UnitedAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
My mom was going to fly UA ORD-HKG, but she's on standby. She said there weren't many passengers but NO standby passengers were allowed on the plane because they needed the extra weight for their cargo. Also, something about wind conditions and that if the airplane is too heavy they can't bring their nose up too high or something because of the wind.
She was tried this flight for 2 days and didn't get on so she finally decided to go to Tokyo instead. So, what does all this mean? Were these flights really too unsafe to fly the extra standby passengers? However, it is winter! So I guess so.
FAUnited7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
Well, today, that is actualy the longest flight (about 16 hours) any US carrier makes. In facted UA895 (ORD-HKG) has a specialy made 747. I belive it has larger fuel tanks, a bigger bed room, and less passenger capacity. Unfortunatly, you really can't relly on this flight on-time, or at all. You see, because it is such lets says a "fragile" flight, we take extreme caution, even if that means canceling passengers. You have to understand, this is for your own safety. Some days, there will be a storm, and they will cancel lots of people and leave behind lots of mail and packages. I hope this helps! My suggestin, use the UAL ORD-LAX-HKG flight!!!