My longest was some 25 + Hours (including layovers) Capetown, SA - Johanneburg, SA. JNB - Singapore Singapore - Sydney Sydney - Melborune Longest Single flight: US west coast to Sydney Quickest Long trip: PHL-ORD-ICN-NRT one night over, then the next day - NRT-Seattle - MSP-PHL (Not much luggage req...Jump to post
The C on a 3 class is far superior to a F on 2 class, especailly if it is a 777 or 747. The 3 class goes on to international service and it is a far better seat then a domestic 2 class.Jump to post
Yes UA is going to start serving "some" meals again. There was something in Hemisphere magazine. However the flight has to be closer to two hours, not one, and it will be a roll or bagel. Even in F, no more omletes except for flights of several hours.
So, it i snot exactly "back".
I clicked on the sight but could not find the seciton on "President's Club, no ticket" please check and see if it is still there and let us know.Jump to post
I fly often, I am of Italian descent with olive screen, and I am often singled out for a search. My response? I wear clean socks without holes. Rather take my socks off then have them blown off! Surprised the ACLU hasn't screamed about possible profiling. But of course it would not be too popular fo...Jump to post
Where did you get this information? I find it hard to believe! It is not at all consistent with security measures by the government.
What is your source?
I wonder if the person who is waiting for the ticket when they call the airline will be told that the ticket was issued and mailed and they are not RESPONSIBLE if it got lost in the mail and the pax has to purchase a new one. They will say they should have gotten an e-ticket. I would not trust the a...Jump to post
I flew Virgin from LHR-IAD and was VERY impressed with the cabin/service. The bar was a very nice attraction. Even if you do not drink you can be there talking to people ( Virgin actually turns the "fasten Seat Belt" sign off unlike some airlines) and it makes the trip go much faster and much more p...Jump to post
I have been very lucky in having taken SQ several times between South Africa and Australia through Singapore. I have always found the staff tremendous, in the air and on the ground ( I have been extremely lucky in being in F). When I have called them in the US for seats or res, I have never had a pr...Jump to post
EA CO AS For United to make money (if u define it as yield) it is all about SERVICE, SERVICE, SEVICE!!! Those who have to fly will support the airlines who offer service. Maybe F is full of upgraded FF, but maybe that "possibility" also causes them to continue flying UA. A problem with UA "business ...Jump to post
I have done several round the world trips on Star Alliance starting in the USA. First Class is around US$7,700.00, Business Class is around US$6,600.00. My next round the world will start in Canada on Star Alliance in Business for US$5,000.00. Makes a difference where you start. On Star Alliance I h...Jump to post
Recently I was scheduled to fly from IAD to LHR on UA in C class. Due to UA delays I was put on BA in economy. Excellent flight! The crew was terrific. The food for economy was good. Even economy had small amenities kits. The seats had side headrests which held your head as you slept. We left/arrive...Jump to post
I fly Star Alliance all over the wrold. Take a few round the world trips a year. Overall it is great! Nothing like getting on Singapore Airlines. British Midland in Europe is terrific. Lufthansa is very reliable. I do miss Ansett. The use of their clubs is wonderful. They have come a long way. There...Jump to post
I don't know where you are located, but in London there are some consolidators (also in USA) who can get some good fares. A good agency in London to deal with is (I think the name is correct) TravelFinders (or TrailFinders). They are located in Kennsington. They get good C fares, but not F.Jump to post
LH does not let you off on FRA-JNB-CPT. SQ does not let you off on Mauritius on the SIN-JNB, or SIN-JNB-CPT.
Most airlines stopping enroute with a ground time of only about 1 hour do not let you off.
UAL 777 Contrail I am not sure, but I did hear years ago that the reason NW had red tails was becuase they flew over very snowy areas and if they crashed the red tail would be easier for rescurers to spot. I don't know if it is true but when you mentioned it, it triggered that remembrance in me.Jump to post
Well even if we have not decided what airlines fly all over the place, we are at least getting a geography lesson.Jump to post
CX340 - I am not so sure that South America and North America are the same continent (perhaps a teacher on here could help us out). I admit I may be wrong but I think I reacll learning in school the seven continents (teacher help here) were: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Antartica, Aus...Jump to post
Leezyjet, u say that UA/AA are at the end of the terminal for securoty to enter "fortress America" This may be true since Sept 11, but I have been flying UA to London for many, many years before the new security arrangements, and UA has always been "way out there". It can not then be due to security...Jump to post
China would be a very intersting place for Branson to start an airline!!! yes there are lots of Chinese airlines, but he would bring an expertise that is missing. An American line would certainly feed into Virgin's international gateways. If it is possible it makes sense. It sould be great to have s...Jump to post
I do not think Virgin goes to South America.Jump to post
Ual 777 contrail - I have flown UA F and C many, many times (as recently as two weeks ago LHR-IAD). I fly UA F - two or three times a year to NRT or ICN, twice a year to SYD. I fly C about five or six times a year to Europe and about twice a year F to Europe. Last year I did four round the worlds in...Jump to post
Some people asked me to let them know how it worked out with my MP ticket. Monday I have to either commit to the dates for the vacation at work or lose the time slot. I checked with UA today (Sunday) and even 11 days before the trip Inventory Management has still NOT released one, single MP seat. I ...Jump to post
I went to BA website and booked a web fare between JNB-CPT, with a fare in South African Rand (about US$140.00) . You had to call BA to have the ticket issued. The reservation was confirmed with a record locator and all. When I (immediately) called BA to have it issued they told me the fare was abou...Jump to post
UALPHLCS - Thank you for ur words. I can understand if I had tried to book a MP and I was too late. But when a senior 1 K agent (who could not have been nicer and more accomodating, e-mailing me regularly with updates) can not get inventroy management to clear an Int'l flt 2 weeks in advance, there ...Jump to post
Justin - thanks for your suggestion. I will certainly try it. I can understand that the web site might not show FF seats. However, the kind agent I have been working with every week since January e-mailed me today and said NO FF seats have been released. It is not that they have been used up, invent...Jump to post
I hope you enjoyed your trip. Sydney is a great city! United told me just today that no seats have been released. It is not that I booked too late, they just have not released a single seat in F. This was from the 1 K desk, not any res agent. On the date I want to return their web site shows every s...Jump to post
SQ First is absoultely TREMENDOUS! The comfort is excellent and the service is beyond measure. I do not believe that they will put you up in a hotel in AMS. If u are flying SQ in and beyong Singapore, you can get some great rates at hotels at Singapore Stopver plan. But it is not free, even in full ...Jump to post
Several years ago United stated that they were the number One FF program. Was to get tickets!! What has been your experience in obtaining FF tickets? In January 2002 I requested a RT on UA in F from the east coast of the USA to SYD for May 16,2002. I was told in January that Inventory Management had...Jump to post
I have never been robbed on a plane and I do leave my belongings at my seat as I walk around. I am sure it has happened. I generally feel safe leaving things at my seat since there are so many people around and would hinder people going through your belongings. I have been robbed in a First Class ai...Jump to post
QANTAS747 - SOuth AFrica is a beautiful country. From Capetown to the northern part lots of great things to see. Nothing like spending a few days in a game reserve to see animals in their natural environment. To turn a corner and see a group of giraffe or xebras in their natural element. To sit by a...Jump to post
Johnboy I just checked the ad for Ethiopian to JNB. $910.00 from Washington or Newark, in Q class basis, but could not see dates. You might get a cheap ATA across country and hook up. That is also an idea, use something like ATA to the east coast and then look for fares from there to JNB.Jump to post