windshield replacement. Everyone was issued a pillow, blanket and headphones. The plane was not full outbound, and we had an extra seat. It was packed on the return.
They had a passable meal plus a snack before landing, along with three beverages. On the return, they showed a moving map when the movies and video shorts weren't playing. (Overhead LCD screens). They also passed out newspapers on the return.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3380 times:
Quoting Mawelsh (Reply 8): If only I had searched for "narrow body" instead of "single aisle"
Yeah, that´s one of the problems with searching for (or within) threads on A.net.
Plus one has to enter the exact key words, as no wildcards are accepted.
This is something I´ve asked for a while ago to be improved, but is technically impossible with the current database in use.
And: For most forums one has to search the "active" threads and the archived ones seperately.
P.S. I knew about that other thread only because I had contributed to it ...
You can say that again as I'm in the middle of a SNN trip now, pretty good layover too! The Guinness is definitely better here, especially when the captain pays!
In all seriousness, I though working on a 75 transatlantic was going to suck, as we were talking about at dinner tonight, we all feel better when we get home than when we work the 777 or 767 trips. I prefer MAN over LHR now which I though would never happen. As for CDG I never cared for the trip anyhow, the times didn't work for me.
ChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1626 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2923 times:
CO, EWR to SNN Done that one many times. I worked for ATA, so I have flown across the pond many times on a 757. 757, awesome plane! Rocket out of MDW to SNN. Just a ferry flight, but I jumpseated in the cockpit (uhm, flight deck) and we went along the coast of Lake Michigan and got a great sunrise view of downtown Chicago.
MarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2634 times:
Quoting Mawelsh (Reply 6): They had a passable meal plus a snack before landing, along with three beverages. On the return, they showed a moving map when the movies and video shorts weren't playing. (Overhead LCD screens). They also passed out newspapers on the return.
Airshow! My favourite IFE . I love knowing exactly where we are.
I'm glad you had a good time -- hope you have more flying (maybe in a widebody) in the near future!
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13766 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2599 times:
Don't forget single aisles were the ONLY way not so many years ago. In 1983, my first trans-atlantic JFK-LGW in 1983 was on a 707. Went both ways JFK-SNN-JFK on a DC-8 in 1985. Those flights were on cramped charters. In 1995, JFK-Birmingham on BA on a 757. With the BA flight, had full IFE of the time, the wing headrests, good leg room, had a aisle seat, was quite full, but reasonably confortable.
As to narrowbodies on long flights, the biggest hassles has to be when it is time for food and beverages services or post-services clean up and need to go to the potty, boarding/leaving the a/c and just taking a walk off of your cramping legs.