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France '06, Part 1; MSY-IAD-FRA-LYS (lots Of Pics)  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

It was an incredible adventure. A week in France visiting Lyon, Condrieu, Cannes, and attending a French wedding. It was easily the best trip that i've ever taken. I invite you to come along for the journey...but first, a very brief rundown of my outbound flights....after all, this is a trip report above all else, not a detailed flight report.

MSY-IAD: UA312, B737-300, seat 5A, load: 95%
IAD-FRA : UA916, B747-400, seat 39A, load: 100%
FRA-LYS : LH4170, B737-300, seat 19A, load: 95%

United dissapointed me with poor customer service in New Orleans at check in (waiting one hour in line with only 12 people ahead of me and very rude reponses from the MSY ticket agent) but they made up for it by offering excellent in flight service on both flights, specially IAD-FRA. I loved the 744. Sturdy as a rock, barely felt a bump. The hot towel service was a nice touch, and the meals were a lot better than the ones which AA and CO offer their coach passengers on TransAtlantic flights.

Lufthansa really was a class act. It was the nicest Boeing 737 flight that i've ever experienced. Period.

Now, on to the pictures.

In part 1 of my report, you'll see pictures of my flights, the beautiful City of Lyon, the wedding in Condrieu, and our train ride to Cannes via Marseille. I took over 150 pictures on this trip, so I selected some memorable ones for your viewing pleasure.

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Stay tuned for part 2, which will feature Cannes in all its glory, plus my return adventure on Lufthansa, specifically on LH446 which involved a diversion...let the guessing games begin...

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User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5662 times:

Nice pictures. Although the cabin interiors of UA's planes looks depressing!

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 1):
Nice pictures. Although the cabin interiors of UA's planes looks depressing!

agreed. UA needs to get new cabin interiors.

MCOflyer



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1913 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5493 times:
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Great report! The pictures are great!

Looking forward to part 2!

767747


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5307 times:

UA's cabins are a tad old to say the least. They need to spend some $$$ on their 744 econony cabin. It's a premier flagship aircraft. The 74's need some TLC. And the 733's just look, um, retro.

User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

good pictures. Definately agree with the change of Economy cabin on UA. Maybe they should also add PTVs now that most airlines have them or working hard to include them...

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8497 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5169 times:
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Nice report, thanks.

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
The hot towel service was a nice touch

- Is that a new things? I've had numerous UA transatlantic flights in the past and don't recall this.

Thanks for the pictures, looks like you had a good time. The bulkhead pics remind me of my UA flights Smile

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Is that a new things? I've had numerous UA transatlantic flights in the past and don't recall this

The only other time that i've flown UA transatlantic was back in 1998 and they did not have the service then. It was a nice, albeit unexpected, amenity.


User currently offlineUnited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4941 times:
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Great Report!

Gotta love the UA



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