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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8739 times:
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Hey guys. First trip report, so go easy on the criticisms!

DATE: May 17, 2006
AIRCRAFT: Boeing 757-300
Departure: 4:07PM (scheduled 4:05)
Arrival: 6:59PM (scheduled 7:09)

I left my house at 1:45PM last Wednesday for my first ever trip alone. I was going to Boca Raton, Florida, to visit my friend Mike for a few days and play some golf. I got to EWR at 2:35 and had checked in with my e-ticket by 2:58 because there was a line and I had to check one bag. The flight was leaving from gate C71 and boarding was scheduled for 3:20PM but they didn't start until 3:35. Here's the plane waiting at the gate. First time on a 753!

I got into my seat and was happy to see that there was nobody next to me. We pushed back at 4:07, only two minutes late. The flight attendant who sat in front of me started talking to me, and I found out he graduated from the same high school as me, albeit 19 years ago, where as I'd finished in 2005. Takeoff was from runway 22R and we started our roll at 4:23PM. Here's pictures from taxi and takeoff. Sorry about the quality on a lot of them.

Can anyone ID this airport? There was no route map shown during the flight so I have NO idea where it is, but was probably about an hour into the flight.

The flight was very smooth the whole way, and the only thing that disappointed me was that we only got ONE drink service. The snack (a small Turkey sandwish, a TWIX, and a small bag of pretzels) was enough to eat, but I'd have liked another drink. I watched some sitcoms (Joey, Phil of the Future, Stacked, That 70's Show, Two and a Half Men) and while a few were funny, some were horrendous. It did help to pass the time.

Descent started at 6:20 and we landed at 6:56 on runway 09L. We taxied for a few minutes and were on the stand at 6:59. We had to wait a LONG time to de-plane, and I didn't get into the terminal until 7:17. I got my luggage pretty quickly, but my friend Mike who had arrived on a Song flight right after me had to wait, so I joined him at his baggage claim and we left the airport at 7:45. We got to his house in Boca Raton at 8:25. Here's some pictures of descent and landing.

I spent my three full days in Boca playing golf and I also saw Mission Impossible III. I loved the movie, and it felt great to get back onto the golf course after a long absence. I was never very good and shot a 146 the first day, and a 120 the second (for any of you who don't know, PAR, or the accepted normal score, is 72). I took some pictures but none of them are any good since it was VERY bright and my camera's fastest shutter speed is only 1/1000 of a second, and even at ISO 50 it wasn't fast enough. Everything got outblown. Mike and I saw a huge 7-foot alligator our first day on the course, that was about 3 feet from where my errant drive landed in the water. We didn't want to go near it since 3 women have been killed in the last few weeks in a string of attacks. My short vacation was great.

DATE: May 21, 2006
AIRCRAFT: Boeing 737-700
Departure: 8:14PM (scheduled 8:15)
Arrival: 10:58PM (scheduled 10:59)


I left Mike's house around 6:28 and got to PBI at 7:04. Check-in was completed by 7:06, so I went to a store and bought Car and Driver magazine, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, since Maria Sharapova was featured in it! Boarding was at Gate B4, and was scheduled for 7:30. The plane from EWR came in late, and they turned it around in about 10 minutes. We boarded the aircraft at 7:43 and managed to push back one minute AHEAD of schedule. Taxi to 9R was a little lengthy and we took off at 8:28. The entire flight was a little bumpy, and again my only complaint was that we only got one drink service. There was also no food, but a solid dinner before the flight kept me from complaining. I'd already seen the sitcoms on the way down to Boca, so I put my iPod on and listened to Flogging Molly all the way to EWR, except for the last 20 minutes, when I switched to Tchaikovsky's violin concerto since Flogging Molly had finished. I was on the left side of the aircraft and had an amazing view of NYC as we came in. We landed on 22L, and the wing dipped severely right before touchdown. The cross wind was from the West at 15-20 MPH and we certainly felt it. (They actually switched to runway 29/11 right after landed) Touchdown was at 10:45 and I was reminded how much I hate CO's terminal location at EWR, being as the 22's are the most commonly used runways. Taxi is quite long there. We were on-stand at 10:58, one minute early. I got off the plane, bought a bottle of water, retrieved my bag (which took a while as there were 6 flights sharing my flight's baggage claim). I was in my car at 11:28 and home at 12:10AM.

What a fun vacation, even though it was a short one.

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User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8655 times:

Good report and nice pics!
The B757-300 is a looooong plane!

A319-A321, A332-A333, RJ85, B733-B738, B743-B744, B752, B762-B764, B772-B773, CRJ200-CRJ700, Dash 8 Q300-Q400, ERJ 145,
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2131 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8632 times:
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Nice pics! Good report! I've flown a lot on Continental and out of EWR. I like Newark a lot. The new TAP Air Portugal livery looks great.

I love to fly!
User currently offlineMjzair From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8502 times:

Nice trip report.. I look forward to trying CO

[Edited 2006-05-22 01:24:20]

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17594 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8301 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Thread starter):
Can anyone ID this airport?

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.


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User currently offlineTurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1460 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8194 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Thread starter):
The snack (a small Turkey sandwish, a TWIX, and a small bag of pretzels) was enough to eat, but I'd have liked another drink.

Great report and great pictures but I really would appreciate if you wrote turkey (the animal) with small letters next time  Smile

Coffee - Tea or Me?
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8001 times:

I think that the main reason that you only received one drink service was because of the size of the cabin. It takes the F/A's nearly the entire flight to make it all the way down the aisle; when I was on a 738 back from PBI to EWR, they had time to come around twice.

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7776 times:
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Quoting STT757 (Reply 4):
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Nope. I don't actually KNOW the answer, but that airport you linked to has 4 runways, the one I showed has 3, and they are not just in an X pattern.


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User currently offlineFireFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7368 times:

Good First Report! I appreciate all the photos...if you think of it next time, give us an idea as to your opinion of the seats - comfort and legroom, etc.

As you like F.M., if you haven't yet, add some Pogues to your IPod - you are sure to like the original IrishPunkRockers!



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