sfflyer123
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UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:56 pm

I flew to Orlando for business. My company bought an economy class ticket, and I was upgraded since I was a 1K. I bought my ticket months before, so I was able to get upgraded on the A319, which has very few domestic first class seats (eight).

I was there mainly for business, but I got one night off, so I went to check out Disney's Epcot Center. I show a brief clip from Epcot in the evening.

I hope you enjoy my commercial-free video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrjClsxLhOg

Here are some photos to see the experience by photo, but the complete report is via video:


B747 for New Zealand by sfflyer123, on Flickr


star alliance tails by sfflyer123, on Flickr


sf by sfflyer123, on Flickr


curvature of the earth by sfflyer123, on Flickr


red meat by sfflyer123, on Flickr


cookie by sfflyer123, on Flickr


beer before take-off by sfflyer123, on Flickr


vegetarian pasta by sfflyer123, on Flickr

Once again, the complete trip report is in commercial-free video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrjClsxLhOg

I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for watching!
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:13 am

About the security lines in MCO, next time you go, try the Expert Traveler Line.
I usually get through in 5 to 8 minutes, tops.
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:39 am

Thanks, sfffyler123 for another good video!

I'm amazed that UA doesn't utilize a 737-800 or a 757-200 for the SFO-MCO; seems a bit of a long flight to fly an A319?! Food looks good, and better on the way out for sure. UA doesn't serve anything more than just a hot cookie for desert? I thought they served a cake slice or something; interesting!

I enjoyed visiting Epcot back in January 2008. I hadn't been there since I was a kid, so it was memorable. I think that place is rolling in cash, so I'm sure fireworks don't cost too much for them each day. That is a lot of fireworks a year, though!

Looking forward to the next trip!

Best,

Matthew
I love to fly!
 
sfflyer123
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:03 am

Quoting rduguy (Reply 1):
About the security lines in MCO, next time you go, try the Expert Traveler Line.
I usually get through in 5 to 8 minutes, tops.

I did not see thie line. Do you need to be an elite traveler to get in it or can anybody get in it? I only saw the masses, but no elite line. Maybe it was the United gates.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 2):
Thanks, sfffyler123 for another good video!

I'm amazed that UA doesn't utilize a 737-800 or a 757-200 for the SFO-MCO; seems a bit of a long flight to fly an A319?! Food looks good, and better on the way out for sure. UA doesn't serve anything more than just a hot cookie for desert? I thought they served a cake slice or something; interesting!

I enjoyed visiting Epcot back in January 2008. I hadn't been there since I was a kid, so it was memorable. I think that place is rolling in cash, so I'm sure fireworks don't cost too much for them each day. That is a lot of fireworks a year, though!

Looking forward to the next trip!

Best,

Matthew

Thank you, Matthew, for your nice comment. Yeah, UA really uses those airbuses now. It's pretty incredible. The 6 hour flights can be quite painful, no question, so if you're stuck in economy, it is only 1 more hour than flying JFK-LHR! But with entertainment and some sleep, the time passes fairly quickly. Agree that things are crazy expensive at Disney! Thanks very much!
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:48 am

A trip report to Disney World and not a single photo of Micky Mouse?
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:47 am

Hi

Great vids as usual.
Meals seem to have improved indeed on UA domestic. Some stuff from the CO-side is coming in.

Greetings
Marc
Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:08 pm

Funny how that UA offers a full first product on a domestic flight, yet nearly all European carriers just have converted Y seats for their business class.

Got to agree with needing to do something about the queues in MCO too - its always been a nightmare for me getting through there - although i do quite like getting the monorail out to the airside satellites!
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adamspotter
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:16 pm

Hi sfflyer123,

Another great video report as usual, thanks for sharing!
Been to Epcot a couple of times myself and enjoyed it every time, especially the fireworks!

cheers,
Brendan // adamspotter
 
sfflyer123
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:08 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
A trip report to Disney World and not a single photo of Micky Mouse?

I know! I was there for work, so I didn't get much time to see Disney itself!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 5):
Hi

Great vids as usual.
Meals seem to have improved indeed on UA domestic. Some stuff from the CO-side is coming in.

Greetings
Marc

Thanks, I agree. I think once the food product from CO displaces the UA caterer, the product will be much better.

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 6):
Funny how that UA offers a full first product on a domestic flight, yet nearly all European carriers just have converted Y seats for their business class.

Got to agree with needing to do something about the queues in MCO too - its always been a nightmare for me getting through there - although i do quite like getting the monorail out to the airside satellites!

Yes, I agree. The European carriers just have that Y seat with the middle one blocked. Not much legroom at all. yeah, someone said there is an elite line at MCO, but i sure could not find it!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 7):
Hi sfflyer123,

Another great video report as usual, thanks for sharing!
Been to Epcot a couple of times myself and enjoyed it every time, especially the fireworks!

cheers,
Brendan // adamspotter

Thanks very much for your nice comment!
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:51 pm

Another great vid report. Always enjoy watching your reports.

UA doesnt give free club access if you are flying in First or Biz?
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:49 am

Quoting flymia (Reply 9):
Another great vid report. Always enjoy watching your reports.

UA doesnt give free club access if you are flying in First or Biz?

Thank you very much. Unfortunately, UA does not give club access if flyiing in first or business. It's only with international first & business they will allow it or on a United P.S. flight. Otherwise, no access!
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:14 am

Quoting sfflyer123 (Reply 3):
I did not see thie line. Do you need to be an elite traveler to get in it or can anybody get in it? I only saw the masses, but no elite line. Maybe it was the United gates.

As you're walking towards the main security...keep in mind that there are two separate securities, in the big hall with the massive FIDS display TVs, the expert security line is right underneath one of them.

Anyone can use the lines, and as long as you are comfortable with the security screening process.
 
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RE: UA F SFO To Orlando. Disney's Epcot Center

Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:11 am

Quoting rduguy (Reply 11):
As you're walking towards the main security...keep in mind that there are two separate securities, in the big hall with the massive FIDS display TVs, the expert security line is right underneath one of them.

Anyone can use the lines, and as long as you are comfortable with the security screening process.

Good to know. I need to loo out for it next time I'm in orlando. Thanks!

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