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Eastbound Return On CO 1880 SEA-EWR Many Pictures  
User currently offlineJFKALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10869 times:

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After a very nice weekend in Seattle it was time for my return trip back east on Continental into Newark. I had my friend drop me off aroun 1:30 for my 3:30 flight. Of course I wanted extra time to wander around the airport and take picture. Check in was done on a kiosk and went smoothly until the end when I realized that I would have to pay 15 dollars to check in my bag. I knew that Continental was charging for check luggage but I thought that if your ticket was purchased before the rule went into effect that you wouldnt have to pay. Oh well I swiped my credit card and paid the money. No biggie. Security was quick and I entered into the central terminal where Alaska Airlines has a huge base. I have never seen so many Alaskan planes in one place.

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I grabbed some shots and then set off on an ambitious schedule to see every concourse in every terminal in one hour. Thanks to a very efficient underground train system I was able to accomplish this. I boarded the train and went concourse to concourse.

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After finishing spotting and exploring in the main terminal I went underground and took the train to the 2 satelitte terminals. These terminals stand alone on the tarmac and offer alot of good photo oportunities of both the runways and the main terminal building with all of its concourses. It was the middle of the day so traffic was a little slow but Northwest had quite a few planes going to Asia, Hawaii and Europe. Also there was a very delayed Lufthansa flight heading to Frankfurt which I was able to catch. Other than that it was a nice mix of domestic traffic from Southwest, Alaska , United, UsAirways, Virgin America, JetBlue, Continental and the rest of the usual suspects.

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I lost track of time while in the North satellite terminal and realized that I had to be at my gate soon as it was already ten to three. I scrambled back onto the train and after a lengthy ride back around the loop I arrived back to gate B11 in the main terminal. My plane had come in from Newark and arrived a bit early so everything was ready to go ahead of schedule. This was good because the gate agent, an older man, was moving at a snail’s pace. Everytime he scanned a boarding pass he would fuss with the scanner as if it were broken. Also he called boarding for first class about 6 times. And then waited about 10 minutes to start boarding economy. This was annoying but the flight wasnt full so we all got on quickly.

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Our 737-800 was clean and looked fairly new. No PTV’s on these birds just yet but there are TV’s that drop down from overhead. I had my DVD player so I did not care one bit. The first officer who was a female said something quickly and that was the last we heard from the flight deck until an hour out from Newark. I think its very unprofessional and rude when the flightdeck doesnt welcome you onboard and provide at least minimal information on your flight. Oh well Im not here to complain. We pushed back alongside another CO 738 heading for IAH. Our taxi was short and I saw a ton of departing traffic as we taxied alongside the active runway. During the safety video i looked out the window just in time to see the LH A-330 departing for Frnakfurt. It was so loud and so close to our plane that everything on board shook for 10 seconds.

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We followed a couple of Alaska planes and then it was our turn to go. Take off was powerful and long. We climbed straight out into the clouds and mist, true Seattle weather. We didnt really do any turning after take-off. Just kind of flew straight for a while until we reached our cruising altitude. The weather cleared pretty quickly and we were up in blue skies for a while. Flight was relatively smooth. There were a few patches of rough air along the way but nothing worth remembering.

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About 30 minutes into the flight drinks were served followed by “dinner” which was more of a snack but it was free so whatever. It was a mini pizza, a salad, carrot sticks and cookies. After dinner they did another round of drinks. The flight attendents came through the aisle with water and juice a few times during the flight and did another full drink service before landing. Very nice service.

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They showed a movie but I dont remember which one. I watched the movie 21 on my dvd player and slept the rest of the flight.

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We started our decsent into Newark and we came up from the south and landed on runway 4R. Landing was smooth. After a quick taxi to terminal C we pulled into gate 110 about 30 minutes early. Awesome! I made it down to the baggage game to see the Giants game end with a disgraceful loss to the Browns but thats another story. I got my bag after about 15 minutes and my friend was waiting for me outside. I was back in Brooklyn by 12:30am. Not too bad considering past experiences.

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HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED!! PLEASE COMMENT I ENJOY THE FEEDBACK A LOT!

-JOHN

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User currently offlineDeltaLVr From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10851 times:

Amazing !!!

I loved the report! The pictures at Seattle are amazing! Love the one with the LH 330 taking off and the NW 753 too. Looks like a great place to snap a pic! Those extra fees though....
There everywhere and it seems like when your traveling these days there is almost no way to avoid them. UNLESS! You fly Southwest. But Continental gives out free meals in economy so i wouldnt be complaing either =p.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10827 times:

Great photos, Seattle is beautiful City.

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
About 30 minutes into the flight drinks were served followed by “dinner” which was more of a snack but it was free so whatever. It was a mini pizza, a salad, carrot sticks and cookies

On any other domestic carrier that would have cost you over $10. I can't wait for the new Livetv offering, it will make those long Trans-Cons go by quicker.



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User currently offlineUAPremierGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10637 times:

Great Trip Report. Just for comparison's sake, your meal was essentially the same as I received, (maybe even better?!) on my recent IAD-FRA UA flight in Y. I got a salad that consisted of ONLY lettuce, a Beef/Mashed Potatoes/Beans and Carrots compo tray, and Walker's Shortbread for desert. That's it. Very sad that UA's international meal is the same as CO's domestic trans-con meal. Hopefully UA wakes up and realizes it's competition is miles ahead of it.


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User currently offlineJFKALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9865 times:



Quoting UAPremierGuy (Reply 3):
on my recent IAD-FRA UA flight in Y. I got a salad that consisted of ONLY lettuce, a Beef/Mashed Potatoes/Beans and Carrots compo tray, and Walker's Shortbread for desert. That's it. Very sad that UA's international meal is the same as CO's domestic trans-con meal. Hopefully UA wakes up and realizes it's competition is miles ahead of it.

I beleive that UA will start doing BOB on international flights soon...


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9220 times:



Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Reply 4):
I beleive that UA will start doing BOB on international flights soon...

UA scrapped that plan after a vast outcry.


User currently offlineMKP1013 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8837 times:

Great report. Some great pic's there. Always wanted to go to SEA, at least I can see some of it from your report. Thanks for sharing!

User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8762 times:

Awesome report! Pictures are awesome!


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2449 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8717 times:

wow....this thread has been read 2143 times and not one person bitched at you for called them "Alaskan" not "Alaska"


 spin 

Anyway...golod report and nice pics. I've taken CO a few times this year and their service is very consistent.... definately one of my preferred carriers..



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User currently offlineAALuxuryLiner From United States of America, joined May 2008, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8430 times:

great TR. I took Continental CLT-SFO-TUL-CLT this fall and every segment was great. Flight Attendants were the best and inflight service very consistent. CO is my new favorite domestic carrier.

User currently offlineJFKALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8430 times:



Quoting AALuxuryLiner (Reply 9):
I took Continental CLT-SFO-TUL-CLT this fall and every segment was great. Flight Attendants were the best and inflight service very consistent. CO is my new favorite domestic carrier.

ummm continental does not fly any of these routes. Are you sure you have your airline right? US Airways maybe?


User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3148 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8073 times:

I hate the new safety video music......I love CO, no matter what A/C you fly, the seats will be comfortable and the food will be great.


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User currently offlineAALuxuryLiner From United States of America, joined May 2008, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

JFKALLTHEWAY - I guess I should have written CLT-IAH-SFO-IAH-TUL-IAH-CLT.

[Edited 2008-11-10 08:37:56]

User currently offlineJFKALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7493 times:



Quoting AALuxuryLiner (Reply 12):
I guess I should have written CLT-IAH-SFO-IAH-TUL-IAH-CLT

I figured that IAH or EWR were involved in there somehow! Thanks for clarifying...


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8578 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7114 times:
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Nice report, thanks.

Interesting to see CO actually serve food of some description for free on a flight of this length, where as DL want you to pay, airline alliances aside, I know who i'd be flying with.

Interesting to see a LH 333 in SEA, neer realised they had the legs for this route.

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Mark



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User currently offlineJFKALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6617 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
Interesting to see a LH 333 in SEA, neer realised they had the legs for this route.

I was suprised as well!


User currently offlineCitation501sp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5623 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
Interesting to see a LH 333 in SEA, never realised they had the legs for this route.

Its more interesting when they sub the A340-300!



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