Friday, November 17, 2017

From the Flight Deck is Back

United's From the Flight Deck audio station, channel 9, is back on 777-300's. The station plays the ATC feed from the cockpit. It's really fun to listen to, especially around taxi, take off, and landing. It was part of the United brand standard until they took out in flight entertainment on narrow body aircraft and installed uncomfortable seats on wide body planes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Guam Airport

While mileage running for status, I found myself with extra time in Guam. It looks close to the water, but isn't. I recommend renting a car if you have a few hours for a layover.

View from United Club at my 737 to Tokyo

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Miserable IHG Value

IHG has really gone down hill since they removed the price caps by brand on award nights. For 30,000 points (enough for a free night or two), they'll pay the $85 Pre Check fee. I don't recommend paying that fee even with money because for an extra $15, you can get PreCheck and Global Entry.
IHG Award Nights Start at 5,000 Points

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Photo Post

The 10 wide coach seating on domestic 777's and 777-300ER's has ruined the onboard experience for me. Way to suck the fun out of flying. Again.
Crowded Back There

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

United 747-400 Friendship

I spotted the special 747-400 United is using for farewell flights.
United Airlines 747-400 Friendship Farewell Flight SFO
United 747-400 at SFO - Soon a Thing of the Past

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

United Wants New 767's?

United floated the idea of buying new 767's even though the aircraft is cargo and USAF tanker only now. I feel they this may help them get a deal on A330's or 787's.
I Don't See Many 767's on the West Coast