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Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:28 am

I bought my ticket for me to FLY2LIM for an upcoming week off from school. Unfortunately, the transcon SFO-MIA flights were booked, so I had to find an alternative. This is what the system gave me. When I examined it carefully, I realized I was flying in every aircraft type that AA flies, except for the 737 (and not counting AE). This will also mark my first flight on a 777. Needless to say, the first thing I thought about was to show my fellow a.nutters my lucky schedule. Let me know what you think.
It would be possible to fly a 737 on this itinerary because they use it on certain flights between MIA and LAX. That would have been too lucky.

Flight 1
AMERICAN AIRLINES #1994
Depart : San Francisco (SFO) at 09:48 AM
Arrive : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 03:15 PM
Boeing 767-300

Flight 2
AMERICAN AIRLINES #436
Depart : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 05:39 PM
Arrive : Miami (MIA) at 09:16 PM
Boeing 777

Flight 3
AMERICAN AIRLINES #2111
Depart : Miami (MIA) at 11:50 PM
Arrive : Lima (LIM) at 05:19 AM
Boeing 757

Flight 4
AMERICAN AIRLINES #918
Depart : Lima (LIM) at 12:35 AM
Arrive : Miami (MIA) at 06:03 AM
Airbus A300-600

Flight 5
AMERICAN AIRLINES #283
Depart : Miami (MIA) at 08:00 AM
Arrive : Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:44 AM
Boeing 767-300

Flight 6
AMERICAN AIRLINES #1936
Depart : Los Angeles (LAX) at 01:50 PM
Arrive : San Francisco (SFO) at 03:09 PM
McDonnell Douglas Super MD-80

Your thoughts?
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:34 am

Its ok i suppose.
In the midst of organising a major us tour in june
MAN-LHR-YYZ-JFK-DEN (DEN SLC on Amtrak) SLC-SEA-LHR-MAN

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:35 am

Quoting FLY2LIM (Thread starter):
Flight 2
AMERICAN AIRLINES #436
Depart : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 05:39 PM
Arrive : Miami (MIA) at 09:16 PM
Boeing 777

Bit of a short hop DFW - MIA on a 777? Or is that route so full that it justifies one?
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:42 am

Mix it up a bit, why Just AA? That doesnt seem like fun.
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:43 am

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 2):
Bit of a short hop DFW - MIA on a 777? Or is that route so full that it justifies one?

I think its a repositioning flight, but may also be for connectiong pax. Kinda like the ORD-DEN on UA 777's.
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:46 am

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 2):
Bit of a short hop DFW - MIA on a 777? Or is that route so full that it justifies one?

Well, that is the only route I am not terribly familiar with but I suppose that plane goes on to Buenos Aires or Brasil.

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:49 am

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 3):
Mix it up a bit, why Just AA? That doesnt seem like fun.

When I became an Aadvantage member back in 90, they were the only carrier to LIM (the only I could trust, that is, besides the peruvian carriers) and because of my loyalty to one brand, we've traveled for free with FF miles several times, including April of 06 when the whole family is traveling on miles. We also have the credit card and we charge as much as we can on it to earn the miles.
If, supposing, I took half my trips to LIM on CO (great service, not putting it down) and half on AA, I'd have miles split in half. It makes no sense.
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bi

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:52 am

Being a CO Elite, I'd go SFO-IAH-LIM. Besides, customs is much better at IAH.

Doesn't AA have a DFW-LIM flight? That would be much more direct.

[Edited 2006-01-18 22:53:03]
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:55 am

Quoting NateDAL (Reply 7):
Doesn't AA have a DFW-LIM flight? That would be much more direct.

Discontinued as of 2/1/06
My itinerary in April was via DFW, using ff miles. My contact in LIM is working on switching my routing via MIA.

I don't deny that CO offers great service. But since 90 (when CO didn't FLY2LIM) I've been earning miles on AA. Tough to make the switch.

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:50 am

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 2):
Bit of a short hop DFW - MIA on a 777? Or is that route so full that it justifies one?

She continues on to EZE as AA943. She used to be AA905 DFW-MIA-GIG. It's a very popular nonrev flight because everyone wants to sit in the business class section. Before it used to be a 3 class service, Premium, Business and Economy but that caused mucho problems with upgrades and class mixes. Used to fly to MIA alot when she was the MD-11(1AP 'The hanger queen')
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:54 am

The irony... on your outbound trip the smallest jet you'll be on is the international flight... and even at that, 3 of your 4 domestic legs are on bigger metal than that 757. Not that there's anything wrong with a 757, at all, just found it ironic.
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:03 am

Quoting FLY2LIM (Thread starter):
It would be possible to fly a 737 on this itinerary because they use it on certain flights between MIA and LAX

No no. Only 757, 767 and sometimes 777 transcon from MIA to LAX. LAX gets 737 from BOS.

Quoting Lucianflyboy (Reply 9):
It's a very popular nonrev flight because everyone wants to sit in the business class section.

Impossible to get F on that flight. Not only non-revs want to take this flight, also Advantage Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members that normally only fly domestic routes...they all want a taste of the Flagship
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:12 am

Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 6):
When I became an Aadvantage member back in 90,

Nuff said, Makes sense. Smile
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:11 pm

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 11):
No no. Only 757, 767 and sometimes 777 transcon from MIA to LAX. LAX gets 737 from BOS

I'm looking at the AA website right now

Flight 2200 departing LAX at 1:30 for a non stop flight to MIA is a 738.
Flight 2213 departing MIA at 11:10 for a non stop flight to LAX is a 738.

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 10):
The irony... on your outbound trip the smallest jet you'll be on is the international flight... and even at that, 3 of your 4 domestic legs are on bigger metal than that 757. Not that there's anything wrong with a 757, at all, just found it ironic.

That used to be an AB6 until recently. The 757 is my favorite plane by far of all of AA's planes. That, of course, may change after I experience the 777.

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:25 pm

I love this - until I found out about airliners.net my family had convinced me that I had a real problem by always looking out for the longest/strangest routes to get between places!

Well done - hope you enjoy it.

My most interesting 'single' trip experience was mid last year. JNB (KQ-Y class) NBO (KQ-Y class) DXB (EK-F class) MEL (EK-F class) CHC over 48 hours all up! We were travelling subload JNB-DXB and all the EK flights were full so we had to use a back up on KQ via NBO in order to meet our confirmed flight out of DXB.
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting Fly2CHC (Reply 14):
I love this - until I found out about airliners.net my family had convinced me that I had a real problem by always looking out for the longest/strangest routes to get between places!

Well done - hope you enjoy it.

I'd say that your family has the problem, he he he.
Thanks, I always enjoy it when I FLY2LIM

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:11 am

man im jealous dude, those r the best aircrafts to experince it all on!!! and with AA they offer one of the most diverse I believe from DC, to AB, to Boeing to all and all. have fun on the trip!

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:16 am

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 16):
man im jealous dude, those r the best aircrafts to experince it all on!!! and with AA they offer one of the most diverse I believe from DC, to AB, to Boeing to all and all. have fun on the trip!

Thanks Alex. And imagine, if I wanted to wait from 6:03 a.m. until 11:10 a.m. in MIA, I could cross the US on a 738 and cover all the planes they fly. I bet even that the LAX-SFO later could even be an ERJ.

I'll report back after my trip.

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:07 am

Quoting Fly2CHC (Reply 14):
My most interesting 'single' trip experience was mid last year. JNB (KQ-Y class) NBO (KQ-Y class) DXB (EK-F class) MEL (EK-F class) CHC over 48 hours all up! We were travelling subload JNB-DXB and all the EK flights were full so we had to use a back up on KQ via NBO in order to meet our confirmed flight out of DXB.

So what equipment did you fly?

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:14 am

Quoting FLY2LIM (Thread starter):

Impressive intinery... Personaly I think you've got too much money... lol
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:19 am

Quoting GARPD (Reply 19):
Impressive intinery... Personaly I think you've got too much money... lol

Total price, including all taxes and surcharges = US $775.
I couldn't do it otherwise, and only because we got a little bonus at work.

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:46 am

Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 20):

Total price, including all taxes and surcharges = US $775.
I couldn't do it otherwise, and only because we got a little bonus at work.

Hot dang thats a deal!!
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:49 am

I've done a lot of those "mileage maximizing" itinerarties.

For example, on feb 22 I'm flying CLE-LGA-BOS-JFK

Or, I recall fonly mt trip to Argentina a few years ago (2K3)
JFK-DCA-DFW-MIA-EZE

My best was probaly MVD-EZE-MIA-LIM-CUZ
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:46 am

totally cool!!!!

I wish you the very best of luck and enjoyable flights!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:07 pm

Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 8):
Tough to make the switch.

Just wait till you get enough on AA for a ticket, cash out, and then start racking them up at CO...

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:14 pm

Quoting GARPD (Reply 21):
Hot dang thats a deal!!

Not sure if anyone is aware but I got that price on AA.com. Furthermore, I originally had a quote of $668 but didn't act on it because I was still contemplating the flight.

Quoting Flyboy36y (Reply 22):
I've done a lot of those "mileage maximizing" itinerarties.

I am not trying to do anything but fly home to see my elderly parents. I would have preferred non stop transcon, but it was not available at that price.

Quoting Moparman (Reply 23):
totally cool!!!!

I wish you the very best of luck and enjoyable flights!

Thanks Mopar, I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 24):
Just wait till you get enough on AA for a ticket, cash out, and then start racking them up at CO...

Problem is, we have the Aadvantage Citibank card, so we continue to accumulate miles all the time. In addition, my wife and two daughters each have certain amounts of miles. Transfering miles to one account costs BUCKS, almost like buying a ticket. So, we'll be with AA for a long time.
By the way, I have no problem with AA, cool schedules to LIM and nice crew. Never had a problem with them. The plans are very uncomfortable but you can't beat the price.

Thanks for all the replies.
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:22 pm

Didn't it make more sense to fly SFO-LAX-LIM with the LAX-LIM portion done by LA?
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:27 pm

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 26):

Absolutely, and that was the ticket that was originally $668. However, there were two problems. First, when I finally booked the ticket, the fare was more expensive. Second, I would have gone one day later because LA doesn't operate Fri or Sat, only Sunday. My trip is from Saturday morning to the following Saturday night, a total of 7 days and 6 nights in LIM.
I am VERY interested in flying LA out of LAX.

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:29 am

Quoting Lucianflyboy (Reply 9):
Used to fly to MIA alot when she was the MD-11(1AP 'The hanger queen')

As i recall here at LHR, N1756/1AG used to be a bit of a maintenance freak also...!

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:43 am

Quoting FLY2LIM (Thread starter):
When I examined it carefully, I realized I was flying in every aircraft type that AA flies

Well, you did miss the 762ER as well

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 11):
No no. Only 757, 767 and sometimes 777 transcon from MIA to LAX. LAX gets 737 from BOS.

Not only does MIA-LAX get 737s but LAX-BOS will no longer get 737s, rather it will revert to the 757 because BOS is no longer going to see the 737
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:15 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 29):
Well, you did miss the 762ER as well

Everyone else understood what I meant. I don't know the exact terminology, but I meant every different aircraft type that AA has, the 767 being one type with different versions. I welcome anyone to show me the exact phrasing I should have used.

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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:33 pm

Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 18):
So what equipment did you fly?

JNB-NBO KQ B738, NBO-DXB KQ B763, DXB-MEL-CHC EK A345
 
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:31 pm

My first AA itinerary is for this August to JFK, SXM and MIA, in First Class.

8-1:
AA1980 SLC-DFW 12:18PM 3:51PM MD-80
AA806 DFW-JFK 5:32PM 10:09PM 757-200

8-4:
AA1291 JFK-MIA 6:00AM 8:57AM A300-600
AA687 MIA-SXM 11:10AM 2:03PM 757-200

8-7:
AA2160 SXM-MIA 3:13PM 6:20PM 757-200

8-10:
AA1945 MIA-DFW 4:25PM 6:24PM 777-200
AA2059 DFW-SLC 8:29PM 10:10PM MD-80

I havent flown AA before, I'm hoping this'll be fun
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 32):
My first AA itinerary is for this August to JFK, SXM and MIA, in First Class.

8-1:
AA1980 SLC-DFW 12:18PM 3:51PM MD-80
AA806 DFW-JFK 5:32PM 10:09PM 757-200

8-4:
AA1291 JFK-MIA 6:00AM 8:57AM A300-600
AA687 MIA-SXM 11:10AM 2:03PM 757-200

8-7:
AA2160 SXM-MIA 3:13PM 6:20PM 757-200

8-10:
AA1945 MIA-DFW 4:25PM 6:24PM 777-200
AA2059 DFW-SLC 8:29PM 10:10PM MD-80

I havent flown AA before, I'm hoping this'll be fun

Western:
Oh yes, it will be fun. You don't get to fly one of my favorite planes, the 767, but you'll get to enjoy many of the same planes as me.
When in SXM, make sure you go to Maho and watch the landings. There have been several threads about this subject, but basically you want to be there between 1 and 5 p.m. sometime. That's when the "heavies" land.
I was there in August. It's cool.
Enjoy your trip.
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:55 pm

I have a bit of a crazy one for next month coming up. As I was combing vouchers from UA and AA, I decided to have some fun with it.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2006
UA 1411 Lvs PHX 4:57 PM Arr SFO 5:58 PM - 320
AA 1957 Lvs SFO 9:25 PM Arr LAX 10:48 PM - S80

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2006
AA 2404 Lvs LAX 12:30 AM Arr DFW 5:17 AM - 738
AA 600 Lvs DFW 6:00 AM Arr MCO 9:45 AM - 757

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2006
AA 517 Lvs JAX 10:22 AM Arr DFW 12:11 PM - S80
AA 373 Lvs DFW 1:40 PM Arr SNA 2:50 PM - 738
AA 3184 Lvs SNA 4:30 PM Arr SFO 5:50 PM - ERD
UA 845 Lvs SFO 7:37 PM Arr LAX 8:59 PM - 733
UA 6550 Lvs LAX 10:10 PM Arr PHX 12:28 AM - CRJ

This will be my second time with five takeoffs in one day, they never do get old though!
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RE: Check Out This Itinerary (I'm Showing Off A Bit)

Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:55 pm

Quoting Cmk10 (Reply 34):
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2006
AA 517 Lvs JAX 10:22 AM Arr DFW 12:11 PM - S80
AA 373 Lvs DFW 1:40 PM Arr SNA 2:50 PM - 738
AA 3184 Lvs SNA 4:30 PM Arr SFO 5:50 PM - ERD
UA 845 Lvs SFO 7:37 PM Arr LAX 8:59 PM - 733
UA 6550 Lvs LAX 10:10 PM Arr PHX 12:28 AM - CRJ

I didn't post my dates because I didn't want some psycho looking for me, LOL. But I'll be in SFO on the same day as you (I won't mention which segment). It just dawned on me that it would be fun to meet someone from a.net, but you arrive much later than I would be there.
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