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USA Vacation Part 4: Off To Canada!: PHL-LGA-YYZ  
User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9764 times:
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Introduction



The U S of A, a great country IMHO. A country where everything is big, a country I have lived in for a year, a country I have visited many times (mostly in the summer) for vacation or other purposes. This year would be no exception. Visiting friends in Maine, Pennsylvania and Canada while enjoying my 4 week vacation from work.
Hello everyone and welcome to my 15th trip report featuring part 4 of my vacation to the USA/Canada!
It wasn’t until the 27th of May when my dad and I started looking for tickets. Booking was done, the same day, on delta.com (as my dad is a SkyMiles member). 6 flights for about 1200EUR p.p, not a very bad deal for the time of year and the date that we booked IMO.
There were a lot of different options for that price, so we eventually chose:
July 21: AMS-BOS // 11:10-13:00 // DL231 // A330-300
August 1: BOS-JFK // 12:00-13:17 // DL901 // A319
August 1: JFK-PHL // 16:10-17:28 // DL3544 // CRJ900 Pinnacle Airlines/DL Connection
August 8: PHL-LGA // 14:10-15:10 // DL4050 // CRJ100 Pinnacle Airlines/DL Connection
August 8: LGA-YYZ // 16:45-18:25 // DL7145 // B736 operated by WestJet
August 16: YYZ-AMS // 23:05-12:10 // DL9399 // B744 operated by KLM

A nice itinerary with all different types, and for me it will be the first time flying Delta longhaul and WestJet. This would also be a chance to catch the fairly “rare” B737-600 type.
This series will be split into 5 parts (due to the many pictures made):
Part 1: AMS-BOS
Part 2: BOS-JFK
Part 3: JFK-PHL
Part 4: PHL-LGA-YYZ
Part 5: YYZ-AMS

For part 1 see:
USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y (by adamspotter Aug 19 2012 in Trip Reports)

For part 2 see:
USA Vacation Part 2: Maine! + BOS-JFK On DL In Y (by adamspotter Aug 26 2012 in Trip Reports)

For part 3 see:
USA Vacation Part 3: Big Delay + JFK-PHL On DL (by adamspotter Aug 30 2012 in Trip Reports)

Every part will not only contain a report of the flight(s), but it will also be accompanied by many pictures of places I visited/things I did during my stay.

So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this report!


Map



The map for this part, thanks to the Great Circle Mapper:

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And the map of this whole trip, also thanks to the Great Circle Mapper:

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It is Wednesday the 8th of August at 08:30 when my alarm clock goes off. After a nice week in New Holland, PA it is time to move on again, time to fly again! Today it’s off to Exeter, Ontario in Canada for the last week of my vacation, time sure flies me thinks while heading to the shower.
After a nice shower my I-pod “pings”, I have gotten an email from Delta Messenger stating that my flight is already delayed for 35 min, new dep. time 14:45. Here we go again, I was thinking, as long as we make our connection!


Getting to PHL



Our friend was kind enough to take us to the airport. Despite the expected delay we left at 10:00 for the 2 hour ride to PHL. Exactly 2 hours later, at 12:00, we arrived at PHL and got dropped off at Terminal D. We bid our friend goodbye and headed inside the terminal.


Check-In



As always I had checked in online the night before for my PHL-LGA leg. Checking in for my LGA-YYZ leg (operated by WestJet) was not possible on Deltas website. Understandable so I tried it on WestJets website, check-in wasn’t possible on their website either as they couldn’t find my confirmation #. Hmm ok, I’ll check at the airport then.
Once entering terminal D I headed over to one of Deltas SSKs. I printed out my BP for the PHL-LGA sector. As I still wasn’t able to check-in or select a seat for my WestJet flight, the SSK spit out this Connection Information Document for me:

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Hmm ok, I’ll see if the check-in agent can do anything for me while I drop my bag off. But first a quick look at the FIDS, Flight DL4050 to LGA was now further delayed until 15:10. Now this is going to be a very tight connection!
I joined the baggage drop off line and 15 min later it was my turn so I approached the check-in agent. While handing over my passport + BP I put my bag on the scale and explained the situation. I asked if it was possible to check me in/print the BP for me as I have a tight connection. He explained to me that is wasn’t possible as it is a WestJet flight and that I have more than an hour to connect at LGA. I told him that I didn’t have more than an hour because my flight is delayed, which he didn’t know about yet. He eventually told me to head straight to the gate once arriving at LGA (No really??) where they will assign me my seat and print out my BP. He then handed me this seat request ticket, apologized and wished me a good day:

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Security



Now it was off to security. This time security was quite different compared to my previous experience at BOS. Once arriving there, there was quite a line. 20 min later we were through the passport + BP check. 10 min after that we were through the x ray screening without a problem.


PHL Terminal D



I had now arrived at PHLs terminal D. Terminal D is quite an ok terminal (much better then Terminal 2 @ JFK) except for, once again, the bathrooms. They smelled bad and were downright filthy, were the cleaners on strike during my vacation or something?
Anyway as we still weren’t feeling to good about our connection we decided to head over to the gate and see if there was an agent that could do anything for us. But first a quick look down the almost empty E gates:

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And a quick look down the D-gates with an old Continental livery:

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Once arriving at our assigned gate D8 there were 2 agents there. We approached one of the friendly female agents and explained our situation. She immediately offered to confirm us onto the next WestJet flight which would be leaving just 1h45min after our original one. She printed out this document for us and told us to show it at the gate if we missed our connection:

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Feeling a bit relieved we thanked her, got a bite to eat at Dunkin Donuts and did some spotting.


Spotting @ PHL



For some spotting I headed down to the end of terminal D where I got some nice views of aircraft taxing by and landing in the distance.

Comair (Delta Connection) // CRJ900 // N695CA:

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US Airways // EMB190 // N944UW:

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Air Wisconsin (US Airways) // CRJ200 // N408AW:

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Delta // A319 // N343NB:

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Mesa Airlines (United Express) // CRJ700 // N512MJ:

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Comair (Delta Connection) // CRJ900 // N678CA:

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Republic Airways (US Airways) // EMB175 // N125HQ:

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Republic Airways (US Airways) // EMB175 // N116HQ:

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Southwest // B737-700 // N202WN:

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US Airways // B757-200 // N202UW:

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United // B737-800 // N14219:

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After a nice spotting session we walked a bit more throughout the airport and visited some shops before heading back to our gate D8. Time of departure was still 15:10 (1hr delay) but the inbound was scheduled to arrive at 14:50 so I wasn’t very optimistic in departing “on time”.
While waiting at the gate our aircraft came taxiing in at 14:55, N8837B will be doing the honors on this short hop. A CRJ400 instead of the scheduled CRJ100:

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Judging by the amount of people at the gate area this was going to be a very light load despite the small aircraft. Just before boarding, one of the gate agents walked around tagging most of the carry-on’s with the pink Delta gate claim tags.


Boarding



My BP for this short hop:

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Eventually at 15:10 boarding was called for flight DL4050 to LGA. First all the status passengers (which consisted of 2 people) and then the rest. I got my BP scanned and walked down the jetway.

08/08/2012
PHL-LGA
DL4050 // 5D, then 8D
CRJ400 Pinnacle Airlines (Delta Connection) // N8837B
15:35 – 16:30


While walking onto the tarmac I put my carry-on on the cart and headed towards the aircraft. Once entering the aircraft I was greeted by a very friendly and chatty female FA, this set the tone for this flight!
I headed towards my seat 5D and immediately took a look outside:

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As boarding was nearing its end the female FA approached me and suggested I go sit a few rows back in the emergency exit row as she saw I was quite tall. Very nice of her to suggest that to me, so I grabbed my belongings and headed towards seat 8D. The new view from my seat:

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Flight load on this small aircraft was quite empty at 30%. Flight crew consisted of 1 female FA, Brenda is her name. She is probably one of the best FAs I have had in a long time. Professional, very friendly, chatty and nice and personal (but not TOO personal). She really seemed to enjoy her job and even managed to hand out a little snack with water during the flight (I know, probably due to the light load).
At 15:20 the door was closed and Brenda came onto the PA welcoming us onboard with a special welcome to all SkyMiles and other Skyteam members. She also mentioned the amount of miles we will be earning on this flight. After that came the safety demonstration.
Once that was done the pilot came onto the PA with another special welcome and an announced flying time of 30min. He also mentioned that he tried to find out why there was a delay, but couldn’t, as there was a crew change here at PHL and he didn’t get the possibility to talk with the other pilot.


Pushback + Taxi



Eventually at 15:35, 1h15min behind original dep. time we pushed back and taxied towards runway 27L:

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This is clearly US Airways land:

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Lufthansa A340 landing on runway 27R from FRA:

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Crossing runway 27R:

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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
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A nice bizjet also awaiting take-off:

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Take-off + Climb



At 15:50, 1h30min behind schedule, we rolled onto the runway and 1 minute later started take-off roll:

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And lift off!:

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Seatback + Contents



The seatback had the same contents as my previous Delta flights except for the safety card of course:

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Seatback:

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Legroom shot:

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Brenda then came onto the PA stating that electronic devices were not allowed during the whole flight as we would remain under 10,000 feet. She also said that she will be coming around with a snack and some water as long as it is possible.

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McGuire AFB:

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Snack Service



Once Brenda reached my row she asked if I wanted a snack and a glass of water while addressing me by my last name, another very nice touch:

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Descent



Shortly after getting my snack we started our descent towards LGA. This descent into LGA is a very scenic one as you fly straight over New York. This brought some very nice views where you can almost touch the skyscrapers. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

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Taking a sharp right turn:

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Final Approach + Landing



For final approach to runway 22:

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And touchdown at 16:20!:

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Taxi To The Gate



We immediately exited the runway and headed to our remote stand, which was at the other side of the airport. The down part was that we only had 15 minutes until the gate would close for our original WestJet flight . The good part was that I (finally) was seated at the right side of the aircraft and got some good views of every terminal:

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Passing our original WesJet flight:

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10 minutes after landing, at 16:30, we were in our parking position:

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Once the seatbelt sign got switched off everybody gathered their belongings and headed towards the door. Soon enough the door was opened and we were allowed to walk off the plane where there were 2 buses waiting for us. At the door was Brenda saying goodbye to everyone personally by using there last name. After thanking her I walked down the stairs and waited for my carry-on. While waiting I snapped a quick picture of our aircraft:

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Once everybody got their carry-on we headed to the second bus which took us to the terminal. Not feeling all too optimistic we were going to make our connection, we rushed over to the gate for our next flight: C34. As it was quite a ways to the gate a friendly airport employee offered to take us over to the gate with his electric car.
Once we reached our gate, at 16:45, our aircraft was just being pushed back. Oh well, at least the next one will be boarding in just about an hour we thought while approaching the gate agents.
After explaining our situation and handing over the correct documents, the very friendly, chatty and funny gate agent helped us out immediately.
5 minutes later we had our BP for seats 17D and F with the middle seat kept empty for us, very nice!
We thanked the gate agent and decided to go look for some place to eat.


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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
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LGA Terminal C



LGA terminal C is a very nice terminal. Spacious and in good condition. Was quite impressed during our shirt visit there.
Our first mission was to call the Robert Q bus company, which we booked tickets on for our transport to London, Ontario from YYZ. After telling them that we missed our connection we were scheduled for the 21:30 bus at YYZ without a problem.
After getting that settled we got a bite to eat. Terminal C has a little food court with a McDonalds and some other restaurants. After a quick junk food meal we headed back towards our gate: C34:

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Arriving at our gate:

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Boarding



BP for this flight:

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At 18:00, 5 mins behind schedule, boarding was announced for flight WS1213 with destination to YYZ. We headed towards the gate, got our BP scanned, and walked into the jetway.

08/08/2012
LGA-YYZ
WS1213 (DL7147) // 17F
B737-700 WestJet // C-GUWS
18:25 – 20:10


Once entering the plane we were greeted by 2 friendly female FAs and headed to our row: 17. First impression of the cabin was a very good one. In great and clean condition. Another nice feature that WestJet has is a PTV with live TV on every seatback. After getting settled into my seat I took a quick look outside the spotless window:

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You are welcome!:

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Flight load was a total of 63 passengers. The flight crew consisted of 1 female purser and 3 female FAs, all friendly and did their job with a smile.
As we still had 15 min before dep. time I did some spotting from my window:

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At 18:20 the front left door was closed and the female purser came onto the PA. First introducing herself and the other FAs by name, followed by the usual announcements and the safety demonstration. After every announcement there was a tape in French which I thought was a nice touch. No welcome from the cockpit, they only came on the PA later during flight. Announced flying time was 1h20mins.


Pushback + Taxi



5 minutes ahead of schedule, at 18:25, we started pushback and taxied to runway 13:

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Delta MadDog taking off:

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Welcome to New York sign, sorry I’m leaving! Will see you back in January:

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That is where were heading:

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Crossing runway 22:

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A nice line of aircraft awaiting take-off:

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Delta A319 landing:

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JetBlue A320 landing:

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Hello there:

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We are next!:

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Take-off + Climb



At 18:50 we lined up on the runway, this was the line behind us:

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Starting take-off roll:

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And lift off!:

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Bye LGA, hope to see you again soon!:

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The PTV was starting to show different commercials:

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Seatback + Contents



Now let’s take a quick look at the seatback and its contents:

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The very nice legroom, good job WestJet!:

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Safety card:

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Food and entertainment menu:

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WestJet Up! Magazine:

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WestJet vacations magazine:

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The PTV was now showing the moving map, nice!:

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As already mentioned before WestJet offers live TV on their aircraft for free. So after exploring the 25 different channels I settled in for an episode of Hawaii Five O. A great series IMHO, which by coincidence I am watching right now while writing this report:

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Continued Below


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9434 times:
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Up and close with the blended winglet:

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Snack Service



Soon enough the crew came around with a snack and drinks run. There were 2 choices of snacks, Ranch Crispers or Biscoff cookies:

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I went for a ginger ale + Biscoff cookies while my dad went for a tonic + ranch crispers:

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Lavatory



While the crew walked around offering refills I paid a quick visit to the lavatory (for all you lavatory lovers out there!):

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Getting closer and closer to Lake Ontario now:

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After finishing Hawaii Five O I switched channels and started watching Storage Wars, another great and fun series IMHO:

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Descent + Approach



Soon enough the pilot came onto the PA announcing that we were starting descent into Toronto. What followed was (once again) another very scenic approach, flying straight past downtown Toronto before making some sharp left turns:

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Downtown Toronto already in sight:

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A nice overview of Toronto City Airport (YTZ):

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Flying straight past the CN tower:

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Final Approach + Landing



Taking a sharp left turn for final approach to runway 24L:

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And touchdown at 19:55, 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Once again, well done WestJet!:

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Taxi To The Gate



We exited the runway and taxied over to our gate at terminal 3:

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The EK A380 is also in town:

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Air Canada is obviously the main carrier here!:

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Crossing runway 15L/33R:

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We will be parking to the right of the KLM 777:

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In our parking position at 20:10, 5 minutes ahead of schedule!:

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5 minutes later the front left door was opened. As it was a light flight load today deboarding went quick and smooth. After thanking the crew for a nice flight we headed towards immigration.


Conclusion



PHL Terminal D: An ok terminal, nothing special, except for the bathrooms which were once again filthy. Did have a nice spotting session from here.
Delta Connection: Another delay, at least the pilot tried to find out the reason this time and communicated about it! Besides the delay I had a very nice flight with an outstanding FA, won’t forget her anytime soon. The approach into LGA is absolutely fantastic with great views!
LGA Terminal C: A very nice terminal to stay at. Not too busy and spacious, had a great, but short, stay there!
WestJet: Too bad I missed the connection, but that wasn’t WestJets fault. Did miss out on the 737-600 because of it, oh well will have to head up north to catch one. The flight itself was outstanding: Nice crew, nice seat pitch, spotless cabin and the free live TV is a very nice feature. They also got us into YYZ well ahead of time. Hope to fly WestJet again soon! And the flight came to a fantastic end with some great views of downtown Toronto.

So this will end part 4 of this series. If you’re still reading, thank you very much for taking the time to read this report, it is much appreciated.
Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question, I would really appreciate that!
The last part of this series part 5, should be up in about a week or so featuring immigration/customs clearance at YYZ. Or bus ride to Exeter, Ontario with Robert Q. Pictures of my weeks stay in Canada. And to end this series my journey back home in KLMs upper deck from YYZ-AMS!

Take care,

Brendan Berkhout // Amsterdamspotter


User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9434 times:

Thanks for sharin! Great that DL and WS took good care of you. I have realized KL/AF cooperate with WS as well on FRA-YYZ, so I am plannign a routing YYZ-YUL with WS, then KL MD11 to AMS, then AF via CDG to FRA. This is the maximum the routing allows ... don't expect Westjet to give me the boarding passes til FRA though  

User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9434 times:

Another good report, thanks for sharing!
Looks like you had two wonderfull approaches on this day of flying. Too bad you missed the 736 though becuase of the missed connection, but it looks DL took a good job of taking care of you.


User currently onlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9217 times:

Hello Brandan

Another great addition to the series!
Too bad you missed out logging the 736! But things happen.
Weather/irrops in the Northeast tend to happen quickly and the regionals are the first ones to go.
Glad Delta and Westjet took good care of you!
Did not realize however that Delta is taking over terminal C in LGA as well (used to be US)

Looking forward to the next

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6658 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9114 times:

Hi Brendan,

very nice report with many good pictures! Bad to hear you missed the 736, but what can you do? I have neither been to LGA nor to
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
went for a ginger ale

Good choice!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
And to end this series my journey back home in KLMs upper deck from AMS!

I'm looking forward to that report!


PH

[Edited 2012-09-11 03:44:16]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26520 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9053 times:

Hey Brendan  

Another great report in the series. Love the aerial city shots . The one of Toronto is amazing ! Love that city.

Always wondered what Westjet was like thanks for the insight.

Looking forward to the next one .

Regards

Philip  



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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8937 times:

Hi Brendan!

Glad to see part 4 up, nice read again!
Nice pictures from the sky of New York and Toronto! Westjet seemed impressive, not like LCC's here in Europe!  
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
B737-700 WestJet // C-GUWS

Shame you missed the 736, another time I guess!

Martin


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6412 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8920 times:

Hi Brendan!

Thanks for a nice report with nice pictures !

Too bad with the delays but think they are very common on the east coast due to weather/ATC issues. Hope you get to go on a 736 soon again.

Very nice approach over downtown Manhattan to LGA!

Legroom on WestJet looks great!

Looking forward to the last part in your series.

The777Man



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User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1155 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8887 times:

Nice read and great pics Brendan. Lucky you got rebooked after your missed connection without any fuss.


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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8805 times:

Hoi Brendan nice report! Good to see you heading back to Toronto for the 2nd time this year.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Here we go again, I was thinking, as long as we make our connection!

Well at least good and proactive of Delta to notify you about the delay well in advance. I'm guessing that wouldn't have been the case on United.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
But first a quick look down the almost empty E gates:

There's something very sterile and dull about most US airports, something we don't see much of here in Europe.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Very nice of her to suggest that to me, so I grabbed my belongings and headed towards seat 8D.

Once again Delta seems to impress with their friendly and proactive crew. Well done!  
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Legroom shot:

Hmm, looks a bit tight for being an exit row!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Once Brenda reached my row she asked if I wanted a snack and a glass of water while addressing me by my last name, another very nice touch:

Wow, not something you'd expect in coach on a short regional hop. Did the get the pronunciation right as well?

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 2):
LGA terminal C is a very nice terminal. Spacious and in good condition. Was quite impressed during our shirt visit there.

Place looks nice, fresh and spacious indeed. Quite the opposite from what I'd imagined LGA to look like, since I've heard so much about the place being constantly crowded and cramped.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 3):
which by coincidence I am watching right now while writing this report:

Hehe, well you have great multi tasking skills, or were you only writing in between the ads?  

"Wheels-Up!"
//Jonas



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1582 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8587 times:
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Hi Brendan,

Thanks for another enjoyable episode of your trip to the US of A. Good grief, you let yourself go with the camera, didn’t you   2 nice and solid flights and it was to be expected that you wouldn’t make that connection at LGA. Thankfully that helpful gate agent helped you out! The approach path over NYC is a one-off experience it seems, too bad the weather was not very cooperative...

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Brenda is her name.

What a nice coincidence, did you say what your name was?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
At the door was Brenda saying goodbye to everyone personally by using there last name.

So she had been studying every passenger’s name and perform the onboar service? Impressive 

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
A nice overview of Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

That’s an airport that I’d like to log. I know MSS658 aka Marc has logged it.

Sultanils



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8541 times:
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Nice to see all the comments, thank you very much!

Quoting reifel (Reply 4):
Thanks for sharin!

You''re welcome reifel  
Quoting reifel (Reply 4):
I have realized KL/AF cooperate with WS as well on FRA-YYZ, so I am plannign a routing YYZ-YUL with WS, then KL MD11 to AMS, then AF via CDG to FRA

That looks like a nice itinerary! Especially the MD-11  
Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):
Another good report, thanks for sharing!

You're welcome, glad you liked it Robert

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):
Looks like you had two wonderfull approaches on this day of flying

Yes, the approaches were very nice!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):
Too bad you missed the 736 though becuase of the missed connection, but it looks DL took a good job of taking care of you.

That was the only downside of this great day of flying, but oh well got enough chances.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 6):
Hello Brandan

Hi there Marc

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 6):
Another great addition to the series!

Thanks! Glad you liked it

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 6):
Too bad you missed out logging the 736! But things happen.
Weather/irrops in the Northeast tend to happen quickly and the regionals are the first ones to go.
Glad Delta and Westjet took good care of you!

Yes, was quite unfortunate with the 736, but enough chances to come   Yes, both DL and WS took quite good care of me

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 6):
Did not realize however that Delta is taking over terminal C in LGA as well (used to be US)

yes they are, now only part of it is US

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Hi Brendan

Hi there PH!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
very nice report with many good pictures

Thanks, glad you liked them!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Bad to hear you missed the 736, but what can you do?

not much, except hunt for it again soon  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Good choice!

Your favorite  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
I'm looking forward to that report!

And I''m looking forward to making it!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Hey Brendan

Hi there Phillip  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Always wondered what Westjet was like thanks for the insight

No problem!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):
Hi Brendan!

Hi Martin!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):

Glad to see part 4 up, nice read again!

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):
Nice pictures from the sky of New York and Toronto!

Yes, was very fortunate with the apporaches!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):
Westjet seemed impressive, not like LCC's here in Europe!

Indeed, was very impressed with them!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):
Shame you missed the 736, another time I guess!

Yes, I guess I''ll go for a SAS one next  
Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Hi Brendan!

Hi there 777Man,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):

Thanks for a nice report with nice pictures !

I''m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks once again for commenting!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Too bad with the delays but think they are very common on the east coast due to weather/ATC issues

That is true!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Hope you get to go on a 736 soon again.

Am hoping that too!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Very nice approach over downtown Manhattan to LGA!

A very nice and scenic apporach!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Legroom on WestJet looks great!

Very nice legroom, even for me!

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 11):
Nice read and great pics Brendan

Thanks J. glad you liked it

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 11):
Lucky you got rebooked after your missed connection without any fuss.

Yes, was quioe a relieve!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Hoi Brendan

Hi Jonas!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
nice report! Good to see you heading back to Toronto for the 2nd time this year.

Thanks, glad you liked it!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Well at least good and proactive of Delta to notify you about the delay well in advance

yes, was very impressed with Delta in that sense! Even got an e-mail after the delays with even more apologies!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
There's something very sterile and dull about most US airports, something we don't see much of here in Europe.

That is true

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Once again Delta seems to impress with their friendly and proactive crew. Well done!

Yes, was very impressed with the one crew member!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Hmm, looks a bit tight for being an exit row!

Well it was quite a small aircraft of course

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Wow, not something you'd expect in coach on a short regional hop. Did the get the pronunciation right as well?

Yes, even that they did correct

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Hehe, well you have great multi tasking skills, or were you only writing in between the ads?

I am quite the multitasker hehe

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Hi Brendan,

Hi there Nils!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Thanks for another enjoyable episode of your trip to the US of A

You're welcome, I''m glad you liked it

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Good grief, you let yourself go with the camera, didn’t you

Yes I sure did haha  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
2 nice and solid flights and it was to be expected that you wouldn’t make that connection at LGA.

Yes, wasn''t expecting it either. The downside: missing the 736, the plus side: I got to explore LGA a bit more

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Thankfully that helpful gate agent helped you out!

Yes, quite a relieve!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
The approach path over NYC is a one-off experience it seems, too bad the weather was not very cooperative...

Indeed, it would've been even better with perfect weather conditions

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
What a nice coincidence, did you say what your name was?

Yes, we had a little laugh about that!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
So she had been studying every passenger’s name and perform the onboar service? Impressive

Very impressive, not too hard with only about 15 passengers onboard  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
That’s an airport that I’d like to log. I know MSS658 aka Marc has logged it.

Would love to log it myself too, maybe next time I visit Toronto  

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7995 times:

Hi Brendan,

Very nice trip report once again with lots of great photos! Delta looks very nice, and quite impress by the personal service you got on the first flight. Quite amazed also that Brenda greeted everyone off the flight by the last names! The airline seems to handle it quite well after your mis-connected flight, thats great!

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7809 times:
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Quoting win1290 (Reply 15):
Hi Brendan,

Hi Win, thanks once again for commenting!

Quoting win1290 (Reply 15):
Very nice trip report once again with lots of great photos!

Thank you!

Quoting win1290 (Reply 15):
Delta looks very nice, and quite impress by the personal service you got on the first flight.

Delta sure is nice, loved the service!

Quoting win1290 (Reply 15):
Quite amazed also that Brenda greeted everyone off the flight by the last names!

Very impressive!

Quoting win1290 (Reply 15):
The airline seems to handle it quite well after your mis-connected flight, thats great!

Yes, was glad that it was handled well!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7120 times:

Hoi, B.,

really detailed story and once more, great pictures.
A good collection of airliners here and sorry to miss the -600, another try, maybe!.

Looking for the next part now.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6875 times:
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Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 17):
Hoi, B.,

Hello Markus

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 17):
really detailed story and once more, great pictures.

thank you very much

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 17):
A good collection of airliners here and sorry to miss the -600, another try, maybe!.

yes indeed, better luck next time!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6765 times:

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
while enjoying my 4 week vacation from work

= Let's trade jobs  .

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
After explaining our situation and handing over the correct documents, the very friendly, chatty and funny gate agent helped us out immediately.
5 minutes later we had our BP for seats 17D and F with the middle seat kept empty for us, very nice!
We thanked the gate agent and decided to go look for some place to eat.

= Funny. I flew WS out of LGA a few months back connecting at YYZ to WAW, and the agent was super nice and friendly ... and totally different than most other people I have encountered at LGA  .

Thanks a lot for writing this to us. Seems like another good experience on Delta (Brenda was a gem), and one on WestJet. I have a friend who works there now and he speaks highly of their work culture as well - guess it shows.

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6287 times:
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Hi A.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 19):
= Let's trade jobs

Sure haha  
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 19):
Thanks a lot for writing this to us

No problem, thanks for commenting!

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 19):
Seems like another good experience on Delta (Brenda was a gem

Yes, a great expreience especially the FA  
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 19):
I have a friend who works there now and he speaks highly of their work culture as well - guess it shows.

Have hear many good stores about their work culture too, very nice!

cheers,

Brendan


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