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Topic: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-19 11:18:52 and read 19283 times.

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Introduction



The U S of A, a great country IMHO. A country where everything is big, a country I have lived in for a year, a country I have visited many times (mostly in the summer) for vacation or other purposes. This year would be no exception. Visiting friends in Maine, Pennsylvania and Canada while enjoying my 4 week vacation from work.
Hello everyone and welcome to my 12th trip report featuring the beginning of my vacation to the USA/Canada!
It wasn’t until the 27th of May when my dad and I started looking for tickets. Booking was done, the same day, on delta.com (as my dad is a SkyMiles member). 6 flights for about 1200EUR p.p, not a very bad deal for the time of year and the date that we booked IMO.
There were a lot of different options for that price, so we eventually chose:
July 21: AMS-BOS // 11:10-13:00 // DL231 // A330-300
August 1: BOS-JFK // 12:00-13:17 // DL901 // A319
August 1: JFK-PHL // 16:10-17:28 // DL3544 // CRJ900 Pinnacle Airlines/DL Connection
August 8: PHL-LGA // 14:10-15:10 // DL4050 // CRJ100 Pinnacle Airlines/DL Connection
August 8: LGA-YYZ // 16:45-18:25 // DL7145 // B736 operated by WestJet
August 21: YYZ-AMS // 23:05-12:10 // DL9399 // B744 operated by KLM

A nice itinerary with all different types, and for me it will be the first time flying Delta longhaul and WestJet. This would also be a chance to catch the fairly “rare” B737-600 type.
This series will be split into 5 parts (due to the many pictures made):
Part 1: AMS-BOS
Part 2: BOS-JFK
Part 3: JFK-PHL
Part 4: PHL-LGA-YYZ
Part 5: YYZ-AMS
Every part will not only contain a report of the flight(s), but it will also be accompanied by many pictures of places I visited/things I did during my stay.

So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this report!


Map



The map for this part, thanks to the Great Circle Mapper:

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And the map of this whole trip, also thanks to the Great Circle Mapper:

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Getting to AMS



It was 05:30 on saturday morning the 21st of July when my alarm clock went off. Finally time to go on vacation, and to fly again I thought after a 4 hours sleep. After quickly getting my hair cut (by my dad) I headed for a shower and got ready to go.
As always, the transportation to the airport will be by train. So at 06:45 we headed towards Amsterdam Lelylaan train station. Once arriving there, just before 07:00, we bought are tickets at the ticket machine and headed up to platform 1.
The train arrived, right on time, at 07:07 and about 10 min later we arrived at Schiphol Plaza.


Check-in



As always I had checked in online the night before, so all I needed to do now was print my BP and drop my bag off. As I expected the check-in area to be quite busy I decided to use one of the machines located on the ground floor. 5 minutes later the machine successfully spit my BP out.
We then headed upstairs to the check-in area to drop our bags off. Once arriving to our designated row it was my turn right away. I was greeted by a friendly agent (who immediately asked which perfume I had on as she thought I smelled good) and my bag was checked in within 5 min.


Passport Control



We headed straight towards passport control, which wasn’t busy at all, and were through in no time. As I have a sister working at one of the restaurants on the schengen side, and we had enough time to spare, we decided to head over there and give her a visit.
That means going through passport control again to get to the schengen side. Once again there was no line, and after explaining why we were heading to the “wrong” side we were allowed through but, advised to head back on time as there can be long lines at passport control (I have seen how long those lines can be during previous visits at AMS).
After going through security we walked over to the Mediterranean Sandwich Bar, greeted my sister, and had some breakfast. I went for the Egg/Bacon Panini with a nice and fresh grapefruit juice:

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Spotting @ AMS



We said goodbye to my sister and headed back over to the non-schengen side, but before doing that I took a picture of this Arkefly 767 being towed from its gate heading to some place much more sunny:

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Once arriving at passport control, where there barely was a line, we decided to try one of the many self service machines. After scanning my passport and looking into the camera, I was let through. As there still was quite some time before boarding began, we looked around at some of the many shops. I also took a little look at the movements outside, like this DL 767 getting ready for its flight back across the pond:

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This picture clearly shows the big presence Delta has at AMS each day:

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After exchanging some EUR into $$$, buying the newest Airliner World and Airports of the World magazine, we headed towards our gate: E17. Before arriving at our gate I saw this beautiful tri-holer getting ready for its flight to HAV:

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Once arriving at our gate, I took a quick picture of our aircraft. N820NW, a former NW aircraft delivered in 2007, will be doing the honors for me on this flight:

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Security + Boarding



Soon enough security opened at 09:20:

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We waited for a little while before joining the line. After waiting for about 10 minutes it was our turn, so one of the many security guards approached us, took our passports, and asked us to stand and wait at one of the many high tables. The guard scanned our passports into the computer, and then came back and asked us the usual questions. After answering all of them, we both got the usual small pink sticker on the back of our passports and let through to the screening process.
I waited for about 5 minutes before putting my carry-on on the x-ray belt and walking into the screening machine. After putting my hands up, the machine screened me and I was let through and had now arrived at the holding pen.
The holding pen was already quite busy but my dad and I still found some empty seats. Once boarding time had arrived (10:10) there came an announcement saying that it will be another 10-15 min before boarding begins. After 15 min there came another announcement that it will be another 5-10 min before boarding begins.
Eventually at 10:35 boarding began, so everybody stood up and created the usual chaotic boarding scene. The families with small children accompanied by the passengers who need special assistance boarded first, followed by the business class passengers, then the “status” passengers and then it was time for the economy passengers to board. As we were almost situated in the very back of the plane we were one of the first allowed to board.
After zigzagging our way through the crowd the gate agent checked our BP (as it was already scanned at security) and we were let through.

21/07/2012
AMS-BOS
DL231 // 41A
A330 Delta // N820NW
11:11 – 12:45


Upon entering the plane we exchanged greetings with the male FA, took a right at the first aisle, and headed towards our seat: 41A/B at the back of the plane. First impression of the cabin: A bit cramped as I couldn’t walk straight through the aisle because the overhead bins were in the way.
Once arriving at our seats I got settled in and took a quick look outside where a company A330 was getting ready:

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The cabin was filling up, flight load will be 100% in Y:

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The PTVs were showing different ads/commercials:

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Flight crew on this flight was a mixture of different genders and ages. All ok, they did their job (some with a smile, some not) except for one male FA. He seemed a bit hung over (or something like that) and didn’t really want to be there.
At 11:00 the door was closed and the male purser came on the PA with the usual announcements. No announcements from the cockpit (except for a very short one before final approach) and no announced flying time.


Pushback + Taxi



At 11:10(bang on time) we started pushback:

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Meanwhile the safety demonstration was being played on the PTVs:

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Passing by….

A bunch of KLM heavies at the F-gates:

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A China Airlines B747 getting ready for its flight back to TPE via BKK:

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A Malaysia Airlines // B777 // 9M-MRE getting ready for its flight back to KUL:

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A Singapore Airlines B777 in an all white *A c/s today:

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A KL A330, DL 767 and CX 747 resting at their remote stand:

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Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-19 11:20:22 and read 19498 times.

Passing by these remote stands means we are either heading to the “Polder” or “Zwanenburgbaan” also known as runways 36C and 36L:

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We took a right which means we are headed to the Polderbaan (36L):

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An Arkefly 767 departing for some place sunny:

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Take-off + Climb



Once (finally) arriving at 36L, we immediately started take-off roll:

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And lift off!:

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Flying by the city of Haarlem:

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We took a left turn heading straight towards the North Sea:

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Which provided a nice view of 36L, if you look closely you can see an aircraft departing:

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Straight into the clouds:

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As always, the sun is shining above the clouds!:

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Meanwhile the PTVs were playing a Traveler Inspection Process video while the flight crew were handing immigration forms out:

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Seatback + Contents



Now let’s take a look at the seatback + its contents, but first the mandatory legroom shot:

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Safety card:

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SkYMall magazine summer 2012:

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Sky magazine July 2012:

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Another Sky magazine which was fully in Japanese or Chinese?:

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And the last one: the tax & duty free Sky Shopping magazine:

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Snack Service



About 1h15min into flight the crew came around offering snacks + beverages: Mini Pretzels + Lightly Salted Peanuts, together with that I got a Sprite:

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IFE System



At the beginning of the flight the remote control for my PTV wasn’t working at all, after about 1h it finally started working after having to press the same button about 5 times each time(and pretty hard) which became quite irritating to have to do after a while:

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Now let’s take a closer look at Deltas IFE system, first the welcome screen with 8 different categories:

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The watch category has 4 sub categories:

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The movie category offers around 102 movies in 20 different genres:

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The TV category offers around 40 different TV series:

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The HBO section offers different TV series, movies etc. You do have to pay extra for them though:

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Another main category is: Listen, this has 2 sub categories. The albums sub category offers 200+ albums you can listen to, the radio sub category has a bunch of different radio stations on offer:

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Play, another main category, offers 15 different games:

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The 4th main category: Explore has 2 subcategories:

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The Delta experience sub category shows information of each of Deltas products:

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The other sub category: Our fleet, offers information/details of each aircraft on their fleet:

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One very irritating thing are these commercials that pop up every 5/10 minutes:

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The 5th category: Spy Kids, for all the kids onboard:

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The 6th category: Playlists, is where you can make your own playlist that you can listen to. The 7th category: This trip, has 2 sub categories:

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The terminal maps sub category offers maps of different airports Delta flies to:

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The feedback sub category:

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The last main category is Help & Settings which pretty much speaks for itself:

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By now we are just past Ireland with 5h36min to go at FL350:

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2 hours into flight the purser started announcing that they will be coming around with lunch offering 3 different options: Rice yellow chicken curry, vegetable lasagna or a Caesar salad I started to watch a movie and chose for: The Hangover, IMO a great movie!:

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Lunch Service



Once the crew had reached our row there were only 2 options left: The vegetable lasagna (which turned out to be pasta) or the Caesar salad. I opted for the vegetable pasta which tasted ok:

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Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-19 11:24:11 and read 19436 times.

Together with that I got a Sprite:

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My dad opted for the Caesar salad:

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After lunch, the crew came around offering Coffee/Tea:

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After finishing The Hangover there was 3h37min to go and still at FL350:

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Lavatory



Time to pay the lavatory a visit, which was still in good condition:

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The cabin:

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I then decided to watch a classic: Forrest Gump also a great movie!:

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Meanwhile the crew came around with trays offering water:

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Flying over Canada by now:

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Snack Service



With 1,5 hours to go the crew came around with the last service for this flight: A 3 cheese calzone together with chocolate ice cream (which both tasted good) and a beverage:

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Together with that I got a coke:

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Descent



Once Forrest Gump finished, there was only 0h30min to go and we finally started descent at FL370:

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Speedbrakes were being deployed:

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Getting closer and closer to BOS:

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We flew straight past BOS:

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After passing BOS we made a sharp left turn:

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Flew straight for a while:

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Passing South Weymouth Naval Air Station:

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And making 2 sharp right turns:

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For…..


Final Approach + Landing



To runway 4R:

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Under the wing you can see Norwood Memorial Airport:

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Passing by Downtown Boston:

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A cruise ship sitting at the dock, this one is dedicated to OA260:

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Straight over the water:

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And touchdown on runway 4R at 12:35, 25min ahead of schedule:

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Taxi to the gate



We then taxied to our gate E4:

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Passing by….

A United // A319 // N812UA landing on runway 4R:

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A JetBlue // A320 // N638JB sitting at gate C32:

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A Southwest // B737 // N718SW sitting at gate E1A:

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A Delta 767 and Icelandair 757 sitting at their gate, we will park to the left of the DL 767:

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In our parking position at 12:45, 15min ahead of schedule!:

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De-boarding



Soon enough the front left door was opened and everybody made their way towards the front. We bid the crew farewell and headed towards…


Immigration + Customs



After waiting for about 10min at the “non US residents lane” we, with a whole bunch of other people, were directed to the “US residents lane” as there were barely any people there anymore. 10min later it was our turn, so we approached the TSA agent and handed our passports and form over. After answering only a couple questions, having a picture + the fingerprints of our thumb and 4 fingers on both hands taken our passports were stamped and we were let through without a problem. Next stop: Baggage belt. Once arriving, our baggage was already there. So we picked our baggage up and headed towards the exit after handing in our form. The arrivals hall was quite busy, so we made our way outside and took a right to the end of the sidewalk where all the busses arrive and depart from.


Concord Coach Lines



Our final destination for today and the first stop of our vacation will be South Portland, Maine, visiting friends. Transportation to South Portland will be by bus: Concord Coach Lines. Having bought tickets online a couple weeks ago back at home we were ready to go. Soon enough the bus arrived, so we handed our luggage to the bus driver, showed our ticket and boarded the bus.


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Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-19 11:25:12 and read 19373 times.

21/07/2012
BOS-South Portland
Concord Coach Lines
14:45-17:10


Legroom shot:

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The seats:

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The “cabin”:

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The only stop this bus made was at the Boston bus station. After waiting there for 15min (more passengers boarded) we headed straight towards South Portland which took about 2 hours:

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Once arriving in South Portland we were picked up by our friends and headed to their house, the place we will be staying at the next 5 days. During our 5 day stay we had some good times, enjoyed each other’s company and visited…


Portland – Old Port



One day we visited downtown Portland, also known as the old port. A beautiful part of the city with a nice harbor:

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Note how crooked this building is:

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A beautiful yacht sitting at the harbor:

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We had a little snack at this great café:

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Freeport



Another day we visited the town of Freeport, which has a whole bunch of outlet stores, and did some shopping:

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Boston



We also visited the city of Boston:

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Museum of Science



We went to the Museum of Science, as our friends were members there it was free for us:

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Butterfly Garden


First we paid a visit to the butterfly garden. The ticket:

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Theater of Electricity


After the butterfly garden we headed over to the Theater of Electricity:

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Where there was a show about lightning, it was more for kids but still fun to see:

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This helicopter was hanging around:

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At last we visited the Lost Egypt exhibition, unfortunately no pictures were allowed inside:

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Boston Harbor



After a nice time at the MOS, we walked over to the harbor of Boston…:

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Where you can also watch the arrivals into Boston:

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We walked from the harbor back to the car, and drove back to South Portland.


Conclusion


It was my first time flying longhaul on Delta and I must say I overall had an ok flight
The cabin, although a bit cramped, was still in good condition.
The food was decent considering it was economy food.
The IFE system is also good, too bad my remote only worked half. The only irritating thing are the commercials that keep popping up.
The crew was ok (except for the one male FA), did their job and that’s it.
Concord Coach Lines is a great bus company if you need to travel between Boston and Maine, I surely recommend them!
Dowtown Portland was a great place, Freeport a nice place for shopping and Boston a nice city to visit.

So this will end part 1 of this series, as it already way to long. If you’re still reading, thank you very much for taking the time to read this report, it is much appreciated.
Comments and Questions are as always, very welcome and much appreciated.
Part 2 featuring 2 short hops with Delta and a big delay will be online at the end of the week (I hope).

Take care,

Brendan Berkhout // Amsterdamspotter

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: babybus
Posted 2012-08-19 11:50:39 and read 19134 times.

Thanks for the thorough trip report. It made great reading.

I was talking to an American recently who told me that they love Boston very much because it is the only city in USA that has anything close to a history. It makes it sound an interesting place to visit one day.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
After lunch, the crew came around offering Coffee/Tea:

That is the ugliest cup of coffee I have ever seen in my life.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The vegetable lasagna (which turned out to be pasta)

The whole dinner looked like a wheat fest. Cheap to produce and not good for tummies.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
First we paid a visit to the butterfly garden.

Unless you particularly love butterflies, going to a botanical garden has always seemed a last resort for entertainment.

That lady in the safety demo looks like she has had a dreadfully cheap face lift. Those lips have been over-puffed and her face has been pulled too tight. There are so many beautiful people in the world you'd think the photographer or film-maker would have popped out onto the street and grabbed one for the shot.

The quality of service on any American airline has always worried me.

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: airbuseric
Posted 2012-08-19 12:00:23 and read 19083 times.

Great report Brendan, and I look forward to my maiden visit to Boston town in about 6 weeks from now. I'm doing the A330-300 as well, also DL, but in Economy Comfort, so I'll give an review on that.
I think on some routes DL flies, the A330 is even too small. There is a lot of traffic between AMS and the US.

Regards
Eric

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: lychemsa
Posted 2012-08-19 13:55:12 and read 18804 times.

Where was the desert for your lunch? A cookie?

After the needles found on DL sandwiches out of AMS I will now be checking my sandwiches thoroughly.

I started doing this anyway when an AF ham sandwich consisted of 50% fat.

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: IrishAyes
Posted 2012-08-19 14:14:54 and read 18739 times.

Thank you for the very detailed TR! Delta is a great airline and I think they offer probably one of the better and most reliable/consistent long-haul products of all major US carriers. Great job and enjoy your trip in North America.

AMS is also one of my favorite airports  

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-19 14:50:23 and read 18658 times.

Thanks for the comments already, much appreciated!

Quoting babybus (Reply 4):
Thanks for the thorough trip report. It made great reading.

You're welcome  
Quoting babybus (Reply 4):
I was talking to an American recently who told me that they love Boston very much because it is the only city in USA that has anything close to a history. It makes it sound an interesting place to visit one day.

Agree with that, but would add Philadelphia to the list too...

Hi Eric,

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
Great report Brendan

Thank you very much

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
and I look forward to my maiden visit to Boston town in about 6 weeks from now

Enjoy the visit!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
I'm doing the A330-300 as well, also DL, but in Economy Comfort, so I'll give an review on that.

Looking forward to the report, I also opted for economy comfort but all the window seats were allready taken so decided not too..

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
I think on some routes DL flies, the A330 is even too small. There is a lot of traffic between AMS and the US.

Very true, it would be great to see DL 777 and 747s @ AMS!

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 6):
Where was the desert for your lunch? A cookie?

No desert came with the lunch

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 7):
Thank you for the very detailed TR!

You're welcome, the pleasure was mine  
Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 7):
Great job and enjoy your trip in North America.

Thanks, I sure did!

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 7):
AMS is also one of my favorite airports

mine too of course hehe

cheers,

Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: 767747
Posted 2012-08-19 16:09:13 and read 18455 times.

Really nice report of your trip to the US! I love Boston ; its one of my favorite cities to be in!

Views from your DL flight look great - I love the approach and landing photos. What a perfect day for flying! DL Y food looks to have improved as well.

Thanks for sharing!

Best,

Matthew

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: KPWMSpotter
Posted 2012-08-19 16:50:40 and read 18342 times.

I felt as if I could have written this report myself. I grew up not far from Portland, you did a good job of capturing the familiar sights. I look forward to reading part 2!

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: N766UA
Posted 2012-08-19 21:35:21 and read 17895 times.

Quoting babybus (Reply 4):
I was talking to an American recently who told me that they love Boston very much because it is the only city in USA that has anything close to a history. It makes it sound an interesting place to visit one day.

Boston is a wonderful city, and I'd recommend it first to anyone coming to visit from abroad, but it's certainly not the only city with history. Philadelphia and New York City have a rich history which closely mirrors that of revolutionary-era of Boston, Baltimore and DC have buildings and neighborhoods going back nearly that far as well, and how can you forget Williamsburg or St. Augustine? (By the way, I'm neglecting 97% of the country west of these cities with a unique history all its own.)

Yes Boston rules (though I am partial), and its history is rich, but whoever said it's the only city with a history is a doofus.

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-20 10:37:59 and read 17191 times.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
Really nice report of your trip to the US!

Thank you very much

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
Views from your DL flight look great - I love the approach and landing photos

Thanks once again

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
What a perfect day for flying!

It sure was a great day weatherwise!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
Thanks for sharing!

The pleasure was all mine  
Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 10):
I felt as if I could have written this report myself. I grew up not far from Portland, you did a good job of capturing the familiar sights. I look forward to reading part 2!

Thanks, I loved Maine such a beautiful state! Have much more pictures of Maine coming up in part 2

cheers,
Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: jwhite9185
Posted 2012-08-20 11:42:12 and read 17086 times.

Nice one Brendan, been looking forward to reading this! Great pictures and story - Boston looks just how i remember it, despite being 16 years since I went. Visited a few of those museums you went to as well.

Looking forward to the rest of it.

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: The777Man
Posted 2012-08-20 12:26:55 and read 17016 times.

Hi Brendan!

Thanks for a nice report with nice pictures !

DL look okay but it must be very annoying with ads popping up when you are watching something.

Great pictures from Portland, ME and Boston! I may go to Boston this weekend so it gives me an idea of some things to see.

Looking forward to the next part in this series!

The777Man

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2012-08-20 22:37:51 and read 16613 times.

Hi Brendan,

good report with many nice pictures. The product in general looks fine, but I don't like these leather seats. I prefer the fabric seats NWA had on these A330s. The airshow was also better on my NWA A332 and A333 flights some years ago.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Visiting friends in Maine, Pennsylvania and Canada while enjoying my 4 week vacation from work.

4 week vacation? That's impressive.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
There were a lot of different options for that price, so we eventually chose:
July 21: AMS-BOS // 11:10-13:00 // DL231 // A330-300
August 1: BOS-JFK // 12:00-13:17 // DL901 // A319
August 1: JFK-PHL // 16:10-17:28 // DL3544 // CRJ900 Pinnacle Airlines/DL Connection
August 8: PHL-LGA // 14:10-15:10 // DL4050 // CRJ100 Pinnacle Airlines/DL Connection
August 8: LGA-YYZ // 16:45-18:25 // DL7145 // B736 operated by WestJet
August 21: YYZ-AMS // 23:05-12:10 // DL9399 // B744 operated by KLM

Sounds good, except for the CRJ100.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):

This picture clearly shows the big presence Delta has at AMS each day:

I miss the Red Tails!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A China Airlines B747 getting ready for its flight back to TPE via BKK:

I wouldn't want to fly AMS-BKK-AMS on the 744s with old cabins - had such a bird on the BKK-TPE sector.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Now let’s take a look at the seatback + its contents, but first the mandatory legroom shot:

How was the IFE box? It used to be awful on NWA's A332.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Once the crew had reached our row there were only 2 options left: The vegetable lasagna (which turned out to be pasta) or the Caesar salad. I opted for the vegetable pasta which tasted ok:

The portion is really small - and there's no proper dessert.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
My dad opted for the Caesar salad:

Interesting, now they even offer cold meals...


PH

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: Knightsofmalta
Posted 2012-08-21 00:17:33 and read 16540 times.

Hi Brendan

Thanks for the detailed and interesting report. I must say I am quite amazed by Delta. I've read a few reports on their nice premium product, and by the looks of it, their Economy Class is equally good. I particularly like the tray they serve the meal on. Obviously it's not real food, but it somehow still looks good.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Part 1: AMS-BOS
Part 2: BOS-JFK
Part 3: JFK-PHL
Part 4: PHL-LGA-YYZ
Part 5: YYZ-AMS

That's quite a trek you did on your summer vacation!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
We headed straight towards passport control, which wasn’t busy at all, and were through in no time. As I have a sister working at one of the restaurants on the schengen side, and we had enough time to spare, we decided to head over there and give her a visit.

Your poor sister! She has to work while you go off on holiday!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Before arriving at our gate I saw this beautiful tri-holer getting ready for its flight to HAV:

Absolutely stunning. I will miss them so much!

Thanks for posting Brendan, looking forward to the next installment.

Cheers,
William

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: roberts87
Posted 2012-08-21 01:37:04 and read 16476 times.

Nice report, thanks for sharing! The destination pictures are also appreaciated, especially those of Portland. I considered visiting it when I was in the region last year, but didn't get around to it. Why didn't you fly to PWM? Doesn't DL offer a bunch of connecting flights from DTW and JFK? Seems more comfortable then a busride.

DL service over the atlantic looks okay, although personally I would have prefered KL!

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-21 14:03:57 and read 16075 times.

Nice to see more comments, thank you very much!

Hello J.

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 13):
Nice one Brendan, been looking forward to reading this!

Thanks, glad you liked it

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 13):
Great pictures and story - Boston looks just how i remember it, despite being 16 years since I

Thanks once again, Boston sure is a great city!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
Hi Brendan!

Hello there 777Man  
Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
Thanks for a nice report with nice pictures !

Your very welcome!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
DL look okay but it must be very annoying with ads popping up when you are watching something.

Luckily they didn't pop up during the movies but still very annoying

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
Great pictures from Portland, ME and Boston! I may go to Boston this weekend so it gives me an idea of some things to see.

Thanks and enjoy your stay in Boston  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Hi Brendan

Hi PH

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
good report with many nice pictures

Thank you very much

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
4 week vacation? That's impressive.

Yes one of the finer things of my job hehe

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Sounds good, except for the CRJ100.

Yes, it was very cramped especially for me hehe

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
I miss the Red Tails!

And the good old DC-10!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
How was the IFE box?

It was further under the seat, wasn't really in the way too much luckily enough

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Interesting, now they even offer cold meals...

indeed!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 16):
Hi Brendan

Hello there William  
Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 16):
Thanks for the detailed and interesting report

Your welcome!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 16):
That's quite a trek you did on your summer vacation!

Indeed, enjoyed it very much!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 16):
Your poor sister! She has to work while you go off on holiday!

hehe indeed

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 16):
Absolutely stunning. I will miss them so much!

Same here, I know you made a report on KL MD11s business class when I just went for vacation. Hope to read it one of these days

Hi Robert  
Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
Nice report, thanks for sharing!

Thank you!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
I considered visiting it when I was in the region last year, but didn't get around to it

That's too bad. Portland is a great little city

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
Why didn't you fly to PWM? Doesn't DL offer a bunch of connecting flights from DTW and JFK? Seems more comfortable then a busride.

Too expensive for that time

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
DL service over the atlantic looks okay, although personally I would have prefered KL!

So do I but wanted to try DL longhaul and taking KL back  

cheers,
Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: flightsimboy
Posted 2012-08-21 20:43:36 and read 15880 times.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
August 21: YYZ-AMS // 23:05-12:10 // DL9399 // B744 operated by KLM

Hello Adam,

Looks like your equipment got switched! Was reading this report and realised it was on Aug 21 as well, and a few minutes before you took off. So I went to flightradar24 and took a screenshot below. Hope you have a great flight back to Amsterdam and also as this is the end of your trip as I type this message to you.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7835730486_d71c89894d_o.jpg

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: sultanils
Posted 2012-08-21 21:59:26 and read 15802 times.

Hello Brendan,

Nice report of what looks like a nice start to your holiday. DL seems to have done a decent job! The food is not half as bad as I expected it to be.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
a chance to catch the fairly “rare” B737-600 type.

It isn't so rare in the Nordics, SAS has quite an amount of them in operation.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
After quickly getting my hair cut

At 5h30 in the morning  Wow!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A Malaysia Airlines // B777 // 9M-MRE getting ready for its flight back to KUL

Is this one downgraded again? It used to be a B747 no?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
a Traveler Inspection Process video

Another inspection  

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
One very irritating thing are these commercials that pop up every 5/10 minutes:

Oh how annoying, just like on the regular TV. I hope the inflight map wasn't polluted with those commercial rubbish?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
After answering only a couple questions, having a picture + the fingerprints of our thumb and 4 fingers on both hands taken our passports were stamped and we were let through without a problem.

   They finally became aware of the fact that you're harmless  

Sultanils

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: deltamartin
Posted 2012-08-22 13:02:57 and read 15479 times.

Hi Brendan!

Nice report!
You seem to have had a pretty nice flight with DL, glad to hear that.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):

A nice itinerary with all different types, and for me it will be the first time flying Delta longhaul and WestJet. This would also be a chance to catch the fairly “rare” B737-600 type.

Quite rare indeed with only 50 or so built, but thanks to SAS it's my most logged type!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
This picture clearly shows the big presence Delta has at AMS each day:

Indeed, nice picture and an impressive operation.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The only irritating thing are the commercials that keep popping up.

I can imagine, must be very annoying.

Martin

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-08-22 13:08:37 and read 15470 times.

Hoi, Brendan,

now that´s what I call detailed.
Well done to cover the flight and more well done, you´re destination pictures.
Sure I like it this way.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):

A China Airlines B747 getting ready for its flight back to TPE via BKK:

Well, something for me and also another A.netter in November.

Looking for the next part now.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-23 12:01:26 and read 15022 times.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 19):
Hello Adam

Hi flightsimboy,
Brendan is my name actually, adam is short for Amsterdam, not many people get that yet haha  
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 19):
Was reading this report and realised it was on Aug 21 as well, and a few minutes before you took off. So I went to flightradar24 and took a screenshot below. Hope you have a great flight back to Amsterdam and also as this is the end of your trip as I type this message to you.

Just realised I made a big typing mistake there, I flew back to AMS on the 16th of August in a 747: PH-BFC

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
Hello Brendan

Hello there Nils

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
Nice report of what looks like a nice start to your holiday

Thank you!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
DL seems to have done a decent job! The food is not half as bad as I expected it to be.

indeed!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
It isn't so rare in the Nordics, SAS has quite an amount of them in operation.

That is true, guess I'll have to head up north to log it

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
At 5h30 in the morning

yes of course haha

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
Is this one downgraded again? It used to be a B747 no?

Yep, it used to be the 747

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
Another inspection

Gotta love inspections hehe :P

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
I hope the inflight map wasn't polluted with those commercial rubbish?

No, luckily enough it wasn't

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):
They finally became aware of the fact that you're harmless

I'm guessing it was due to me travelling with my dad hehe, beginning of November I will be back in the states lets see what happens then..

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 21):
Hi Brendan!

Hi there Martin!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 21):
Nice report!

Thank you!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 21):
You seem to have had a pretty nice flight with DL, glad to hear that.

It was an enjoyable flight

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 21):
Quite rare indeed with only 50 or so built, but thanks to SAS it's my most logged type!

I will have to head up north to catch it now

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 21):
I can imagine, must be very annoying.

indeed

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 22):
Hoi, Brendan

Hi Markus

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 22):
now that´s what I call detailed.
Well done to cover the flight and more well done, you´re destination pictures.
Sure I like it this way

Thank you very much!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 22):
Well, something for me and also another A.netter in November.

Enjoy the trip, how long will you be in Amsterdam for?

cheers,
Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: toobz
Posted 2012-08-23 13:11:38 and read 14955 times.

Very nice report indeed Brendan. Thank you! Looks like you spent a good amount of time on this!  
DL does offer the best US product across the Atlantic I believe.
And just so everyone knows, the commercials don't pop up when watching shows or movies. Only when you are navigating through the screens. It didn't use to do that! I realized that on my trip to AMS last week. Not a fan!! haha
Thanks again buddy

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: flightsimboy
Posted 2012-08-23 17:07:46 and read 14819 times.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 23):
Brendan is my name actually, adam is short for Amsterdam, not many people get that yet haha

Sorry I meant to type admaspotter and not Adam. I do know your name is Brendan lol. I think I was just eager to post that image while it was a few minutes old lol

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 23):
I flew back to AMS on the 16th of August in a 747: PH-BFC

Good to know. Looking forward to reading all about it!!

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: OA260
Posted 2012-08-24 06:00:53 and read 14605 times.

Hey Brendan  

Been looking forward to reading this since you first told me you had this booked. Loved all the pics and a really nice read too. DL impressed me with their Y food offering especially the snack before landing. Your Dads salad looked good too.

Is Freeport outlet mall where you got your new shoes?  

Anyway great butterfly pics too . Very clear.

Looking forward to the next part(s) .

Regards

Philip  

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: DALCE
Posted 2012-08-24 06:21:42 and read 14602 times.

Hi Brendan,

Nice detailed report of this DL flight you took!
Were you aware that this very A330 N820NW was involved in the terrorist-incident were a passenger jumped on the bomber and probably saved hundreds of lives?

Rgds,
DALCE

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: dcaviation
Posted 2012-08-24 12:02:20 and read 14496 times.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 3):
After waiting for about 10min at the “non US residents lane” we, with a whole bunch of other people, were directed to the “US residents lane” as there were barely any people there anymore. 10min later it was our turn, so we approached the TSA agent and handed our passports and form over. After answering only a couple questions, having a picture + the fingerprints of our thumb and 4 fingers on both hands taken our passports were stamped and we were let through without a problem

I think you are talking about Immigration agent, not TSA. Hell will freeze over before TSA will have authority to check the passports. They have enough trouble matching name from the drivers licenses to BP.  

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-25 04:35:46 and read 14281 times.

Quoting toobz (Reply 24):
Very nice report indeed Brendan

Thank you!

Quoting toobz (Reply 24):
Looks like you spent a good amount of time on this!

It was well worth it  
Quoting toobz (Reply 24):
DL does offer the best US product across the Atlantic I believe.

They are one of the best..

Quoting toobz (Reply 24):
And just so everyone knows, the commercials don't pop up when watching shows or movies. Only when you are navigating through the screens. It didn't use to do that! I realized that on my trip to AMS last week. Not a fan!! haha

That is true, not a fan here either..

Quoting toobz (Reply 24):
Thanks again buddy

The pleasure is all mine  
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 25):
Sorry I meant to type admaspotter and not Adam. I do know your name is Brendan lol. I think I was just eager to post that image while it was a few minutes old lol

haha ok lol

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 25):
Good to know. Looking forward to reading all about it!!

Yes, it came with a very nice surprise!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 26):
Hey Brendan

Hi there Phillip  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 26):
Loved all the pics and a really nice read too.

Thanks, glad you liked them!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 26):
DL impressed me with their Y food offering especially the snack before landing.

The snack was very nice indeed

Quoting OA260 (Reply 26):
Is Freeport outlet mall where you got your new shoes?

No, I got those later on in Pennsylvania hehe

Quoting OA260 (Reply 26):
Anyway great butterfly pics too . Very clear.

Thank you!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 27):
Hi Brendan

Hi DALCE,

Quoting DALCE (Reply 27):
Nice detailed report of this DL flight you took!

Thank you very much

Quoting DALCE (Reply 27):
Were you aware that this very A330 N820NW was involved in the terrorist-incident were a passenger jumped on the bomber and probably saved hundreds of lives?

Wasn;t aware that it was N820NW, nice to know

Quoting dcaviation (Reply 28):
I think you are talking about Immigration agent, not TSA. Hell will freeze over before TSA will have authority to check the passports. They have enough trouble matching name from the drivers licenses to BP.

Haha lol thats true, my bad

cheers,
Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: LH4116
Posted 2012-08-25 05:34:40 and read 14244 times.

Hoi Brendan, nice report!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Booking was done, the same day, on delta.com (as my dad is a SkyMiles member). 6 flights for about 1200EUR p.p, not a very bad deal for the time of year and the date that we booked IMO.

Hmm given the fact that tickets across the pond normally cost half of that price, I'd still call it a bit expensive especially for Economy. But I suppose you got some good mileage on your FB account?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
As I have a sister working at one of the restaurants on the schengen side, and we had enough time to spare, we decided to head over there and give her a visit.

That's very nice, bidding her goodbye. Suppose she knew you were coming, or was it meant as a surprise?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
This picture clearly shows the big presence Delta has at AMS each day:

Wow that's some big presence indeed, almost like a 2nd Atlanta!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
I saw this beautiful tri-holer getting ready for its flight to HAV:

Ah, a rare plane on a rare route. Perfect! 
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
My dad opted for the Caesar salad:

Quite surprised to see them offer a cold dish as a main course, but the salad did look tastier than the pasta.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 3):
First we paid a visit to the butterfly garden. The ticket:

Hope nobody accidentally killed any of the butterflies  

"Wheels Up!"
//Jonas

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-25 16:20:39 and read 13894 times.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 30):
Hoi Brendan, nice report!

Hi Jonas, thank you very much

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 30):
Hmm given the fact that tickets across the pond normally cost half of that price, I'd still call it a bit expensive especially for Economy. But I suppose you got some good mileage on your FB account?

Well that is mostly during off season! Yes got some good mileage

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 30):

That's very nice, bidding her goodbye. Suppose she knew you were coming, or was it meant as a surprise?

Yes she knew

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 30):
Wow that's some big presence indeed, almost like a 2nd Atlanta!

indeed

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 30):
Ah, a rare plane on a rare route. Perfect!

very true

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 30):
Quite surprised to see them offer a cold dish as a main course, but the salad did look tastier than the pasta.

was quite surprised about it too!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 30):
Hope nobody accidentally killed any of the butterflies

No, we were careful hehe

cheers,
Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: MSS658
Posted 2012-08-26 02:46:10 and read 13677 times.

Hello Brendan

Nice report, thanks for sharing.
I've done many Delta flights in the passed and found them to be great.
However I see some cutbacks since my last flight with them in 2008.
Glad too see that they finally decided to update the latest AVOD on the 330.


Greetings
Marc

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-08-28 10:24:07 and read 13184 times.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 32):
Hello Brendan

Hi Marc  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 32):
Nice report, thanks for sharing

Thanks, glad you liked it!

cheers,

Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: FlyingFinn76
Posted 2012-08-31 12:19:57 and read 12788 times.

Hiya Brendan,

Finally managed to read through this first part of your rather epic looking summer trip to the honeypotland.

New England indeed is a lovely corner of a lovely country, definitely a kind of an Europeanish feel there. Always wanted to visit Maine, but I've never made it past Boston. Oh well, maybe some day. I too have fond memories of the Boston Science Museum - I enjoyed my visit there a lot, felt like a little kid again with the joy of discovering all kinds of cool things there. A lovely place.

DL (well Northwest actually!) long haul doesn't look that bad, probably better than SN  . I seem to recall that DL used to offer free wine with the food (a definitive improvement over AA for example), is this still true?

I'll be reading the rest whenever I have time enough for that...

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-09-01 14:13:36 and read 12551 times.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 34):
Hiya Brendan

Hi there FlyingFinn,

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 34):
Finally managed to read through this first part of your rather epic looking summer trip to the honeypotland

haha yeah I still have to find time to start reading about your US trip!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 34):
New England indeed is a lovely corner of a lovely country, definitely a kind of an Europeanish feel there. Always wanted to visit Maine, but I've never made it past Boston.

Hopefully you''ll make it to Maine one day, it sure is a great place!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 34):
Oh well, maybe some day. I too have fond memories of the Boston Science Museum - I enjoyed my visit there a lot, felt like a little kid again with the joy of discovering all kinds of cool things there. A lovely place.

Yes the MOS is a great place!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 34):
DL (well Northwest actually!) long haul doesn't look that bad, probably better than SN

they were pretty good, haven't read your sn report yet unfortunately  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 34):
I seem to recall that DL used to offer free wine with the food (a definitive improvement over AA for example), is this still true?

Yes beer and wine is still free!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 34):
I'll be reading the rest whenever I have time enough for that...

I hope to start on your USA series this weekend!

cheers,

Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: lukeyboy95
Posted 2012-09-04 15:23:24 and read 12152 times.

HI Brendan.

I certainly enjoyed this report. It was very thorough and... after seeing so many DL aircraft sitting in AMS... it was finally nice to get an account of where one of them was going.

DL to be fair seem to be improving certain aspects. The meals - whilst not much more substantial - do look better presented and the second snack was very fair too. Surprised they run out of mains like this though.

What is annoying is how they cheapen their product with adverts (for the airline and outside revenue). But perhaps US flyers are used to this. There is no need.

BOS has a BEAUTIFUL approach! And it is so close to down town. It looked beautiful. It is an area of the US I would like to spend time exploring.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The U S of A, a great country IMHO.

Saudi's ADORE the USA which is funny. I am impartial. I like the the 'bigness' of it all! Everything is supersize and I plan to explore it next year. Woop.

Thanks once more!!

Luke

p.s. Is Adam a common name for AMS?

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: flightsimboy
Posted 2012-09-04 17:13:11 and read 12120 times.

Hey Brendan (not Adam) lol

Glad to finally comment on this first installment of yours. Delta looks like a good carrier when you consider it is a North American carrier. The food and options were great too IMHO!!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The U S of A, a great country IMHO

Hey Brendan what about Canada lol. Looking forward to seeing your Toronto pics, even though you took some when you flew LH recently.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this report!

Already enjoying this first part.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
That means going through passport control again to get to the schengen side. Once again there was no line, and after explaining why we were heading to the “wrong” side we were allowed through but, advised to head back on time as there can be long lines at passport control (I have seen how long those lines can be during previous visits at AMS).
After going through security we walked over to the Mediterranean Sandwich Bar, greeted my sister, and had some breakfast. I went for the Egg/Bacon Panini with a nice and fresh grapefruit juice:

I can imagine she must have been a bit disappointed not to be joining you two, unless she had plans of her own soon.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
This picture clearly shows the big presence Delta has at AMS each day:

I miss those Northwest tails and colours.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Before arriving at our gate I saw this beautiful tri-holer getting ready for its flight to HAV:

Such a gorgeous plane dedicated to a beautiful actress!!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The guard scanned our passports into the computer, and then came back and asked us the usual questions. After answering all of them, we both got the usual small pink sticker on the back of our passports and let through to the screening process.

Is that a standard procedure for flights to the US, the pink sticker?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A bit cramped as I couldn’t walk straight through the aisle because the overhead bins were in the way.

How tall are you?lol. I can tell from the legroom shots you seem to be a tall guy.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A China Airlines B747 getting ready for its flight back to TPE via BKK:
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A Malaysia Airlines // B777 // 9M-MRE getting ready for its flight back to KUL:
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A Singapore Airlines B777 in an all white *A c/s today:

Such exotic birds on such exotic true long haul routes.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
We took a right which means we are headed to the Polderbaan (36L):

Is that the runway from where most of those spotting videos are made?

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
Another Sky magazine which was fully in Japanese or Chinese?:

Looks Japanese from the characters.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
At the beginning of the flight the remote control for my PTV wasn’t working at all, after about 1h it finally started working after having to press the same button about 5 times each time(and pretty hard) which became quite irritating to have to do after a while:

Very frustrating.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
The Delta experience sub category shows information of each of Deltas products:

Nice that the Flight tracker remains constant on the top of all these menu choices.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
One very irritating thing are these commercials that pop up every 5/10 minutes:

Same with Etihad commercials before every movie or choice of video. However there is an option to fast foward those.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
By now we are just past Ireland with 5h36min to go at FL350:

Nice map but I like the high resolution ones found on Etihad and Air Canada, which use the same entertainment systems. Sorry can't remember off hand which one it is.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
2 hours into flight the purser started announcing that they will be coming around with lunch offering 3 different options: Rice yellow chicken curry, vegetable lasagna or a Caesar salad I started to watch a movie and chose for:
Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
Once the crew had reached our row there were only 2 options left: The vegetable lasagna (which turned out to be pasta) or the Caesar salad. I opted for the vegetable pasta which tasted ok:

Interesting to note the Rice and yellow chicken curry got over before the other normal North American choices.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
The Hangover, IMO a great movie!:

I'm glad you got a screenshot of what was the most funniest part of the movie. Not saying what it is on here due to any spoiler alerts lol

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 2):
My dad opted for the Caesar salad:

What was that Sudoko cardboard covering used for. It appears to be part of the meal tray?

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 2):
Together with that I got a Sprite:
Quoting adamspotter (Reply 2):
Meanwhile the crew came around with trays offering water:
Quoting adamspotter (Reply 2):
Together with that I got a coke:

Interesting cups. First seemed like sprite in a Coke Cola glass, then water in a Delta glass before I realised it was Coke Cola on one side and Delta on the other, before they practically came together when two cups were served with the coke lol

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-09-05 14:58:32 and read 11843 times.

Nice to see more comments, thanks!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
HI Brendan

Hi there Luke!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
I certainly enjoyed this report. It was very thorough and... after seeing so many DL aircraft sitting in AMS... it was finally nice to get an account of where one of them was going.

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
The meals - whilst not much more substantial - do look better presented and the second snack was very fair too

Yes, I liked the second snack!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
Surprised they run out of mains like this though.

Very unfortunate, I wanted to try the curry they ran out on!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
What is annoying is how they cheapen their product with adverts (for the airline and outside revenue). But perhaps US flyers are used to this. There is no need.

Very annoying indeed!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
BOS has a BEAUTIFUL approach! And it is so close to down town. It looked beautiful. It is an area of the US I would like to spend time exploring.

It sure was a very beautiful approach.. Boston is a great city you would love exploring there..

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
Saudi's ADORE the USA which is funny. I am impartial. I like the the 'bigness' of it all! Everything is supersize and I plan to explore it next year. Woop.

haha that sure is funny   The bigness is one of the things I like the most.. Have 3 more trips planned to the US all in half a year!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
Thanks once more!!

You're welcome, glad you liked it  
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 36):
p.s. Is Adam a common name for AMS?

No adam is just short for amsterdam and has nothing to do with the airport

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Hey Brendan (not Adam) lol

Hi there flightsimboy

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Glad to finally comment on this first installment of yours. Delta looks like a good carrier when you consider it is a North American carrier. The food and options were great too IMHO!!

Thanks for commenting, glad you enjoyed it

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Hey Brendan what about Canada lol. Looking forward to seeing your Toronto pics, even though you took some when you flew LH recently.

haha Canada is high on my list too, a very beautiful country. Didn't head to Toronto this visit, only the airport of course. Maybe in January again..

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Already enjoying this first part.

Im glad you are  
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
I can imagine she must have been a bit disappointed not to be joining you two, unless she had plans of her own soon.

Yes, she was quite dissapointed

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
I miss those Northwest tails and colours.

Me too!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Such a gorgeous plane dedicated to a beautiful actress!!

  

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Is that a standard procedure for flights to the US, the pink sticker?

Yes

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
How tall are you?lol. I can tell from the legroom shots you seem to be a tall guy.

I am 2 meters tall hehe  
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Such exotic birds on such exotic true long haul routes.

  

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Is that the runway from where most of those spotting videos are made?

Which videos do you mean?

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Looks Japanese from the characters.
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Nice that the Flight tracker remains constant on the top of all these menu choices.

Yes, one thing I liked a lot about the IFE

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Same with Etihad commercials before every movie or choice of video. However there is an option to fast foward those.

nice to know

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
Interesting to note the Rice and yellow chicken curry got over before the other normal North American choices.

Yeah, its the choice I wanted too!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
I'm glad you got a screenshot of what was the most funniest part of the movie. Not saying what it is on here due to any spoiler alerts lol

haha indeed

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 37):
What was that Sudoko cardboard covering used for. It appears to be part of the meal tray?

It covered the "silverware", crackers, butter etc...

Thanks once again for commenting!

Take care,

Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-09-06 02:30:06 and read 11677 times.

Hi Brendan,

Flights and lots of destination pictures, those are the best sorts of TRs!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A bit cramped as I couldn’t walk straight through the aisle because the overhead bins were in the way.

See what you mean, they're not ideal.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Meanwhile the safety demonstration was being played on the PTVs:

I seem to remember that woman from some of FlyingFinn's reports, but boy is she scary!

The food on DL looked tasty enough, although the presentation's a bit like what you'd find in a canteen. Did you not get a proper dessert? I can only see a chocolate biscuit on there.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A 3 cheese calzone together with chocolate ice cream (which both tasted good) and a beverage:

Strange combination if you ask me. The ice cream would have been better after the meal.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
First we paid a visit to the butterfly garden. The ticket:

Haha, you went on my birthday! Some beautiful butterflies there.

Happy flying
Infodesk   

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: win1290
Posted 2012-09-06 11:14:12 and read 11519 times.

Hi Brendan,

Very nice and details trip report, a very nice read, thanks for sharing your flight experience and also destination pictures. Really like the pictures you took at the butterfly garden, great captures.

From your pictures, Delta long haul products look good. The inflight entertainment actually looks pretty good with some good and informative features, thanks to your extensive review  .

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Another Sky magazine which was fully in Japanese or Chinese?:

Looks like Japanese.

Cheers,

Win

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-09-07 03:01:01 and read 11380 times.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 39):
Hi Brendan

Hi infodesk!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 39):
Flights and lots of destination pictures, those are the best sorts of TRs!

Couldn't agree with you more!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 39):
I seem to remember that woman from some of FlyingFinn's reports, but boy is she scary!

haha yes she sure is

Quoting infodesk (Reply 39):
The food on DL looked tasty enough, although the presentation's a bit like what you'd find in a canteen. Did you not get a proper dessert? I can only see a chocolate biscuit on there.

the presentation wasn't the best, and no, no dessert I guess those chocolate biscuits were the dessert  
Quoting infodesk (Reply 39):
Strange combination if you ask me. The ice cream would have been better after the meal

a strange combination indeed, but oh well I liked it haha

Quoting infodesk (Reply 39):
Haha, you went on my birthday! Some beautiful butterflies there.

Happy belated birthday  
Quoting win1290 (Reply 40):
Hi Brendan,

Hi win!

Quoting win1290 (Reply 40):
Very nice and details trip report, a very nice read, thanks for sharing your flight experience and also destination pictures. Really like the pictures you took at the butterfly garden, great captures

Thamk you very much, I'm glad you liked it

Quoting win1290 (Reply 40):
From your pictures, Delta long haul products look good. The inflight entertainment actually looks pretty good with some good and informative features, thanks to your extensive review

The IFE was pretty nice except for the adverts popping up of course

Quoting win1290 (Reply 40):
Looks like Japanese

Thanks!

Take care,

Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: akhmad
Posted 2012-10-14 07:36:27 and read 9520 times.

Hoi hoi Brendan,

I may not read in the correct order. Nevertheless, I really enjoy this installment of yours. A great insight review of Delta’s transatlantic service, especially the in-flight entertainment section. Hopefully the malfunctioning controller was just a one off.

Exciting sights along Portland, Freeport (reminds me of Batavia City) and Boston as well. They all seem worth a visit.  


Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
and to fly again I thought after a 4 hours sleep.

Did you make it too late the previous night?   


Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
I was greeted by a friendly agent (who immediately asked which perfume I had on as she thought I smelled good)

Axe-effect? 


Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
I went for the Egg/Bacon Panini with a nice and fresh grapefruit juice:

Made with love by your sister, I assume.   


Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
we decided to try one of the many self service machines.

How did you like it?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
After putting my hands up, the machine screened me

I like this screening machine, makes me feel like dancing somehow.  


Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A China Airlines B747

Taiwanese Queen of The Sky!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A Singapore Airlines B777 in an all white *A c/s today:

Too bad, the 77W service has been switched back to 772.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
Another Sky magazine which was fully in Japanese or Chinese?:

Japanese.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
The albums sub category offers 200+ albums you can listen to

Also Dance music singles from artiss like David Guetta, Shakira or Pitbull?


Thank you for sharing.

Warme groet,
Suryo  

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-10-16 09:36:40 and read 9105 times.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Hoi hoi Brendan

Goedenavond Suryo  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
I may not read in the correct order. Nevertheless, I really enjoy this installment of yours

Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed it..

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
A great insight review of Delta’s transatlantic service, especially the in-flight entertainment section. Hopefully the malfunctioning controller was just a one off.

I hope so too and think it was as all the other controllers seemed to be working just fine including my dads

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Exciting sights along Portland, Freeport (reminds me of Batavia City) and Boston as well. They all seem worth a visit

Yes, definetely worth a visit such beautiful places

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Did you make it too late the previous night?

Haha yeah it was my birthday then so it was quite late

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Axe-effect?

:D

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Made with love by your sister, I assume.

Of course!  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
How did you like it?

I liked it, it worked just fine!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
I like this screening machine, makes me feel like dancing somehow

haha I can understand that :P

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Taiwanese Queen of The Sky!

  

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Too bad, the 77W service has been switched back to 772.

Indeed!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Japanese

Thanks   

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):
Also Dance music singles from artiss like David Guetta, Shakira or Pitbull?

Yes them too, a nice variety

Take care Suryo,

Brendan

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: akhmad
Posted 2012-10-20 09:53:04 and read 8617 times.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 43):
Yes, definetely worth a visit such beautiful places

Well, I have yet to discover America.   


Quoting adamspotter (Reply 43):
Haha yeah it was my birthday then so it was quite late

Haha, I can't blame you for that. Did you have kopstootje by chance? 

Topic: RE: USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-10-23 07:44:56 and read 8301 times.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 44):
Well, I have yet to discover America

Something I definetely recommend you to do soon  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 44):
Haha, I can't blame you for that. Did you have kopstootje by chance?

Yeah, I dont remember everything I had haha I do remember I had a great time!

cheers,

Brendan


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