Wed Feb 16, 2000 7:08 pm

i recently flew air new zealand nz 14 syd-lax and nz 15 lax-syd but i'm going over again in sept and i was wondering if anyone here has done the flight from syd-lax and sfo-syd on united airlines before. could u tell me what the service is like and what the seats and aircraft are like. we have seats 40A,B so can u tell me if there a good position. and do they allow cockpit visits (i'm only 14 too)
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Thu Feb 17, 2000 7:30 am

Row 40 is in the middle of the second coach cabin. cockpit visits are rare. when i fly business on the second floor of the 747 they usually let you visit before the plane leaves the gate. after that they dont let anyone in but the flight attendents. United is pretty good. One flight i walked back in to coach anfd it was really crouded


Thu Feb 17, 2000 7:35 am

I feel sorry for you... I can only assume that you'll be flying on 747-400s. I flew that plane once, on a United flight from Honolulu to San Francisco, and it was the most uncomfortable aircraft that I have ever been on. The flight was only 4 hours, but I was sore when I got off, after having my legs firmly pressed against the seat in front of me. I can't imagine how bad that plane must be for an ocean crossing length flight!

As for cockpit visits, it is illegal for US airlines to allow passengers in the cockpit while the aircraft is in flight. Only pre-approved people meeting certain qualifications are allowed in the cockpit, in compliance with an FAR.
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Nice Name, But....

Thu Feb 17, 2000 7:47 am

Hey, I like your name (Future_747_f/o) but if you only want to be a first officer on one because of the size, beauty, and awesome flight decks they have, think again (although those are great reasons to be one). Airbus is coming out with an even larger, more advanced aircraft that is in fact 2 complete floors. It's called the A3xx, and if youre like me (I'm 15), this aircraft will be much more fun to fly and will give you a much more enjoyable feeling while flying, plus you have the feeling of more power :-) But do you know the salaries Senior First Officers make? Nothing to be ashamed of... American Airlines goes up to nearly $250,000 a year! Keep up on your ambitions and dreams. Hope to see ya flying some day.

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