Thanks for writing a nice, old-fashioned trip report instead of just a link to YouTube! Nice to see.
Looks like the premium econ meal is basically the same as the Polaris meal, no?
So much food and drink! Could explode halfway through the flight.Jump to post
This may be the dumbest question ever asked on a.net, but here goes - concerning the exhaust contrails, burning hydrogen would produce water vapor, would it not? If so, when there are thousands of hydrogen powered aircraft flying around, what effect would dumping all that water vapor into the atmos...Jump to post
codc10 wrote:Heavy maintenance at HAECO prior to return to service (from storage). No Polaris mod at this time.
Can I check with anyone in the know, please? N68061, a 767-400, arrived in HKG today (July 30) as UA2717. What is the purpose for this flight? There for maintenance? I see on Flightradar24 that it left ROW on July 27 for SFO as UA 2728, continued to HNL as UA 2729 and GUM as UA2716 before arriving i...Jump to post
Does anyone know the status of upgrading UA's 787-8 and 787-9 to the new Polaris product? Their progress tracker website looks like it hasn't been updated since 2020. 787-8 fleet is completed. 787-9 fleet is in progress Looks like the -9 used for DEN-NRT for my flight date is still the old configur...Jump to post
Does anyone know the status of upgrading UA's 787-8 and 787-9 to the new Polaris product? Their progress tracker website looks like it hasn't been updated since 2020.Jump to post
That was really cool. Thanks for sharing. If they did something like that here in Thailand, I would definitely take the ride.Jump to post
They might get a great offer from Airbus as a launch operator for the A225. WN is large enough to have critical mass allowing for a second type to be efficiently operated. Exactly. Given their size, it would be irresponsible for their management not to evaluate all options. The art of strategy is k...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing this with us. During this gloomy time it is a bring spot to read about travel, even if it was from a year ago. A350 on LATAM looks like a reasonably comfortable Y ride... especially if you have a trio of seats to yourself!Jump to post
Wow! What stunning photos and such a great experience you had. Thanks for sharing with us.Jump to post
Hotel expense is a major consideration in determining where an airline bases crew and was usually, but not always, the driving factor at UA. In this regard, NRT never made sense as the hotels in NRT have traditionally been quite inexpensive relative to most of the US destinations served out of NRT....Jump to post
Having lived here in BKK for the past nearly 15 years, it has been interesting to watch the ongoing saga of TG. If they could get their costs (especially staff and benefits) under control and streamline their fleet ("we'll have six of these aircraft and six of those and six of whatever else you...Jump to post
Thanks for posting this - it made my day. This 1980s color scheme hits squarely in my childhood, growing up as a son of a UA employee and flying a lot on the 727-100s. I always liked the two rows of economy just in front of the galley - it was quite a private "mini cabin" space, or so it s...Jump to post
Thanks for this report - looks like a good trip. The seats are similar to what Turkish has in their J class. I know the trend is towards the "pod" seating, but I really think this 2-2-2 layout is more spacious and comfortable for sleeping.Jump to post
Seems like this might be a better fit in the "Travel, polls and preferences" forum?
Moderator? Worth moving it?
This week, I had my first experience flying Aegean Airlines (A3), which left me with a question. Maybe some of you on A.net will be able to help. The flight had an Olympic Air (OA) flight number (not as a code share - OA was the operating flight number) and had OA flight attendants, but the aircraft...Jump to post
What a charming airport! Thanks for sharing.Jump to post
Presumably, they have crunched the numbers and determined there are routes where the 77W or other planes besides the 77E would make more sense, financially or operationally. The ORD-HKG route may not justify so many seats.Jump to post
What is interesting is that I have a brochure of seat maps that UA gave to customers back in the early 80s, about the same time the 757 and 767 entered the fleet. The seat pitch for Y class is 35-36" - the same (or more!) than Y+ these days. Of course, seat padding was much thicker back then so...Jump to post
Reno Air actually took over many of the routes at the behest of an AA codeshare in the early 1990s. It was really a combo of oil, recession, and WN entering CA hard that did them in. AA also gave up on two small hubs at RDU and BNA in that timeframe. AA blamed San Jose in the media not extending th...Jump to post
While an SQ nonstop is nice, BR is definitely a good premium economy option across the Pacific. I fly them regularly and find the hard product quite decent and the soft product, which was always good, has become even stronger over the past two years. They are putting a lot of effort into it.Jump to post
The winds in those locations are consistent enough in their directions to not pose significant challenges. Otherwise, crosswind runways would have been built. Plus, I would imagine more modern aircraft can better handle crosswinds when landing and taking off.Jump to post
Nice and detailed report. Thanks for sharing.
I'm a bit shocked at just how sad the meal service trans-Pacific is. Even for economy, this is really sub-standard.
Really nice report. I appreciate the level of detail and, of course, always enjoy reading others' experiences with my hometown airline. I was interested that you found the seats on the A350 a bit tighter than on the other widebodies. Glad I'm not alone in that perception! When I flew the TG A350 fro...Jump to post
As a former local who still flies back to MCI at least once a year, a new single terminal is a must. The passenger experience at MCI is horrible and the illusion of convenience evaporates the minute you are inside the holding area, have a delay, and want one of the services outside the holding area ...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing this detailed report of your flights. Looks like quite an experience! Would you accept some feedback? This is just my perspective, but something I think would make your reports even nicer is to include a few wider shots. For example, you post very few shots of the planes you flew ...Jump to post
On United for $100 extra you can get 37" legroom which is a great deal.Though seat width is the same as regular. United's economy plus product has shrunk from 35-36 inches down to usually only 34 inches, just 3 more than regular economy. To the best of my knowledge, they have never offered a 3...Jump to post
United Airlines business class with 8 abreast seating and some seats facing backwards are way below anything that should be allowed to be called business class. On the other hand, Scandinavians (SK) new business class with 1-2-1 seating in business are surprisingly good. What UA aircraft has 8 abre...Jump to post
#1%Problems That kind of sums it up! :D I think any airline that is offering a true lie-flat product is pretty good. Even without direct aisle access (event UA's 2-4-2- back to front layout), I find it easy enough to step over the other person without disturbing them and I can generally get a good ...Jump to post
It's not that carriers could not, in principle, command a premium on 2-4-2 economy vs 3-3-3 economy... it's that today, it is not possible for them to do so, because booking systems do not allow for product differentiation. The generalization of 3-3-3 787s and 3-4-3 777s is a consequence of lack of...Jump to post
Nice first trip report khrab! Love the allusion of the wingtips to a Thai dancer's hands. Very much agree.Jump to post
Additionally, it has been reported in local news that in order to build the full-length third runway, additional environmental impact assessments need to be conducted. The <acronym title="Aosta (- Corrado Gex) (AOT / LIMW), Italy">AOT</acronym> (operator of the airport) was trying for a compromise, ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Quoting jetlanta (Reply 9): It is very lon...Jump to post
Interesting - I was out there four years ago and made a video, too!Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bigb" class="quote" target="_blank">bigb</a> (<a href="#261" class="quote">Reply 261</a>):<br/><i>OMG, this <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">...Jump to post
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Long ago at Denver Stapleton, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> operations were so congested that they were parking planes nose-to-tail behind planes at the jetways. Traveled through there so many times, you would take air stairs and walk across the tarmac past the plane that was p...Jump to post
Some of those business class photos make the pitch look very tight. Was that just a matter of perspective?Jump to post
Would be nice if <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym> could improve the timings of their <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>-<acronym title="Taoyuan (Taipei) - Taiwan International (Chiang Kai Shek) (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jayunited" class="quote" target="_blank">jayunited</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i> This entire thread displays what <acr...Jump to post