kann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1394 posts, RR: 4 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9702 times:
Hello, here is my fourth installment of my summer 2012 trips. This one is from FSM to LGA, for a vacation in Cape Cod, MA. We (my dad and I) flew in to LGA to meet up with relatives who live in NY, and we drove up to Cape Cod the next day.
A few months earlier, we had been looking at tickets for this vacation. We wanted to use miles, and we noticed that economy was being sold for 17,500 miles, while First/Business was 30,000. We found it very affordable, and much to my delight, we booked it. It would by my first time sitting up front, after 15 years of sitting in the back. However, there was a catch: we would have to go through MIA, instead of the regular FSM-DFW-LGA routing. Any normal traveler would have groaned, but this made me even more excited. Another flight, another aircraft, and another experience sitting up front! The return involved a stop in MIA too.
So after all the waiting, the day rolled around......August 3rd, 2012.
Our quaint, beautiful little terminal here at FSM in the wee morning hours.
Yep, KL and AF fly non-stop AMS-FSM and CDG-FSM.....
The only view I could get of our ERJ-145 that would take us to DFW. I couldn't get the registration
We soon took off. Cool Avianca jets and a LAN, with a Star Alliance plane. What airline could that be?
Cool football field/track, and the baseball field above it.
Then we got to see downtown MIA!
The same video presented on the previous 752 flight
The American Airlines Arena, where the Miami Heat play their home games. They won the NBA championship two months earlier, and I woke at 6:30 am in India to watch it live! The championship Finally satisfied LeBron....
Banking away from the coast
Warm nuts and ginger ale. (I ate some of them already)
Then what AA calls a "Snack"! In my opinion, a full-fledged lunch: a cheese quesedilla. In one word...fantastic!
Free flight tracking on Gogo Inflight Internet. (I had an ancient iPod....thankfully later on I got an iPhone)!
Once again, fantastic legroom
The best cookie I have ever had. Seriously. I took a bite and realized I hadn't taken a picture!
Can someone please tell me what airport this is?
And then....my favorite part about landing in LGA. The view of the Big Apple!
Freedom Tower. Sure looks 1,776 feet tall!
The best seats in the house. Yankee Stadium, when they beat the Mariners 6-3. Sipping a drink, relaxing in a large seat, just ate a hot meal.....and watching a ball game. All for free!
Gorgeous sunset over the best city on earth moments before touchdown.
Now I can see why the passengers on US 1549 thought that they were going to land back at LGA.....
Very blurry, but here's "The Donald's" plane. (Ugh). Back from NBO from interviewing the nurses that tended to President Obama when he was born....
Beautiful Old-Fashioned hanger logo.
AA 738 hanging out here in LGA.
After disembarking here in NYC!
So many flights! Amazing!
AA in First Class is amazing. I know that back in Economy it isn't the best, but all I know that up front the treatment is amazing. Referring to a full-fledged meal as a "Snack", hot towels in domestic flights.....nothing that I have gone through matches it. Well done AA.
I will have a report soon on the return: LGA-MIA-DFW-FSM, again in wonderful First Class!
Thanks for reading!
Here are some more trip reports I have written, in case you are interested!
runner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9322 times:
The American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks
Um no , this is where the Dallas Cowboys play. Different sports.
The ballpark at Arlington
At least you got this right. This is my Temple and will be back in April.
Cute American Eagle AT7
Why is it "cute"
erzr2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8951 times:
Nice trip report! I myself have never flown AA, despite having flown almost all of the other major US carriers, so its always fun to see what AAs service and cabin is like. Also, very lucky with the gate in MIA (and the time of your flight) its rare to see such variety at one time.
DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1982 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8903 times:
Much enjoyed! Well done on the trip report. Having not flown myself in 9 months and being once accustomed to nonreving in first class quite frequently, I miss it greatly. Reading your report though almost made me feel like I went on that trip myself. Great photos! Looking forward to reading more!
Has been pointed out already but not even close! That's Dallas Cowboys stadium aka Jerryworld. The Cowboys and Rangers play in Arlington (which is why you can see those ballparks right by DFW) - the Mavs play in downtown Dallas.
Would have to say 30K (roundtrip?) is quite a good deal for this domestic trip in F. Meals look good too, if not a little greasy, but then again you're on vacation so who cares
Quoting kann123air (Thread starter): The American Airlines Arena, where the Miami Heat play their home games. They won the NBA championship two months earlier, and I woke at 6:30 am in India to watch it live! The championship Finally satisfied LeBron....
Ugh - what a joke. The heat make me sick. GO THUNDER!!! We better get 'em back this year ... (assuming the nba will actually have impartial refs this time)
reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6194 times:
Thanks for sharing your excellent routing.
Dramatic pictures in Miami. The food looks good, but it really caters american standard I believe, not sure how some Asian people i.e. would react when they're served such a "Quesadilla" I would like it though.