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I'm sorta going out of my way to take this flight. I've grown to love the 787 so much but I want to fly in a 747 at least once.
I flew in a 747 from JFK to LHR several years ago - IIRC it was British Airways or Virgin.

My grandmother died on 12/29/99. We had to get the first flight we could to go back for her funeral and final arrangements. There was only one flight available.

Our flight departed at 5PM on 12/31/99 and was set to arrive in London 6AM on 1/1/00.

There were twelve other people on the flight thanks to Y2K. Once we were airborne, we were all moved upstairs, and we were all served first class meals. Several of them. Once 7PM hit (0000 GMT) they brought out a couple of bottles of champagne and popped them, and were handing it out saying "Happy new year!". Flight attendant handed me a glass... not being a champagne fan I said no, and said "besides, I'm only 16"

"Darling, it's after midnight at 30,000 feet on Y2K and we're not falling out of the sky. We've earned this"

I drank it.
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:45 pm

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I'm sorta going out of my way to take this flight. I've grown to love the 787 so much but I want to fly in a 747 at least once.
787's are great planes. I've only flown one, on LOT, but it was really nice. Triple 7's are nice too, as are A340's, but 747's are just special to me, maybe because I remember when they first came out and they were so :mindblown: yuuge to see them flying overhead.

Have you not flown one before?
Never! I figure this is one of my last chances.


I like the 787 as the anti-jet lag features work.
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787's are great planes. I've only flown one, on LOT, but it was really nice. Triple 7's are nice too, as are A340's, but 747's are just special to me, maybe because I remember when they first came out and they were so :mindblown: yuuge to see them flying overhead.

Have you not flown one before?
Never! I figure this is one of my last chances.


I like the 787 as the anti-jet lag features work.
Oh wow, with as much international flying as you do I'm surprised you never managed to fly one. I must have been on a dozen 747's through the decades.

Yea, the better cabin atmosphere in the 787's is nice.

OK, old plane talk. Have you ever flown on a DC10? How about a 727?
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Never! I figure this is one of my last chances.


I like the 787 as the anti-jet lag features work.
Oh wow, with as much international flying as you do I'm surprised you never managed to fly one. I must have been on a dozen 747's through the decades.

Yea, the better cabin atmosphere in the 787's is nice.

OK, old plane talk. Have you ever flown on a DC10? How about a 727?
Both!
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Oh wow, with as much international flying as you do I'm surprised you never managed to fly one. I must have been on a dozen 747's through the decades.

Yea, the better cabin atmosphere in the 787's is nice.

OK, old plane talk. Have you ever flown on a DC10? How about a 727?
Both!
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Ok, let's go back farther. How about a 707, or a DC8, the first 4 engine commercial jets?
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DC8 I've been on but never on a 707.

I've been on some weird french and Russian stuff in other parts of the world.
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DC8 I've been on but never on a 707.

I've been on some weird french and Russian stuff in other parts of the world.
They're not too dissimilar, iirc. Flew a 707 on my first trip to Europe back in '73.

What French and Russian machines have you been on? I've flown on a TINY Dornier once. Is that French?
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DC8 I've been on but never on a 707.

I've been on some weird french and Russian stuff in other parts of the world.
They're not too dissimilar, iirc. Flew a 707 on my first trip to Europe back in '73.

What French and Russian machines have you been on? I've flown on a TINY Dornier once. Is that French?
I've been on a few ANs and ATRs of all sizes. Mostly in India. Mostly ancient. Mostly terribly maintaines. No thanks. The new ATRs are :notbad: for a prop.



747 was neat! BA definitely has some special touches with them over the rest of the fleet (better bedding being one thing). There were only about ten of us upstairs and we had two (gorgeous) flight attendants so the service was stellar.

Sitting in the first class lounge in Heathrow right now thanks to my American Airline status.
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They're not too dissimilar, iirc. Flew a 707 on my first trip to Europe back in '73.

What French and Russian machines have you been on? I've flown on a TINY Dornier once. Is that French?
I've been on a few ANs and ATRs of all sizes. Mostly in India. Mostly ancient. Mostly terribly maintaines. No thanks. The new ATRs are :notbad: for a prop.

747 was neat! BA definitely has some special touches with them over the rest of the fleet (better bedding being one thing). There were only about ten of us upstairs and we had two (gorgeous) flight attendants so the service was stellar.

Sitting in the first class lounge in Heathrow right now thanks to my American Airline status.
:fuckyeah:
Agreed ATR's are :notbad: Pics of seating area and gorgeous flight attendants?
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Sitting delayed in London but once I get to India I'll post up
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I forgot to post..oops.
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I forgot to post..oops.
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I will find some pics. Hold your proverbial horses.
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:well:
I will find some pics. Hold your proverbial horses.
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Was going to make a separate thread for this but eh dont think there are many avgeeks on here. Anyways I left my job as Manager for an aviation security company in one of the big three airports in the NYC area. Go ahead ask me anything airport, airline, security etc related as I hand in pretty much everything.

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:00 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:26 pm
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:46 pm


I'm sorta going out of my way to take this flight. I've grown to love the 787 so much but I want to fly in a 747 at least once.
I flew in a 747 from JFK to LHR several years ago - IIRC it was British Airways or Virgin.

My grandmother died on 12/29/99. We had to get the first flight we could to go back for her funeral and final arrangements. There was only one flight available.

Our flight departed at 5PM on 12/31/99 and was set to arrive in London 6AM on 1/1/00.

There were twelve other people on the flight thanks to Y2K. Once we were airborne, we were all moved upstairs, and we were all served first class meals. Several of them. Once 7PM hit (0000 GMT) they brought out a couple of bottles of champagne and popped them, and were handing it out saying "Happy new year!". Flight attendant handed me a glass... not being a champagne fan I said no, and said "besides, I'm only 16"

"Darling, it's after midnight at 30,000 feet on Y2K and we're not falling out of the sky. We've earned this"

I drank it.
I had this happen multiple times when I was around 14-15, I still got alcohol offered at some restaurants in Turkey and when I visited Greece too. I mean it's not like I got served enough amount to get buzzed even.

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:well:
I will find some pics. Hold your proverbial horses.
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09vdubgti wrote:
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Was going to make a separate thread for this but eh dont think there are many avgeeks on here. Anyways I left my job as Manager for an aviation security company in one of the big three airports in the NYC area. Go ahead ask me anything airport, airline, security etc related as I hand in pretty much everything.
Does TSA really care about 3oz liquid bottles? About half the time I fly I forget to take my zip lock bag with liquids out of my bag to put into the tray to go through the X-ray machine and only once did they ask about it.
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 pm
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Was going to make a separate thread for this but eh dont think there are many avgeeks on here. Anyways I left my job as Manager for an aviation security company in one of the big three airports in the NYC area. Go ahead ask me anything airport, airline, security etc related as I hand in pretty much everything.
Does TSA really care about 3oz liquid bottles? About half the time I fly I forget to take my zip lock bag with liquids out of my bag to put into the tray to go through the X-ray machine and only once did they ask about it.
I didnt work for TSA I may add. But to be honest, I honestly dont think many of them care about anything. They just worry about what time their break is and how much longer until they can clock out.

I actually went to school for environmental science, went and did some field work in montana for school. We had brought acid, that we would use for mineral classification. Nothing dangerous though. Still accidentally my peers that were in charge of it had it in their carry ons. It didnt hit them until we had already been in the sky that they had it on their carry on.

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Does TSA really care about 3oz liquid bottles? About half the time I fly I forget to take my zip lock bag with liquids out of my bag to put into the tray to go through the X-ray machine and only once did they ask about it.
I didnt work for TSA I may add. But to be honest, I honestly dont think many of them care about anything. They just worry about what time their break is and how much longer until they can clock out.

I actually went to school for environmental science, went and did some field work in montana for school. We had brought acid, that we would use for mineral classification. Nothing dangerous though. Still accidentally my peers that were in charge of it had it in their carry ons. It didnt hit them until we had already been in the sky that they had it on their carry on.
:disappoint:
I suspected as much.
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wap wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 pm
09vdubgti wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:10 pm
Was going to make a separate thread for this but eh dont think there are many avgeeks on here. Anyways I left my job as Manager for an aviation security company in one of the big three airports in the NYC area. Go ahead ask me anything airport, airline, security etc related as I hand in pretty much everything.
Does TSA really care about 3oz liquid bottles? About half the time I fly I forget to take my zip lock bag with liquids out of my bag to put into the tray to go through the X-ray machine and only once did they ask about it.
They are probably just screwing up.

If you have TSA Pre-Check you don't need to remove the liquids, or your laptop, or your shoes and belt. I would imagine many of them just forget that some passengers get a pass for these things and on others they are supposed to enforce the rules.
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:37 am

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:55 pm
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Does TSA really care about 3oz liquid bottles? About half the time I fly I forget to take my zip lock bag with liquids out of my bag to put into the tray to go through the X-ray machine and only once did they ask about it.
They are probably just screwing up.

If you have TSA Pre-Check you don't need to remove the liquids, or your laptop, or your shoes and belt. I would imagine many of them just forget that some passengers get a pass for these things and on others they are supposed to enforce the rules.
Probably.
I've had Pre Check status before. It's :nice:
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They are probably just screwing up.

If you have TSA Pre-Check you don't need to remove the liquids, or your laptop, or your shoes and belt. I would imagine many of them just forget that some passengers get a pass for these things and on others they are supposed to enforce the rules.
Probably.
I've had Pre Check status before. It's :nice:
Yeah, we paid for it since we were going to have about 8 flights that were coming up. Worth the money.... Saved us over an hour in line in Seattle alone.
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Id like to add that Global Entry is only $99, $20 dollars more than pre-check. But it includes pre-check as well expedited entry when you return.

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