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Flight Review: Onboard United Airlines Flight UA256. San Francisco to Las Vegas. Incl. drive to SFO

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Uploaded on Jan 20, 2012

Date: Tuesday 27th December 2011
Airline: United Airlines
Flight No: UA256
Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
Aircraft Reg No: N491UA
First flight date: 21st February 2002
Delivery Date: 22nd February 2009
Seat No: 27A
Origin: San Francisco, California, USA
Departure Gate No: Terminal 3, Gate G91
Departure Runway: 28L
Destination: Las Vegas McCarran, Nevada, USA
Arrival Gate No: Gate D54
Arrival Runway: 1L
Push-back Time: 12:50pm PST
Take-off Time: 1:02pm PST
Arrival Time on Runway: 2:10pm PST
Arrival Time at Gate: 2:15pm PST
Flight Duration: 1 hr 8 mins

0:03 - Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge with fog.
1:36 - Driving along the U.S. 101, passing Alcatraz and the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.
1:59 - Driving up the very steep Divisadero Street, downtown San Francisco.
3:07 - Boarding Pass.
3:17 - View from the plane from inside Gate G91.
3:57 - Captain welcome announcement and view of the apron from onboard the plane.
4:37 - Seat-back, carpet and tray-table, overview.
5:15 - Taxiing to the Runway.
5:40 - Turning onto Runway 28L.
6:05 - Take-off.
7:00 - Starting a left turn to head southeast for Las Vegas. Includes views over Downtown San Francisco, Oakland and the Golden Gate Bridge. 9:25 - Looking down over SFO Airport. 10:14 - Downtown San Francisco.
11:32 - Overhead panel and TV monitors.
11:52 - Safety Card - front and back.
12:44 - Slight wing-flex during light turbulence.
12:51 - Snow capped mountains with view of wing during turbulence.
13:54 - Close-up of wing inlet.
14:05 - Napkin and apple juice shaking in moderate turbulence.
14:33 - Mojave Desert and mountains.
14:42 - Forward cabin.
15:21 - The seat.
16:04 - Seat audio control panel and United Airlines headphones.
16:40 - Seat-pocket.
17:20 - Captain announces initial descent into Las Vegas with view of the mountains close-up.
18:20 - Red Rock Canyon.
18:50 - Starting final descent with distant view of the Las Vegas "Strip".
18:59 - Overview of the Las Vegas area - housing etc.
19:27 - Las Vegas Boulevard aka"The Strip".
19:57 - Speed brakes raised during descent.
20:13 - Turning left to head back towards the airport - includes views over the Las Vegas residential areas.
21:48 - Final descent and landing on Runway 1L.
22:45 - Welcome announcement and aircraft turns onto the Taxiway.
23:27 - Views of the "Strip" whilst taxiing to the Gate.
25:04 - Turning onto the Gate D54. Aircraft parks next to United Airlines A320-232 - N418UA in new United Livery.

Filmed using the Sony HDR-HC9 HDV1080i High Definition Handycam.

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