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  1. Rapid Travel Chai
    Rapid Travel Chai 1 May 2012 at 7:38 am |

    That trip scores a perfect 10!

  2. Charu
    Charu 1 May 2012 at 7:40 am |

    I always find an empty seat next to me helps–no matter what the cramped conditions. But the seats do look a lot better than the average long haul cramped coach seats…such as my recent Royal Jordanian trip. Glad there were enough movies on board to distract.

  3. LarryInNYC
    LarryInNYC 1 May 2012 at 7:53 am |

    You are completely nuts. But feel free to invite me along next time!

  4. Lettie
    Lettie 1 May 2012 at 8:02 am |

    16 hours each way is brutal (esp with only 12 hrs on ground)..glad u at least had no roommate next to you though:) every little thing helps on long haul trips (extra blanket,decent meal,good movie,cabin temp. comfortable etc). Thanks for the story

  5. mpinheiro
    mpinheiro 1 May 2012 at 8:59 am |

    Glad to hear you had a great time in Rio. Maybe next time you have a chance to spend 12 days instead of 12 hours and get to know some of the wonders of our continental country!

  6. greek2me
    greek2me 1 May 2012 at 10:05 am |

    This story cracked me up at FTU. I am not up for this as I view it as more punishment than fun, but think it is hilarious you did it.

  7. Andrew
    Andrew 1 May 2012 at 11:57 am |

    Man, I would love to know your financial situation.

  8. Lark
    Lark 1 May 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    Did you apply GPU’s and they did not clear? I have 6 GPU’s and no Int’l travel (on UA anyway) scheduled this year.

    If you would like a couple of my GPU’s, I would be happy to give them to you. PM me on FT, LarkSFO.

    I appreciate your constant fight against the anecdotal bullshit that is presented as ‘fact’ on FT! Keep up the good work.

  9. Latimer
    Latimer 1 May 2012 at 10:31 pm |

    I’m looking forward to planning a similar trip for a Bachelor Party!

  10. Mike from Berlin
    Mike from Berlin 3 May 2012 at 9:46 pm |

    To be honest, that kind of travelling is exactly why I think taxes like the one imposed by the EU now for air travel should be implemented WORLDWIDE. Selfish behaviour on account of the environment. Thank you very much!

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  12. Dylan Turner
    Dylan Turner 27 February 2014 at 11:17 am |

    Flying UA73 SFO-HNL on 764 tomorrow. Currently a regular E+ window with my girlfriend but 16AB are open and I’m contemplating switching. Worried about not as much room to stretch and not having a window, but would be nice to not have one recline into me. Thoughts? Advice?

  13. Dylan Turner
    Dylan Turner 27 February 2014 at 11:47 am |

    Me too. Too difficult to lean forward in 16A or recline and look back?


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