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DL: Atlanta (ATL) To Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)  
User currently offlineSkyteamLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 30 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6870 times:

Hi Guys,

Hope you enjoy this report of my trip to Barbados on a Delta B737-800. Being a Medallion member, I got upgraded to First Class on both ways, which I was quite pleased! The service is identical to domestic First, but hey, it's free upgrade, so I'll take it any day!

Date: May 11, 2007
Airline: Delta
Registration: N3743H
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Departure City: ATL - Atlanta Hartsfield
Departure Time: 9:32am
Destination: BGI - Bridgetown, Barbados
Arrival Time: 2:09pm
Scheduled Flight Time: 4hrs 37min
Class: First
Seat: 2D

Having spent the night in Atlanta, I headed off to the airport around 7:30am, checked-in and went to the Crown Room in the E-concourse, since my flight left from Gate E2. CRCs have a good selection of booze, but can't say the same about food. I browsed the net for a bit (of course I had to pay for wi-fi, which irritates me most about the CRCs!) and then headed off to the gate to find out the gate agent calling my name to give me my upgrade boarding pass  Smile

Anyway, here is our 737:


Legroom (not great, but the picture may not be doing justice!):


A Delta MD-88 at Atlanta:


We were number 1 for take-off, which is hard to believe in Atlanta!






Leaving US via the Florida Coast:


Food Service: Since the service is identical to domestic First, no choice of meal is provided. It is usually Chicken with some sort of Pasta that they serve along with a small salad, bread and dessert. I think it's ok and it tastes good, but could definitely be improved:


Over Turks and Caicos:




Spotted a few Cruise ships along the way:


A shot of the Delta's Caribbean Service from their Sky Magazine:


St Thomas:





More Caribbean Islands:

Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands:


British Virgin Island of Tortola and US Virgin Island of St. John:


Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands:


More British Virgin Islands:




St. Kitts and Nevis:


Overflying Antigua:



Guadeloupe:




Starting our descent into Barbados:


Approaching Barbados:












Our parking stand was next to the Virgin 747-400:


Other Barbados visitors:


Arrivals - Street Exit:


Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados:


She wants to have fun in the sun  Wink (I swear, I am not a pervert! Big grin lol):


Bridgetown, Barbados:









I did not take a lot of pics of the return flight, but here are some shots of Grantley Adams Airport's ramp action:





Overflying Martinique on the way back to Atlanta:


And finally, food service in Delta's first class (chicken and pasta, what else?!)



Hope you enjoyed this report! Comments/Criticisms welcome!  Smile

My other trip reports:
DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)
AF: LAX-CDG-EVN(Yerevan, Armenia)-CDG-LAX
BEY -CDG On Air France Boeing 777-300ER (with Pics)

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User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

Thanks for posting the pictures of Barbados. I was there twice and never visited downtown. If I ever go back will do that. Looks nice.

User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6845 times:
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Great report and pictures!

767747


User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 795 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6598 times:

Awesome pictures on the way down.

And at least you got food. I flew ATL-SJU in F last March (got an opp. upgrade  Smile) and we got absolutely nothing but the snack basket.

Also, perhaps this is just my hangover from last night still speaking, but why isn't Puerto Rico anywhere on the map of destinations presented in Sky Magazine? It seems to be strangely missing.

-pgh234


User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

great pictures... and a good trip report as well... enjoyed reading it...

User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6507 times:
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Excellent trip report ............. Keep up the the good work!


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User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6493 times:

Very nice, amazing place!

User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

Wow.. Great report...

I am so jealous right now you have no idea Big grin



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User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6472 times:

Great photo report! I need a holiday after that!  Sad


Phoning it in from a place with no phones.
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6442 times:

Quoting Pgh234 (Reply 3):
Also, perhaps this is just my hangover from last night still speaking, but why isn't Puerto Rico anywhere on the map of destinations presented in Sky Magazine? It seems to be strangely missing.

The map in the magazine he is showing is for all international routes out of Atlanta.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2955 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6412 times:

this report and those amazing pics of the Caribbean Islands gaves me the final push to fly to BGI this year! thank you very much SkyteamLAX. Big grin

User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6408 times:

Guess I don't need to take a trip to the Caribbean since I've seen each and every island! Great pics.


777fan



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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

Great report, thanks for writing. Never been to BGI, but it looks like fun!

How were the loads on these flights? I'm wondering how some of DL's new Caribbean destinations are doing for them ...

Quoting Pgh234 (Reply 3):
Also, perhaps this is just my hangover from last night still speaking, but why isn't Puerto Rico anywhere on the map of destinations presented in Sky Magazine? It seems to be strangely missing.

It's on the domestic map.


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5965 times:

Nice report and pics. When you fly from the US to the caribbean you get some fantastic views of the different islands.

Barbados is a brilliant place, been there 3 times now and im planning another trip for september

Lee



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5759 times:

What the heck is going on... there are so many DL Trip Reports lately!!
Well I enjoyed your TR very much and the pic were great!!!

cheers: DALelite



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User currently offlineSaleya22R From France, joined Mar 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5525 times:

You seem to have seen most of the Antilles in addition to U.S. and British Virgin Islands on your way to Barbados!
I was surprised that you had even included a picture of Jost Van Dyke BVI. There is a place called Little Harbour on the South Coast. Had to check whether the restaurant called Sydney's Peace and Love still is there. Excellent fresh lobster! We took a boat trip there from St Thomas years ago. Incidentally, my last flight in a Convair Metropolitan took place when we flew from StCroix to St Thomas on American Inter Island. I have visited Barbados on an even earlier occasion, only the airport looks a lot bigger now.
Thanks for sharing, great report!


User currently offlineFCA767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1741 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5435 times:

Them ramp shots at barbados look great, seeing such big jets at quaint airports make it look spectacular.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5392 times:

Thanks for the Trip Report Skyteam, I am starting to feel homesick for the Caribbean! Barbados is indeed very beautiful and offers lots for the visiotr - beaches, nightlife, culture, shopping, diving and the like. I have not been to Barbados for 7 years now but, who knows, I may make a trip there next time I fly to POS. BGI is also very busy and as you have seen it offers a wide range of flights to the US, UK, Canada, Europe and the region.

Yes indeed, one of the joys of flying around the Caribbean is the view of all the Islands along the way. It seems as though you got the famous Montagne Pelee in your shot of Martinique - the volcano erupted in 1902 with over 32000 lives lost, the deadliest volcanic eruption ever in the region.

Thanks for giving us all a slice of Caribbean sunshine.

TrinToCan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineSkyteamLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 30 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

Thanks for all the compliments guys(and gals)!

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 12):
How were the loads on these flights? I'm wondering how some of DL's new Caribbean destinations are doing for them ...

I would say the plane was about 80% full, which I thought is pretty good considering the price of a ticket to the Caribbean these days.

Quoting Pgh234 (Reply 3):
Also, perhaps this is just my hangover from last night still speaking, but why isn't Puerto Rico anywhere on the map of destinations presented in Sky Magazine? It seems to be strangely missing.

As Evan767 and RwSEA noted, it is on the domestic map. Though when you call up Delta regarding a ticket to Puerto Rico, they transfer you to the International desk. Go figure!

Regards,
SkyteamLAX


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