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Crazy New Orleans! UA F SFO-MSY A320 CRJ700  
User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 6413 times:

I had work to do in New Orleans, and my contracted company flew me to New Orleans. They paid for economy, and with my elite status, I got upgraded to domestic first class. They put me up in a very fancy hotel, so I show some of that, and I also show some of the experience on Bourbon street. This was NOT during Mardi Gras, either, and it was still crazy! I hope you enjoy the video!

Here is the complete trip report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE02LOQsqQU

Here are some photos to give you an idea of the experience:


chicken by sfflyer123, on Flickr


warm nuts and wine by sfflyer123, on Flickr


chicken 1 by sfflyer123, on Flickr


snack box by sfflyer123, on Flickr


hot tea & warm nuts by sfflyer123, on Flickr


crj700 by sfflyer123, on Flickr

The complete trip report, with Bourbon street, are here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE02LOQsqQU

As always, my videos are 100% commercial-free. I hope you enjoy it!

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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

Hi there, nice report as always. Seems like the new UA is delivering a pretty solid product domestic, food looked quite delicious. Although not a big fan of that snackbox, looks like something they could've sold or served in Economy, doesn't do good for a 2hr flight in First I'd say.

Really nice of you to feature that little extra part on New Orleans, place looked crazy! Seemed to get pretty wild, but nice that you managed to get back in one piece. The hotel suite looked nice, but very "80s cliché American". Was the hotel recently built, or supposedly not? Any more luck with that woman blocking your view?  (just joking)

"Wheels Up!"
//Jonas



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User currently offlinemalioil From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 6011 times:

Great video, glad you enjoyed your flight and UA- tbh, I never have had a major issue with UA, even during the merger.

I love the American south, and if I had the chance, I'd be going there today.

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is an absolute gem, and was upgraded to one of their largest suites (it was larger than an Executive Suite at the Four Seasons Miami), for... the sum of $140 a night- the only place I have 'status' is The Ritz-Carlton, and I guess it paid off.

I love your videos- really great entertainment, you take us right there with you.

I agree that MSY is surprisingly comfortable, I arrived at the US check-in counters only to find that the flight was experiencing a 6 hour delay, the agent was kind enough to book us on AA instead, and that still meant waiting two hours more than planned but the MSY terminal was very comfortable, as opposed to my 8 hour delay in LGA a few days prior which was, to say the least, both hectic and uncomfortable.

Thanks for all your great aviation videos  



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User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months ago) and read 5326 times:

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Hi there, nice report as always. Seems like the new UA is delivering a pretty solid product domestic, food looked quite delicious. Although not a big fan of that snackbox, looks like something they could've sold or served in Economy, doesn't do good for a 2hr flight in First I'd say.

Really nice of you to feature that little extra part on New Orleans, place looked crazy! Seemed to get pretty wild, but nice that you managed to get back in one piece. The hotel suite looked nice, but very "80s cliché American". Was the hotel recently built, or supposedly not? Any more luck with that woman blocking your view? (just joking)

"Wheels Up!"
//Jonas


Thanks for your comment. I'm not sure when that hotel was built. It was the Ritz Carlton, so I assume that even if it was new, they made it look old, and if it was old, the updated it. The Ritz has a certain feel to it, that is the same almost everywhere you go, I think. Yeah, the snackbox is not great, I agree, but I assume those regional jets are so small, that's about all they can handle. Yeah, I don't think Mrs. Sfflyer123 would appreciate if I had tried to have any luck with that woman...

 
Quoting malioil (Reply 2):
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is an absolute gem, and was upgraded to one of their largest suites (it was larger than an Executive Suite at the Four Seasons Miami), for... the sum of $140 a night- the only place I have 'status' is The Ritz-Carlton, and I guess it paid off.

Thanks for the comment. You are very, very perceptive that you know that this was the Ritz. How did you know? Do you stay in the Ritz very often?

Quoting malioil (Reply 2):
I love your videos- really great entertainment, you take us right there with you.

Thank you very much for you kind words. I appreciate it!


User currently offlinecaleb1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 359 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5174 times:
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Great video TR. I like the fact that, although you travel a lot, you have not become jaded by the experience. You really seem to appreciate the perks that come with your travels. Keep up the good work.

User currently offlinemalioil From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

Stfflyer- I stay in The Ritz-Carlton often, but have only spent a grand total of 3 nights in their New Orleans property. Thank you about your comments in regards to being prospective, but I immeaditly recognized the bathroom marble, The Ritz-Carlton mouth wash (which is found in every Ritz), and the unmistakable Ritz theme song they play every time you enter one of their rooms, so its not really about being prospective as much as looking for clues. I loved that hotel, the Orleans property- I don't know why, but it felt very American, very Southern and very Ritzy. You also travel a lot, and when you said it was a 'very nice' hotel, then it must have been special- theres about 3 hotels in New Orleans that probably qualify as uber luxurious, and The Ritz, in my honest opinion, tops them all.

That property has opened within the last decade, so not very old at all.

[Edited 2012-03-25 10:55:30]


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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1926 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4922 times:
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Another great video, sffyler123!

We're flying F from MSP-ORD-IAH-PVR in September all in United F for my honeymoon - so your flight gave good insight into what we will likely expect. Looking forward to it!

Thanks for sharing - I don't understand why United CRJ-700 FC service does not include much more than a snack box and a bigger seat, where American Eagle and DL now provide full meals ... If some airlines can do it, United should follow suit.

Best,

Matthew


User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

Quoting caleb1 (Reply 4):
Great video TR. I like the fact that, although you travel a lot, you have not become jaded by the experience. You really seem to appreciate the perks that come with your travels. Keep up the good work

Thanks very much for your kind words. I actually find that when I try to videotape the experience, it becomes fresh and exciting. If I just "go along for the ride", it definitely just becomes the same old/ same old. Thanks!

Quoting malioil (Reply 5):
Stfflyer- I stay in The Ritz-Carlton often, but have only spent a grand total of 3 nights in their New Orleans property. Thank you about your comments in regards to being prospective, but I immeaditly recognized the bathroom marble, The Ritz-Carlton mouth wash (which is found in every Ritz), and the unmistakable Ritz theme song they play every time you enter one of their rooms, so its not really about being prospective as much as looking for clues. I loved that hotel, the Orleans property- I don't know why, but it felt very American, very Southern and very Ritzy. You also travel a lot, and when you said it was a 'very nice' hotel, then it must have been special- theres about 3 hotels in New Orleans that probably qualify as uber luxurious, and The Ritz, in my honest opinion, tops them all.

That property has opened within the last decade, so not very old at all.

Wow, you are really good. That's amazing that you could recognize that it is the Ritz so quickly. Pretty impressive!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 6):
Another great video, sffyler123!

We're flying F from MSP-ORD-IAH-PVR in September all in United F for my honeymoon - so your flight gave good insight into what we will likely expect. Looking forward to it!

Thanks for sharing - I don't understand why United CRJ-700 FC service does not include much more than a snack box and a bigger seat, where American Eagle and DL now provide full meals ... If some airlines can do it, United should follow suit.

Best,

Matthew

Wow, that's great that you got into F for your honeymoon! I flew in Y- for my honeymoon. I did not know any better. But I still had a great time. I hope you have a great time and a more comfortable time! Yeah, I've never been on American Eagle or DL, so it would be neat to see that product. Thanks for your comment and congratulations!


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1150 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3887 times:
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Good video report, thanks!
Looking forward to your next vid!

cheers,
adamspotter // Brendan


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Great trip report and New Orleans is always a great time...

Small correction however..in the video you wrote about the sounds of the CFM engines buzzing...UA has IAE engines on the A320's.



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Hi

Great video report, did not know New Orleans was so lively!
I'm quite impressed with the large meal you got on your outbound leg!

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 8):
Good video report, thanks!
Looking forward to your next vid!

cheers,
adamspotter // Brendan

Thanks for your comment!

Quoting United1 (Reply 9):
Great trip report and New Orleans is always a great time...

Small correction however..in the video you wrote about the sounds of the CFM engines buzzing...UA has IAE engines on the A320's.

You are correct. Someone else corrected me about that. On wikipedia, it said that UA had CFM engines, but it appears IAE is the move! Thanks.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 10):
Hi

Great video report, did not know New Orleans was so lively!
I'm quite impressed with the large meal you got on your outbound leg!

Greetings
Marc

Thank you very much. Yes, that is one of the saving graces of domestic first class: getting some food at least. Thanks for the comment!


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