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Tue
7
Oct '08

New Orleans Recap.

Well, Commander’s Palace was too good for us, or shall I say, the girls were not allowed in wearing shorts. No link for them this time!

So — we ended up on Magazine street looking for Thrift Store skirts and finally bailed and had lunch elsewhere — in the back of a restaurant that the room was labeled “Siberia” (since it was beyond the kitchen). It was good, I was still stuffed from the eggs and steak which I whipped up for us all at 9am so I had a cup of the red beans and rice with a small ceaser salad on the side.

Here is a humorous picture… a table full of priests sitting under a painting of the devil:

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The afternoon and evening was filled with flying. From the pictures below, you can tell that Ted (the vacation segment portion of United — or the back end as I like to call it) is being phased out. Notice the second overwing exit door is the their standard fleet grey, not the white of the other one?

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Or how about the raydome cover on the front — from their stripped version painted planes?

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At least they are doing maintenance! Ted is due to be phased out this fall so these planes will get repainted, and first class seats will be added back into them. I also saw another strange thing at the New Orleans aiport. It was a United Express 737-NG with blended winglettes. That’s a full-size jet, not a commuter, and it had all three classes of service. Seriously odd since their feeder on this flight (Shuttle America, aka Republic Airlines) doesn’t list this as a 737 flight but an Embrauer 170).

But back to the New Orleans wrap-up. It will be interesting to see what the scale says tomorrow after already bing up 5 pounds hitting NOLA — and how it seems that everything is deep fried or laden with pig fat in all their cooking.

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