baje427 From Barbados, joined Jul 2011, 405 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6147 times:
Hi guys this is a repost of my trip report with all the pictures added this time
I took this trip back in 2010 and thought i would share.
Usually my vacation trips to the US are often to Philadelphia however, on my last trip i missed my connection in MIA and had to overnight from what little i saw of the city it sparked my interest and the following year I decided to visit the city whose airport I've transited over six times. AA has the monopoly on this route as such prices are a bit higher than flights to JFK the flight had an early departure so I was up for 4 and made my way to the airport for 5:30 the weather was nice but as check in progressed a steady downpour commenced. Luckily the showers held up once boarding began it would of been a bad start to a vacation to be soaked since BGI has no air bridges.
Unfortunately the aircraft was not upgraded however, it was clean .
Scheduled departure 7:30am
Actual departure: 7:30am
Scheduled arrival 11:00 am
Actual arrival 10:55 am
Load factor : 100%
LI Q300's Air Bourne Express 762 operating for Caribbean Airlines cargo
Taxiing to runway 09 overcast conditions today.
Slight over view of the departure hall and the Concorde experience hangar can be seen in the upper left hand corner.
the 757 always impresses with its climb performance
Commencing our left turn to join the airway
This was the view for the early portion of the flight
As the BOB began it seemed some passengers were unaware that AA had gone cashless luckily I had bought something in the airport the crew on this flight for the most part was pretty good.
Overflying the Bahamas
Shortly thereafter we began our descent into MIA
On our final approach to MIA
After landing we parked and awaited a tow into the gate.
I managed to get through customs pretty quickly and the bags were already off the carousel in the baggage claim area after exiting the airport i was hit by the heat Barbados is hot but Miami was sweltering. I had a good stay in Miami hope to be back some time soon.
Load factor 100%
cant remember the times but we did depart on time.
parked next to company 738 now a regular in BGI on the DFW-BGI route long flight for the 738
upclose with the 767
upclose with the 737
Powerful takeoff again
Interesting how cities in the US are laid out in squares whereas back home the streets moreso follow the land
AA arena and Miami skyline
last views of Miami
The flight was pretty much routine after that I just watched the movie and enjoyed the views of approach into BGI hope you guys enjoyed.
airjamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5608 times:
Quoting baje427 (Thread starter): on my last trip i missed my connection in MIA and had to overnight from what little i saw of the city it sparked my interest and the following year I decided to visit the city whose airport I've transited over six times.
Not my favourite airport to make a connection. Did it a number of times and hopefully never again ! Always a chaotic experience for me.
baje427 From Barbados, joined Jul 2011, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5473 times:
Quoting airjamaica (Reply 3): Not my favourite airport to make a connection. Did it a number of times and hopefully never again ! Always a chaotic experience for me.
Its not bad if you have a long layover but as you said if you arrive in the afternoon customs takes a while this flight I took departs for 7am so the afternoon flight is more convenient but the connections are tighter but its always an experience dashing for the connection.
I visited the Concorde Experience this past weekend, it's a great attraction and really quite interesting but such a shame that it is closed two days a week (Sunday & Monday) and you get kicked out early when they have a private function!