UAopsMGR From Croatia, joined Mar 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9209 times:
Greetings everyone & Happy Holidays!
Since moving from California to western NY a couple years ago, my tolerance for the cold is decreasing by the minute. After enduring temps in the 20's for a month, it was time to thaw out down south for a few days.
Against my better judgment, I decided to fly US (I've been boycotting them since they instituted their nickle & dime beverage policy). I was however rewarded with an instant preferred upgrade to F which is an essential commodity on child packed flights to MCO.
Since I like the pics best in other TR's, I'll keep the commentary to a minimum and let the pics do the talking. I would also like to dedicate this TR to the authors of the following article which has been in the civil aviation forum (see #1 offense):
I really lucked out on this flight with the Intl configured 757. After a short taxi we were off to MCO. Condensation pouring over the wing.
Enjoying the ample leg room. I'm 6'0 and my legs couldn't reach the seat in front of me.
My neighbor was sleeping so I didn't feel silly taking a few cabin shots.
My nutritious snacks.
Wing shot over the Atlantic just off the coast of GA.
We made landfall just north of Daytona Beach.
Here's a pic of DAB & the Daytona Intl Speedway.
FL Space Coast.
I drive past that plant heading out to the cape for shuttle launches. Nuclear power?
My ride- ship N201UU hiding behind the A320.
All-in-all, a comfortable trip with US. On-time flights, good cabin service and envoy for an hour. I'm still dissapointed with their beverage policy in Y and am leaning toward making Delta my carrier of choice for 2009. I split my time in 08 between the two and Delta has the definite edge in service.
Before leaving the airport I had to swing by McCoy's and have some crawfish chowder.
Happy Holidays from the Hyatt Orlando Airport.
I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for reading.
Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.- Homer Simpson
LH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1715 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8247 times:
The Envoy seays on the 757 looked very nice, did the plane also have ptv's in Economy Class?
When it came to the snack and beverage offerings, i must say that it looked to be very poor. A bag of chips and a cup of tea served in a plastic cup is something you would might have expected to get in Y. And even worse, the Y pax don't even get a soft drink. Very bad
Will US ever go back to offering free sodas in Y? Or will they keep the EU LCC'ish concept.
Quoting UAopsMGR (Thread starter): With an hour to spare, I could not resist the opportunity to visit my favorite airport BBQ joint!
What's that round thing on your plate that looks like ice cream?
Quoting UAopsMGR (Thread starter): Before leaving the airport I had to swing by McCoy's and have some crawfish chowder.
That looks delicious! I didn't know that you could get a decent bowl of chowder in Florida.
I thought they only had good chowder in Rhode Island
Caleb1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7973 times:
I enjoyed your trip report, but was disappointed to see that the only thing served to eat were bags of Sun Chips. I thought that in First Class, US would have upgraded their catering, but I guess not. Once again though, I enjoyed your report.
COERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7607 times:
Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 1): Great report and pics! What a sad F-class service US is, tho -- BUF-CLT just a bag of chips .. and drinks in plastic cups .... wow.
That is what DL would give you on a similar length flight.
Quoting Caleb1 (Reply 7): I enjoyed your trip report, but was disappointed to see that the only thing served to eat were bags of Sun Chips. I thought that in First Class, US would have upgraded their catering, but I guess not. Once again though, I enjoyed your report.
US is on par with DL and NW for flights under 90 minutes(minus the real glasses). AA, CO and UA might give you more.