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AA/AE Service - JFK-MIA-EYW  
User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Hi All,

Been looking at a trip to the Keys for January and am using a discounted rate through one of the local alliances with American Eagle and a ground handling company. I know the standard AE Embraer 135 service to JFK, but we're on a 757 to MIA then an ATR 72 to they keys. On the way up from MIA on the way back it's the A300.

Any ideas, comments on these routes?
- chronic delays
- better seats (we're all over 6')
- tips for JFK and MIA?

Thanks!

First post here - finally ante'd up the $25!


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User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Any info? The only reason I ask is that I'm mostly an AC/C6/DL kinda guy. Never flown AA or AE before and I'm getting a really good fare on this friends and family rate...

J



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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

When are you travelling? Of course there's no way of knowing delays though I don't think you'll have many problems. JFK is still largely an under-utilized airport during the day.

As for seats, see if you can't get an exit row when you get to the airport.

LH423



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User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

Both the 757 and A300 Have the crappy old style interior without MRTC. IFE is basically old CRT TVs with CBS's Eye on American. Take your own headsets or you will have to pay 3 bucks for them. Dont expect any service on the flights other than drinks.

If you are staying in MIA a few days or hours and can leave the airport I recomend the Hooters on 107th AVE NW, you can sit outside and look at planes landing on R9 or 8R, And they pass almost directly overhead at about maybe 150 feet. not SXM but its OK!

In key west if you go to Sloopy Joes dont drink the RUM RUNNER, taste's like robitussin. Go to the sunset deck, get their early so you can have a seat by the sea, sunset is gourgeous, with an Ice Cold Corona and some oysters.....

God I need a vacation!

RGDS
Luis At MIA


User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2800 times:

The ATR72 is a very interesting craft, from the faded, peeling paint to the rear entry of the plane. Remember get the front row seat is not the best seat in the house. Sit in the far back, where you will be first off the plane and will get to have conversation with the Cubanita F/A's  cutie   cutie 

As for Key West, it really has some cool spotting, spend some time near the FBO ramp.

I will sneak in some city suggestions... Breakfast at Two Friends on Front Street, best bar in the city is Irish Kevin's on Duval.

 sun   thumbsup 

Enjoy..

Craig
MKE.... EYW soon



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2794 times:

Try booking AA #1378 on your way back MIA-JFK. It's on the 762, which is becoming a rare bird nowadays (at least here on USA domestic runs).

User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Thanks Everyone!

Here's what we're looking at:

18JAN06
AA4758 YHZ JFK ER3
AA1165 JFK MIA 757
AA4935 MIA EYW AT7

25JAN06
AA4932 EYW MIA AT7
AA1262 MIA JFK AB6
AA4773 JFK YHZ ER3

I've heard the MIA-JFK-MIA Airbus flights are chronically late. As for times, these flights we've chosen get us into EYW early (enough time to prep for an evening at 801 Bourbon!) and then on the way home it's the only flight options that get us into YHZ the same day.

I remember old Air Atlantic Dash 7's that had the rear entry door...it is sort of weird.

Thanks for the replies and we'll definitely be looking for the exit seats.....



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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Quoting JasYHZ (Reply 6):
801 Bourbon

Ohhh.... I take everything back about the Cubanitas you will meet on the AT7...



Craig
MKE



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User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 464 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Quoting JasYHZ (Thread starter):
better seats

As for 757, try to get exit the exit rows, row 9 is the best, 10A or 10F is the best seat ever, nice view outside the window and great legroom, 17 and 18 are very nice.

A300, exit row (27) is not so good and it is always pre-reserved by Platinums and Golds, the good seats are either rows 4, 5 or 6 (although 6 gets complaints that the F/As manuever the trolleys to go from one side to the other, but given the fact that you will not be fed, it's ok!)



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 8):
As for 757, try to get exit the exit rows, row 9 is the best, 10A or 10F is the best seat ever, nice view outside the window and great legroom

I tried 10F once and while I had great legroom, my feet nearly froze due to the -65 degree F air seeping in through the door!


User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Everyone has been a great help...

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 7):

Looks like my Aunt Joan......

Last January we were there and spilled out of Kwest around 3:30 am......EYW is a great town!



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