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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 807 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22797 times:

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Hey everyone-

Here's another TR I took in April 2008 from Seattle to Chicago for a week during Spring Break. I don't have too many (good) photos, but please enjoy what you can, even though my pics suck! I hate my camera, but it broke the next month so..

April 5, 2008
United Airlines Flight 352
Seattle, WA (SEA) to Chicago, IL (ORD)
Boeing 757-200
Registration - N575UA
Gate - N. Satellite Gate N1
First Class – Seat 1B
Sched. Dept. – 11:11 AM
Sched. Arrival – 5:01 PM


OLCI Boarding Pass
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/IMGP2390.jpg

I arrived at Sea-Tac about 9:50 AM, and the First Class checkin was totally empty for once! In fact, the whole airport was like a ghost town. Weird!

I went thru priority security and stopped at Charbucks (Starbucks) in the Main Terminal for a burned coffee. I then left for the underground tram to take me to the N-Gates, and arrived at the gate about 10 min before boarding, and took some pics of stuff!

Gross N gates!
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/Photo0410.jpg

Gross carpet in the N gates!
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/Photo0409.jpg

My plane a 757-200, reg N757UA
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Red-Carpet Boarding started around 10:40AM and I took a few shots of the cabin with my phone! My seat was 1B.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/Photo0416.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/Photo0414.jpg



I then went to visit the cockpit and the Captain gave me some stuff! Check it out!
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/IMGP2382.jpg

We were served a pre-departure beverage, and I had Orange Juice. Then we had a speedy take off on 16L and about 40 min into cruising altitude we were served lunch. I didn't get any pics of food, because I thought it would look weird to others, as F was full 100%, along with Y.

Lunch consisted of:

Hot Nuts to start with drink of your choice


Cold Salmon Plate with Prawns
Grilled Vegetables
Baked Potato soup
Brownie

OR

Roast Beef Sandwich
Fruit Plate
Baked Potato soup
Brownie



I chose the sandwich, which was decent. It wasn't hot, but everything else was great and made up for it. It was a one-tray service.

Drinks were constantly refilled, and we had a great young F/A serving first class this afternoon. She was amazing. Service was great! UA really has a solid domestic F product.

About 30 min outside ORD we started to descend.

We touched down about 10 minutes early at about 4:40 PM, and arrived at gate B-5, and luggage arrived quickly. In fact my bag was the second off onto the carousel.

UA 352 was a great flight!


RETURN

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April 11, 2008
United Airlines Flight 949
Seattle, WA (SEA) to Chicago, IL (ORD)
Boeing 757-200
Registration - Forgot!
Gate - Terminal 1, Concourse C, Gate C9
First Class – Seat 2A
Sched. Dept. – 5:20PM
Sched. Arrival – 7:46 PM


I checked in around 3:30 PM. ORD WAS INSANE!

The lady greeting people was very friendly to adults. But then she looked at me and said this is First Class only. Mind you I was dressed in slacks, and a nice polo with dress shoes. Not the Seattle shabby style like when I flew SEA-ORD! . I said oh great I'm in the right line then, and she shut up. If you pay for F, you should get F treatment.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/IMGP2384.jpg

And after waiting in the F check-in, I had to wait in the INSANE priority security line. I then took the underground walkway to the C-gates.

I got a vitamin water in a shop, and opened it, and I dropped it, and it spilled all over me. It was the XXX one, which is a purple color, and yes my slacks were covered. So I went and changed into my jeans. I'm so clumsy.



I went to C-9 and waited for a bit, and then the flight was delayed for about 20 minutes, so I just texted .

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/Photo0459.jpg

Red-Carpet Boarding started at 5:40 PM, and I settled into my seat, 2B, and took a few shots.





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http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/Photo0463.jpg

We had pre-dept beverage, and they were of your choice. I had a diet coke and I spilled it on the seat!!! Argh, the seat started to stink and I had to sit on pillows for the rest of the flight. And due to an even longer delay for a part in the cockpit, the F/A's started the movie, which I don't remember what it was.


We took off about an hour late, and service started. It consisted of hot towels, and then tablecloths being passed out.

Dinner consisted of:

Hot Nuts to start with drink of your choice. (I had a diet coke. And I didn't spill it this time.)


Mediterranean Salmon Plate
Couscous
Asian Salad
Chocolate Cheesecake (YUMMY)
Roll (not from bread basket)

OR

Lasagna
Asian Salad
Chocolate Cheesecake (YUMMY)
Roll (not from bread basket)




I chose the lasagna. It was served about 1 hour into the flight. It was a one-tray service. It was a huge portion, and was actually very good. I have had it before and it was bad. The salad was good, with mandarin oranges, almonds, and Asian sesame dressing. The cheesecake was so good, I had another slice courtesy of the great crew. I had a very pleasant experience on UA this trip.

Very Very good service. I love UA!

Outside


Wing view


We started to descend about 30 min outside of SEA.

I fell asleep, and BAM woke up as we touched down on 16C. We then taxied to gate N1. As we were heading to the gate, the F/A's made a joke about be thankful you took United and not AA, because if not you would be stuck in ORD on an MD-80. This was the week of the AAMD-80 groundings. Everyone laughed!

We arrived at gate N1, and I went to baggage claim, and retrieved my bags, and left SEA. I was tired, and wet from the seat, which didn't dry during the flight.

CONCLUSION

Overall grade: B+ (Rude agent in ORD and delay.)

Amazing UA flights!

Nothing more I could ask for out of a domestic F flight!

Here’s a pic of the safety card for you safety card fanatics!



http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff223/ual757/united/IMGP2387.jpg

Thanks for reading and...
Please comment!

[Edited 2008-06-26 14:54:11]

21 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 22558 times:

Great TR! I'll be flying UA next month.

Quoting UAL757 (Thread starter):
I then went to visit the cockpit and the Captain gave me some stuff! Check it out!

When I was doing this project in school, my UA contact gave me those cards too lol  Smile

Good job!



Roar, lion, roar
User currently offlineNWASkyking From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 21991 times:

I'm finally glad to hear that SOMEBODY liked a UA flight!


Safe
User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 21977 times:



Quoting UAL757 (Thread starter):
Here’s a pic of the safety card for you safety card fanatics!


hey, where is the cherry wood grain on a 757?!?!  confused   biggrin 



those who don't get carried away should be.
User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 21862 times:

Great trip report. I loved your comment about the greeter in ORD, because I've always felt the same about agents and simple age discrimination.

When HP flew into PHL and used the D gates manned by CO, the CO PHL agents are the rudest I've ever encountered in my world travels. I had a gentleman greet me the same one time, "sir this is only for first class," and I looked at him, and said, "you don't say, that's what that sign says, for real, oh that's english which I read and then I must be in the right spot," and then I asked for a different agent to please check me in and have this guy moved away from me completely. He remembered me every trip after that because I fly to PHL about five times a year or so to visit, and everytime after that he'd say hello, and I actually thanked him and just said, you know, even when at that time I might have been in my lower to mid 20s, any airline should appreciate their best flyers, no matter what their age is.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 21631 times:

Age discrimination is definitely annoying - some people are quite closed-minded. But hey, what can we do about it..

Thanks for a nice TR; I flew UA F ORD-PDX one day after you flew them ORD-SEA (April 12th) and also really enjoyed it. United still has some good folks working for it.

-A



What now?
User currently offlineMaxisno1 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21245 times:



Quoting NWASkyking (Reply 2):
I'm finally glad to hear that SOMEBODY liked a UA flight!

Haha, so true!

A great trip report, easy on the eyes.


User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 20887 times:

Great trip report. I will be flying this route on UA in August. Why do you fly First on UA, but not a member of MileagePlus?


/// U N I T E D
User currently offlineDC10Widebody From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 20876 times:

The service on UA looks great, this is one of my big complaints about AS after having experienced F service on UA and AA, AS F service is just not up to par. For instance on a Lunch flight SFO-SJD, we were served a cold tiny little roast beef sandwhich, something you could buy at Safeway or QFC with some Potato Salad.....not impressive. AS needs to step up the amenities in F, the crews are amazing and the food service should be as well.


Cheers thanks a lot.
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 20792 times:



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 5):
Age discrimination is definitely annoying - some people are quite closed-minded. But hey, what can we do about it..

I totally agree with this, but I will say something. I know a kid who has:

-Edited US Airways Magazine for some Star Alliance updates in 6th grade (kinda minor though)

-Granted a visit to the US Airways Corporate HQ in Tempe, AZ

-Books family and friends for their trips w/o commission

-Contacted over 20 airlines to help with a project with some contacts going as high as the CEO (AC)

-Created a lot of contacts in many airlines, especially (US)

-Granted a visit to AirTran Airways HQ in Orlando, FL (OK, it was just lobby axcess, but at least they didn't kick him out quickly)

-Got upgraded to F/C for free because of my "experience" (BTW heres the hyperlink to this "experience": http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ms/trip_reports/read.main/128766/)


And O yeah, he's 13 now. He's me  spin 

P.S. The secret is not to tell 'em your age  Smile. When I did my edit, I had to be encouraged by teahcers to tell them my age after they gave me a response notifying me I'm right  Smile

Just goes to show, there are nice people out there  Smile



Roar, lion, roar
User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 20749 times:



Quoting DC10Widebody (Reply 8):
AS needs to step up the amenities in F, the crews are amazing and the food service should be as well.

Totally. There are always two options for meals on UA from SEA-DEN for a meal choice. On AS there is one, and it is usually very small in portion.

AS should bring back their amazing meals! Big grin

Quoting NWASkyking (Reply 2):
I'm finally glad to hear that SOMEBODY liked a UA flight!

Yes, they were great.

Quoting Zone1 (Reply 7):
Why do you fly First on UA, but not a member of MileagePlus?

Well, I am. I just forgot to put it on the ticket. I don't have status on UA, so I thought why bother.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 5):
Age discrimination is definitely annoying - some people are quite closed-minded. But hey, what can we do about it..

YES! Just be nice I guess.

Quoting SAN787 (Reply 3):
hey, where is the cherry wood grain on a 757?!?!

Oh, thats in the lav up by the cockpit.  Wink

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 1):
Great TR! I'll be flying UA next month.



Quoting Maxisno1 (Reply 6):

A great trip report, easy on the eyes.



Quoting Zone1 (Reply 7):
Great trip report.

Thanks!!!!!!!!

I tried to make it easy on the eyes. I used my Myspace profile editor skills!


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 20454 times:



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 10):
Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 5):
Age discrimination is definitely annoying - some people are quite closed-minded. But hey, what can we do about it..

YES! Just be nice I guess.

And as I said, there are nice people is the industry that aren't agist. All you have to do is just "Say what you have and have what you say". And of course, dip your feet (or for me just dive) into the pool of the industry. Get out there, make contacts, and have fun (ok that sounded a little cheesy, but it worked for me). Look at me lol!



Roar, lion, roar
User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2845 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 19248 times:
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Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 5):
Age discrimination is definitely annoying

They did that to my stepdad a few weeks ago. But the guy who said it apologized when my stepdad said Platinum Elite (on NWA at MSP).
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User currently offlineOneWay From France, joined Mar 2008, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 18663 times:

Hi ! Good TR & nice carpets ! lol

Quoting UAL757:
The lady greeting people was very friendly to adults. But then she looked at me and said this is First Class only. Mind you I was dressed in slacks, and a nice polo with dress shoes. Not the Seattle shabby style like when I flew SEA-ORD! . I said oh great I'm in the right line then, and she shut up. If you pay for F, you should get F treatment.

Not a good experience with United crew ... I don't believe it ! But fortunately, your flight was great !

Florian


User currently offlineXx787xX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17484 times:

Great TR I love UA I used to take them to Australia (Melbourne) but i switched to ANZ.
I also take used to take them to AMS but I live in Philadelphia, it is a big hub for US Airways and they are direct. So i have started taking them.

787  airplane 


User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 17391 times:

Hehe I took UA 949 again a few weeks ago, in F on an A320 and I must say the service was much better recently. I have some pics I should maybe make a comparison report. Oh well thanks for all the nice comments.

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 16656 times:

Good report! I've have good experiences on UA First in and out of SEA as well. Their ground crew in SEA is good all around, and the First cabin on the 757 is quite nice.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15237 times:
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Nice report, thanks.

Quoting UAL757 (Thread starter):
My plane a 757-200, reg N757UA

- Should that be N575UA?

Quoting UAL757 (Thread starter):
The lady greeting people was very friendly to adults. But then she looked at me and said this is First Class only

- I do hate it when people judge you by what you wear/how you look.

Legroom looks pretty poor, not good!

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15183 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 17):
Legroom looks pretty poor, not good!

Oh yeah I meant N575UA! Sorry bout that!

And BA319, the legroom is better than on DL, NW, and AS!

DL=37 in pitch
NW=35 in pitch (A320/DC9 [34in on some DC9's !] )
AS=36 in pitch (734/73G)

UA=38 in pitch!

The 1-3 inches really helps!

I'm pretty tall so thats why it looks poor, however it isn't as good as it should be (should be 50in  Wink)


User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1698 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12614 times:

Nice report man! Just in case you care, your registration for ORD-SEA is N578UA.


"Things change, friends leave, life doesn't stop for anybody." -- EAT'EM UP EAT'EM UP KSU!!
User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12610 times:

Ahh thanks dude, haha but this is my old Trip Report. I've flown UA 949 three times since then, and sat next to the same lady I did on my SEA-ORD in this trip, on the way back on UA949 back in August. Haha what a small world...

User currently offlineEwRkId From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12372 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 9):
-Books family and friends for their trips w/o commission

I don't actually book my family's vacations but i give them advice  Smile and such in regards to air travel and connection!!! Once when i was a bit younger ( maybe 10 or 11) i was on the CO website and found a Businessfirst ticket to LGW for 1,000 bucks, so me and my parents went!!!!!


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