Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Home Again, BWI-IAH-TUS On CO  
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7906 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3278 times:


Continental 1027, BWI-IAH
Boeing 737-800, N35771, Seat 16A

Sorry no pictures of this one.

Despite having a full-load in both cabins we pushed back on-time at 1pm. This is one of the newest 738s in the Continental fleet. This aircraft was delivered last November and features the mid-cabin lav, winged headrests and superbig overhead bins.

Overall I can say I was impressed with the 737-800. It was fairly quiet and comfortable on the inside.

In-flight service included a movie, this time "Behind Enemy Lines", and a snack/meal service. This time I had a choice of the world's smallest turkey sandwich or the world's smallest ham sandwich. I settled on the ham. The meal consisted of typical fare on Continental, a bag of Fritos (which I did not eat), those little baby carrots and a chocolate snack thing. The first drink service was given at the sametime as the meal service. Later in the 3 and a half hour flight a second drink service was offered.

Interesting feature, which I haven't seen on any other IFE equiped CO aircraft that I have been on (733, 73G and 757) was the before and after the movie realtime flight info was displayed, very detailed info too (Mach number, rate-of-climb, windspeeds), I thought it was a nice touch.

Yet another on-time arrival, this time to a very slow Saturday afternoon in Houston.

Continental 488, IAH-TUS
McDonnell Douglas MD-83, N938MC, Seat 17A

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © AirNikon

After a good hour and a half layover we board and leave about 10 minutes late. There were storms around the Houston area, as such the plane was a little late arriving from Tucson. But the gate crew manages to load us up pretty quickly and we push from gate C-47 almost 10 minutes behind schedule.

This plane is the only remaining MD-83 in Continental's fleet. It had the new winged headrest seats, but not the enlarged overhead bins.

In-flight service consisted of a meal/snack. This time the world's smallest ham sandwich, but with cheese this time. With the sandwich was the usual assortment of food in CO's snack/meal trays... carrots, shortbread/chocolate cookie thing, plus the drink service. On this 2 and a half hour flight a second drink service was offered as well.

This flight was also pretty full, up front and in back. Which wouldn't have been so bad except the fact that the son of a bitch next to me felt the need to sprawl out. He looked like a guy at home in his baraclounger. I know a 17 inch wide seat with 31 inch pitch ain't much, but it is even less when some yahoo is lounging over into your space. My personal space bubble was violated.

Beyond the annoying rowmate we arrived in Tucson on-time. I picked my bags up within 20 minutes of arriving and was able to head home quickly.

Overall a great performance with no snags or problems at all.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

2 drinks service on a 3.5hr flt! not bad... maybe I should try Continental on my next trip to the US!

Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Home Again, BWI-IAH-TUS On CO
No username? Sign up now!

Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)

Similar topics:More similar topics...
MSY-IAH-HNL-IAH-MSY On CO (50+ Pics) posted Thu Sep 21 2006 23:08:07 by MSYtristar
SAN-IAH-MCO On CO. posted Sat Aug 26 2006 20:21:46 by MCOflyer
PHX-IAH-TLH-IAH-PHX On CO, COexpress.. Lots Of Pix posted Sat Aug 5 2006 08:28:40 by COIAH756CA
SAT-IAH-MSY On CO posted Fri Feb 25 2005 01:21:04 by MSYtristar
DUS-FRA-IAD-IAH On Star + IAH-CLL On CO posted Tue Jan 4 2005 03:45:15 by DTManiac
Photo TR: IAH-LAX On CO (11.19.04) posted Wed Dec 1 2004 19:33:41 by Homer71
DAL-IAH-EWR-BOS-LGA/EWR-IAH-DAL On CO/DL Shuttle posted Thu Jul 22 2004 05:23:11 by Jcs17
DFW-IAH-SJC-LAX-IAH-DFW On CO, WN posted Fri Mar 19 2004 02:50:00 by Jcs17
OMA-IAH-SAT On CO And CO Express (longish) posted Mon Oct 13 2003 10:24:19 by JMChladek
TPA-IAH-LAX On CO (Long) posted Fri Aug 8 2003 16:40:29 by Phatfarmlines

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format