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The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:57 pm



Continental Airlines
Flight CO102
EWR-LAX
01 JAN 08
B-757-324
Seat 30B/ Y-Class

I'm not much of a writer, so I'll let pictures do the work in capturing the essence of the oh so thrilling legacy transcon experience

CO runs a pretty extensive operation out of gritty Newark, NJ- a mere 5 miles from NYC
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Seeing how it was New Years, people were heading everywhere from Grand Rapids to Tel Aviv. During my uneventful wait in line, I had the pleasure of nearly being annoyed to death by a lady and her pet parrots.
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The terminal was fairly modern and made good use of natural light. One interesting observation I made was that a unusual amount of the workers seemed to be Indian
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This was cool too...
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Got to my gate....nothing eventful here.
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Onboard the flight......nothing to really write home about
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Some snacks and a rubber cheeseburger
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Ahh..feels good to be home
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Some bonus shots from NYC:
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The NY deli sub!
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Hope you enjoyed it!

P.S:
Trip To The Bahamas For Christmas (lots Of Pics!) (by MD90fan Jan 2 2007 in Trip Reports)
AS To Cancun For Spring Break (27+ Pics) (by MD90fan Apr 13 2007 in Trip Reports)

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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:09 pm

Excellent trip report great pictures, we were in NY almost around the time but missed each other, and you flew a great airline like CO while I got stuck with the Evil (but working) Empire AA...
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:21 pm



Quoting MD90fan (Thread starter):
Some snacks and a rubber cheeseburger

 rotfl  I know your pain with the cheesburger.  yuck 

Awesome pics especially around C3!  wave 
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:10 pm

Hi.
Something different here, but all together still a good report for me  Smile
I really enjoyed see your complimentary pics from NYC. You've some great perspectives.

Service on CO seems pretty poor to me, especially for such a longer flight.
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:46 am



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
Service on CO seems pretty poor to me, especially for such a longer flight.

To bad they are one of the best in the US.  Smile
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:50 am



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
Service on CO seems pretty poor to me, especially for such a longer flight.

You should see what AA/UA would serve on an equivalent flight. You will alter your above statement.
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:24 am

The last pic is EPIC! Sums up most of my experiences in Manhattan - nice!


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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:41 am



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
Service on CO seems pretty poor to me, especially for such a longer flight.

A meal, several rounds of drinks, a movie. On a 5-6 hour flight. For a US domestic flight, not so bad, actually.

Great pics, MD90fan. Very good report. Thank you, great pics of the city, too.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 2):
I know your pain with the cheesburger

I love those cheeseburgers. Sad, but true. Reminds me of high school cafeteria food. I can down a few of these bad boys.
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:04 am



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
I love those cheeseburgers. Sad, but true. Reminds me of high school cafeteria food. I can down a few of these bad boys.

 vomit  Hahaha! OK, maybe if they included some tomatoes, pickles, and mustard, then we can talk.  biggrin 
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:11 am

Good pictures! You're right, not much with words but the story tells enough for me! Pics do tell a thousand words!

Seems like a lot of CO trips here, I really really oughta try them on a good long domestic trio!

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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:19 pm

Very nice report. Liked the pictures alot.

The pics of NY remind me of being home.


I do find the seats on the CO 753 pretty uncomfortable in coach.
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:37 pm

Hi MD90Fan,

Neat pics! Did you have any trouble taking photographs at EWR? I hear they can be pretty tough.

Also, the photograph of the LA skyline...where was that taken from? It looks like either you're on top of a building under construction or beside a train/Metro station. It's a cool view! I really like the skyline of LA and I'd love to get a similar shot when I'm back there.

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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:50 pm

Great TR

The pics are really good.

Pity that you didnt like the food.



Thank you for sharing

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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:13 pm

They seem to love serving that awful chocolate brownie. They also served it to GVA.
 
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:07 pm



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
A meal, several rounds of drinks, a movie. On a 5-6 hour flight. For a US domestic flight, not so bad, actually.

CO is really good on Transon in First as well. So much food to choice from up there with app and icecream sundai with so many topping! It gets even better next year when they install 36 channels of LiveTv from Noise to Tail on all 737-700, 800, 900, 900ERS and 757-300!!!
 
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:47 pm

Nice picture report, thanks.

Amazing to think the LHR-NYC flights are not much longer than this flight,

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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:55 pm



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
I love those cheeseburgers. Sad, but true. Reminds me of high school cafeteria food. I can down a few of these bad boys.

Okay, I stick up for the cheeseburgers all the time, and will defend them until their timely end, but YOU, sir, go WAY too far. You can down SEVERAL of them? Oh boy. I had two at a time once.... I nearly couldn't finish the second one.

I agree with the above poster- let's have some tomatoes and pickles or something! They could be packaged separately, so that if you didn't care for them, you weren't stuck trying to pick them out of the cheese.


I actually find the seats on the 757-324s to be pretty nice. Now, the ex-ATA birds aren't so hot, as I recall. But I like the CO 753 seat better than all of their other seats, which I find to be horribly uncomfortable for longer flights. Being on a 737-800 or 757-200 for 7 hours (ANC-IAH) is very unpleasant- those seats feel like cardboard after just one hour. But on the 753, I don't get sore spots on my backside!
 
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RE: The Legacy Transcon: CO 102 EWR-LAX 753

Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:55 am



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 16):
Being on a 737-800 or 757-200 for 7 hours (ANC-IAH) is very unpleasant- those seats feel like cardboard after just one hour.

Hopefully you will get a chance to ride on a 757-200 with AVOD the new seats on those puppies are so comfortable and much more leg room!

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