TAPping into a double event SFO as a passenger!

Hello IFC!

About a week ago, I flew across the pond from Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹 to San Francisco, USA 🇺🇸.

At the time, SFO had a mind blowing 210+ arrivals, all thanks to the double event of Golden Gate fly out and the Sydney to SFO group flight by Dan. It was really fun to be in a super crowded airspace, so I thought I would make a post about it.

Using the TAP air Portugal’s new A330NEO, I managed to get some spectacular shots!

I decided to capture the amazing flight from the passenger perspective. I think this will be a unique one compared to other flight reports!

Enjoy!

top secret info
  • Server: Expert
  • Aircraft: A330-900NEO
  • Livery: TAP air Portugal
  • Flight duration: 10 hours 53 minutes
  • Route: Lisbon - San Francisco
  • Call sign: TAP 237 Heavy
  • Departure: 15:50 pm scheduled (simulator time)
  • Arrival: 20:00 pm scheduled (simulator time)

Arrived at Lisbon airport. Got a cool shot with a departing a320 while getting out of my truck 🛻.

The border controls and security was extra crowded because of the lack of employees from COVID-19, but we managed to arrive at the boarding area in time 😮‍💨. Check out the beast we are flying on for today!

Really cool to see the realistic cabin in the newer aircraft’s in the simulator! Here is the seat I will spend my next 11 hours on, 28K.

I’m no time, we taxi to runway 03, and begin the long takeoff role of the heavily loaded A330NEO!

Sorry, I just had to get outside for a few moments to take this shot of my plane taking off.

Goodbye Portugal! The afternoon Lisbon looks really nice with the atlantic ocean. Again, couldn’t resist to just staying at my boring seat taking a really boring and similar photo. Had to take a shot from outside!

TAP air Portugal do have some great IFE installed! 🍿

Smooth Cruise over Canada. I had to once again jump of the plane to take this photo. Sorry to the flight attendants!

Took a little nap, and we are already descending into San Francisco! It’s really weird because we took off Lisbon at 15:50 local time, and was flying for 10 hours, but it’s still 18:50 here. Jet lag is freaking my brain and body out! No more photos from outside because I got yelled at by the flight attendants 😩😔

A330 family always are smooth as 🧈

A shame that we can only use 10 pictures per post…
It was really fun to fly from a passenger perspective! I normally fly in economy class in real life, so the view of the back of the wing really reminded me to fly again someday.

Nevertheless, a phenomenal flight! ✈️🛩️

Comment your favorite photo forr da pizza 🍕

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NOO-

we have been roll ricked

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Thought I would share my love towards the one and only Rick Astley 😏

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I’ll do the same… 😏

We’re no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I (do I)
A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of
You wouldn’t get this from any other guy

I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We’ve known each other for so long
Your heart’s been aching, but you’re too shy to say it (say it)
Inside, we both know what’s been going on (going on)
We know the game and we’re gonna play it

And if you ask me how I’m feeling
Don’t tell me you’re too blind to see

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We’ve known each other for so long
Your heart’s been aching, but you’re too shy to say it (to say it)
Inside, we both know what’s been going on (going on)
We know the game and we’re gonna play it

I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

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Loved it, please do more this XD

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The post, or the roll Rick’s crazy mind blowing ability to sing?

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May I have both?

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Sure, no one is going to stop you lol

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