Lucky over at the One Mile at a Time blog is a friend of Captain Denny F. Captain Denny is a terrific ambassador for the airline and a truly remarkable Captain. He introduces himself to his passengers in the premium cabins, checks on your pets in the cargo hold and holds contests on his flights at times among other things. I had the privilege of flying with Captain Denny one night from Chicago to San Francisco aboard Flyertalk One. It was a typical United flight that they renamed in our honor as we had the entire First Class section full of Flyertalkers with a spill over in the coach cabin.
The flight was a blast with all the other aviation nuts and capped off our day after a behind the scenes look at the operations center at O’Hare and trip to the ramp tower. Captain Denny arranged the tour for us and gave us his full attention all on his own time.
Now that I’m done glowing about meeting this guy, here is a typical Captain’s schedule for a month. If I recall correctly we were on a 767 with Captain Denny, but from the look of this months schedule, I’m assuming part of it is on smaller equipment unless SMF now takes 767′s.
12/04 UA943 ORD-LAX 17:30-20:00
12/05 UA324 LAX-IAD 08:31-16:20
12/05 UA729 IAD-TPA 18:16-20:42
12/06 UA465 TPA-DEN 18:35-20:41
12/06 UA419 DEN-PDX 21:39-23:36
12/07 UA464 PDX-ORD 13:22-19:20
12/11 UA943 ORD-LAX 17:30-20:00
12/12 UA239 LAX-SFO 10:31-12:07
12/12 UA760 SFO-ORD 13:12-19:25
12/12 UA640 ORD-PHL 21:00-23:58
12/13 UA563 PHL-ORD 16:39-18:06
12/13 UA515 ORD-SMF 20:30-23:02
12/14 UA332 SMF-ORD 13:17-19:20
12/18 UA839 ORD-LAX 18:31-21:02
12/19 UA347 LAX-BOS 08:35-17:00
12/20 UA881 BOS-ORD 09:02-10:55
12/20 UA107 ORD-LAX 13:06-15:35
12/21 UA944 LAX-ORD 07:00-13:03
12/27 UA524 ORD-BOS 06:00-09:16
12/27 UA785 BOS-DEN 10:06-12:56
12/28 UA227 DEN-LAX 11:47-13:23
12/28 UA118 LAX-SFO 15:27-16:56
12/28 UA573 SFO-SEA 17:54-20:07
12/29 UA916 SEA-IAD 07:33-15:29
12/30 UA865 IAD-ORD 09:53-11:12
12/30 UA728 ORD-IAD 13:06-16:06
12/30 UA249 IAD-ORD 17:11-18:30
Twenty Seven flights crisscrossing America in four separate blocks of days on the road. Can you imagine the responsibility and living that work schedule?
On many occasions Captain Denny invites a group of us to meet him for dinner along his journey. I’ll try to catchup with Captain Denny in December. He is a fascinating guy.
Here is a link to Nick Kralev’s article in the Washington Times about Captain Denny.
Hilton Pointstretcher Dates til May 2011
Ric at the Loyalty Traveler blog first posted these bargains. Sae 40% with pointstretcher redemptions