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Old Jan 20, 19, 6:51 pm
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Congrats on hitting 20M!

Does UA pay you to appear in these videos and other promotional materials?
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Old Jan 21, 19, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by 100% Green View Post
Congrats on hitting 20M!

Does UA pay you to appear in these videos and other promotional materials?
I’ve said many times that United is “Family” to me and tha’s nothow family works. I am very appreciative for all United has done for me. To do an occasional interview or PR piece is an honor and my pleasure.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 1:28 pm
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Passed 300,000 PQM today on the way to Australia.Busiest month of my year.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 2:31 pm
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Tom, I took the Island Hopper last year as part of a EWR-HNL-GUM-NRT-EWR mileage run. That meant having to watch the safety video nine times in 48 hours. By the 5th time, I felt like the guy strapped to a chair in "A Clockwork Orange." What do you do during the safety video?

As an aside, when on a plane with a live safety demo, I always watch the FA directly, figuring they deserve an audience out of respect.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Tom, I took the Island Hopper last year as part of a EWR-HNL-GUM-NRT-EWR mileage run. That meant having to watch the safety video nine times in 48 hours. By the 5th time, I felt like the guy strapped to a chair in "A Clockwork Orange." What do you do during the safety video?

As an aside, when on a plane with a live safety demo, I always watch the FA directly, figuring they deserve an audience out of respect.
I can't remember the last time I watched the security video. I'm usually reading a book or playing with my phone. Either way I've got headphones on and tune out any distractions.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 3:24 pm
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I can't remember the last time I watched the security video. I'm usually reading a book or playing with my phone. Either way I've got headphones on and tune out any distractions.
I've never experienced an emergent landing, but I think in the unfortunate and 'unlikely event of one', I'd be quite glad to have paid attention and internalised the procedures. Every aircraft has its nuances, and those are the times that they matter.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
I've never experienced an emergent landing, but I think in the unfortunate and 'unlikely event of one', I'd be quite glad to have paid attention and internalised the procedures. Every aircraft has its nuances, and those are the times that they matter.
I never see any nuances covered in either the video or live safety briefings. Have to consult the card for that.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 8:46 pm
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I've never experienced an emergent landing, but I think in the unfortunate and 'unlikely event of one', I'd be quite glad to have paid attention and internalised the procedures. Every aircraft has its nuances, and those are the times that they matter.
I fly >100 segments a year. I'm pretty sure I know the procedures by now.

Not to make myself sound important or anything — I'm nothing compared to @ua1flyer — but there's a point at which the content of the video is redundant. I've reached that point a long time ago.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
As an aside, when on a plane with a live safety demo, I always watch the FA directly, figuring they deserve an audience out of respect.
I'm the same way, but I haven't been able to watch the videos since United turned them into a farce.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 5:27 am
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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
I fly >100 segments a year. I'm pretty sure I know the procedures by now.

Not to make myself sound important or anything — I'm nothing compared to @ua1flyer — but there's a point at which the content of the video is redundant. I've reached that point a long time ago.
I fly considerably more than almost anyone else on this board (Tom's certainly got me beat on miles, but I'd wager not on segments), and still pay attention every leg I'm in a pax seat. It's a welcome reminder of the nuances, as @fumje says. Off the top of your head do you know on which narrowbody a/c you can/cannot use the OWE exits for a water landing? Where are the life rafts on the 757-200? US1549 didn't have time for an emergency brief to rebrief all of these things

Which, actually, brings me to the question I don't think I've ever seen an answer to. Tom, if you don't mind my asking, approximately how many segments do you fly each year?
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Old Jan 30, 19, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by fezzington View Post
I fly considerably more than almost anyone else on this board (Tom's certainly got me beat on miles, but I'd wager not on segments), and still pay attention every leg I'm in a pax seat. It's a welcome reminder of the nuances, as @fumje says. Off the top of your head do you know on which narrowbody a/c you can/cannot use the OWE exits for a water landing? Where are the life rafts on the 757-200? US1549 didn't have time for an emergency brief to rebrief all of these things

Which, actually, brings me to the question I don't think I've ever seen an answer to. Tom, if you don't mind my asking, approximately how many segments do you fly each year?
Last year I flew 542.5 segments on United. I avg over 500 segments a year. This month will be about 60. It was an unusual amount of flying this month.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 4:57 pm
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Last year I flew 542.5 segments on United. I avg over 500 segments a year. This month will be about 60. It was an unusual amount of flying this month.
How many actual flown segments (vs. elite qualifying)? I imagine you're not counting a diversion back to home airport as a half-segment haha.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
How many actual flown segments (vs. elite qualifying)? I imagine you're not counting a diversion back to home airport as a half-segment haha.
I always thought those .5 segments were for flights on UX, the 737MAX or Ted

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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
How many actual flown segments (vs. elite qualifying)? I imagine you're not counting a diversion back to home airport as a half-segment haha.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 6:47 pm
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Hit 500,000 PQM tomorrow heading home from Australia. Probably my biggest month of the year. Already 1/3 the way to 21.
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