lincoln
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Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:56 pm

... at the end of this month (CO566 3/28 and CO735 4/1 LAX-CLE-LAX).

Anything I need to be aware of/should pay specific attention to/whatever?

Looking at the seat maps, it looks like the Exit Rows are full... are they really full or are they just blocked? If I were to call CO res, any chance that I could find myself in one of those? (DL shows them as full on the website, but when I called res for my list flight they offered an Exit Row when I asked for Window)

Any chance of getting an upgrade on either of those?

[Hey, I'm 6'+ -- I'll take leg room even if I have to beg for it]

So... I will have done CO, UA, NW, DL, and AA all in the same 12-month period and will have also flown at least one segment on every major US legacy carrier still in business (+ WN in the LCC department). CO was the last one I needed.

Lincoln
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B6FA4ever
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:07 pm

i flew CO in Aug '04 (PDX-IAH-FLL, FLL-IAH-LAX)

when i booked my flight the exit rows were blocked (i'm thinking they only open those seats for assignment within 24 hrs of dept.)

anyways, when i called them to confirm my flight the exit rows were open and i was able to get in there. so much more comfortable (especially since the IAH-LAX leg was on a B757). if you want it just call 'em up and inquire about it! Enjoy your flight! CO is one of the best majors out there (legacy wise  Laugh out loud)!

enjoy your flight!

~B6FA4ever
 
lincoln
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:36 pm

Thanks B6FA4ever  Smile I'll probably be hitting you guys in the next few months out of LGB...since you guys come pretty darn close to hitting my dad's place on your way out of the airport and I'm planning a trip to either D.C. or NYC for the summer.

Seriously, if you ever find yourself comming in to LGB when they're doing reversed ops (not coming in over the freeway), wave... we can see you... same when taking off during normal ops, we just can't see you as well  Smile

Lincoln  Big thumbs up
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ramerinianair
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:48 pm

CO offers a great product. You will get what they call a "meal". It is nothing special and not a big protion by any standards. From the sounds of it, 6', you may need to eat before or bring something. http://www.Seatguru.com will show you the map and you can decide which are best for you. The exit rows and the bulheads ar blocked off as mentioned. I always check-in on-line exactly 24 hrs before the flight. Without fail every time I get my seat! I personally like the 738 better then the 73G. The 738 also has a bigger F cabin. I do not think you will me upgraded, those things are very rare. Good luck and enjot your flight! Be aware that the movie advertised may not be the movie you will be shown due to the closeness of the new month on both trips.
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lincoln
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:06 pm

Quoting RamerinianAir (reply 3):
From the sounds of it, 6', you may need to eat before or bring something. http://www.Seatguru.com


Ahhh... I'm a skinny 6'... I've done transcons on NW meal-free, as long as I get mini pretzels and a soda I'm happy  Smile

Right now I'm in 21F and 27A, and I've already checked SeatGuru... 27A seems to be "bad" although if the only problem is narrow(er) seats there won't be a problem.

And CO gives you IFE on domestic not-even-full-transcons? Interesting.

Thanks for the heads up!

Lincoln
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copter808
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:34 pm

Lincoln--CO offers free IFE on aircraft so equipped but you will need a headset. They charge $5, but you can bring your own. If you purchase one from CO, you get to keep it.
 
lvkewlkid
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:35 pm

Quoting Lincoln (reply 4):

And CO gives you IFE on domestic not-even-full-transcons? Interesting.


Most airlines give you IFE on domestic flights. EX. AA LAS-ORD, CO LAS-EWR, DL LAS-CVG, etc. NW and WN are the only ones that dont.
 
ANCFlyer
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:41 pm

You will have a great ride - one of the true Legacy Carriers that still remembers it's passengers are it's reason for existing . . . .

Of course, you could get AnnoyingFA in your cabin . . . . that would suck. Otherwise, expect and enjoy a great ride.

CO is my carrier of choice!
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B6FA4ever
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:42 pm

yeah...forgot to mention that. on my IAH-FLL and my FLL-IAH return we were offered movies. even on the PDX-IAH redeye...pretty much all my CO flights were offered IFE. which was great for me cause unlike others who could care less about IFE...i do *LOL*

~B6FA4ever
 
USrampleadSTL
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:48 pm

I just flew STL-EWR-EDI-EWR-STL on CO, and had a great time the whole way. They really are an impressive company with a great (and extremely unique) strategy and route system. Also, they make employee travel a breeze for the employees of other airlines. I didn't mind the ERJ from STL to EWR and back, in fact it was the nicest I'd ever been on, with very comfortable all leather seats. The 757-200 from EWR to EDI was amazing--it just felt more comfortable than widebodies, even all the way across the pond. Originally on the way back I was going to do EDI-MAN-ORD-STL, which would actually get me home faster and also let me fly on a BD 330 and see ORD, where I haven't been in years somehow.

Anyway, CO is great. I was a little upset that they still had Febuary movies, since their schedule for March looks way better, but I sleep through about 85% of flight time anyway.
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boeingfever777
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:55 pm

Awesome, I hope you have a great time and experience with CO. I fly them all the time and they are the only carrier in which I hold a ff program with.

Just flew:

2/17/05
CO340 AUS-IAH
CO559 IAH-SNA

2/25/05
CO1228 SNA-IAH
CO1233 IAH-AUS

Getting ready to fly to MEX with a old mate of mine that I used to work with.

3/03/05
CO340 AUS-IAH
CO1224 IAH-MEX

3/07/05
CO1725 MEX-IAH
CO1233 IAH-AUS

Also booked this:  Big thumbs up

05/05/05
CO1240 AUS-IAH
CO07 IAH-NRT

05/26/05
CO06 NRT-IAH
CO1911 IAH-AUS

Enjoy your trip with CO, they are a great carrier.
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copter808
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:20 pm

ANCFlyer,

Of course, you could get AnnoyingFA in your cabin . . . . that would suck. Otherwise, expect and enjoy a great ride.

Aha, so you were following that discussion too!
 
flyabunch
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:22 pm

As a CO Platinum Elite, I will say that I personally think they are the best. I fly them almost every week (today was the latest). The exit rows are usually reserved for Elite flyers as they are always in demand. They go early so that is probably what you saw. When they are available, they are coded as Elite only. If one is available on flight day they will release it to you. However, I think your chances are limited.

My recommendation is to grab a window seat (why would a true A.netter want any other seat!) and enjoy.

Mike
 
ANCFlyer
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:33 pm

Quoting Copter808 (reply 11):
Of course, you could get AnnoyingFA in your cabin . . . . that would suck. Otherwise, expect and enjoy a great ride.

Aha, so you were following that discussion too!


Sure was Copter. Every time that member posts, I'm flabbergasted that person is actually an F/A for what I consider the best domestic carrier in the USA. Ahh, but you know the rule - every organization has dead weight.

I wonder if I'll ever have the opportunity to see that joker in action? I wonder if Falcon knows that person outside of A-Net?

Back on topic:

Quoting Flyabunch (reply 12):
As a CO Platinum Elite, I will say that I personally think they are the best.


In the late 1990s I switched my primary affiliation from US to CO (ONLY because I had more business in the Southwest and on the West Coast). It didn't take long to attain Platinum status, and I found CO to be light years ahead of it's competition. While I've flown about every major carrier, AA, TW, UA, US, AS, CO and DL, there is no doubt in my mind CO is the hot ticket. Is used US because I bounced all up and down the east coast for 4 years. I used CO because I had to go trans-con, and trans-Pacific, and it is a far superior product. Look at Conde'Naste Traveler, Business Traveler, etc. You'll see CO consistently rating at the top - normally higher than US, UA, AA.
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Cactus739
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:08 pm

I flew CO in January, PHX-EWR-RDU-EWR-PHX. Got a mini-meal on the EWR-PHX flight....all flights were on time and relatively comfy. I thought window seat on a 73G was a bit cramped, but I survived...

On the way back.... 24 hours before departure I checked in online and was able to pick emergency exit rows on both flights....made a very comfy 5 hour flight.  Smile
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corey07850
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RE: Flying CO For The First Time...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:27 pm

About the headsets... Check in within 24 hours of the flight online, and when you are about to print your boarding pass you can also print a coupon for a free headset...

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