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Summer Getaway To Miami From Barbados  
User currently offlinebaje427 From Barbados, joined Jul 2011, 405 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5953 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 .

AA602
BGI-MIA
Scheduled departure 7:30am
Actual departure: 7:30am
Scheduled arrival 11:00 am
Actual arrival 10:55 am
Aircraft: 757-200
Load factor : 100%

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LI Q300's Air Bourne Express 762 operating for Caribbean Airlines cargo



Taxiing to runway 09 overcast conditions today.

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Slight over view of the departure hall and the Concorde experience hangar can be seen in the upper left hand corner.


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the 757 always impresses with its climb performance

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Commencing our left turn to join the airway

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Cloudy skies

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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.

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Overflying the Bahamas

Shortly thereafter we began our descent into MIA

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On our final approach to MIA
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After landing we parked and awaited a tow into the gate.

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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.

Return
AA651
MIA-BGI
Load factor 100%
cant remember the times but we did depart on time.
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parked next to company 738 now a regular in BGI on the DFW-BGI route long flight for the 738

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AE AT72

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upclose with the 767

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upclose with the 737

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Powerful takeoff again

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Interesting how cities in the US are laid out in squares whereas back home the streets moreso follow the land

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AA arena and Miami skyline

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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.

[Edited 2011-11-10 14:44:16]

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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5691 times:

Quoting baje427 (Thread starter):
hope you guys enjoyed.

I did thanks, I enjoyed your fantastic pics too! Loved the pics of Miami, and of course that brilliant looking AA livery. Cheers again!  



3 words... I Love Aviation!!!
User currently offlinebaje427 From Barbados, joined Jul 2011, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5576 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 1):

Thanks for the feedback


User currently offlineairjamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5414 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.

Quoting baje427 (Thread starter):
I managed to get through customs pretty quickly

Probably as a result of the early arrival time. Arriving there in the afternoons/evenings is a different story.

Quoting baje427 (Thread starter):
hope you guys enjoyed.

Great Trip Report and photos of both Barbados and Miami. Also great shots of the plethora of AA metals.



greenheart
User currently offlinebaje427 From Barbados, joined Jul 2011, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5279 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.


User currently offlinefasty From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4954 times:

Your pics of Miami are stunning, thanks for sharing !

[Edited 2011-11-11 02:54:02]

User currently offlinebaje427 From Barbados, joined Jul 2011, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Quoting fasty (Reply 5):

Thanks


User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

AA651 was the flight I took down to BGI from MIA in March 2009, and AA602 was the flight I flew BACK to MIA on...deja vu!

Thanks for bringing back the memories of the best vacation of my life!

Nik



I need a drink.
User currently onlineTravelsUK From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3464 times:

Quoting baje427 (Thread starter):
the Concorde experience hangar

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!


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