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Mike89406
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UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:48 am

My trip started from Reno. I was going away on work related business so to make things easy. I took my wife and daughter with me to Lake Tahoe on Saturday June 10th to do the usual sightseeing drive around the beautiful lake. Sorta like a mini vacation.
We stayed the night before my journey at John Ascuaga's Nugget located in Sparks, NV a neighboring suburb of Reno. http://www.janugget.com/

Since I had to catch the early UA flight of the day out of Reno it only made sense to get a decent nights rest for my busy day ahead of me. Secondly we live in Fallon, NV thats a 90 minute drive to the airport imagine the time I would of had to wake up if I choose to drive from home. The hotel happenned to have a free Airport shuttle service so it's not like I needed my wife to drive me to the airport anyways. Whilst I could save them from waking up too early. Besides they planned on attending the Valhalla Renaissance fair at Lake Tahoe from our hotel in Reno/Sparks. http://www.valhallafaire.com/
In a nutshell the planning on this trip would turn out to be a win-win situation for me and my family.

Meanwhile I would be flying to San Diego anyways while they're having fun and I just happened to have a ticket to see the San Diego Padres vs the Seattle Mariners Inter-league game at Petco Park. I would be driving to the ballpark to watch the Seattle Mariners conduct batting practice right after I get my rental car (this would be my opportunity to see the young phenom pitcher Felix Hernandez). I managed to arrive at the airport by 4:45 AM on the hotel shuttle.

When I made it to the United counter there was a excessively long line to check in which took me 30 mins to get through.

Following the check in the the security checkpoint line that was another 20 minutes as well. Of course go figure a lot of schools in western Nevada had let out for the summer on friday
C Concourse
Date: Sun June 10, 2007
Segment: RNO-SFO
Flight: UA855
Class: Economy Plus
Aircraft: A319
Departure Gate: C5
Arrival Gate: 71
Departs: 0621
Arrives: 0721
Seat: 12A (exit row window)
DL 752 to ATL
AA MD-83 to DFW
My View
Look at all the legroom
Aloha 737
Liftoff
Lake Tahoe
Sacramento Valley
Marine layer air covering the Bay area
Only beverage service on this plane
Initial descent in to the Bay area
Downtown San Francisco
FInal Approach to SFO
Managed to grab some breakfast and do a little walking around the concourse and do some minor spotting

Date: Sun June 10, 2007
Segment: SFO-SAN
Flight: UA573
Class: Economy Plus
Aircraft: 733
Departure Gate: 73A
Arrival Gate: 11
Departs: 0846
Arrives: 1014
Seat: 11F (exit row window)

Excuse the blurriness of the photo
My flight to SAN
UA 744 parked at SFO
High above the California Coastline
Initial Descent in the San Diego area
Final approach to SAN and Balboa Park
Balboa Park
I-5
reverse thrusters
The famous SAN skybridge to ground transprtation
Waiting for my rental car

Only Caveats of the trip were that on UA flights there was no snacks not even peanuts. This concludes (part one) of my trip report....

Next Report the return trip.

[Edited 2007-06-14 23:10:23]
 
n272wa
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:52 am

Nice TR and good pics at Reno and SFO  Smile
Cheers,
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RE: UA RNO-SAN Trip (Part One)

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:01 am

excellent trip report... thanks for sharing.
 
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RE: UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics

Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:05 am

Quoting Mike89406 (Thread starter):
Look at all the legroom

lol-)

UA has painted a big deal of their fleet with the new livery... Thanks for your TR!

cheers: DALelite
They loved to fly and it showed..
 
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RE: UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics

Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:17 am

Nice report, I love taking the mainline A319 flights to RNO, so much better than an RJ.
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Mike89406
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RE: UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics

Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:26 am

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 4):
Nice report, I love taking the mainline A319 flights to RNO, so much better than an RJ.

The last time I flew from RNO to SFO it was a CRJ-900 yeah they seem to have a lot of RJ's, Dash 8's etc...
 
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RE: UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics

Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:29 am

Quoting N272WA (Reply 1):
Nice TR and good pics at Reno and SFO
Cheers,



Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 2):
excellent trip report... thanks for sharing.

No problem

Quoting DALelite (Reply 3):
UA has painted a big deal of their fleet with the new livery... Thanks for your TR!

Yeah I noticed that at SFO and DEN a lot of the new liveries.
 
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RE: UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics

Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:42 am

Here are some pics of the Padres vs Mariners game I went to In San Diego if anyones interested.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike89406/SeattleMarinersVsSanDiegoPadres

And these are some pics of our Lake Tahoe drive the day before my Trip to San Diego

http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike89406/OurLakeTahoeDrive
 
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