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Flying the friendly skies with Captain Flanagan on Saturday, February 28 from ORD-SFO

Flying the friendly skies with Captain Flanagan on Saturday, February 28 from ORD-SFO

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Old Feb 3, 09, 8:16 am
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Thumbs up Flying the friendly skies with Captain Flanagan on Saturday, February 28 from ORD-SFO

Hey Folks,

By now I’m sure almost everyone knows about Captain Flanagan, be it via the United forum or the various dinners he has had with FlyerTalkers around the country (including one tonight in DC). Finally we’re going to take it up for a notch, and instead actually fly with him, while he does what he does best.

We’ll be flying with him on Saturday, February 28 from ORD to SFO on UA153, which is the 6:45PM departure, getting in at 9:25PM. As if that's not cool enough, Captain Flanagan will be giving us a tour of flight operations, station operations, and a trip up the ramp tower, which coordinates the arrivals and departures from the B, C, E, and F gates, and maybe even a visit to the baggage area if there's time prior to our flight.

This will be a domestic 767 with confirmable upgrade space (as of now). Please post here if you're confirmed, and if you're comfortable with it, feel free to post your routing, specifically those of us on the pre-party IAD-RIC-ORD RJ flights or those on the SFO-JFK post-party PS redeye.

So, who’s interested?

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Old Feb 3, 09, 8:18 am
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Pre-party flights (IAD-RIC-ORD, UA7997/UA8049):
as219
Benny8444
bmvaughn
chrislacey
dimramon
dmodemd
FlyinHawaiian +1
gfowler-ord-1k
kkjay77
lucky9876coins
MatthewLAX
N334AA
PanHam
Ripper3785
runnersmate
rwk32882
UAL4life
UCBeau
UncleJed

Party flight (ORD-SFO, UA153):
as219
asya999 +1
Benny8444
bmvaughn
BTA
cbrown5294
cellphone
chrislacey
CollegeFlyer
dimramon
dmodemd
FlyinHawaiian +1
FortFun
gengar
gfowler-ord-1k
iluv2fly
JeepGuyDE
kkjay77
KPChicago
lucky9876coins
MatthewLAX
N334AA
PanHam
Pat+
Ripper3785
runnersmate
rwk32882
sfo1kmm
UAL4life
UCBeau
UncleJed

Post-party flight (SFO-JFK, UA34):
as219
Benny8444
dmodemd
iluv2fly
kkjay77
lucky9876coins +1
PanHam
runnersmate
rwk32882
UAL4life
UncleJed

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Old Feb 3, 09, 8:43 am
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Wirelessly posted (UCBeau's Blackberry: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320))

Still looking for L fares to RIC, if I can find them I'll try to join you guys.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 10:08 am
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Curses! I will miss all three! I'm MRing SFO-LHR-FRA-SFO that weekend. I'm really bummed that I'm missing this terrific opportunity.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 10:16 am
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I am confirmed!

Leaving Friday night (2/27), LAX-SFO-PHL-IAD-RIC-ORD-SFO-LAX.



Please add me to the Pre-party IAD-RIC-ORD run and ORD-SFO, UA153.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 10:24 am
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major bummer for me that i can't make it and i really need to find a job so i can start getting my f/t life back.....
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Old Feb 3, 09, 10:51 am
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Our pm's if you want to put me as a "very outside possible" as much would have to be worked out.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 11:17 am
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You are trusting express to get you to Chicago for your flight? Hope there is a lot of cushion time in your schedule.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 11:21 am
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You are trusting express to get you to Chicago for your flight? Hope there is a lot of cushion time in your schedule.
I like living dangerously.

I was able to find L fares similar to MatthewLAX's itinerary so I am in for the UX RIC party flights and ORD-SFO with Captain Flanagan.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 11:25 am
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You are trusting express to get you to Chicago for your flight? Hope there is a lot of cushion time in your schedule.
Don't worry, we planned a long layover on purpose.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 11:41 am
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I am coming.

I will book my flights today. IAD-ORD-SFO-JFK-IAD

BTW- is UA34 the red eye?
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Sounds fun, put me down as a maybe.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Benny8444 View Post
I am coming.

I will book my flights today. IAD-ORD-SFO-JFK-IAD

BTW- is UA34 the red eye?
Yes, UA34 is the redeye. You're not joining us on IAD-RIC-ORD instead?
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Sounds fun, put me down as a maybe.
Hope you can make it!
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Yes, UA34 is the redeye. You're not joining us on IAD-RIC-ORD instead?
Sorry Lucky, my mistake.

I was able to put those flights in the multi city booking and get a lower fare then my original plan. I thought it would be more expensive so I did not bother to look.

Count on me to be on those flights.
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Old Feb 3, 09, 12:16 pm
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I'd be down in a heartbeat, but alas am not available that weekend!

Am still looking forward to Cap't Flanagan's dinner tonight, though.
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