Boarding started at around 10:35. It was very smooth, and I was called quickly because of being in seating area 2.
More of our 767-300 from the gate, before I boarded.
So I settled into seat 26F. My new home from the next 8.5 hours.
After about 20 minutes the boarding door was closed and we where pushing back. Heres another look at the US 762 heading to PHL
, right about the time we left.
After a short taxi, to the runway. We waited for a Tunisair 737, then a Onur A300, and we where on the active. Long line for takeoff:
We made our way up and went into the layer of clouds not to long after liftoff.
Now it was time to sit back and relax for the next 8 hours and 27 min. I had chosen to watch Pirates of the Caribbean "The Curse of the Black Pearl" or somthing of that nature. It was alright, pretty entertaining. Now I know that UA
's IFE isnt the best in the world, but for me it does just fine. One or two movies and the rest of the flight is on airshow. During the middle of the flick the fa's came around with hot towels and then the lunch service began. Either chicken, or pasta. I went with the chicken. Sorry I absolutly forgot to take a picture of it until it was being taken away. But it was very good. It came with some vegitables, a salad, and a roll, with some crackers to. And for desert some strawberry icecream. It was actaully very good!! Well done UA
, once again.
After the meal, and the movie I switched to Airshow for awhile:
Another beverage service came at this time. I took a Pepsi, my second of the flight. Yet another reason why I fly UA
, PepsiCo products.
Cabin from my seat:
Now we are nearing Greenland and I was hoping for some nice shots. As we passed the coast this is what I saw, and it was beautiful:
After hitting land again over Canada to my dissapointment we also hit a cloud wall, so I desided to get some sleep.
Cabin shot from the rear of the aircraft before I tried to sleep:
Over central Michigan we started our desent into ORD
. It took about 40 min. It was rather bumpy I might add, but nothing the 763 couldnt handle.
, some pretty fall colors down there:
744, upon our arrival at ORD
After our arrival at ORD
we proceded to gate M20 in the International Terminal 5. Customs was a breeze. The bags however took a long time to reach the terminal. We waited there for atleast 30 min. before they started coming out. I am sure glad that I didnt need to make a tight connection. The US Customs agent asked me what I was all bringing into the country and I told him Cheese, Chocolate, Model Airplanes, and Tshirts. And to this he remarked "ok your fine" and he took my Customs form and off I went to Terminal 1. Concourse B.
United Airlines Flight #1495 Operated by TED.
Sched Departure 3:15 pm (actual 3:13pm)
Sched Arrival 5:06 pm (actual 5:01)
Had pleanty of time to wonder around at ORD
. Our gate, B21 was empty when I arrived there. So I parked by the window to watch some of the arrivals. IB
340, AA777, UA777, and countless 757s of both UA
, and AA
M80s. Nothing to special. At about 2:45 boarding was called. Again in seating sections. Also noted that they needed 4 people to give up their seats and go out on a later flight through DEN
was offering a free roundtrip ticket in the US48 for this. I desided to go for it but they ended up not needing anyone to give up thier seats. Bummer!
This flight was nothing special a normal TED operated flight. Sorry I dont have more to report about this but I fell asleep just after takeoff to just before landing, I was very tierd!!!. The flight time ended up being just over 3 hours. At any rate, well done TED!!!
Yet again a nice flight with UA
Thank you for reading. Keep in mind this was my first report. Any suggestions are welcome. I hope you enjoyed reading it!!!!