Sligo From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 99 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8161 times:
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 14): Very interesting, don't know if I have seen them use them before in line service.
Yes, that would be fun for an airline geek to fly. I suppose there is no way to book in any other cos and end up with V (upgraded Y to F). I wonder how DL would handle a >=Gold Medallion who bought into Y, got upgraded into V on a different flight and then did a same day confirm switch to this aircraft...assuming seats were available.
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4011 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7170 times:
Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 8): The 49ers use SJC for their DL charter. So there could be adds for entourage and fans from SJC as well. Maybe even OAK.
Judging from the attention the game got aboard UA654 last night -- flying LAX-IAD -- there will probably also be contingents from the Washington DC catchment in New Orleans.
The Captain of UA654 was following the score and wrote it down each quarter and then slipped under the cockpit door. One of the FAs ran the score up the aisle to those with raised hands so as to no act as 'spoiler' to anyone recording the game at home.
The 49ers training facility and probably many player's homes are near SJC. The training facility is about 15 minutes from SJC driving, and final approach onto the 12s at SJC brings you right over the facility. The facility is, by contrast, 40 minutes from the more crowded and more expensive SFO.
Any upgauges and frequency adds will be more likely into SFO. SJC or OAK might see a few, but SFO is the largest airport in the metro area.
UA economy class MSY-SFO the day after is no longer available nonstop. UA 368, 1018, and 1271 appear on the timetable. My search for MSY-SFO area the day after is giving the cheapest option as $955, MSY-LAX-SFO. MSY-IAD has no remaining nonstop seats for purchase. Cheapest fare is $1655, MSY-PHL-IAD. Not fun. F is $2,395.