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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

Well, after a long wait, it was finally time to go on a thanksgiving vacation to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. We were flying on Funjet Vacations/Ryan International Airlines and our flight left MKE at 9:00am.

So I was woken up by my dad at about 5:30 am. I got dressed, ate a sandwhich, and was ready to go. My grampa came to take my dad, mom, sister, brother, and me to the airport. We live just south of Milwaukee so it was a short drive. We got to the airport, said goodbye to our grampa and went inside to check in. The whole check in area wasnt as crowded as it was last time I flew from MKE. So we found the funjet counter and waited about 10-15 mintues in line before we got up to the desk and got our borading passes. My Seat would be 19F.

We went in the main termina lounge and I was hungry so I went to Cinnebun to get a cinnemon roll which was very tastey. Then I walked around some and found a little museum of Mitchell Airport.

Here is a shot of a diecast replica of early MKE
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Our flight was to depart out of concourse C which excited me since the concourse is currently going under renovation/expansion. We headed through security and we got through it quickly. Only after us did the line start to grow. Once we entered the gates area I went and bought my self a magazine and after that I walked around to do some spotting.

Here is a shot of the 3 new extra gates in terminal C which are 6, 7 , and 8 - They are currently used by Apple vacations, Frontier & USA 3000
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This is a shot looking down concourse C
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I was able to catch some UA action, the united crj in the ex-airtran colors is pushing back for ORD while the united crj in the new colors is coming in from denver.
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Then I went over to C23 as boarding had begun for our flight to Mexico. Unsurprisingly, my flight was a Futura 737-800 with winglets.
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9348/aapic47tx.jpg

Boarding went by quickly as I headed to 19F and took this shot soon after
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Soon after we headed out to 19L and we were first for departure. We turned onto the runway and the engines fired up and started our take off roll. We sped past the terminal and lifted off into the gloomy Milwaukee sky.
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Climbing out over the southern suburbs of Milwaukee
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After take off we made a turn to change our heading in a southwesternly direction. There was light turbulence during the climbout. After that we leveled offat 33,000 feet. The buy on board meal service came through and I bought a breakfast sandwhich. After that they showed the movie Taxi.
Heres a shot while crusing above the USA.
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As we entered Mexico we encountered some mild turbulence which ended not to long before we started to decend. For the rest of the flight I read my magazine and stared out the window. Before long the ocean came into view and we started our approach into PVR. We flew over some very rich estates in the mountians. After that we made a final turn to line up for final at PVR
A very scenic approach into PVR
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Pretty soon the flaps went down and the gear came out. We went over some farms and some streets and glided down onto the runway at PVR. We touched down at around 1:00pm
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We cleared the runway and we headed to the gate. I got a glipmse of the tower and the general aviation ramp. The main terminal had 3 jetways which are only used for domestic flights. Then there were about another 10 parkings stands. We parked at the farthest one. The engines shut down and we exited through the back of the aircraft and headed onto the shuttle bus. I snapped this shot of PVR.
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I got one last shot of our plane as we drove away
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We went trough customs, got our luggage and headed outside to our bus which would take us to our hotel. Our vacation had begun!
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Our hotel was called the Marival. It was great. There were 2 snack bars, 4 restaurants, 4 pools, a jacuzzi, ENDLESS AMOUNT OF BARS, and of course, a big white sandy beach. We went into town towards the end of our trip to buy some suvoniers.

Here a shot I took of the overview of the hotel after we arrived.
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Heres a shot of the beach
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Well, before you knew it, it was time to head home.
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After we woke up we headed down to the breakfast buffet for a quick breakfast. We did some late packing after we ate and headed to the lobby to check out. Once checkout was complete we waited a bit until the bus came to take us to the airport. The bus ride was about 15 minutes so it wasnt that bad.Once we arrived at the airport we got in a long linw but we got through it pretty quickly. Security went by quickly and we headed to the gates area. A security guard told me to put my camera away or else it would be taken so I dont have any shots from inside the terminal. I was impressed by the very quick turnaround times of some of the other aircraft I saw there. Before long our flight landed from Milwaukee, and unfortunenatley our turnaround wasnt that quick. We headed out to a shuttle bus which would take us to the aircraft.
Heres the only shot I got at PVR of a saab from Aeromexico
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Our place was right were where it was parked last week. This time my seat was 22F. Boarding was quick and we pushed back soon after. I noticed we had the same flight crew from last week.
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The taxi was short and we were first for departure so we turned onto the runway and imediatly roared down the runway.
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Shot of the coastline
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We leveled off at 35,00 feet and the pilot came on the speaker and announced we may have to divert to ORD because of heavy fog in MKE. The showed Mr. & Mrs. Smith during the flight and the meal service was a pizza.
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This flight was very turbulentic, as there was pretty rough turbulence throughout most of the flight. As it got darker the pilot annouced we would be able to land in MKE. We decended through the misty fog and only until right before landing could I see anything on the ground. We glided onto runway 19L and while we were slowing down there was a roar of applause from the passengers. This seemed pretty rare and I thought the clapping came because of all the turbulence during the flight and the hard landing through the fog. We made a long taxi to the international arrivals terminals, yes MKE has an international arrivals terminal. It only has one gate. We got of the plane, cleared customs, got our luggage, and were greeted by my grampa outside. We drive home discussing the trip and then here I am now writing this trip report.

Well that was my first trip report and I hope you enjoyed reading it!!!!!!!


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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5132 times:

Quoting Mke717spotter (Thread starter):
This flight was very turbulentic, as there was pretty rough turbulence throughout most of the flight. As it got darker the pilot annouced we would be able to land in MKE.

I'm sure you mean the flight was turbulant..

Anyway, pizza on a funjet flight?!??! Damn.. they're trying to shape things up  Smile

I used to work for ryan..

Chris



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User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5103 times:

Ahhh I miss PVR. Thanx for the Report! PIZZA? Yummmy !

User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

yeah I was kind of surprised when I saw pizza on the menu, the other lunch/dinner choices were not that good as they also had a salad and some kind of wegetable rap - it was 5$ for the pizza so i thought maybe that was a bit overpriced


Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3037 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5069 times:

Great trip report MKE717. Good pictures too. Sorry that you couldn't take any pictures inside the PVR terminal. Would have been fun to see while reading your report.

User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4963 times:

Good report and welcome to A.net. Always nice to have another Cheesehead around.


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User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

First off Welcome to A.net! Secondly what an awesome report! Your pictures were really cool and I've been waiting a while to see some pics of the concourse C construction. Thanks for posting I really enjoyed it.


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User currently onlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3506 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

Wow, that pizza looks mouth watering!


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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4813 times:

thanks a lot MKEflyer717!............and yes that pizza was very good, it was as if i could taste a bit of Italy in it! cool 


Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

is there any way to edit the name of a topic?


Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

Great report on an interesting flight.

It was nice to see some pics taken in PVR - it reminds me of the time I flew into there from PHX on a HP flight. I hope you enjoyed Puerto Vallarta as much as I did.

Very nice pics, too - they always add so much to a trip report.


User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 1):
Quoting Mke717spotter (Thread starter):
This flight was very turbulentic, as there was pretty rough turbulence throughout most of the flight. As it got darker the pilot annouced we would be able to land in MKE.

I'm sure you mean the flight was turbulant..

I'm sure you both mean TURBULENT!

And I would gladly pay $5 for that pizza. I am jealous that I wasn't in PVR for a week.


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