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Doubling Down 5 Continent RTW Marathon (EY/SQ/NH/LH F, LA/RJ/LO/OU/SW/SA J +Others)

Doubling Down 5 Continent RTW Marathon (EY/SQ/NH/LH F, LA/RJ/LO/OU/SW/SA J +Others)

Old Nov 10, 13, 9:07 am
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Turndown Water


Meal took 2 Hours and we were just over East China Sea when I passed out for the night ahead.



6 Hours later south of Aleutian Island, finally woke up, time for a snack



SQ 2 Light Bites
Noodles
Create Your own Noodles dish in a Rich Pork Stock
Choice of Fresh Noodles – Kway Teow, Egg Noodles or Rice Noodles
Garnish with either – Pork and Black Mushroom, or Prawn and Lettuce or Black Mushroom and Chinese Greens

Sandwiches
Croissant with shaved Gammon ham, gherkin and cheddar cheese
Roasted Mediterranean vegetable in tortilla wrap

Snacks
Cashew Nuts, honeyed walnuts, macadamia nuts
Chips, Cookies, Chocolate Bar, Snack Bar, Krispy kreme Doughnut
A selection from the fruit basket


And as usual, SQ serves noodles as snack in First Class, they were slightly better than the usual instant noodles variety

The kinda weak Snack Basket


Snack, Kway Teow with Pork




After the snack, I went back asleep for another 2 hours then the breakfast service began 1.5 hr out from SFO



SQ 2 Breakfast
To Start With
A Choice of Apple, Tomato or Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Fruits
Fresh Fruit Plate with Cottage Cheese

Starters
Choice of Cereals or Yoghurt
Cornflakes with Milk or Granola with Yoghurt-Berry Compote
Plain or Fruit Yoghurt


Entrees
Shanghai Noodle in Soup
with fish, scallop, prawn and leafy greens

French Toast with Maple Syrup, Veal Sausage, Mushrooms, and Marinated Tomato

Selection of Dim Sum
Steamed rice flour with char siew, har kow, siew mai, scallop dumpling and beef dumpling

Fresh Eggs Prepared On-Board (Baked, Boiled, or Scrambled)
With Your Choice of Veal Sausage, Smoked Salmon, Vine Ripened Tomato and Mushroom

From the Bakery
Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Bread with Butter, Jam, Marmalade or Honey

Finale
A selection of gourmet coffees and Fine teas

First Class Dining Set-Up


Fresh Fruit Plate with Cottage Cheese


Breakfast Bread Basket


Cereal, Cornflakes


Fruit Yogurt


Main Course #1, Shanghai Noodle in Soup


Main Course #2, Freshly-Made Eggs


Pralines and Green Tea to end the service


Cabin begins for landing


And around 6:35pm, we started our very slow descent over Northern California




Part 11 Continues Below
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Old Nov 10, 13, 9:08 am
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The usual Fog climbing back over the coast



And back over right near San Jose




Final Routing of today’s Singapore Airlines 2



And a nice surprise coming over the horizon for a concurrent landing on runway 28L and 28R






And finally landed at 7:10pm back at San Francisco over 1 hour early.


11 Hours overnight then I’m flying on those guys, yuck



Time for a hotel bed then back to the Why Why Zee again tomorrow


Next Part
Part 12 – COdbaUA Domestic First, SFO – ORD – YYZ
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Old Nov 10, 13, 11:27 am
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Great report and pics Francis. Respectable SQ food consumption as well.
LOL on this pic.

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It’s a long-haul flight so here comes the wheelchair brigade

Wonder how many really need them and are just using them as an excuse for special treatment. I had one on my last AA trip. It took forever to board her. Once on board, she sprinted down the aisle.
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Old Nov 10, 13, 12:05 pm
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Great trip report so far! One of the craziest I've ever read!
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Old Nov 10, 13, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
Great report and pics Francis. Respectable SQ food consumption as well.
LOL on this pic.
Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
It’s a long-haul flight so here comes the wheelchair brigade

Wonder how many really need them and are just using them as an excuse for special treatment. I had one on my last AA trip. It took forever to board her. Once on board, she sprinted down the aisle.
For most peoples standard, it will be a very good day on the food consumption department.
For SHF, sadly it is an average day for sure on this SQ F.
Some of the back parts, I did pick up some momentum thankfully
Wheelchair passengers, from what my contacts have told me before, it's really a destination based kinda deal, PBI is one I've heard which is horrible
Same thing goes for those gate-checked baby strollers too @:-)
So for an HKG-SFO flight, I am not overly surprised seeing SFO does have alot of the older generation Chinese who have immigrated prior.

As for me, if someone needs a wheelchair, then they need it, no ifs or but
It is completely open for the guest to request for use and sadly it is open to abuse as you point out.
If there is a way to prevent abuse, that would be great but I don't see how that is possible without causing a violation on the ADA act.

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Great trip report so far! One of the craziest I've ever read!
Happy to hear the feedback themapelligroup, I'm keeping it coming ^
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Old Nov 10, 13, 2:20 pm
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Spectacular report as usual SHF, looking forward to the rest!
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Old Nov 10, 13, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
The New Queen Alia International Airport

*Trust me, its 100 times better than the old crap shack
Great TR! Thank you for all the detail and great pictures. Queen Aila Int'l looks like a completely different country compared to my last two transits there in 2102.
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Old Nov 11, 13, 1:23 am
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Spectacular report as usual SHF, looking forward to the rest!
Thanks vecta, I'll keep up the good work for sure.
Just got to maintain the balance for 59 whole parts
Any parts in the particular you are looking forward to?

Originally Posted by woofly View Post
Great TR! Thank you for all the detail and great pictures.
Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
The New Queen Alia International Airport

*Trust me, its 100 times better than the old crap shack
Queen Aila Int'l looks like a completely different country compared to my last two transits there in 2102.
Thanks woofly, I really try to go for the cabin pics and seat function pics the most personally because that's very self-explanatory in most cases.
As for the photos, I like how in the most part how they have came out.
Sadly it takes forever to get the imaging codes done especially for the Part 7-EY F (130+ pics)/Part 10-SQ F (150+ pics).
But that is just my style, it is a photo overload but an enjoyable overload

I'm 100% assuming the 2102 is 2012 because otherwise, even this "Young-Un" will be in the dirt by then
Oh ya, the new and the old Queen Alia is a 180 degree flop.
The old one was dark, constricting, very concerte, limited windows, hated that place with a vengeance.
I will say stay tune to Part 20, the other RJ part in store, I'll have a good surprise saved up there for ya.
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SHF an excellent read. Thank you. Looking forward to the next instalment.
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Old Nov 11, 13, 8:29 am
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SHF an excellent read. Thank you. Looking forward to the next instalment.
Thank you PoincianaKings, Next installment will be up very shortly
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Old Nov 11, 13, 8:35 am
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Part 12 – COdbaUA Domestic First, SFO – ORD – YYZ


Parked 10 Minutes ahead of schedule, I was welcomed by the very friendly SFO CBP, with no line-up and minimal questioning was let through quickly, why can’t all my flying days be like this.
Back up to the departure curb for the Hyatt shuttle which arrived 5 minutes later


Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport



Assigned to my usual outside view, lovely

And with a wake-up of 3:40am, that should be an ok schedule for tomorrow’s flight.


Jun 7, 2013 – Friday
UA 734 SFO – ORD 6:02am – 12:15pm (752/F)
UA 228 ORD – YYZ 1:22pm – 3:59pm (319/F)


Back down to the lobby to check out at 4:20pm and 20 minutes back in Terminal 3, 4:40am for 6am flight, timing is going ok.

The older San Francisco Airport Terminal 3, guess I do miss flying AA out of here before


Here’s a reason why I don’t normally fly a lot during summer season, a Super amount of Kettles everywhere


Thankfully there was a respite to be found


With my check-in at 4:45am, 15 minute for waiting in priority security plus another massage, this time a new rookie who needed extra advice from yours truly.
And add on top a 7 min walk to Gate 82, I bypass the United Club and went straight to the gate.

United Airlines Boeing 757-200

Pretty sure that was the 752 at Gate 80 if I remember correctly


*15th flight, 47349 Miles flown since Apr 28
United Airlines 734
San Francisco to Chicago O’Hare
Scheduled - 6:02am – 12:15pm, 4 hr 13 min flight
Actual Departure – 5:55am
Delayed Arrival – 12:27pm
First Class, Seat 2B
Food – Breakfast
Equipment – Boeing 757-200 (24F/50Y+/108Y Domestic Configuration)




Maybe it’s me but what’s with United with all these weird departure times, maybe I’m used to a 0 or 5 as the ending.

Another example where Unlimited Domestic Upgrade fail


And at 45 minutes out, boarding started at 5:20am

United Airlines Boeing 757-200 Domestic First Class Cabin


United Airlines Boeing 757-200 Domestic First Class Seat



Open Bar PDB this morning, but just went with water


Door finally closed at 5:55am, and today’s flight time was 3 hours 50 Minutes due to light tail winds. Channel 9 was open and with a 10 plane wait, was finally airborne at 6:20am off Runway 1R.

The usual omelette or cereal option was on display, and ugh, no wonder no one pays for United First Class, yuck








Part 12 Continues Below

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Old Nov 11, 13, 8:36 am
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*It’s a meal, enough to feed ya, but ugh…

Probably should ask my contacts who worked in the corrections, wouldn’t be surprised if prisons served better food.
Give me e500 or sticker upgs anyday of the week, one of the cases where sinking to the lowest denominator stinks the joint

And with the early wake-up call, I slept the rest of the way to Chicago. And with the light tail wind, we got to the gate about 10 mins later than scheduled with a hike from the B to the C gates via the colorful tunnel.



I took 10 mins to duck inside the United Club at C16, better than no lounges at all

Chicago O’Hare Gate C16 United Club







And at 12:50pm, I made my way to C29 for my departure to Toronto, which had already started boarding. So down the Premier Access lane I go

United Airlines Airbus 319-100

*Again, different gate


*16th flight, 47783 Miles flown since Apr 28
United Airlines 228
Chicago O’Hare to Toronto Pearson
Scheduled - 1:22pm – 3:59pm, 1 hr 37 min flight
Actual Departure – 1:22pm
On Time Arrival – 3:56pm
First Class, Seat 1B
Food – Refreshment
Equipment – Airbus 319-100 (8F/40Y+/72Y Old Configuration)




*A more sane upgrade list


Door close right on time at 1:22pm, maybe that’s why UA has these weird departure times?
Flight time of 1 hr 5 mins to Toronto, Ch. 9 was on and drinks and 2 snack baskets run were done during the flight.





Overall uneventful flight and on time arrival into Toronto and awaiting my Camero for a 24 hour stop in Niagara to see my date yet again



Thanks for Everyone's continual support, Trip Report officially 20% complete
I've just paid off the Mafia and now can officially start this report


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Part 13 – Toronto to Miami via NYC and Dallas, American Airlines Domestic First

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Old Nov 11, 13, 1:28 pm
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Looking forward to the rest! Awesome report.
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Old Nov 11, 13, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
Part 12 – COdbaUA Domestic First, SFO – ORD – YYZ

*15th flight, 47349 Miles flown since Apr 28
United Airlines 734
San Francisco to Chicago O’Hare
6:02am – 12:15pm, 4 hr 13 min flight
First Class, Seat 2B
Food – Breakfast
Equipment – Boeing 757-200 (24F/50Y+/108Y Configuration)


Wow, United doesn't give you a bread plate? Yummm, sticky cinnamon bun with table cloth fluff on the bottom
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Old Nov 11, 13, 5:39 pm
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Thanks vecta, I'll keep up the good work for sure.
Just got to maintain the balance for 59 whole parts
Any parts in the particular you are looking forward to?
To be honest, it's your writing style along with the pictures that I enjoy reading. The where/how/why/etc doesn't really matter a whole lot, it's all about being engaged in the report, which I have been with all of yours.

Keep it up!
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