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The UA Frequent Flyer Quiz Thread: Where Is This?

The UA Frequent Flyer Quiz Thread: Where Is This?

Old Jun 17, 22, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
Great Salt Lake?
Originally Posted by st530 View Post
Same guess.
That one's a bit bigger in area. This one's just a bit deeper than the Great Salt Lake - but not much.

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hint 2: Think about where the sun is and which way the plane is flying
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Old Jun 17, 22, 1:34 pm
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How about the Salton Sea? Its a bit deeper than the Great Salt Lake, and visible between LAX and IAH.
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Old Jun 17, 22, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by ito717 View Post
How about the Salton Sea? Its a bit deeper than the Great Salt Lake, and visible between LAX and IAH.
Bingo!

Another clue is that there are some lights/human activity along the shore but not much. It's shoreline is similar in shape to Lake Tahoe - which is what I originally thought when I'd been going through my photos - but it would have been lit up a bit differently - and on the other side of the plane relative to dawn.

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Lake Mendota maybe but it seems like should have been higher in elevation by then.

Last edited by nomad420; Jun 17, 22 at 2:26 pm Reason: Ah, I was working on it when it was answered. I guess Salton sea, yeah not enough lights for Mendota.
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Old Jun 17, 22, 11:05 pm
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Where was this?



Extra points: which gate?

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Old Jun 17, 22, 11:26 pm
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SGF Springfield
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Nope.

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HmmUAX to LAS at that relatively late hour.

LAX?
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Old Jun 18, 22, 12:56 am
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Where was this?



Extra points: which gate?

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The last time September 28 was a Friday was 2018.

Someone else already guessed LAX, which was going to be my thought as well although I don't see anything obvious in the reflection that screams that. It really doesn't look like SFO, so my only other thought would be PSP, as I don't recall exactly when they killed the PSP-LAS service. The flight times scream PDT.

A 27xx flight number to HOU sounded like a charter originally, but I didn't see any obvious sporting events in Houston the following day. An MLB series wouldn't end on a Friday; Rice was on the road and UH was off that weekend. So it must be maint related, which means it could be anywhere (that could have a UX flight to LAS I mean
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Originally Posted by econ View Post
Hmm…UAX to LAS at that relatively late hour.

LAX?
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The last time September 28 was a Friday was 2018.

Someone else already guessed LAX, which was going to be my thought as well although I don't see anything obvious in the reflection that screams that. It really doesn't look like SFO, so my only other thought would be PSP, as I don't recall exactly when they killed the PSP-LAS service. The flight times scream PDT.

A 27xx flight number to HOU sounded like a charter originally, but I didn't see any obvious sporting events in Houston the following day. An MLB series wouldn't end on a Friday; Rice was on the road and UH was off that weekend. So it must be maint related, which means it could be anywhere (that could have a UX flight to LAS I mean
Yep.



Who knew UA flew into HOU?

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p.s. Yes, the photo is from 2018

p.p.s. WRT if this was a sports charter, was wondering if there was a MLS game such as Galaxy vs. Dynamo that Saturday.
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p.p.s. WRT if this was a sports charter, was wondering if there was a MLS game such as Galaxy vs. Dynamo that Saturday.
So, I actually did a little more sleuthing but I didn't want to ruin the game for anybody else. After I realized it was probably 2018, I went back through the archives. The 2018 Fleet Updates thread contains a lot of GUM conversions at HOU during that timeframe, and the flight numbers were all in the same range. I didn't see a note for that particular flight, but if I had to put money on it. I'd say that it was on its way from GUM to HOU for conversion for regular fleet use.
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Old Jun 18, 22, 12:46 pm
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No jet bridges at this UA out station.
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Hmm...UVF?
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Hmm...UVF?
Seconded...
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Correct it's UVF...

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