A Blazing hot Sydney to a crisp February Houston morning

Hey!
Been a while since I did one of these! You can see my last one here.
Hello! Last month I flew from Sydney to Houston on United’s beautiful 787-9. This was when Sydney was featured as the FNF, “Hot and Heavy”.

Route information

We departed at around 11 am local time in bustling Sydney from runway 07, the shorter and less realistic runway, but when you are assigned by ATC, there’s nothing else you can do. We had a crosswind, hot, takeoff, then banked right towards the vast big blue. We cruised at 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, and finally 41 thousand feet. We crossed over the pacific and had a nice sunrise over Los Angeles. We continued east over some gorgeous mountains near Sadona, AZ, and then entered Texas, flew south of Austin, and eventually touched down after 16 hours and 21 minutes in Houston. Enjoy!

Boarding in a busy Sydney

Blasting out of Sydney’s runway 07 with I think @MJP_27 holding short in a Qantas 738

Banking away from Sydney to venture out to the vast ocean

The full moon looming as our 787-9 basks in the setting sunlight over the Pacific Ocean

The full moon moments from disappearing as the rising sun takes its shift over the waking city of Los Angeles

The sun rises as we glide miles above the city of Ontario, California

Soaring above mountains in the morning light

Gear down in Houston

Touchdown in Houston after 16 hours, 21 minutes.

Deplaning at our gate!

I hope you enjoyed!

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Cya later!

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Sorry about the sun in the sunrise shot- on my iPad the plane was blocking it and it looked better but it somehow got shifted so it looks a bit weird rip

can I vote all of the photos because I love all of them

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These are amazing pictures! Fantastic Job @Suhas

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I dont really know what to say besides, these are really really really good. Great photos on a great flight!

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Wow! Absolutely stunning! Really cool pictures, thanks for sharing!

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Thanks @SahyaQFFlyer @VegasAviation @NoahM (screenshot lord) @JulianB!

Means a lot guys :), glad you enjoyed!

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😊
Thanksssss

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Number 4 is awesome how the moon looks with that United 787 🤩amazing!

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Thanks! I agree, the 789 looks great in moonshots.

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@NoahM

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HD 4k

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To be honest I have no ide a why this only has 6 likes

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nicely done dude. Also great patience flying for more than 16 hours. Well played dude.

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Thanks a lot!

By the way, both of those moonshots are amazing!

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Thank you!

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Qantas B738 is me!

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Cool! I thought so! Lol I hope you had a nice flight

I did not know that was a route, great pics!

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Thank you! It’s in my top 10 routes in IF. They started it in I think 2017. UA100 and UA101.