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Delta MSP-LAX-SAN 753 Flying Train (Pics) Pt. 3  
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1467 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10109 times:

Pt 1 of this trip-
Land Of 10,000 Lakes On DL SAN-MSP-FSD Pt. 1 Pics (by Mike89406 Nov 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
https://picasaweb.google.com/115987909625824721792/DeltaFlightSanDiegoCAToMinneapolisMN#

Pt 2 of this trip-
Delta Trip Report FSD-MSP Pics (Pt. 2) (by Mike89406 Nov 13 2011 in Trip Reports)
https://picasaweb.google.com/115987909625824721792/DeltaFlightSiouxFallsSDToMinneapolisStPaulMN#

Introduction-
This Trip report is a continuation of the above reports.

ARRIVAL AT MSP- I had approximatley 1 ½ hours till my flight departs for LAX. This would be my first time on a 753 so I was looking forward to this flight.

FIDS at MSP

I enjoyed the underground tunnel from A to B concourse since it was rather colorful.
Underground tunnel from Concourse A to B


From the A Concourse I would need to go all the way to the other side of Terminal 1 to Concourse G. I opted for the long moving sidewalks so I could get some exercise and stretch my legs a little. When I reached my boarding area I managed to grab the usual lunch fare from the airport food court. MSP is a great airport btw and I have flown in and out of there on occasion since I was in Jr. High. I made a very memorable layover here on my way to basic training at Great Lakes back in 1992. We had waited on the flight line on a NW 727 for over an hour before being cleared for taxi due to congestion in ORD. The aircraft began its takeoff roll for 5 seconds and slowed down only to turn back to the taxiway then to the gate. As I remember there were hydraulic problems. Anyways I digress back to the report.
Moving Walkway MSP
Moving walkway crossing from Concourse C to Concourse G
Concourse G


BOARDING-
The queue for boarding was long as we had a full house.

Date: Saturday, September 17 2011
Segment: MSP-LAX
Flight: DL 1559
Registration: N592NW (Ex. NWA) Delivered 7th Jan, 2003
Load Factor: 100%
Class: Y
Equipment: Boeing 757-351
Cruising Altitude: 32,000 feet
Cruising Speed: 451 kts
Duration: 3 hours 25 minutes
Distance: Direct: 1,535 sm Flown: 1,565 sm
Departure Gate MSP: Terminal 1 / Gate G8
Arrival Gate LAX: Terminal 5 / Gate 51B
Scheduled Departure: 11:32AM CDT
Actual Departure: 11:28AM CDT
Route: SCHEP4 ONL SNY RLG HVE BLD J60 HEC RIIVR2
Scheduled Arrival: 01:02PM PDT
Actual Arrival: 12:53PM PDT
Seat: 19F

Route
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...9/history/20110917/1632Z/KMSP/KLAX
DL 752 Ship # N592NW
My view from 19F




Lots of Scenery from Utah, Vegas area and made the usual westerly downwind landing to LAX passing the Gabriel Mountains and suburbs of LA.

St George, UT
SW Utah
Lake Mead, NV
Lake Mead & Las Vegas, Henderson,NV
Las Vegas with LAS airport (Center)
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas behind
Flying over San Gabriel Mountains and descent in to the LA area
What airfield is this?
ONT Airport
Ontario, CA
Downtown LA very smoggy
Welcome to LAX


When we landed the aircraft taxied next to the entrance of Terminal 5 and stopped as we arrived 10 minutes early. A DL 772 was pushing back and we stopped for 5 mins. The Captain announced that the aircraft would be tugged to the gate.

DL 777-200ER
DL 753
Being tugged to arrival gate


ARRIVAL AT LAX-
I had 3 hours to kill at the airport so I stopped for food and got on the Wi-Fi. I was almost home now and was looking forward to arrival as my wife and daughter took me out to a surprise belated birthday dinner in San Diego waiting for me. In the meantime I managed to do some spotting, get lunch, and relax with the wi-fi.
DL FIDS Terminal 5 LAX

UA 753

DL 772 to Tokyo


BOARDING- It was painless and quick on our regional jet to SAN.

Date: Saturday, September 17 2011
Segment: LAX-SAN
Flight: DL 4787
Registration: N815SK
Load Factor: 90%
Class: Y
Equipment: Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-900
Cruising Altitude: 11,000 feet
Cruising Speed: 320 kts
Duration: 29 minutes
Distance: Direct: Direct: 109 sm Flown: 139 sm
Departure Gate LAX: Terminal 5 / Gate 51A
Arrival Gate SAN: Terminal R / Gate C3
Scheduled Departure: 04:25PM PDT
Actual Departure: 04:42PM PDT
Route: LAXN11
Scheduled Arrival: 05:08PM PDT
Actual Arrival: 05:11PM PDT
Seat: 7A

Route-
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...7/history/20110917/2325Z/KLAX/KSAN

Takeoff queu
UA Country
UA Ramp area
DL 772
DL 772
Taking off from LAX
El Segundo right after takeoff
Hyperion Treatment Plant, El Segundo after takeoff from LAX
El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach areas after takeoff from LAX
Palos Verdes Pennisula, Long Beach area of LA
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, CA
Palos Verdes Penninsula, Long Beach area of LA
Camp Pendleton area
Soutern California coast between LA and San Diego
MCAS Miramar
MCAS Miramar
Otay Lake, Eastern Chula Vista, and Eastlake area (My Neighborhood)
Naval Base, National City, CA and Imperial Bach
Final Approach to SAN
San Diego, Naval Base, Coronado and the San Diego Bay
CRJ-900ER Ship # N815SK LAX-SAN


SUMMARY- Delta's service on these flights was decent and typical for economy. Total Delta Sky miles from these trips 7,314 with the Rental car.

Past Trips-
http://picasaweb.google.com/11141425...9013/EmbryRiddleAlumniBiPlaneRide#

CO/UA Trip Report SAN-IAH-MSP (Pt. 1) Pics (by Mike89406 May 9 2011 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/11598790...2/ContinentalAirlinesFlightSANIAH#
http://picasaweb.google.com/11598790...AirlinesFlightIAHMSPBusinessClass#

UA Trip Report MSP-SFO-SAN Pt. 2 (Pics) (by Mike89406 May 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/11598790...721792/UnitedAirlinesFlightMSPSFO#
http://picasaweb.google.com/11598790...721792/UnitedAirlinesFlightSFOSAN#

CO SAN-EWR X-Country For Turkey (Part 1) Pics (by Mike89406 Dec 4 2010 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/11141425...nDiegoToNewarkContinentalAirlines#

CO EWR-SAN X-Country (Part 2) Lots Of Pics (by Mike89406 Dec 5 2010 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/11141425...warkToSanDiegoContinentalAirlines#

Delta Trip SAN-SLC-GEG & Back (With Pics) (by Mike89406 Aug 12 2009 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/11141425...lightsSanDiegoSaltLakeCitySpokane#
http://picasaweb.google.com/111414256279096029013/SpokaneIntLAirport#
http://picasaweb.google.com/11141425...3/DeltaFlightSaltLakeCitySanDiego#

UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip Report (with Pics) (by Mike89406 Jun 21 2008 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/Jane8940...ightsRenoSanFranciscoSanDiegoIntL#

OO & UA RNO-SFO-SAN (Part 1) With Pics (by Mike89406 Dec 21 2007 in Trip Reports)
https://picasaweb.google.com/Mike89406/UnitedAirlinesFlightsRenoSanFranciscoSanDiegoCa#

UA SAN-SFO-RNO (Part 2) With Pics (by Mike89406 Dec 21 2007 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike8940...FlightsSanDiegoCASanFranciscoReno#

The New Delta RNO-SLC-DCA Report (by Mike89406 Jul 27 2007 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike8940...FlightsRenoNVSaltLakeCityUTWashDC#

Delta DCA-ATL-LAX Report (Part 2) Lots Of Pics (by Mike89406 Jul 29 2007 in Trip Reports)
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http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike89406/DeltaFlightAtlantaLosAngelesCA#

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http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike89406/DeltaFlightLosAngelesRenoNV#

UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics (by Mike89406 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike8940...edFlightsRenoSanFranciscoSanDiego#

UA & TED(Part Of UA) SAN-DEN-RNO (Part 2) W/Pics (by Mike89406 Jun 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
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User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 514 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9118 times:

Great TR!!! Being a San Diego resident myself, I always love that base turn to final!! And, it's always a tough call to either sit on the right side, and see my apartment fly by below, OR, see the city off to the left.

Great pics!!


User currently onlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6003 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9049 times:

"What airfield is this?"

Norton AFB/San Bernardino International Airport

Great trip report....



Semper Fi - PowerPoint makes us stupid.
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1467 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8621 times:

Quoting 777ord (Reply 1):
Great TR!!! Being a San Diego resident myself, I always love that base turn to final!! And, it's always a tough call to either sit on the right side, and see my apartment fly by below, OR, see the city off to the left.

Thanks, I agree the views you get on final is great no matter what side you choose to sit.



Quoting United1 (Reply 2):
"What airfield is this?"

Norton AFB/San Bernardino International Airport

Great trip report....

Thanks for that.


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8566 times:

Hi

Nice trip report, congratz on logging the 753!

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1467 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7719 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 4):

Thanks.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7088 times:

I don't see many TRs involving MSP so it's always a treat. My first time through MSP was early last year coming in from LHR and I wasn't very impressed. Pretty tight connection. Came in on the G, connecting to ATL on the F. Seemed very dark and the food offerings were limited; a huge McDonald's right outside the gate area (yuck) but of course I didn't experience the main airport mall or other areas. I've grown to like the place as i've made many flights in and out for work over the past few months. Super easy to get around although I think a tram like what they have on A/B/C would be nice for the very loooooooong walks down the G.

"DL 753"

Just a note but that's actually a 752 that you were looking at. One of DL's last delivered 757s and currently has AVOD and live TV (75X). It was either headed to Atlanta Salt Lake.



What gets measured gets done.
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1467 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6286 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 6):

Glad you liked it, I find it cool to add airports not commonly shown in this forum. You're right about the food offerings being limited for a decent sized airport.

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 6):

Thanks for that.


User currently offlineairindia787 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

Excellent TR, loved the pictures.

Quoting Mike89406 (Thread starter):

DL 753

I assume this is a typo on your part, the aircraft in the photo is a 752.


User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 718 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

Mike, thank you for posting the wonderful report. Your photos make me really miss the 753s - I used to fly on them all the time with NW, but DL has since moved a lot of them to Hawaii service and they don't operate on the routes that I fly (namely MSP or DTW to PHX).

You also flew through two of my favorite terminals - T5 at LAX and MSP's Lindbergh Terminal.

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 7):
You're right about the food offerings being limited for a decent sized airport.

If you're down by the C gates at MSP again, make sure you stop at Godfather's Pizza. Their cheese bread is amazing!



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