AGC525
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I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:57 am

Hey all, quick question. I don't fly that often, maybe once every few years. But I'll be taking a trip in March from PIT to LAX. I've always wanted to fly on one of those aircraft, especially a 747. But looking at fares out of PIT it's all US and of course airbus, 319 or 320.

Any help on how I can find a way, I appriciate it.

Thanks!!!
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:02 am

Well, you could try flying to ORD or DEN on UA and getting on one of the 777 flights they have to LAX. For some reason the 744 flights are usually ex-LAX only as tags to the Australia and NRT flights. 777 will be your best bet. You can also try CO to IAH or AA to DFW. I believe they each fly a 777 or 2 to LAX
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:07 am

Your best bet is to download the UA E-timetable, and look up the possible connections. ORD-LAX and IAD-LAX will probably provide you with a 747 or 777. I have flown several times between LAX and ORD on both a 747 and a 777, and they're both worth the time and effort to find!!

Best of luck to you!!
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:07 am

Go PIT-DFW-LAX and get on the 772 from DFW-LAX.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:24 am

As of the schedule right now, you could get both planes. Connect in ORD to UA 121 at 3:00 PM to LAX for your 777 ride and fly out of LAX at 2:00 PM on UA 120 for the 744. You could also do UA 125 on the way out at 5:00 PM for the 744 and UA 100 at 6:00 AM (yuck) for the 777. Don't know what it would look like in March, as it is not in the OAG yet but this might not be a bad indicator as the flight times that bring these planes to LAX probably wont change much
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:53 am

I want gets nothing..............

he he, ok this is a terrible post on my behalf.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:57 am

First off, take a look at UA's schedule from ORD-LAX using every possible combination. Although if you want to fly on a 747 or 777, you're most feasable routes other than the obvious ORD-LAX will probably be either:

ORD-SFO-LAX
ORD-DEN-LAX
ORD-DEN-SFO-LAX

Then find a flight on USAir that coincides with your chosen ORD-LAX schedule. Overnight at ORD if you have to. Chicago is a fun place!

Of course, you can also use DEN as your second starting point.
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:03 am

A little simple internet research could have answered this question.

However, if you do find the 777 or 747 flight you want and book it... then United changes your flight to an A320... please don't start a "The Nerve of ..." thread.  Smile
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:24 am

AGC525.....I read your profile. You are still young. The birds you wish to travel on will be around a while. I would go after a DC9 or 737-200. The days are numbered with those two compared to the wide bodies you choose.
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:24 am


However, if you do find the 777 or 747 flight you want and book it... then United changes your flight to an A320... please don't start a "The Nerve of ..." thread.

Yeah, this happens from time to time. Happened to me back in April. I picked out my AA flights MIA-LAX-MIA back in February to fly the 777. Turns out sometime in March they "downgraded" to 763.

I sure was disappointed, but I did get my 777 flight in August --- made a special trip MIA-DFW-MIA. It was well worth the $200 or so.

And, oddly enough, my flight in September MSY-MIA was cancelled due to Hurricane Ivan (or was it Carl or Frances... too many hurricanes down here this year!). Anyway, AA rerouted me MSY-DFW-MIA and the DFW-MIA segment was on the 777. AA also bumped my seat up to the biz class cabin with 5 FEET of legroom.

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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:45 am

I appriciate everyone's input. I tried searching the internet but couldn't find anything, and I figured the frequent flyers here would have the information. I know the 777 will be around for a long time, but I didn't think the 747 had much time left. I promise not to start any pissy threads if my aircraft gets bumped.  Smile (hell, since I've always flown out of PIT on US I've only flown on 319's, 320's and 737's) so anything else would be cool. I think I'll take all of your advice and see some other cities.

I wish there was still scheduled 747 service out of PIT, I miss when BA had the one daily flight.

Thanks again.

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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:50 am

Northwest's DC-10's are another oldie-but-goodie whose days are numbered. Maybe you could combine a DC-9 and DC-10 in the same trip.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:21 pm

Northwest's DC-10's are another oldie-but-goodie whose days are numbered. Maybe you could combine a DC-9 and DC-10 in the same trip.

Unfortunately, Northwest doesn't operate DC-10s domestically aside from going to Hawaii.

I couldn't find any 747 flights from PIT to LAX during March 05', however there will be 767s and 777s then.

You could go on a 747 this October if you did this following example itinerary...

Leave Pittsburgh on Wed., October 13th....

From: Pittsburgh, PA To: Los Angeles, CA
VIA: Chicago (O'Hare), IL

United 2227 United 125
From:PIT To:ORD From:ORD To:LAX
11:40AM 12:13PM 5:00 PM 7:17 PM
733 Trm:2 Trm:1 744 Trm:7
Meal: F
OpBy:US AIRWAYS

OR...

From: Pittsburgh, PA To: Los Angeles, CA
VIA: Chicago (O'Hare), IL

United 463 United 125
From:PIT To:ORD From:ORD To:LAX
1:18 PM 1:55 PM 5:00 PM 7:17 PM
320 Trm:1 Trm:1 744 Trm:7
Meal: F

OR...

From: Pittsburgh, PA To: Los Angeles, CA
VIA: Chicago (O'Hare), IL

United 1131 United 125
From:PIT To:ORD From:ORD To:LAX
3:05 PM 3:44 PM 5:00 PM 7:17 PM
735 Trm:1 Trm:1 744 Trm:7
Meal: F


Then come back say, the following Saturday the 16th...

From: Los Angeles, CA To: Pittsburgh, PA
VIA: Chicago (O'Hare), IL

United 120 United 760
From:LAX To:ORD From:ORD To:PIT
2:00 PM 7:56 PM 9:20 PM 11:50PM
Trm:7 744 Trm:1 Trm:1 319
Meal: F

Just check out the schedules online http://www.united.com/


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RE: I Want To Fly In A 747 Or 777

Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:32 pm

Wow, thanks alot everybody. That will help alot!!!

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