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First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM  
User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4980 times:

I had bought this back in October and re-booked it so I could help my mother with her taxes. It's my first Flight from my new "Home" airport of ALB, and appears to be only the second report from ALB.
YYC-YYZ-ALB-YYZ-YYC On AC In J, Tons Of Pics! (by loveofflying Jul 31 2010 in Trip Reports)?threadid=173081&searchid=180242&s=alb#ID180242
It also may be my one and only experience with Colgan given Pinnacle's restructuring plans
04-13-2012 ALB-EWR
Colgan Air - Dash8-Q400
I put on my Blue suede shoes, got to the airport, and reprinted my Boarding pass
Two Uniteds:

Wandering around the terminal.
The New York World offered a $10,000 prize for Flying between ALB and NYC. Glenn Curtiss claimed it in 1910:

Saratoga:

Getting ready to board. Unlike Glenn, we won't be stopping in Poughkeppsie to get more gas:

We walked across to the Tarmac to board. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic. Legroom is acceptable for a 70 seater:

Yep, it's a prop:

The Catskills:

and staten Island:

I deplaned in Terminal C and took the bus to terminal A. Not much opportunitues for photos.
EWR-MEM
ExpressJet ERJ145
Seating was a little tighter, as usual:

AI on the tarmac:

Airport on the way down: I have no idea of what it is:

and touchdown in the Land of the Delta Blues and Purple Planes:



[Edited 2012-04-21 12:55:17]

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User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4934 times:

BTW, I'm varying this size depeneding on how good the photo is.
Around Memphis:
South Main:

Elvis with my rent-a-bike:

Sun records

The Pyramid:

Old Man river:

The Hotel Chisca. This is where Dewey Phillips' studio was:

Lunch(Fried Okra, Catfish, and Collard Greens):

Shiloh Battlefield:

and the Peabody (Yes, we saw the ducks, but don't ask how the photos came out)


[Edited 2012-04-21 13:29:56]

User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4882 times:

4-17-2012
after dropping off my car, I wandered around MEM.
DL and FX aren't the only ones with "Heavy Metal" here:
From 2012-04-17

Yes, this is a Delta hub:


and Fedex

MEM-EWR:
ExpressJet E145XR
It has winglets, the sure sign of the XR (I didn't see the other AA 757 until I downloaded the camera. The one at the gate was having MX issues):

Farewell until July:

we were above the cloud until we started to descend, so next stop is EWR:



ALB-EWR
Colgan Q400
This a night flight, so pictures until the end:


It was not bad. I was dreading going thru EWr, but It didn't prove to be problem.
Thanks for reading!


User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7134 posts, RR: 87
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

Best trip report I've read on here in weeks. Thanks for photos outside the airport. Lunch looked great. Keep up the good work and look forward to reading your next t/r.   

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Quoting Thread starter):
Airport on the way down: I have no idea of what it is:

That's Huntsville Alabama (HSV).



"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"
User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1446 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 20 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Why where there two AA 757s there in MEM?

User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 13 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

I have no idea. The only thing I can think of is that it was ferried in from DFW to take the pax from the one at the gate. AA only has one gate at MEM, so I'm not sure where they parked it (The MQ ERJ is at a Delta Gate). Maybe someone can clue us in.

Quoting fxramper (Reply 3):
Best trip report I've read on here in weeks

[ elvis ] Thank you very much![/ elvis ]  
Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 4):
That's Huntsville Alabama (HSV).

Thanks, I had finally decided it had be HSV. I thought we were a bit closer, and  


User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

The second AA 757 was flight 9622:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20120417/1630Z/KDFW/KMEM


User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1249 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

Hey,

Very interesting report, thank you for shearing. Special thank you for the photos from Memphis.

Colgan air looks like nothing to be missed. ALB airport looks nice.

Jonathan



"In our country, those who do not believe in miracles are irrational" - David Ben Gurion.
User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Colgan is about typical for a US regional, execpt for the Q400 vs a CRJ200 or E-145, at least from a passenger prespective.
I'll see what I can get on my next trip to MEM


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