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New Year's In The Air  
User currently offlineFlyboy81 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Hey everyone,

I'll be flying across North America at midnight on 12/31. I was wondering if any of you have had New Year's flight experiences? Did the crew do anything special, did the captain make an announcement, etc.? Also, were you able to see any fireworks displays from the plane?

Cheers

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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2506 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1589 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?

Kind regards,
PW100



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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

sort of cheated it going over the international date line on air New Zealand, parents got Chamagne, but i was too young.


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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
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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...


User currently offlineFlyboy81 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

PW100:

I'll be on CX889, JFK-YVR-HKG. I leave JFK around 10:00 PM.


User currently offlineSrilankan_340 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1472 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  Sad - 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  Smile

No, Didn't see any fireworks at FL370 Big grin

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.



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