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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

First I would like to apologize for the lack of photos that I should have taken. I will try to describe everything through words..

April 19, 2004
Continental Airlines Flight 65
Boeing 767-200.
It was a lovely Saturday morning in central jersey. I had a 3:30 flight to Los Angeles for my spring break and college visits. My family and I drove to the airport in about 20 minutes to catch the plane. We then proceeded to the presidents club for some drinks and food. I was starving so I went to the A&W root beer restaurant in terminal C-3. I had to eat rather quickly as our flight would be boarding in about 10 minutes. I walked by the gate going back to the presidents club. We rushed down to depart from the newly renovated section of terminal C.

As stated, the plane was a Boeing 767-200, and probably the best equipped 767-200 to this day. I walked on and naturally expected the personal tv's. I sat down, and noticed that for the most part that the plane was full. Soon, Gordon did his video speech, and the safety video was rolled. Then we had a powerful take-off and soon we were well on our way to Los Angeles.

Onboard, the personal tv's were truly amazing. This has only been my second experience with a personal tv, so it was even more thrilling. There were about 7 channels shown, but I decided to watch the movie big fish. For about 2 1/2 hours, I enjoyed the movie. I must say the movie was absolutely grand. What is also really nice about Continental's 767s is the in-flight tracker display (on the overhead tv's.) You could just take 5 1/2 hours and look at that and you will not be bored. During the movie, dinner was served. A chicken sandwich, Cole slaw, Brussels cookies (pepperidge farm,) and a bag of chips was served. The idea for the meal was A+ for continental, but a C for execution. I thought the chicken sandwich was absolutely horrible, but my dad liked it, so its all a matter of taste. Then I took out my laptop and watched "good fellas" for another 2 hours. While I was watching it, I remembered a lot of turbulence around denver and the surrounding mountains. I'm okay with turbulence as long as I don't have to drop out of the sky. They served a glass of water upon decent, and soon it was time to land.

***NOTE: ALWAYS look out your window upon decent into Los Angeles. The scenery of the desert and snow covered mountains is absolutely spectacular.

Coming home: LAX-EWR, April 26, 2004.
Boeing 767-200.

Coming home was an 8:30 flight. The same features of the 767-200 existed as those going out. It was mostly uneventful, but a decent breakfast was served. This time A for idea, A+ for execution. The sandwich was like going to mcdonalds and getting one. It was hot and steamy. There was a danish and fruit salad served also, which gives it a nice touch. About 1 hour into the flight, I watched "better off dead" on my laptop. Then I listened to my cd player for the rest of the journey. It was about 5 hours, with a hard landing at EWR.

Enjoy my trip report.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

Nice trip report and did got very good on the flight to LAX. Can you tell me about with your meal onboard?

User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4334 times:

How were the CO employees - the gate agents, F/A's, etc.? Usually their inflight crews are excellent, although you can occasionally get a crewmember that just isn't having a good day.

User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

Nice report. Glad you liked your CO flights.


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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4085 times:

Cory6188:

All the employees were good and I did not have a problem with any. All seemed to have a positive attitude. Coming home from LAX, it seemed that the F/A's were more cheerful than going out. I guess it was the climate contrast or something.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Great report!

jeremy


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Nice report

-Stephen


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

Just as a side note, EWR-based employees at CO aren't exactly known for their great customer service. Actually, almost all the airlines in the NYC-area all have the same problem of less-than-stellar service at EWR, LGA, and JFK. Not to offend anyone, but I think it's something that just goes along with the "New Yorker" attitude.

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

I think it's all part of an act they put on for the tourists  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

Nice trip report. I havent flown Continental in years and am anxious to fly on one of their 762's.

-Delta767300ER


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