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SFO-SAN On UA (with Pics)  
User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6378 times:

Well this is my second trip report here on A.net, so enjoy!

United Airlines flight 48
SFO-SAN
8:12 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
Boeing 757-200
Seat 22F

I decided to take advantage of the “fares are so delightful” holiday sale at United and go somewhere fun over my winter break. So I decided to head down to my home town of San Diego.

I got up to the slightly annoying sound of my alarm clock beeping in my ear at 6:00. I got dressed, took a quick shower and headed off to SFO. I used the very helpful “easy check-in” kiosks lined up everywhere around the UA ticketing area and was quickly on my way. Of course through security I was chosen to be “randomly screened” which didn’t take very long so I was happy. Once at my gate (84 to be exact) I sat down and listened to my recently acquired ipod nano until they called me up for boarding. I sat down on-board a very empty plane, in fact there was no one in my row, and the pushback commenced right on time.



We took of on runway 10R and flew straight down the coast. It was mainly a smooth flight despite some occasional light chop and I took some pics. After a very short while we began our descent. We came in from the ocean heading east, then made a 180 and began final approach to runway 27. The touchdown was smooth and I was “home.”



I had a great time down in sunny, warm southern California, but after a few days it was time to head back to gray, cold, crappy northern California.

United Airlines flight 930
SAN-SFO
8:52 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
Boeing 757-200
Seat 21A

Once again I was awoken by the annoying sound of the alarm clock and I knew it was sadly time to leave. Same routine as last time and I was ready to go. I got to the smaller, yet easier KSAN and did the “easy check-in” thing again. Of course, just my luck, I was randomly screened and this time it wasn’t just my bag, but me. I even asked her why and she’s like “well you were the last person in line and I had to pick somebody” so I guess that’s life. Anyway I walked over to Starbucks, had the awesome cinnamon dolce latte and sat at gate 15 for about an hour. This plane was full to the max! Half of the pax on this flight were military personnel bound for Okinawa for some conference thing. Anyway we were called for boarding, not by sections, but all at once so it was a bit more confusing, but I made it to my seat with no problems.



We took off on runway 27 and made a right turn to head to San Fran. This flight was a bit bumpier due to a weak storm system that was making its way through the area at that time. This flight also seemed to take longer for some reason, but the descent began as usual and we headed for SFO.



We got into some very weird holding pattern south of SJC and the plane was kept right above the clouds so it was pretty bumpy. I had no idea where I was when we broke through the stupid clouds, and I thought we were landing on 19L lol. We ended up doing the classic 28 approach and made a somewhat mediocre landing on 28L. We taxied, parked at gate 85, and another small mileage run was over with. Hope you guys enjoyed the report! I got a few more trips to report this year so stay tuned.

~Aaron


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6360 times:

Freedom to Fly!

Quoting Freedomtofly (Thread starter):
I had a great time down in sunny, warm southern California

That is great. You can always go back there.

Quoting Freedomtofly (Thread starter):
Of course, just my luck, I was randomly screened and this time it wasn’t just my bag, but me. I even asked her why and she’s like “well you were the last person in line and I had to pick somebody” so I guess that’s life.

That is a good excuse!

What were your flight dates?



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User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6355 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 1):
What were your flight dates?

Oh sorry forgot to post those:

UA48 - January 3rd
UA930 - January 7th

Quoting September11 (Reply 1):
That is great. You can always go back there.

I definately will someday soon!

~Aaron



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6103 times:

SFO was under flow control the day you came back. Also, they tend to make planes do all kinds of wierd vectors to allow for spacing.


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User currently offlineAC21365 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Purdy pictures man. I wish I could fly  Sad

-Aaron


User currently offlineGEEZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

Great report mate,

I need to get my limey ass to SFO one day!

Chris  wave 


User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5311 times:

anyone have any idea why pics won't come up for me?

Thanks



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User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5049 times:

Thanks for all the nice comments guys!

Quoting CougarAviator (Reply 6):
anyone have any idea why pics won't come up for me?

They were having problems loading yesterday, but they are fine now, so come back and take a look.  Smile

Aaron



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User currently offlineSfomb67 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 4958 times:

Good pix's....I especially liked the one of the linear accelerator, near Stanford, on your approach to SFO. Is the stadium near San Diego, Petco Park?


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User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

Quoting Sfomb67 (Reply 8):
Is the stadium near San Diego, Petco Park?

Thanks! No that is Qualcomm stadium. Petco park is right in the middle of San Diego.

~Aaron



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User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

Very nice report and Pictures  Smile


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