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Alb-CLT-MEM W/ Club Visit: US On July 4th  
User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

7-4-12
Well, it's time for my Quarteu visit to Memphis, I'm all packed:

Yes Suh, AH am going to Memphis:

Got to ALB and walked around:


Alb is built on ther site of the original Shaker farm, a chirstian sect best known for their distinctive furniture, particulary thier chars:

My 734 to CLT N454UW:

Pretty empty:

WN going somewhere:

Ejet going to PHL:

Covered up:

On board. about 90% LF:


The Colgan MX base with a 340 waiting for a new owner:

The Cheaspeake:

Charlotte Motor Speedway:

Downtown:

Yes, this a US hub:

I walked around a bunch, before I realized that Elvis did not get off the plane with me! "They tell mah conviar is old, dirty, and guzzle gas. Ah likes this 737, Ahm going to take and go to Palm beach! Call Nudie for me and have him make me a green jumpsuit. This here's the new King."
Concourse D:




We know no TR is complete without a 717:

Down To E , and the "little jets"

Plain Wrapper 145:

The CLT-Mem was done a Mesa CR9(N935LR). Lovely view:    the coffee maker was also broke

The Spotter's area at CLT:

Yes, this looks like MEM:


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User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

On the Ground:
The Sun Studios:
From Lent

The Pink Palace Museum. This was Built by Clarence Saunders in the 1920's. He invented the Modern Grocery strore by starting Piggly Wiggly Markets. During the depression in the 30's he lost control of Piggly Wiggly and gave the title to the house to the City of Memphis, which uses it as a history museum:

They have a replica of the first Piggly Wiggly there:




The Memphis Cotton exchange musem and My mother.

The orginal "Big Board":


Delta Air lines stated out as Delta Air services, a Crop dusting business in Monore, LA:

Old Man River

Lunch at Leonards. Eat where Elvis ate:

"Yo, Ms Ont2CGI, why did they cut the wings off mah Convair? Ah I was going to take you to vegas for mah comeback from the dead tour." N880EP:

going to work for the King:

I wuz here:

3734 Elvis Presley blvd. Memphis, TN:


User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

MEM-Clt-ALB
Not something you see every day:

That's better:

"Ah own this here airport. Don't ley Fred smith tell you no lies:"

High School Art:

MEM-CLT was handled by N938FR, another Mesa CR9. The view is about the same:

Back on the ground at CLT:

I had bought a one day pass for $30. Compare to what some of you all have poster, US's club leave something to be desired:


Acthung, y'all:


It was nice to relax in a nice quiet settig, but the food was limited to chips and salsa, and the only n/a drinks I saw was coffee.
Out of the lounge. N102HQ- my E175 to ALB:

A330's are big birds:

The view is much improved over the CR9, still had close to 100% lF:



Flying old school:

Of Course, it was overcast:

A Nice touch: Most NA airline won't allow their "partners" any marketing. US is different, as the Card for the CR9 had Mesa on it instead of the flag:

NYC Down below:

And back in ALB:

Unfortenatley. My Mother called me on Monday and told me she had left the purse in the rental, so you can guess what I did all week long
Impresssions:
CLT is nice! US is ok. My main gripe that they have not been notifying me by email re:schedule changes. Makes flying a little more exciting! not!
734: Old, but not bad.
CR9: I always imagine the Bombardier engineer who designed the windows on the CRJ series say "They want to look at the windows? BAH! I will teach them a lesson!"
E175: My First time on a Ejet. Much better from a passagner pov than the competetion.
ALB: Nice little airport
MEM: well, they question is how much longer will DL stay around. They have done a better job at keeping most of it open vs the closed off concourses at STL.
Thanks for making it this far! More US to Memphis around Columbus day, unless DL really goes wild with the fares (Hah!)


User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 902 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Nifty little trip report.... Interesting to see MEM from a USAirways point of view....

As a Delta flyer I can confirm that Delta is REALLY reducing service there and it is becoming quite rare to see MEM offered as a connecting hub, which is a shame as flights from MEM are much easer to get upgraded on for Delta Elites than from Atlanta (where EVERYONE on the plane has status!)


User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

I had bought a one day pass for $30. Compare to what some of you all have poster, US's club leave something to be desired:

"USAirway's Club is a decent club" -said no one ever.


Did you ask the bar for a soda, juice, etc? That's where most clubs keep all non-alcoholic drinks.  

Memphis is definitely one of a kind. One of my favourite cities to visit. Great report!



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 4):
Did you ask the bar for a soda, juice, etc? That's where most clubs keep all non-alcoholic drinks

Didn't think about that! I'll have to do it next time

Quoting burj (Reply 3):
As a Delta flyer I can confirm that Delta is REALLY reducing service there and it is becoming quite rare to see MEM

I've noticed that there seems to be less and less Delta. While it does give MSCAA some leeway to do maintenance, one wonders when MEM will joining STL, PIT,BNA, RDU, MCI, and CVG on the "Ghost airport" list.


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