Had a great trip last September on HP SAN
. All four legs (SAN
) were unique:
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Photo © Allan Vinson
Delayed coming out of PHX
due to thunderstorms, that was a fast off-load/boarding!! We got a scenic twilight view - the plane took off and headed northwest, and then joined the line of flights from the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas. Safer and more efficient than bringing them into final approach later, considering how busy LAS
can get, especially at a peak hub hour!!
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Photo © Guido Latz
I had really hoped to get to fly one of the amazing logojets, but I'll save that for my HP
trip to MSP
. My buddy and I had two seats in the emergency exit row, and to our delight, we discovered that that particular row had only two seats! Asked for a blanket mid-flight (this was the red eye flight), and the f/a asked me "row 8 or 9?".
It wasn't until after I returned home to look up the registration that I discovered this was a former Eastern 757 that was almost ready to celebrate her 19th birthday. Very clean and spacious feeling! It also explained the emergency exit row seating - overwater exits! Very early pioneer of twin operations over water.
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Photo © Buddy Arnold
Another short turn-around...and this time, no time to clean the plane. F/a's very friendly and efficient despite the very dirty feeling plane. I was sure this was the oldest plane, but surprise, surprise, it was the newest!! No problems, just crowded and unclean. It can happen to the best of them. At least everything worked!!
Couldn't decide between these two shorts, so I included them both. Hats off to the photographers here!!
Very short flight, but they did show an hour of trivia questions (and a couple of ads) on the final flight. This was the cleanest plane - it looked like new!! The interior also felt the most soothing and relaxing...might have been the lighting.
In response to your question, yes, give HP
a try. My experience with them has been great!!
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