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Mileage Run On United (UA) With Pictures  
User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29320 times:

WARNING: THIS IS A VERY DETAILED TRIP REPORT, SO BE PREPARED TO READ!

Booking Process:
I was looking for a good mileage run, and came upon a special Mothers Day sale, coast-to-coast. It priced out at $189 with four segments. I tried to manipulate the routing a bit, and managed to get 7 segments for a grand total of $198 and over 6,600 base miles plus bonuses. My routing would be TPA-DEN-SNA-LAX-SFO-PDX-ORD-TPA. Since this was such a great deal, both me and my dad decided to do it. This was one of my best mileage runs yet, with everything working out perfectly. My itinerary looked as follows:

Segment #1
05/07/05
TPA-DEN
United 1473(Operated by Ted)
Departure Time: 7:34AM
Arrival Time: 9:20AM
Aircraft: 320
Miles: 1513

Segment #2
05/07/05
DEN-SNA
United 403
Departure Time: 11:35AM
Arrival Time: 12:52PM
Aircraft: 757
Miles: 833

Segment #3
05/07/05
SNA-LAX
United 6174(Operated by Skywest)
Departure Time: 2:30PM
Arrival Time: 3:02PM
Aircraft: EMB 120
Miles: 32

Segment #4
05/07/05
LAX-SFO
United 954
Departure Time: 4:00PM
Arrival Time: 5:17PM
Aircraft: 757
Miles: 337

Segment #5
05/07/05
LAX-PDX
United 778
Departure Time: 8:10PM
Arrival Time: 9:40PM
Aircraft: 757
Miles: 550

Segment #6
05/07/05
PDX-ORD
United 1226
Departure Time: 11:25PM
Arrival Time: 5:07AM
Aircraft: 319
Miles: 1739

Segment #7
05/08/05
ORD-TPA
United 1560(Operated by Ted)
Departure Time: 6:30AM
Arrival Time: 10:02AM
Aircraft: 320
Miles: 1012

Before I go any further, a lot would say this is ridiculous. To be gone for 30 hours to fly airplanes without actually going anywhere makes my friends laugh. To those who think I am crazy, I can only give an inadequate explanation. Firstly, of course there are the miles, but then comes the unexplainable fun and adventure.

Day of flight:
I woke up at 5AM, to pack my stuff and get ready. I took the basic stuff for a mileage run, at least for me: iPod, Bose Noise Canceling headsets, a good aviation book, some work, a deck of cards, a few Power Bars, and my Cannon 350D and Sony Cybershot cameras. We left promptly at 5:30AM, about two hours prior to departure. Since it was a Saturday morning, the roads were empty, and we made it to the airport in about 40 minutes. We went to the long term parking garage, and headed to the little train thingy that takes you to the terminal.

At the airport:
Upon entering the airport at around 6:15AM, my first reaction was WOW! It was packed, something which is a rarity here on Saturday’s, early in the morning. We headed to the United elite line, where there was no wait, and were directed to the electronic counters (Mr. Chicken as we like to call it). Since the route was so weird, it only spit out two boarding passes. We asked for assistance, and the agent manually did it through her computer. After looking at us very strangely for a few minutes due to our routing, she eventually printed the tickets (I loved her reaction).
There was an issue again about my status not being reflected on the ticket (which could cause problems with the mileage earned), so I asked her. She said I would have to call Mileage Plus, which I later did. We proceeded to the terminal, and then through the security screening. It took about five minutes, and we were at the gate. I sat down and called Mileage Plus, which was closed, but managed to get someone else on the line. I was told that the gate agent could make the adjustment, which he eventually did.
Since most of my mileage runs depart on Saturday mornings, I am familiar with the traffic. I usually end up on an Airbus 320 with no more than 40 people. I could tell that this flight was going to be fuller than normal based on the seating area. Something I found amusing was that a Flight Attendant attempted to board our flight and then determined that it was the wrong aircraft. I got a muffin, and before I knew it boarding started. They always let “those who may need extra time for boarding” on, followed by elites. DAMN! There must have been 20 very little kids, which meant a lot of screaming (later proved true). Eventually, that was done and we got aboard.

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A shot of the terminal

55 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29348 times:

Segment #1
05/07/05
TPA-DEN
United 1473(Operated by Ted)
Scheduled Departure Time: 7:34AM
Actual Departure Time: 7:35AM
Scheduled Arrival Time: 9:20AM
Actual Arrival Time: 9:15AM
Aircraft: 320
Miles: 1513
Load Factor: 85%
Seats: 3A, 3C (Economy Plus)

Once onboard we were greeted by the purser. We took our seats which had abundant legroom, and thanks to status an empty middle seat. There were two male and two female flight attendants. There were many crying babies, which was annoying as hell. In what seemed eternity, boarding was complete and the front door was closed.

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A shot from the window:


The purser went to row’s 10 and 11, which are the exit rows to ask the passengers seated there if they were willing to assist in an emergency. Surprisingly, one passenger said NO, and it took a few minutes to switch seats. Then the cheesy safety video came on, and we were almost cleared for takeoff. Channel Nine was not turned on yet, so I asked the Purser. He checked with the captain, and within a few seconds it was on.
We rolled down the runway and were quickly airborne. At around 20,000 feet the seat belt sign was turned off, and after a very smooth climb, we reached 36,000 feet. The flight attendants began beverage service immediately, followed by the Ted Select Snack Boxes. As usual, I decided to pass on that. I was not hungry, and just had a drink with a biscotti biscuit thingy that they served.

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Shot on climb

I watched a little bit of Tedivision including snippets of Reba, Conan, and other shows. I then decided to do some work, which took me about an hour. I then went to the front and talked to the flight attendant for about 20 minutes. He was also German, so we talked about that for a while. He said that he was from Berlin, and that he has not been back in 25 years. I asked him if I could get some cabin shots after landing, and he said sure. Blah, blah, blah. Before we knew it the captain announced that we would be landing in twenty minutes.

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Shot of the Cabin

On approach we were flying next to another Ted for about 10 minutes, who we eventually passed. After a smooth touchdown we taxied for 10 minutes. The lights kept flickering on and off, and the Purser made the comment, “Sorry folks. Just because the lights are flickering does not mean that we are in Las Vegas.” We eventually got to the gate and were waiting for the passengers to leave.


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29314 times:

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Exit Row Shot
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Another Cabin Shot

In the meanwhile, I went to the cockpit and chatted with the First Officer for about five minutes. I got to sit in the Captains seat, and before I knew it the cabin was empty. I too a few quick shots, said thank you, and was on my way to the terminal.

At the airport:
I was VERY impressed by Denver’s airport, and walked around for about half an hour. Our next segment was in First Class, but we were only expecting the good ‘ol Deli Plate. We decided to get something to eat, and eventually settled for Wolfgang Puck. I had a four cheese pizza, which was excellent. We walked a little more, and then headed to the gate.


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29317 times:

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A shot from the Airport
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A 777

The gate area was still relatively empty, with about 50 people. I decided to try out my new camera, and took a few shots. I spotted a 777 in the new colors and a few other aircraft. As time progressed it filled up more and more. Eventually they called First Class boarding, and we were on our way.

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Our aircraft

Segment #2
05/07/05
DEN-SNA
United 403
Scheduled Departure Time: 11:35AM
Actual Departure Time: 11:35AM
Scheduled Arrival Time: 12:52PM
Actual Arrival Time: 12:45PM
Aircraft: 757
Miles: 833
Load Factor: 80%
Seats: 1A, 1B (First Class, Upgraded)

We were the first aboard, and quickly took our seats in 1A and 1B. These are my favorite seats because of the cutout in the bulkhead. Within a few minutes we were served pre-departure drinks, which were either orange juice or water. Usually they offer a beverage of your choice, but the 757 has 24 first class seats, so they do not.


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29299 times:

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A bad picture of the seat
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Pre-departure beverage
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A shot of the tarmac

Eventually we pushed back at a VERY fast rate. I felt as if I was on a Southwest flight (just kidding). What I love about sitting in the front is that you feel like you are going forward when you turn to a side and look out of the window. Anyway, we had a lengthy taxi of about 20 minutes, during which I asked the Flight Attendant if the Captain will turn on Channel Nine. He went to check, and eventually brought back a yes response.


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29298 times:

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A shot on taxi

Then we lined up with the runway and had a powerful thrust down the runway (nothing beats that of the 757). After a very short acceleration, we were airborne. I have never experienced a takeoff turbulence like this (no it was not wake). Usually I experience turbulence at an altitude above a few thousand feet, but here it started a second after takeoff. It was moderate, and stopped after maybe 15 minutes. Once we got to around 31,000 feet, service began. It started with a beverage of our choice. I chose a coke, which was served in a nice glass. Soon we got a WARM bowl of nuts, which is always nice.

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A shot on climb


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29289 times:

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Warm bowl of nuts
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Warm bowl of nuts with drink
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Wing view from my seat

After about 10 minutes we were asked about which meal option we would like. The choices were cold chicken with mozzarella cheese, or a salad. I went for the chicken, and my dad went for the salad. Another 10 minutes later they came around with tablecloths and another five minutes later with the food tray. The food was EXCELLENT. Mine consisted of Chicken with mozzarella (VERY moist), fruit, a roll, and a large warm chocolate chip cookie. It was more than I expected for a flight of such a length.


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29278 times:

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My chicken
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My dad’s salad


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29289 times:

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First class cabin
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First class again


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29266 times:

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Economy

As we continued to cruise all the glasses remained full, and there was great scenery outside. We then talked to the flight attendant for about 10 minutes, who was also training to become a private pilot. She said that she also worked out of Germany at one point, and that she liked it. I asked her if I could take a few shots of the cabin, and a few more after the flight. She said yes.
I went to economy to take a few shots, and then headed back. We were already on descent, and had an uneventful landing. We taxied for about three minutes, and saw lots of Cessna’s which were taxiing near us. After the flight I quickly proceeded to the cockpit, where I took a few shots, and talked with the Captain. After a few moments I took a few more shots of the rest of the cabin, thanked the flight crew, and was on my way.
The terminal was O.K. Nothing special, but not bad either. We had a decent sized layover, and eventually headed to the little miniature room where the small planes left from. We asked the agent if we were the only ones on the flight, and he said we sure were. We went back to the main terminal again and eventually back to the miniature terminal. Once we got there the plane arrived, and I took some shots of it. The ramp worker saw me and asked if I wanted to get on the tarmac, to which I happily accepted. I took a few shots and went back in. This other guy showed up with a news paper, and he was also on our flight (don’t know where he came from). The Captain did a walk around of the aircraft, and we boarded about 15 minutes early.


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29255 times:

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The airport
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Boarding area


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29249 times:

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Our aircraft
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User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29283 times:

Segment #3
05/07/05
SNA-LAX
United 6174(Operated by Skywest)
Departure Time: 2:30PM
Actual Departure Time: 2:15PM
Arrival Time: 3:02PM
Actual Arrival Time: 2:45PM
Aircraft: EMB 120
Seats: 7A, 7C
Miles: 36
Load Factor: 10%

The friendly flight attendant names Heather welcomed us aboard. She told us to sit somewhere behind row 6, which we did. Within 30 seconds the door was shut. She gave us a 30 second safety speech, and said if we wanted anything to eat or drink she could get it because of the light load. What can I say? We took off and went straight back down.
During taxi I saw a JAL 747 and an Air New Zealand aircraft. We quickly got to our parking area, and I took some quick shots and then disembarked.

At the airport:
What a dump! I have been to LAX before, and remember the other parts being nicer, but this part was just old and empty. Anyway, to get away from this area of the terminal was about a five minute walk. We reached our gate, and asked about the flight loads. We were told it would be an empty flight. We sat down and I tried to put the handle in on my $150 carry-on, and it was stuck. This was a brand new piece of luggage, and I got pissed. Eventually I jammed it in, but then ended up taking it out again. We just sat there and waited for about 15 minutes, and then boarding began.

Segment #4
05/07/05
LAX-SFO
United 954
Departure Time: 4:00PM
Actual Departure Tine: 3:58PM
Arrival Time: 5:17PM
Actual Arrival Time: 5:10PM
Aircraft: 757
Seats: 10A, 10C
Miles: 337
Load Factor: 60%

We got aboard and were greeted by a Chinese Flight Attendant. We took our seats, and the door was closed within 20 minutes. The safety video was put on, and we were informed that our flight crew was fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Our purser was maybe a 25 year old Chinese lady. She had WAY too much fun with her job Wink. She sat in one of those crew seats facing the passengers two rows in front of us with a male flight attendant. Whenever she read something from the little book with all of the announcements, she stopped and made jokes with the other flight attendant and continuously laughed. Anyway, we took off had a smooth climb to FORTY THOUSAND FEET! This is the highest cruising altitude I have ever had for such a short flight. Beverage service began, and I had a coke and some pretzels. I did a little bit of reading in Julius Caesar, and then watched a little bit of the in flight program. Anyway, nothing else noteworthy. We landed, smoothly and taxied to the gate. We arrived a few minutes early and were among the first off.

At the airport:
We were going to go over to the Red Carpet Club for a while, but first decided to get something to eat. I forgot what it was called, but we headed over to this local type restaurant. I was not hungry, and did not eat anything. We then headed to the Red Carpet Club. I think that this is one of the nicer domestic clubs, and it was extremely empty. This place is huge, and there were maybe 10 people total. I had a few drinks and snacks. They had bagged snack mix, fruit, cheese and crackers, and other stuff like that. We spent about 2.5 hours there, in which time I took a lot of crappy shots. The windows overlook the tarmac, which is great. Once we left, we headed to an empty gate, where there were maybe a total of thirty people. The lady called boarding for all passengers at once, because it was so empty, rather than preboarding/first/elites/zones.

Segment #5
05/07/05
LAX-PDX
United 778
Departure Time: 8:10PM
Actual Departure Time: 8:08PM
Arrival Time: 9:40PM
Actual Arrival Time: 9:35PM
Aircraft: 757
Seats: 12A, 12C
Miles: 550
Load factor: 20%

We got aboard and proceeded to our seats. We were once again greeted by a friendly crew. The leg space was great as usual, with a full 36 inches. The only thing that I noticed was that my window was misplaced, and I only had one. I had to turn my head at a 90 degree angle to look out, which was not all that great. As usual, we took off on time, and were on time.
This was the flight where I was beginning to get pretty tired. After being up for 18 hours, and spending a large portion of that in the air, I was just about ready to sleep. Unfortunately, I could not. I tried to lay there for the whole flight, but just could not fall asleep. There was nothing else noteworthy about this flight.

At the airport:
PDX was like a ghost town. It was completely empty, and I was getting pretty damn tired. We walked a while to stretch our legs, and eventually, headed out of security. It was surprisingly mild outside, and we stayed there for a few minutes. That was my first fresh air in a LONG time. Most places were closed, but we found a nice restaurant, which had a fireplace and was open till 11PM. I forgot its name, but maybe someone here knows it. Anyway, I had a burger which was good.
We then headed back through security, where there was no wait. We had our boarding passes and ID’s checked by someone who I could have sworn was 13. After about three minutes we were on our way to the gate again. This time it looked a little bit fuller. We still had about an hour to kill, but were too tired to do anything.
My favorite part about sitting in airports is listening to other people talk about aviation and airlines. There were these four elderly people who were speculating for about 10 minutes what Economy Plus is. None of their guesses were correct, but some were quite amusing. Another thing I had noticed the whole day is that the older Elites always have their Gold boarding pass clearly visible in their shirt pocket. I always find that funny. Anyway, one of the old ladies speculated if she should go ask for an exit row seat (which is located in Economy Plus), and the agent said that if nobody else wanted it, they could have it. Then there was this guy, maybe 50 years old, who was called because his upgrade cleared. I thought that he won “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, or something like that, because his excitement was unexplainable. The boarding began, and we were among the first aboard again.

Segment #6
05/07/05
PDX-ORD
United 1226
Departure Time: 11:25PM
Actual Departure Time: 11:20PM
Arrival Time: 5:07AM
Actual Arrival Time: 4:58AM
Seats: 8A, 8C
Aircraft: 319
Miles: 1739
Load Factor: 80%

On the way in, I noticed that our flight crew was partially the same as that from our previous flight. The purser (who clearly had hair implanted by laser), recognized us. We got to our seats, and once again had an empty middle seat. From the second I sat down, I already got in sleeping position. I pretty much tried to sleep the whole flight. I don’t remember a whole lot, so won’t speculate. All I remember is that we had some heavy moderate turbulence about three times, with some noteworthy vertical drops. Before I knew it, we landed at a dark O’Hare.

At the airport:
We headed to Starbucks and a bagel place and had something to eat. We then headed to the gate to Tampa, and sat and waited. Boarding began, and we were again among the first aboard.

Segment #7
05/08/05
ORD-TPA
United 1560(Operated by Ted)
Departure Time: 6:30AM
Actual Departure Time: 6:25AM
Arrival Time: 10:02AM
Actual Arrival Time: 9:55AM
Aircraft: 320
Miles: 1012
Load Factor: 95%

I tried to put the handle in my carryon into the overhead bin, but its handle would not go in. I just laid it in sideways, which the flight attendant later tried to correct. This was as usual a very full flight. Once I sat down I noticed that we had a FEMALE CAPTAIN. I found this interesting. In call my flights on United I have only flown with female first officers. Unfortunately, she did not turn on Channel 9. Anyway, we took off and were on our last segment. I watched some of the Tedivision programming, and mainly slept the rest of the flight. Before I knew it, we were on final approach. The only noteworthy thing this flight is that on landing, the Captain could not ground the plane. We were over the runway and the engines were at low power, but the plane would not go down. We must have cruised for a few seconds about five feet above the ground. Then she jerked the plane up, and I was expecting a go around. We did not get one. Instead, we landed and took up the entire runway. We got to the gate early, and had finally finished!


Summary:
I had a great time. Untied is truly a great airline. We had Channel Nine on all but one flight, which was great. On EVERY flight we had an empty middle seat, with great legroom. We only came upon friendly and smiling faces, which is the normal at United, despite their tough times right now. ALL of our flights were either on time or early, without any hassles.

GREAT JOB AND THANKS A LOT UNITED!


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29224 times:

And that is it folks. Sorry that I had to put it into so many posts. whenever I posted more than two pictures at once, I got an error message. I hope everyone can navigate it well now. All comments and questions are appreciated.

User currently offlineORD777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29209 times:

Great report! Just wondering how you go about looking for mileage runs? Do you just search around on United.com or is there a better technique?

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29212 times:

ORD777, drop me an email through my profile or AIM me at aschlappig, and I will help you out a bit. 

[Edited 2005-05-14 04:54:52]

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4390 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 29192 times:

Great pictures and report. I'm anxoius to see all the pics once you get them straightened out.


The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 29127 times:

Thanks for a detailed trip report and the pictures. It's good to hear about another great experience on United.


Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 29030 times:

What a great trip is that?  Smile Very nice.

I'd love to know how you search for these mileage runs, too... Could you email me via my profile please?! Would be great!

Thanks again, had a good read!

BTW: Resizing the photos a bit would have been good, some took ages to load. Could be my slow connection, though.  Smile



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 28773 times:

MAn that was cool, to bad you didn't have any pics of LAX, but I will be in LAX when you will on the 5th. Don't know about the times though. That would be awesome if we met up or something. Awesome trip report though.

User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 28673 times:

great report. good pics. thanxx

DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineFightingDingo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 28526 times:

Great report! Loved reading it. I think the restaraunt you were at in PDX was called Rose city Cafe. Did you get any pics of PDX, and do you happen to know the reg. of that brasillia you were on?

Also I am also interested in how you go about searching for millege runs, so if it isn't too hard for you send me an email. Thanks.

Dingo


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 28363 times:

Awesome stuff as usual mate, keep up the great work

BP777



Forever Flight
User currently offlineUALramperORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 28352 times:

LOL, on your PDX-ORD trip I unloaded your A319 that morning. I work the early a.m. shift.

Glad you had a good trip.

Ryan


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 28096 times:

Excellent report you wrote there. An interesting day trip it sounds!

I've added you to my AIM, want to bend your ear about a few bits! Big grin Im chris78cpr on aol too.

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
25 BRAVO7E7 : Just checked. It was N237SW.
26 Flypdx : Can't wait for more pics!
27 Avianca : 100% !!
28 SQA340 : Wonderful report and pictures! Sounds a lot like T7/T8 at LAX. Going from that area of the airport to the Tom Bradley terminal is like night and day.
29 EmiratesA345 : Nice report and I must say the wuality of those pictures is very nice. They seem so crisp and clear. Which camera did you use to take them? Mark
30 BRAVO7E7 : Thanks a lot Mark. Well, I just got a Cannon 350D, so I was trying to test it out. Hope I can improve the quality over time.
31 September11 : nice photos ............ I wish you could take pictures of flight attendants!
32 BRAVO7E7 : Why would that be? I have some, but will not post them here for their privacy.
33 Mrniji : shouldn't be a deal at all. I thought about the same problem, asked the FAs and they said that any objections are unlikely
34 Karan69 : Nice report mate, good work after your TPA-HKG trip, hope to read more such TR from you in the future.Good pics to compliment them too. How do you des
35 Post contains images GQfluffy : You flew all of that, with one leg (or was it more?) in First, for under $200???? DAMN! fluffy
36 Nwcoflyer : Excellent trip report. It makes me want to try UA again. They seem like they are running a good operation. Looks like you did plenty of flying.
37 Planecrazy2 : Thats one long trip. Nice photos, really enjoyed reading. How do you book such a wacky routing for so little money?
38 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Fab report!! I'm after a mileage run later this year. Hope i can get a low price like you did. Lee
39 Flypdx : Any estimate of when the added pics are going to be up?
40 BRAVO7E7 : Sorry, Was just on a road trip. Will add them today hopefully.
41 Flypdx : Not a problem, I understand. Looking forward to it !
42 Post contains links and images BRAVO7E7 : SFO (no clue who that lady is) SFO CRAPPY LAX photo SFO Red Carpet Club
43 NorthstarBoy : great trip report! i'd like to do some more mileage runs, (and i've done some in the past: Oma-las-bur-sjc-pdx-geg-sea-oak-lax-las oma on WN for one L
44 FlyBoy84 : Nice report. What is the triangular building in the background behind the 757 and the A gates? Like you, I love flying on 757s. I have flown on many d
45 TwoLz2Rn : How do you plan one day trips around the country with all those segments! I'd love to do that for mileage if i could afford it!!
46 Glid4500 : nice trip report. thanks for sharing LAX-SFO at 40000 ft. Awesome ! That happened once while on a WN 737-700 from OAK-LAX. Once we got to 40,000 , the
47 TWA902fly : Look closer at some cars in grocery store parking lots. I go to school up here in north dakota and people leave their cars running all the time, even
48 Post contains images Jumbo747 : Thanks for sharing. Nice images. You really made me laugh for your short haul to LAX from SNA. UNITED the only way to fly in States.
49 Tmarch291 : Great TR, Nice Images. DEN really is a nice airport. Even though I do believe it is important to protect the environment and use our resources wisely,
50 Delta732FF : Nice report, great pics.
51 Skyvanman : I know this is reviving an old topic but I have a question about mileage runs. How did you go about finding the flights for so cheap? I used to be Eli
52 Post contains links Planecrazy2 : The UA forum at www.flyertalk.com is a great resource.
53 WN230 : I couldn't agree more. This sh*thole extends to terminal 6 as well. Anyways, great report. UA seems to be a pretty good airline and I might have to s
54 BRAVO7E7 : I second what Planecrazy2 said. Flyertalk is a great resource for anything related to miles! Thanks for the nice comments!
55 Futurecaptain : Same here. Does finding there deals just involve alot of searching the internet and hit and miss or is there some system to it?
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