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IAH-SEA-IAH On Continental! Pics - Many Pics!  
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5203 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8027 times:

Sunday, September 4th, 2005
Continental 267 IAH-SEA 2:30p C19 (IIRC)
737-800 (winglets) seat 12E (emergency exit row
Traffic at IAH was light as most Labor Day travellers were at their destinations; with that said I still opted to check in for my flight to SEA at Terminal B like I normally do for CO mainline to avoid Terminal C congestion. I hopped on the TerminaLink over to C and walked down to C19; it was sad to see a red 'cancelled' designation on the flight board to all flights to Gulfport/Biloxi and New Orleans. I spotted the new Russia Jet Direct Service operated by Ryan International 757 pushing back from Terminal D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/DreRX8/Labor%20Day%20in%20Seattle/4f457ec9.jpg
We pushed back and taxied out to 15R for a quick and on time departure.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/DreRX8/Labor%20Day%20in%20Seattle/de152939.jpg
The flight was uneventful--meal was a tasty hot Bar BQ sandwich and carrots (IIRC), 2 drink services, and a short subject sitcom following "The Interpreter". A little over 4 hours later we came into Sea-Tac over downtown to land on 16R. Arrival gate was B11. Spotted the EVA Air 74E from Taipei--preparing for its continuation to EWR. Since my girlfriend commandeered the window seat for this leg--not a whole lot of outbound pics. We deplaned and picked up the rental (a Mazda 6) and checked into the Westin Seattle downtown.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/DreRX8/Labor%20Day%20in%20Seattle/DSC05214.jpg
Here is a pic of me and an Air China 73G at BFI--this plane took off--not sure if it came back or if it was on a delivery flight.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
Continental 166 8:30am SEA-IAH B11
757-200 Seat 32F
For our last night in Seattle we stayed at the Doubletree Sea-Tac (for the views of the airside)--we awoke early and I snapped a few morning shots before heading over to SeaTac for the 8:30a departure. I caught FedEx MD11 landing on 34L

and the early morning CO 757-300 to IAH leave on 34R.


The Doubletree affords good views of the A, B, and S aprons.


We arrived at Sea Tac with about 1 1/2hr to spare--the checkin for Continental was rediculous--the line wrapped around the place back past the security checkpoint. We went outside and used this asshole skycap--he got a real nasty attitude with this lady that was trying to checkin for a NW flight (Continental codeshare).

We made it through security in very little time--this time I was at the window so I was able to get alot of pics. We departed on-time on 34R; the route took us over BFI and back south past Mt. Rainier and Mout St. Helens--out over Boise, ID, with decent coming shortly after flying over the metroplex. After "Kicking and Screaming", a short subject, cereal with a stank banana (I HATE BANANAS), and 3hrs and 45min of flight time; we arrived on 8L, parallel to an ExpressJet ERJ145 landing on 8R. We arrived at 2:25p; so all the euro heavies could be seen at Terminal D. Wedged in between the KLM 744 and a BA 777 was a Transmeridian 757--inbound from CUN for Funjet no doubt. OUr arrival gate was C16.









Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
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User currently offlineBpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7883 times:

Nice trip report. I was in Seattle during Labor Day weekend as well. While I was taxing to the "A" gates I noticed at least 6 Continental planes parked at the "B" concourse. I wasn't aware they had such a large operation at Seattle.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5203 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7862 times:

Well--CO flies SEA-ANC, SEA-IAH, SEA-EWR, SEA-CLE. If it was morning or evening they could've been RONs. When I departed the only other CO was a 738 to EWR.


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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7548 times:

Great pics...we flew IAH-SEA a couple of years ago during the holidays, unfortnately, clouds/rain in Seattle so no views, pics, etc.

Must be nice to get away from the 95F/110% humidity weather for a couple of days

I need to remember to use Terminal B for check-in - great idea!



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5203 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7496 times:

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 3):
I need to remember to use Terminal B for check-in - great idea!

Yea--its a breeze; check-in takes all of 5 mins, then hop on the TerminaLink. I think that is the first pic of the Ryan 757 here at IAH that I've seen, don't know if A.net is gonna accept it though.



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User currently offlineF27XXX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7206 times:

Did i understand Ryan is flying IAH to Russia in a 7*5*7 ?

OMFG kill me now.


User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7199 times:

Nice report + pics. I will fly CO LGA-IAH-PHX next week (9/24) and I looking forward to it. Last time I flew CO was about 8 yrs ago so I am curious to see how their product is nowadays.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5203 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7126 times:

Quoting F27XXX (Reply 5):
Did i understand Ryan is flying IAH to Russia in a 7*5*7 ?

OMFG kill me now.

Yes siiir, they are flying on behalf of an entity Russia Jet Direct. They fly a 757 IAH-ANC-Sakhalin RE: Russia Jet Direct- Houston To Sakhalin Via ANC (by Falcon flyer Aug 7 2005 in Civil Aviation)
Its similar to our World/Sonair service to Luanda--oil traffic.



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User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6547 times:

Been to IAH and rode the link between B and C. It was cool to see an original portion of the airport with the four pod gate areas. Everything was 1960s mod.

The CO area (building C) made me grateful for STL; it was pretty ratty looking.

Also been to Hobby in the new portion. I'm sure it's a great improvement over what used to be there. It vaguely reminded me of Southwest Airlines at STL.

One thing that struck me on both trips through Houston: That is one huge city! On the first trip going to New Orleans in 2004, takeoff from IAH to STL was down Runway 15-33 and downtown was way, way in the distance. It seemed way farther out than ORD from The Loop.

The second time into Hobby, it seems like we flew over the city for a long time and when we circled, there was nothing but city as far as the eye could see  Wow! Really spread out! Almost like Los Angeles or something!


User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6528 times:

Been to IAH and rode the link between B and C. It was cool to see an original portion of the airport with the four pod gate areas. Everything was 1960s mod.

The CO area (building C) made me grateful for STL; it was pretty ratty looking.

Also been to Hobby in the new portion. I'm sure it's a great improvement over what used to be there. It vaguely reminded me of Southwest Airlines at STL.

One thing that struck me on both trips through Houston: That is one huge city! On the first trip going to New Orleans in 2004, takeoff from IAH to STL was down Runway 15-33 and downtown was way, way in the distance. It seemed way farther out than ORD from The Loop.

The second time into Hobby, it seems like we flew over the city for a long time and when we circled, there was nothing but city as far as the eye could see  Wow! Really spread out! Almost like Los Angeles or something!


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5203 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

Yeah--you'll be flying over H-Town for a while before you land; Houston is larger than the city of Los Angeles in terms of city area. Its the 3rd largest by area after Anchorage and Jacksonville.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

i'll be heading out there in a couple weeks.


The sky is no longer the limit, but the mere minimum
User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4925 times:

hey nice TR, thanks for sharing!

User currently offlineEVA777SEA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4854 times:

Nice TR! I really enjoyed the pics! Looks like you caught some good weather here in Seattle.

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