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Pictorial Report - United Airlines JFK-LAX-SYD-MEL UA27 and UA839

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I am simply putting this next trip report in pictures. I have been running late blogging this stuff so some of the minor details have slipped my mind anyway! This post covers my journey home from New York to Melbourne on United Airlines Flight 28, p.s service Boeing 757-200 (New York JFK to Los Angeles) and United Flight 839 Boeing 747-400 from Los Angeles to Melbourne via Sydney.

airtrain arriving at JFK
airtrain at JFK approaching JetBlue terminal
heading up to the United Red Carpet Club at JFK

United RCC at JFK, has a view

free wifi onboard today, limited time offer. also you can see the lounge wifi access card

N525UA, my ride to LAX. Boeing 757-200 fitted with winglets (and wifi onboard)

flight to SFO waiting beside us

taxi'ing out I spot a Jet (9W) A330-200 - i think they fly in from India via Brussels?

we have liftoff - nice view of JFK



wave goodbye to New York, climbing out

in cruise over thick clouds

arriving at the gate LAX, on schedule

United 747, boarding at LAX for SYD

Breakfast be…

New York and the Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square

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Doubletree Suites Tower
I got a good deal on priceline.com at the Doubletree Guest Suites and since it was my first time in New York, the location suited me well, right in the heart of Times Square. In fact I don't think you could get any nearer to the centre of Times Square than Doubletree.
I arrived on a red-eye flight and the staff had no problems checking me in at 8am! In fact I must have looked a bit tired as the girl behind the desk guessed I had just come off a red-eye flight. I was really happy to get into the room early as I was in desperate need of a shower. I was presented with a warm choc-chip cookie as I completed check-in. I was given a corner room looking out over times square. The view was amazing!
view from my room, wow!
view from my room, looking down
looking out to the river, Hudson? im not sure, view from from my room
looking out to the left side from my corner room
The room consisted of an entry way and hallway, off to the right as you enter was the large bathroom, t…

United 82 ( UA82 ) - Los Angeles to New York JFK Boeing 757-200 Economy Class

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I arrived into LAX terminal 7 off a United Airlines flight from Las Vegas and decided to head to the Continental President's Club between flights. I spent a good 10 minutes educating the lounge attendant about Star Alliance Gold lounge access policies and she read and re-read her folders about 10 times before finally agreeing I was allowed into the lounge on a BMI Diamond Club gold card with an onward domestic flight on United. It was worth it though, as the President's Club is much better than the Red Carpet Club, and they have free wi-fi and drinks!

Continental President's Club at LAX
I settled down with a vodka and orange juice and logged on to my MSN account to chat with friends back home. The fog and mist outside was still quite heavy but gradually improving. I decided to track the Boeing 757 that would be operating my sector on it's inbound flight from the east coast on FlightAware. I even managed to listen to some live air traffic control online which passed the …