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Thoughts on the plane - Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
Thoughts on the plane
So, like I tweeted earlier, the JFK Terminal 7 closes at night, open at 4.
So I spent a couple of hours sitting in a air tran station.
When the terminal opened, the TSA gate was scheduled to open at 4:45.
But they didn't, they opened (chaotically) at 4:55.
Got to the gate and found a good chair and a power outlet.
But the flight boarded late and departed later.
Because the pilot was late to arrive, he "was stuck in traffic".
That has to be a CLM.
And then there was some sort of mechanical problem that didn't get discovered until the pilot started checklisting.
This aircraft is decent. ALL of the seats are either business class or "Plus" class, e.g. they have legroom.
Probably due to competition from JetBlue.
I slept thru most of the pretakeoff wait, the takeoff, and most of the flight, awakened only a couple of times due to moderate turbulance.
It's now 10:10. I was supposed to arrive at 9:20. We're probably going to arrive around 11.
Which means I will have to take a faster option from SFO to UC Berkeley.
There is some really annoying very catty chick show on the entertainment monitors.
And now it's been replaced with something worse, a history of the 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Current Location: UA 5, somewhere between JFK and SFO

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daveman692 From: daveman692 Date: October 30th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Guessing it was a United P.S. flight which started a few years ago and only flies JFK<->SFO and JFK<->LAX. Economy is all Economy Plus and they have a nice business cabin and first class (same as the old international business seats though with leather and the first are the same seats as old Singapore business). Flights are nearly always on time on upgraded 757s.
mauser From: mauser Date: October 30th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
CLM?
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: October 31st, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Career Limiting Move"
mauser From: mauser Date: October 31st, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, My old nemesis.
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