PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2911 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted
Wed Dec 4 2002 18:25:31 UTC (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
Saw some spectacular lightning from above dark Africa. Quite a sight. Fireworks should be interesting as well from a darken sky...
What are your [local] departure and arrival times?
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Doug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3495 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted
Wed Dec 4 2002 18:55:22 UTC (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
sort of cheated it going over the international date line on air New Zealand, parents got Chamagne, but i was too young.
When in doubt, one B pump off
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted
Wed Dec 4 2002 21:25:46 UTC (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
I had a flight on Pan Am on New Year's Eve in 1987 from LAX to London. The pilot made a brief announcement when the ball dropped in Times Square in New York City. That was it. No festivity whatsoever.
Turns out I'm flying on 12/31 this year also, a UAL flight from JFK to SFO getting in well before midnight. I just hope UAL is still in business...
Flyboy81 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Thu Dec 5 2002 08:04:39 UTC (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2082 times:
I'll be on CX889, JFK-YVR-HKG. I leave JFK around 10:00 PM.
Srilankan_340 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted
Thu Dec 5 2002 15:16:12 UTC (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
Flew IAD-CDG-LHR in 2000/01 on AF.
I was quite disappointed to be honest, they could have at least handed out some champagne - nope! Coach was less than half full!
The Captain didn't even mention anything !!
As the flight left around 8.00pm US time, most probably the crew had celebrated the New Year (Paris time) even before boarding the flight
No, Didn't see any fireworks at FL370
Mind you, I flew out on Christmas day and AF did hand out Santa shaped chocolates which I thought was a nice touch - hence my above expectation on the New Year's eve flight.
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self- centered: Forgive them anyway - Mother Theresa