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Air Jamaica 58 ATL-MBJ  
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3771 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

12/24/01
Air Jamaica 58 ATL-MBJ
Airbus A310-300 "Spirit of Negril" (not sure of reg. #)

We got up at 5:30am, and left the Renaissance (spelling?) Hotel. On the shuttle, there was a DL MD-88 captain. I talked to him a little bit. Then, we checked in, went through security, and took the train to Concourse E. We got breakfast, and boarding began at 8:10am at gate E28, for the 8:50 departure time. We boarded, and took our seats. Mine was 31H. (I always wind up in the back on Airbus planes  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) The seat was nice, and seemed new, although the armrest ahead of me had some damage. I flipped through "Sky Writings" magazine for a while. Before pushback, I noticed a rocking motion when they were loading the bags, which was really wierd.

We then pushed back, and the safety demonstration was done by the F/As, although there were projectors in the cabin. We taxied to Rwy. 26R, and took off. As soon as we got going, the F/As did the usual announcement about the seat belt sign, and why to keep it on while in your seat. They also talked about the plane, mentioning that it was an Airbus A310-300, which carried 216 passengers (they said.)

Then, the captain made his announcement. He said it would be a "smooth, routine flight." As soon as he got done, we hit some heavy turbulence at 35,000 ft. This lasted for 90% of the flight. We had breakfast, which was served, but they had to stop several times because of the turbulence. It consisted of 4 slices of French Toast, a pancake with cinnamon inside, a drink, a wheat bread roll, and a little box of fruit. After breakfast, Duty-Free shopping started. The cart came by, and I bought a deck of Air Jamaica playing cards. There was no in-flight entertainment, and it was a 2 hr. 16 min. flight. It continued to be bumpy, although it let up for about 10 min. south of Florida. We flew over Cuba, and started into MBJ. There were a ton of clouds, and, again, we hit heavy turbulence. I noticed rain as we went through them, and turned on to Final for Rwy. 7.

We landed, taxied to the gate, and walked down the ramp, and into customs/immigration. The airport is pretty nice, although as you walk through the terminal, part of the ceiling is lower than the rest.
Shaq would be hitting his head!  Smile

I enjoyed my flight with Air Jamaica. It met all my expectations, and I would fly them again if I had the chance.

DeltaRules


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User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

nice to see different airlines for a change!!

Cheers
mike


User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Agreed, nce to hear about Air Jamaica. Nice report.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Good report. No IFE on Air Jamaica A310 - that seems rather strange unless the plane's system was down. JM is known to have inflight fashion-shows (mainly on LHR-MBJ/KIN) along with standard IFE.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Most probably you didin't get IFE because the flight was so short. By the way good flight report.
Chepos



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3771 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Trintocan- You're right about the fashion shows on the LHR-MBJ-KIN flights. When we got to Jamaica, we met friends who were on that flight (JM 2), and said that they were going to have it, but heavy turbulence cancelled it.

By the way, we left Rwy 26R instead of 27R in ATL as I said above. My bad!!

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineCOPA737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

Nice to hear that about Air Jamaica, Good report!

Felipe



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