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PHX-IAH-TLH-IAH-PHX On CO, COexpress.. Lots Of Pix  
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5485 times:

I fly everyday, but my son who doesn't have an account would like to share his visit to Florida from the scorching AZ.. Here he is.. He's going to be a sophomore in HS, so don't mind if he has shitty grammar...

Hello everyone,

I went to visit a grandparent in TLH on 7/14. I'm finally 15, so I am no longer a UM. Thank god, because I'm very independent and have now visited 36 countries and 48 states. I consider myself a more experienced traveler than 99% of kids my age. Enough about me, on to the TRIP. I took CO from PHX-IAH-TLH. Returned the same way.
I took some pics in flight. Unfortunately I didn't have the window seat until the ERJ's.

PHX-IAH.
CO 1656
737-700
7/13/2006
Depart: 5:20am
Seat: 14E

I originally planned on leaving on Friday the 14th, but since my dad was leaving to commute on Thursday, I went Thursday. We arrived at Prefight Parking a bit late for the early morning flight. We went through the security easily. We arrived at the gate fashionably late. Our seats were waiting for us. We got on and were surprised to see the flight full. The loads stated it was very empty the day before. Continental drops flights on Orbitz at the last minute and that can make a difference. Everything was normal. We had a on time departure.
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We landed at 9:40 and the door oped at 9:55..
My CO Express flight was very soon. We ran to the stairs in Terminal C. We got on the train. The train ride always gives great views to us spotters.











We got into the HELL HOLE that Terminal B is. We got to the gate in ok time.

IAH-TLH
CO Express 2057
ERJ-135
7/13/2006
Depart: 10:49
Seat: 6A

I got on just fine and said my goodbyes to my dad. Non-Rev flying worked smooth the whole trip. I sat down at 6A. I immediately whipped out the camera and started shooting. The FA told me not to shoot around the gate. I told her OK. Of course, the enthusiast I am, I kept shooting.
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We landed at TLH on time. We taxied to the new jetways @ TLH. Last year they parked the ERJ on the ramp. Only spotting today was a DHL DC-9.. Sad
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I spent a few days in Tallahassee..

My grandpa and I had a planned drive to St. Augustine, FL (The oldest city in the USA).. On our way to St.A we passed Camp Blanding(Florida National Guard).. We stopped and checked out the museum, which included some classic Navy and Army Air Corp aircraft..

Army Air Corp Paratrooper C-47
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Florida Air National Guard F-106 Delta Dart
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Navy A-7
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We crossed the mighty St. Johns River. 3 miles wide!
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We arrived at St. Augustine Beach on Monday July 17th at about 5PM. Our hotel was nice and so was the beach..
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and the lighthouse.
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I took this at a military cemetery. I thought it was a good pic to share..
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After going to the beach, lighthouse, and Historic district for 3 nights, 2 days, its was time to go back to TLH.

The next day I boarded

TLH-IAH
CO Express 2725
7/21/2006
Depart: 07:25
Seat: 11F

I arrived at TLH at 6:30am. I, OF COURSE, got picked for additional screening  Sad... I got through it and went to gate to wait for my ticket. I got my seat and we boarded. Seat 11F was comfy.
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Delta 737 at TLH
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I fell right asleep. I woke up to, "Please be seated for arrival".. I felt refreshed. I had a great view of downtown Houston on approach.
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We landed on time.
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It took forever to get our "Gate Claim" bags to the ERJ door.

I made my way over to Terminal E. I got a Non-Rev update and went to shoot.. Got a couple good ones.
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My memory card was full.. No more pics..

Last flight

IAH-PHX
CO **** forgot, sorry.
737-800
Depart: 10:55
Seat: Forgot

I was the last Non-Rev on.. I got on before a woman and her son. I felt bad, but I had to get home. I was hot as a bitch on the 737. But as soon as the engines got fired up the A/C got kickin.. I had a middle seat and I was next to some red neck who kept singing along to the country music station. The flight seemed short as soon as the got the iPod going.. The flight landed on time in PHX. Home at last..

Thank you for reading, if you did.

I hope to get my A.net account soon. YAY.


Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
19 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5465 times:

Very nice report! Thank you for sharing.


From YVR
User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5235 times:

Wow, lots of great pictures! A terrific report, thanks for sharing!


Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs!
User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5228 times:

Great Report. I know what you mean about the whole UM thing I just stopped being one 1 year ago. At least now I can take pics without being yelled at by the escorts.

User currently onlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

Nice pic's! Does CO serve any meals on the PHX-IAH-PHX flights? Just curious.


"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 4):
PHX-IAH-PHX

They never do..



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 5):
They never do..

Are you sure?

In the timetable, CO says they serve a snack during mealtimes. IAH-PHX is over 2h30m and they should serve breakfast in the morning and a cold sandwitch at lunch/dinnertime.



Set Love Free
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

Quoting NateDAL (Reply 6):
Are you sure?

In the timetable, CO says they serve a snack during mealtimes. IAH-PHX is over 2h30m and they should serve breakfast in the morning and a cold sandwitch at lunch/dinnertime.

I commute this route 4 times a week..

The early flights in the morning never have breakfast. Snacks only..

A sandwich can be offered sometimes, but rare..

CO used to serve this route with breakfast and lunch and dinner.. They no longer do..

Probably around '03(if I can remember right.). .They just quit doing meals on PHX-IAH/IAH-PHX.



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2442 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4957 times:

Great lookin trip report & pictures!  Cool I enjoyed reading it.


Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

Very Good report... and excellent pictures.

Thanks for sharing.


-Zaki


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

Great report and pics also, sorry to hear your memory was full so no 738 pics.

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 7):
The early flights in the morning never have breakfast. Snacks only.

Define snack please! I have been on the early PHX-IAH trip both ways and found a coach pax given a muffin or bagel for some food, and that was in mid spring this year....but then I am commuting as you so don't see all the flight you would.  Smile



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4670 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 10):
Define snack please! I have been on the early PHX-IAH trip both ways and found a coach pax given a muffin or bagel for some food, and that was in mid spring this year....but then I am commuting as you so don't see all the flight you would.

Snack= muffin.. You are correct..



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

I commend your son on this trip report. I also would like to ask you this, is there plans to introduce the 767 to MCO. I would like a ride on one out of MCO but dont know when they do it.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
I also would like to ask you this, is there plans to introduce the 767 to MCO. I would like a ride on one out of MCO but dont know when they do it.

The 767 was used @ MCO in 05 and 04 and on a rare occasion in 2006.. Recently the 767 is doing European flights and Pacific routes. If you are lucky, you will see a 767 at MCO.. For now, the 767 has no steady presence at MCO.



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4482 times:

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 5):
They never do..

Last summer I took the 330pm PHX-IAH flight and we got a snack. A mini sandwhich, carrots and some candy bar. Not bad. The bitchiest flight attendant I've ever had too....



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

I figured that it was only for a short time. Your son did a fine trip report.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 15):
Your son did a fine trip report.

He says thank you.. He's never been on a flight were I was the pilot. He wants to do it soon.. He wants to come on the Thanksgiving weekend I fly. I'm not sure I fly that weekend, but I probably will. He'll go all out on that trip report..



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 16):
He wants to come on the Thanksgiving weekend

Yeah he did a wonderful job but you honestly think he would be able to Non-Rev on that weekend? Not the CO I know, they would all be full!!  Smile BRAVO to CO you and your son.  Smile



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 17):
Yeah he did a wonderful job but you honestly think he would be able to Non-Rev on that weekend? Not the CO I know, they would all be full!!   BRAVO to CO you and your son.  

Thanks again!..

Thats the first thing I told him... Tough thing to pull off.



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4188 times:

Quoting COIAH756CA (Thread starter):
I was hot as a bitch on the 737

LOL... that's funny

Very nice report and pics.. thanks for sharing



I have no association with Spirit Airlines
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