Wdwfreak From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 39 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9540 times:
My class took a trip to DC, we were from Wisconsin, so we departed from ORD-IAD via UA 382. And back via DCA-ORD on UA631. It was a fun trip, and i had never flown UA before, so that was interesting. All pics from a Nikon Coolpix P4
737-500 (my plane) at gate C28, Couldn't get the registration, sadly.
N197UA being towed to the gate
Banking Shortly after takeoff
Overview of ORD
Shortly after climbing through some clouds
Cruising at FL370
Descending through a large cloud cover
Exiting the cloud cover, which was very low
Seconds from touch down
Reverse thrust and spoilers are active, sorry for the low quality, window had lots of rain on it
While taxiing i saw this beauty
At the Gate
Airbus A320 (My plane) at gate C19 i believe
The flight before ours back to ORD
One of the better pictures i have ever taken. Other than the minor reflection in the window (Sorry that it is crooked)
Holding short of runway 1 along with a Delta Connection E170
Shortly after takeoff with the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Capital (Sorry about the bluriness)
FL320 on a gorgeous spring day
Downtown Chicago with some slight blur
Closing in on Runway 22R
Seconds from touch down with some intense blur
Reverse thrust and spoilers deployed
Parked at gate C19
It was a wonderful trip, but after flying both a 737 and A320 on the same trip i thought the 737 was more comfortable, it had a little bit wider seats and it was a lot quieter! the noise on the A320 was really loud when compared to the 737. I thought i t was interesting that i ended up on 2 planes both with the old livery.
BrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 4006 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9103 times:
Quoting Wdwfreak (Thread starter): It was a wonderful trip, but after flying both a 737 and A320 on the same trip i thought the 737 was more comfortable, it had a little bit wider seats and it was a lot quieter! the noise on the A320 was really loud when compared to the 737.
Nice TR dude - I love Dc it's a great town.
one thing though, are you sure you have got the A320 and 737 the right way round? The A320 has the wider cabin and seats and is far quieter than the 737 classics. Although it could be that the seats a uses make the ones on the 737 see wider and that your location in the cabin made the 737 seem quieter than the 320....
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Mke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2494 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8864 times:
Very nice trip report and pictures!!! You're lucky you got to fly, I'm from Racine and 3 years ago when our class went to DC we had to mount up in the coach bus for 12 hours each way overnight. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep on either...
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