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My Planned Day Trip!  
User currently offlineIrishAviator From Ireland, joined May 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Hi everyone,

So I've been in America for three months on a special work and travel visa called the J-1 Visa, which is for college students, and allows me to spend the summer in America to work and generally experience life as an American. As my time here is coming to a close, I fly back to Ireland on the 27th of August, I decided to spend some of my hard earned cash on some internal flights. After much searching on expedia.com this is my itinerary:

Monday August 20th

Flight #1- DL 869 EWR-DTW (08:55-10:56) MD88
Flight #2- DL1821 DTW-PHX (12:25-13:30) A320
Flight #3- DL1646 PHX-ATL (23:30-06:05) B752
Flight #4- DL2343 ATL-EWR (07:30-09:47) B73W

All for a total of $384, not bad eh!

I've been looking on flightaware.com the past few Mondays and it seems an A319 is now flying the EWR-DTW route instead of the MD88 but I'm still hoping for the MD to be waiting for me at the gate!

Let me know what you all think of my day trip!

Cheers

Daniel

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Are you building this day trip around a specific destination? Your layover in Phoenix is really long, you can easily fit in flights to LAX/LAS.


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User currently offlineIrishAviator From Ireland, joined May 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

I looked at flights to LAX/LAS but they were too expensive for me so I'm just planning on spotting for the time that I'm there.

Cheers

Daniel


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4992 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Sounds like a great day Daniel!

Consider renting a car in PHX and driving to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. You'll be glad you did. While it is mainly military aircraft, there are enough civil airliners present to make enthusiasts like us happy!



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User currently offlineIrishAviator From Ireland, joined May 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

That would be a great idea if I had my full driving license, still on my learners permit. It is definately something I will do in the future.

Cheers

Daniel


User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Man, NYC is expensive to PHX.

Sounds like a good trip. I have PHX on the brain for a few MRs myself. (won't tell you how much I paid lol).

If you don't work on the Museum, there may be a half day trip to the grand canyon. A wee bit different than NYC no matter what you do !



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Quoting IrishAviator (Reply 2):
I looked at flights to LAX/LAS but they were too expensive for me so I'm just planning on spotting for the time that I'm there.

Yeah, now when it is closer to departure you are looking at around $100 each way.

Anyway, take it easy when spotting at PHX, it will be HOT out there. I flew to PHX the other day and it was 114 degrees. Makes the current 91 degrees in LA feel cool  



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 3):

With him arriving at 13:30 and leaving late at night, he won't have time. It's a long drive to TUS and back.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
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Sounds good, although A320 and 73W sounds like yawnsville, and that's half your sectors.


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User currently offlinealggag From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 5):
If you don't work on the Museum, there may be a half day trip to the grand canyon. A wee bit different than NYC no matter what you do !

As pointed out, a trip down to Tucson would already be tough enough. Going to the Grand Canyon and back would be impossible.


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4992 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 7):
With him arriving at 13:30 and leaving late at night, he won't have time. It's a long drive to TUS and back.

About 1:30 or so, each way, you are right it would be tight. Personally I could spend all day there, (and have) as I have an interest in military aircraft as well. But a couple hours there would allow someone lots of time to see some very interesting civil aircraft.

I loved being able to touch the Viscount that flew the very first passenger operation in North America, and walking through a DC-6B and B707 that were at one time Air Force One.



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