Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
etforlife
Topic Author
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am

LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:56 am

So it was now time for my annual journey back to the motherland. Last year I took VS & EK on a rather odd journey, from LAX-LHR-DXB-ADD, and it was just too much. Here's the link for the trip report from last year for a comparison. https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/119335/

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3805-1.jpg

I-105 West Offramp to Sepulveda Blvd/LAX

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3807-1.jpg

Heading to Departures

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3808.jpg

So I checked in rather late...when one travel's to Africa (or any third world country) you tend to have to take something back home FOR EVERYONE. I had only 1 suitcase for my personal belongings, and had 2 additional, plus other people at the airport handing me various documents and paperwork. Albeit annoying, as long as they paid the additional fees for luggage, I said no problem. It was embarassing trying to reorganize my luggage at the check-in counter, but once all was said and gone, I had 3 suitcases tagged all the way to Addis Ababa, and was time to run off to the gate...it was 8:15 by this time

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3813-1.jpg

LAX-United Terminal 7

I had about 5 minutes past security to grab some food before boarding. Before I knew it, it was time to begin my 25 hour journey to Ethiopia!


December 10, 2008
United #324
Airbus A319
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 9:03AM - Washington, DC (IAD) 4:59PM

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3816-1.jpg

Boarding was called exactly at the time printed on my boarding pass.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3817-1.jpg

I settled into my seat and was ready for this 5 hr flight to DC

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3819-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3821-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3822-1.jpg

Taxiing was rather short...LAX did not seem busy at this time, and before I knew it, we were roaring down 25R

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3823-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3826-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3831-1.jpg

United had some inflight movie, I can't remember because I wasn't watching. Service consisted of a soft drink and some crackers...typical domestic US flight

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3832.jpg

Between dozing off and channel 9, the 5 hours flew by pretty quick, and we were on our descent to Dulles

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3834.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3838-1.jpg

We arrived right on time, and I was off to find the Ethiopian gate. This was my 1st time at Dulles, and we had to ride around in some space buggy or whatever you call it...I think the official word is mobile lounge?? Regardless, they offered some nice views of the airport. Lighting was not helping me out, and all my pics turned out bad.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3839-1.jpg

United and Ethiopian do have an interline agreement, but only for luggage...therefore I did not have my boarding pass and had to line up. It seemed like 1/3 of the passengers were connecting and were in line, which for a 767, is alot. United got me to IAD at 5, and Ethiopian wasn't supposed to depart until 8:30...3.5 hours to connect.

The line was ridiculously long and took forever, so I suspected something was wrong. Once I got to the front, my suspicions proved correct. The computers at the desk failed, or something to that regard, so they had to manually check in everyone. Not a good start ET!

Once I got to the front, they handwrote my passport info, baggage tags from UA, and so on, and issued me a handwritten boarding pass. This was my 1st time with ET, and so far, it was meeting my expectations of a 3rd World Carrier. I am Ethiopian, and was completely embarrassed by the scene. They did not assign seat numbers on the boarding pass, so it was mayham to board. The passengers that originated in IAD, and checked in at the counters pre-security had normal printed boarding passes, and tried to board among the mass who wanted to get on.

They announced that because of the computer crash, it would be open seating. As soon as I heard this, I muscled my way through the pack, and somehow was able to secure an exit row window seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On a 15 hour flight, being 6ft 2 in, this was CRITICAL. My disappointments about ET were quickly forgotten, as I was stretching out in comfort.


December 10, 2008
Ethiopian #501
Boeing 767-300
Washington DC (IAD) 8:30PM - Addis Ababa, ET (ADD) 7:30PM

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3854-1.jpg

on board

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3852-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3858-1.jpg

there was no point trying to take pictures as it was pitch black outside. Due to the delay in boarding, we left an hour late.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3859-1.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3860-1.jpg

Descent into Rome-Fiumicino for a scheduled fuel stop

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3869-2.jpg

At the gate. We got a new crew, fresh food, and a cabin cleaning. The Italian cleaning crew were yelling at each other in Italian and I found it funny. I'm sure they thought none of the Ethiopians on the plane could understand, but I am actually studying Italian language in college, and heard them complaining on how they hate servicing this flight for various reasons..

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3871-2.jpg

Fast forward several hours, and by this time, I am getting rather restless. I have been traveling for maybe 20 hours by this point, and was ready to get the hell off the plane. Finally, the pilot announced descent into Addis Ababa. I knew I wouldn't get any good pictures because it was pitch black...check out my trip report from last year as the Emirates flight arrives in the daytime for some good pics.


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3876-1.jpg

Hallway to Immigration...sorry about lighting. Photography in Ethiopia is still pretty sensitive, and I had no motivation to get in trouble with authorities.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3879-1.jpg

Queing for Passport Control

I noticed that the vast majority of the passengers did not have visas, and were applying for them on arrival. HUGE MISTAKE. The process takes forever, and if you're in the back of the plane, or are arriving with the huge mass of European Arrivals later that night (BMI, Lufthansa, KLM, etc), you can easily add 2 hours at the end of your trip. It is very simple to apply for one ahead of time at your nearest Ethiopian Consulate by mail..1 day tops.

Anyway, because everyone was applying for visa-on-arrival, my line was short, and was thru with my stamp in 5 minutes.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3878-1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3884-1.jpg

baggage claim

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3883-1.jpg

waiting for our luggage

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4221.jpg

before i knew it, i was out.



Here's some pics from the city of Addis Ababa



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3946.jpg
Ethiopian is definitely ready for the 787!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG3950.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4001.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4003.jpg
United Nations Conference Centre

This was mostly a business trip, so I didn't do too much sightseeing. Check out the report from last year for some better "touristy" pics

Originally I was planning on coming back Jan 3, but I had to cut my trip short, and get back before the New Years. A quick stop to the ET ticket office, and I had my date changed for a mere $100 fee, period...no increase in fare or anything. My routing was horrible however, routing me from IAD to Chicago, then on to LAX, with a 8 hr layover in DC. This was my only option, so I took it, hoping that I could somehow get on the nonstop when I arrived in DC.


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4201.jpg
on the way to Bole Int'l Airport, another 787 ad

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4203.jpg
Bon Voyage Sign

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4204.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4207.jpg
security check

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4215.jpg
check in counters

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4008.jpg
public area

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4217.jpg
post immigration.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/101_2120.jpg
Addis Ababa actually has some excellent duty free shops. I arrived too late to do some extensive shopping, but I definitely purchased some alcohol...my 21'st birthday was in about a week, so I had to prepare. I was scared of bringing it back to the US and having it taken away, but I had some spare Birr (the Ethiopian currency) and opted to try

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4218.jpg
line to enter the gate. there is another extensive security check at the gate.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4220.jpg
sorry its blurry, i was not trying to use the flash to avoid attracting attention

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/101_2122.jpg
gate

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/bpass.jpg
boarding pass

December 30, 2008
Ethiopian #500
Boeing 767-300
Addis Ababa, ET (ADD) 10:15PM - Washington, DC (IAD) 7:20AM

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4223.jpg
best shot i could get, sorry it was dark

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4230.jpg
on our way to Rome

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4229.jpg
dinner

sorry I didn't really comment too much on the meal service. dinner was actually very good. the chicken was cooked just right. There was also a breakfast service prior to arrival in DC.
Also, important to note, Ethiopian offers free unlimited alcohol!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4233.jpg
My only proof of being in Rome

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4235-1.jpg
crew distributing meals
I really wished I got a shot of them in their formal uniforms. Ethiopian flight attendants hands down are the most attractive in the industry!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4241.jpg
after a 17 hr journey, approach to IAD

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4244.jpg
arrival at the crack of dawn

The funniest thing happened after we landed. The entire cabin started to applause and cheer. I found this odd, but after the 17 hr flight, I couldn't help but join in the cheers. This also happened when arriving in ADD, but not in Rome...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4246.jpg
parked at the gate, boarding our spaceship lounges  Smile


Immigration was long...maybe 60-70 minutes to pass through. The South African Airways flight landed just before us and there weren't that many passport inspectors working. When it was my turn, I was passed through in no more than 30 seconds. Quick scan of the passport and stamp, and a polite "Welcome Home." I was antsy, because I was really trying to get on the 9AM IAD-LAX nonstop instead of staying over 8 hrs

Luggage took FOREVER to unload. Ethiopian spreads its luggage over 2 separate carousels which really confused people. Eventually, an agent came and told us that luggage was being separated...people who were terminating in DC were on one belt, and all connecting luggage was on the other. Finally my luggage turned up and I passed through customs.

Prior to exiting the International Arrivals Building, there is an Ethiopian agent who checks your luggage tags. If you terminate in DC you go through, but if your connecting, he directs you to the international luggage recheck that United has in the building. I asked the United agent if I could get on the nonstop, and he told me I'd have to go to the Special Services desk in the main terminal.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4247.jpg
United IAD check in area

It took 2 hours to clear customs and immigration, so getting the 9AM was done. The agent put me on standby for the noon LAX flight and re-tagged my bags as well. She also gave me boarding passes for the IAD-ORD-LAX confirmed flights I had. I asked what are my chances and when she looked, she said not good. There was a bunch of Global Services listed, and they're going before you, she muttered. Then she said it looks like there is gona be alot of misconnects from some European flights, so maybe... and wished me good luck. Regardless if I got on the flight or not, my luggage would be on the non-stop


There was 3 hrs until noon, so I roamed the building...I just got off a 17 hr flight and was in no mood to sit down

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4250.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4251.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4255.jpg
the plane that just dropped me off will sit in IAD idle until 8PM

Finally, it was time for the flight, and the gate agent read off names one by one. There was so many people before me, but finally my name was called, and a window!!! Now, off to LA!

December 31, 2008
United #49
Boeing 757-200
Washington, DC (IAD) 12:30PM - Los Angeles, CA 3:15PM

sorry no shot of the gate or plane, I grabbed my boarding pass and ran on

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4254.jpg
traffic on the tarmac

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4260.jpg
right before we took off

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4262.jpg
take off from IAD

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4267.jpg
somewhere over the midwest

I was ridiculously antsy, and could not wait to get the heck off this airplane. Service was generic again...something to drink

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4271.jpg
Descent into LA

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4272.jpg
110/105 Fwy Interchange (for those that are familar with LA)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4274.jpg
landing

it was a horrible day in terms of weather for LA. At least it was 60 degrees. Although DC was clear, it was 5 deg, and for anyone from SoCal, that is beyond unbearable! I stepped outside at Dulles to get some fresh oxygen after being in a metal tube for 17 hrs, but quickly realized that I'd have to settle for the terminal air

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4275.jpg
Heavies at Bradley term

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4276.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4279.jpg
the ridiculously underused Delta T-5

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4280.jpg
Back inside Terminal 7

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4281.jpg
Finally HOME...greetings from LA Mayor

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/oaballer88/CIMG4283.jpg
Curbside at LAX

Conclusion: United got me to DC and back on time. Was the service spectacular, no, but they did their job.

As for Ethiopian, they are definitely on the up rise. The ground operation in DC definitely could use some work, however their service in the air is excellent. The flight attendants are just dolls, and go out of their way to make sure you are completely satisfied. The ability to be so polite and professional with Africans, in my mind, is exemplary. I don't know how ET generated US$920 million in operating revenue (34% increase over last year) while providing FREE alcohol (I had Black Label!!?!?!?!) (see press release here http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/news/prarchive.aspx?id=24). Even more stunning, Ethiopian is offering a Buy 1, Get 1 ticket free?!?! check it out on their newly designed website http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/default.aspx I don't know how they are able to make money in this global fiscal situation, but their onboard product is excellent.

In conclusion, minus the computer issues in IAD, they are definitely a great and solid airline, and with a spectacular hub in Addis Ababa, they clearly are the "New Spirit of Africa" I will definitely be taking Ethiopian Air over the connection in Dubai with Emirates...see the disaster from that here https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/119335/

THANKS FOR READING, COMMENTS GREATLY APPRECIATED
 
semsem
Posts: 1621
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:06 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:12 am

What were the loads like? What about the legroom? Am I correct that in Rome you have to stay on the plane? I assume they have no traffic rights on IAD to Rome local traffic?

Very interesting. Thanks.
 
CXA330300
Posts: 1318
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 5:51 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:17 am

Great report! Too bad about the boarding fiasco in IAD.

Are most of the clientele Ethiopian or are there many connections in ADD?
Home airport now: DCA/IAD
 
MHTripple7
Posts: 591
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:17 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:34 am

Awesome Trip Report. I think this is the first one covering ET's IAD-ADD service. Were the PTV's equipped with AVOD? I was surprised to see how nice ET's 767 cabins were. You should have taken pix of the F/A's!
 
directorguy
Posts: 1403
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:58 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:18 am

Extremely enjoyable trip report, and well done! If I ever fly to IAD, I'll be considering ET. Where there many tourists on the flights?
I do find Ethiopian women very attractive, knew it was only a matter of time before it was mentioned in the report hehe.....
Happy 21st birthday  Smile
 
dkny
Posts: 577
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:00 pm

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:21 am

Nice report. Were you travelling alone?
 
MaverickM11
Posts: 18162
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2000 1:59 pm

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:47 pm



Quoting ETforLIFE (Thread starter):
I noticed that the vast majority of the passengers did not have visas, and were applying for them on arrival. HUGE MISTAKE.

When I flew BD into ADD last year I got the visa at the airport and it only took me maybe 10 minutes. Then again we arrived at 0400 and not during the huge evening bank. I flew OUA-LFW-ADD-CDG a few days ago and got to experience that rush and the enormous line at the interline desk where no one speaks English and not much Amharic either Silly. I did a little translating while waiting my turn Smile.

Quoting ETforLIFE (Thread starter):
I really wished I got a shot of them in their formal uniforms.

Are you talking about that white robe-type-thing? I saw one FA wear it on my ADDCDG flight but not at all on OUAADD.
I don't take responsibility at all
 
tonyban
Posts: 262
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:55 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:22 pm



Quoting ETforLIFE (Thread starter):
I really wished I got a shot of them in their formal uniforms. Ethiopian flight attendants hands down are the most attractive in the industry!

Haven't seen enough Ethiopian flight attendants so not sure if I agree with you here.
Kingfisher cabin crew I beleive are the most attractive.
 
dkny
Posts: 577
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:00 pm

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:50 am



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 6):
Are you talking about that white robe-type-thing? I saw one FA wear it on my ADDCDG flight but not at all on OUAADD.

There is usually one FA that works the biz class that wears the traditional Ethiopian dress. Same person is the one that greats pax at the door.

Can you post a trip report?
 
LH4116
Posts: 1183
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:39 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:45 pm

Nice report!

The interiors on ET's 767's looked great. The food looked rather decent as well.

Quoting ETforLIFE (Thread starter):
Ethiopian is definitely ready for the 787!

Actually I believe the first African B787 will be Moroccan. For Royal Air Maroc.

Thanks for sharing!

//Jonas
SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
 
etforlife
Topic Author
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:31 am



Quoting Semsem (Reply 1):
What were the loads like? What about the legroom? Am I correct that in Rome you have to stay on the plane? I assume they have no traffic rights on IAD to Rome local traffic?

Both United flights as well as IAD-ADD were 100% full, ADD-IAD was about 90%, just a few seats dotted around the cabin. You are correct, we were not allowed to disembark in Rome, and there is no local traffic between IAD-FCO or FCO-ADD. Considering we arrived around 2 in the morning, I don't imagine anyone would particularly want to fly at that time. I had exit row IAD-ADD, which was excellent. ADD-IAD seat pitch was good

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 2):


Are most of the clientele Ethiopian or are there many connections in ADD?

From what I saw in ADD, about 60% were Ethiopian going home for the holidays, and the other 40% were a mix of other African nationals and foreigners connecting in ADD. It was just amazing hearing terminal announcements, announcing departures for Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kilimanjaro, etc...it was surreal

Quoting Dkny (Reply 5):
Nice report. Were you travelling alone?

Yes

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 6):

Are you talking about that white robe-type-thing? I saw one FA wear it on my ADDCDG flight but not at all on OUAADD.

No I'm talking about the royal green uniforms they wear before boarding, and just prior to landing. The white robe is the Ethiopian National Dress, and was worn by one of the flight attendants. I didn't like their service uniforms at all that you see in the pics above

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 9):
Actually I believe the first African B787 will be Moroccan. For Royal Air Maroc.

Thanks for sharing!

No I believe you are incorrect. Ethiopian was the 1st African airline to order the 787 and has used this as their top marketing tool throughout Addis Ababa, and in cabin magazines, etc. A quick check of the Boeing website will confirm this
 
ba319-131
Posts: 8310
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 1:27 pm

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:01 pm

Nice report and pictures, thanks for sharing this interesting route and not too reported airline - ET.

Quoting ETforLIFE (Thread starter):
They announced that because of the computer crash, it would be open seating. As soon as I heard this, I muscled my way through the pack

- Yikes, I'd be doing the same!

Rgds

Mark
111 732 733 734 735 736 73G 738 739,7M8 BBJ 741 742 743 744 752 753 762 763 764 772 77L 773 77W L15 D10 D30 D40 AB3 AB6 312 313 318 319 320 20N 321 21N 332 333 342 343 345 346 359 351 388 CS1 CS3 I86 154 SSJ CRJ CR7 CR9 CRK 145 170 175 220
 
LH4116
Posts: 1183
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:39 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:09 pm



Quoting ETforLIFE (Reply 10):
No I believe you are incorrect. Ethiopian was the 1st African airline to order the 787 and has used this as their top marketing tool throughout Addis Ababa, and in cabin magazines, etc. A quick check of the Boeing website will confirm this

IIRC, RAM's first 787, is number five off the production line, with only the NH and NW (Delta) planes ahead of it. So that will make it the first actual African B787, but in terms of when the order was placed, well that's another thing...
SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
 
9w748capt
Posts: 1756
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:27 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:34 pm

gaaaah - can't see the pics bc you've exceeded bandwidth! A shame - looks like a great TR. I was having these same issues but then I discovered I can host my pics on Facebook and link them to the TRs, and they still work - and no bandwidth issues!
 
rwsea
Posts: 2515
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:23 pm

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:52 pm

Great report! I always enjoy reading some of the exotic ones.

ADD looks like a pretty nice airport (and city for that matter!). Might need to check it out one day.
 
Nimish
Posts: 2969
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:46 pm

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:58 am

Can't see the pictures - but great report nevertheless. Will it be possible to post the pictures on an alternate site so we can view them without the bandwidth choking up?
Incredible India!
 
etforlife
Topic Author
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:41 pm



Quoting Nimish (Reply 15):
Can't see the pictures - but great report nevertheless. Will it be possible to post the pictures on an alternate site so we can view them without the bandwidth choking up?

I just checked my photobucket account and it should work now...it was a temporary thing

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):

IIRC, RAM's first 787, is number five off the production line, with only the NH and NW (Delta) planes ahead of it. So that will make it the first actual African B787, but in terms of when the order was placed, well that's another thing...

I stand corrected...thanks for the info
 
BlatantEcho
Posts: 2132
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2000 10:11 am

RE: LAX-IAD-ADD & Return - United & Ethiopian Airlines

Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:02 am

will the 787 permit the flight to operate non-stop.

every now and then when I am in IAD I see the bird sitting there, and I think that would be a great flight to try on a visit to Africa...... someday....

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos