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Anyone flying?

Sun Dec 20, 1998 2:50 am

This is a busy time of year for the airlines while they return everyone to their families home. Is anyone here going to fly? If so, what airline and what type of aircraft. Also, what airports.
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RE: Anyone flying?

Sun Dec 20, 1998 3:48 am

I will be flying later this week. Back in July, I decided to use frequent flier miles for a free United trip to Alaska on Dec. 25. Even though this is not a blackout day, they had no free seats left to Alaska, so I made arrangements to fly free to Los Angeles instead. Later, when surfing the airline websites, I found a good fare from Los Angeles to Alaska, so I booked it. That's why I am flying to Alaska via LAX. Here are my flights:

12/25 UA 1198 RIC-ORD B737-200
12/25 UA 135 ORD-LAX B757-200
12/26 AS 513 LAX-SEA MD-80
12/26 AS 97 SEA-FAI MD-80
12/27 AS 144 FAI-ANC B737-200
12/28 AS 98 ANC-SEA B737-400
12/28 AS 634 SEA-LAS MD-80
12/29 HA 3 LAS-LAX DC-10-10
12/29 UA 952 LAX-ORD DC-10 Series?
12/29 UA 1238 ORD-RIC B737-200

My stay at each city is short, but I am going mainly for the flights. I also want to see the Aurora Borealis. That is the main reason I am going to Alaska in winter.

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RE: Anyone flying?

Sun Dec 20, 1998 4:53 am

Hahaha, that looks like my Hawaii trip in 2000.

United GSO>ORD B737-300
United ORD>LAX DC-10-10
United LAX>LIH B757-200
Aloha LIH>HNL B737-200
Aloha HNL>KOA B737-200
United KOA>SFO DC-10-30
United SFO>ORD B747-100
United ORD>GSO B727-200


No, I am not flying anywhere, my parents decided it would be fun to drive to PHX. 900mi road trip :-(. Before we were going to drive, I was planning to do this:

Delta DEN>SLC B767-200
Delta SLC>PHX MD-88
Delta PDX>SLC MD-90 YEA!
Delta SLC>DEN B757-200
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RE: Anyone flying?

Sun Dec 20, 1998 5:40 am

I am flying to EWR via ORD. I actually paid 10 bucks extra just to get
that layover at ORD! My friends and folks think I'm nuts but what the


Nothing special about the aircraft themselves - I would have
preferred a MD11 on the DFW-ORD sector and may be a
767 also ...
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
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RE: jr

Sun Dec 20, 1998 6:10 am

To bad your not flying ona 707 Astrojet.
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RE: jr

Sun Dec 20, 1998 7:19 am

747 (unident. series)ANC-SEA
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RE: jr

Sun Dec 20, 1998 7:29 am

Sounds like fun. Make sure to get their c/n numbers. jr, will this be your first trip to EWR?
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Finally a 777

Sun Dec 20, 1998 7:59 am

I flew from ORD-IAD-GSO yesterday, on a 777 and J31.

I finally got on a 777. I was supposed to be on one at Thanksgiving, but I was offered a first class seat on a 737 instead. I took it.

The 777 is great in some ways, but stinks in others. It is a great plane, and both the pilots of yestrday's flight said they would not switch to any other for anything. The seats are really uncomfortable. Each one has a little TV in the back, and that really reduces the comfort arond the head/neck area. They are really stiff. Also, on the floor each seat has a little electronics box for the TV equipment, and foot room is really lacking. I'd rather be able to sretch out than watch TV any day.

Anyway, the flight was great and they even served food and gave us headphones even thought the flight was only in the air for 1 hour and 15 minutes. I spent about 20 minutes after the flight talking to the pilots, who were great.
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RE: Anyone flying?

Sun Dec 20, 1998 8:59 am

I'm going from Lafayette LA to Roanoke VA... I'm gonna go on an EMB-120 from LFT to ATL and a CRJ from ATL to ROA...It's gonna be the same on the way back...I'm gonna be flying on ASA
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RE: BryanG

Sun Dec 20, 1998 9:01 am

I had the same impression about the 777 seats...
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RE: CX747

Mon Dec 21, 1998 5:02 am

Actually this is my 2d trip to EWR. I was there the same time last year,
but didn't have my camera to take any serious pictures. This is the first
time I'm going there with some serious spotting in mind ... Are you from
the NY/NJ area by any chance?
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
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RE: Finally a 777

Mon Dec 21, 1998 2:59 pm

I love the 777 except for one reason -- I got soaked on it. Last tuesday I came back on UA 931 from lhr-sfo and upon takeoff a whole bunch of water spilled onto me!!! I suppose it was a condensation thing I have heard about before, but I got the seats without the in-seat videos and that sucked! I would rather have the hard headrest!

RE: Anyone flying?

Mon Dec 21, 1998 5:36 pm

I just got back from my trip out to the Quad Cities (Iowa) this weekend for a family get together. I flew
United 737-300 Saturday morning BOS-ORD
BAe-146 (first time) ORD-MOL
757-200 ORD-BOS just a couple hours ago
No A319 this time

I get to fly with the government paying :) to Austin, TX in early Jan. I connect through Dallas and have 3 MD-80's and a 757.


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