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NYC Daytrip: MDW-LGA On TZ +pics  
User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

This trip was kind of a spurr the moment idea, we didn't even have the tickets purchased until the Monday before. But TZ was offering a steal, and the routing was easy.

Here goes......

Danny picked me up around 4:15, and we headed off to MDW. The drive was very easy, hardly any traffic. We got to Midway about an hour before departure and had a small line at check-in which moved quickly, and ATA had extremely nice agents working this morning!

We cleared security, and were off to gate B25, where by this time they had made the final boarding call and we just walked up and got on the plane. Originally this route was scheduled for a 733, but we lucked out and they put a 752 this morning instead.

Flight: TZ 4224
Route: Chicago-Midway (MDW) - New York-LaGuardia (LGA)
Gate: B25
Seat: 1B, 1C
Lv: 6:15a - On Time
Ar: 9:12a - On Time

I don't remember the exact numbers of our flight, but we were on time. Departures from MDW were on 22L today. Boarding finished way early, TZ plays cabin music which is a nice touch. We pushed with 70 seats open.

We were no.1 in line for take off and we used maybe half of the runway. Climb out was smooth and we were off. Short while after departure the Flight Attendants started their beverage service, They offered snacks for sale with complimentary beverages. We bought biscoff cookies, and I had coffee and water to drink. Danny just had coffee.

We cruised up at FL390, and shortly after they finished cabin service, our descent started. Flying time was 1 hour, 20 minutes.. roughly.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/widget1580/100_0014.jpg

Sitting in the bulkhead was very nice! Granted we heard the FAs talking the entire flight, but that's okay becuase eventually we talked to them anyway.

NYC:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/widget1580/100_0017.jpg

LGA:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/widget1580/100_0019.jpg

The FAs collected the trash, and we flew north of NY and back down to 22. It was funny to see the reaction of our landing. Right before touchdown we both were waiting to feel it, and all we noticed was just a rocking back and forth feeling,..... wait for it, and then the fronts slammed down and we were there. We never even felt the main gear touch! Nice job.. Made a quick taxi to B7 and were off.


After we got off the flight, we took a cab into Rockefeller Center:
Me by the tree:


Empire State Building:


Then, we walked 5th ave., went to CompUSA ... and headed to times square for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/widget1580/100_0052.jpg

After lunch, we headed down to Ground Zero, which was actually a pretty upsetting thing to see. But if you do venture to NYC, it's something that needs to be seen:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/widget1580/100_0043.jpg

After seeing the memorial, and visiting the museum, we took the subway back to Central Park:

Me again! [danny is a baby and didn't send me any pics of himself that I took to include]



Subway station sporting Delta attire:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/widget1580/100_0045.jpg

I love NY, airline ads everywhere.

We ventured around a little while longer, but sadly was time to leave NY. We caught a cab and were back to LGA in a few mins.

Check In was easy, and quick. Security took a few minutes, but oh well! We went to our gate where a TZ 738 was off to HOU. This was the most annoying part of the trip, apparently one person decided not to show up for that flight.. so they made 10 final calls for him. Danny about popped, it was really annoying though... eventually after he still didn't show up they pushed back, and our 733 arrived.



Flight: TZ 4209
Route: New York-LaGuardia (LGA)- Chicago-Midway (MDW)
Gate: B7
Seat: 19E, 19F
Lv: 4:30p - Late, thanks to Jose
Ar: 6:something -Late

Flight home was uneventful. The 733 had very nice seats, but I think it could have used some new lights in the interior. I slept most of the way, woke up for a few minutes over CLE, and we flew right over our city on approach into MDW. Landed on 22L, very heavy reverse and braking. It wasn't really necessary........ we pulled off the runway with more than half of it left.

Taxied up to gate B26, and were back.

Ride home was quick, and we both crashed. But the exhaustion was totally worth the trip, and I can't wait to go back in Feb! Loved New York, it's a great city. ATA is an easy airline, and they take good care of you. Hopefully they can make a comeback.

Thanks for reading!

-Travis


KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5295 times:
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Awesome trip report!! I can't wait to head that way in Feb, BOS should be fun too! Even though we won't have much time, it'll still rock!

Please please please tell me the fuselage of your planes were clean?!  bigthumbsup 

-Charlie


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3045 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5049 times:

Great trip report Travis. Nice pictures of NYC. I need to visit NYC myself one of these days.

Quoting Syncmaster (Reply 1):
Please please please tell me the fuselage of your planes were clean?! bigthumbsup

 laughing  LOL it probably was.  wink 


User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

Nice report and great pics. NY is a great city. btw You shouldn't have to close your eyes in daylight pics LOL


too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

funny , i just returned from n.y.c. and made almost the same pictures as you did.

cheers: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

Nice report. Great picture of the empire State Building.


My soul is in the sky...
User currently onlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Nice report.
Note to self....... must get to NYC one day

Lee



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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4609 times:

I have to say as well, while it being one of the shorter flights being reported on, your trip report was one of the most interesting overall with your pictures of New York and simple yet detailed info about the flight. It even gave us the idea for a day trip to New York, and we are flying out of PHX, but after reading this and calling a couple friends, we now have 7 going.

Thanks


User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 7):
I have to say as well, while it being one of the shorter flights being reported on, your trip report was one of the most interesting overall with your pictures of New York and simple yet detailed info about the flight. It even gave us the idea for a day trip to New York, and we are flying out of PHX, but after reading this and calling a couple friends, we now have 7 going.

Wow, thanks! That's some day trip from PHX! Have a wonderful time!

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Quoting Syncmaster (Reply 1):
Please please please tell me the fuselage of your planes were clean?!

As far as I could tell they were just fine....

Quoting Oldman55 (Reply 3):
btw You shouldn't have to close your eyes in daylight pics

Oh Yes I did. I worked Friday night until 11, on top of that my parents bought a puppy friday and I was up with it most of the night after work. I got maybe 2 hours of sleep total before the trip. Adrenaline was the only thing keeping me going.

Thanks Again!  Smile

-Travis



KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

yep, should be a blast, night flight out via philadelphia on america west with early morning arrival. all day hopefully and evening departure bout dinner time with a connection in boston on the way home. trying to get everything finalized for the trip

User currently offlineDrP From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Great TR - including the pics of NY Big grin I'm going for my fourth visit in as many years in January - be prepared for cold and lots of snow in Feb though Big grin


My pony plays the mamba . .
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

I like the picture of Delta's local advertisement. Thanks for posting pictures.


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User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 443 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

Fantastic Trip Report! great pictures!
I'll be in NYC in 18 days!!
Cheers



Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
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Nice report, loved the photo's of NYC, such a great place, can't believe I was last there in Feb 2001, too long ago.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineUaFan17 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3531 times:

I love New York... by any chance were you flying out on Dec 2. Because my parents were flying ATA to NY too and they were upgraded to the 752. I am going to New York Friday on AA and this will be around my 55th time or so in the city.

User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Quoting UaFan17 (Reply 14):
by any chance were you flying out on Dec 2. Because my parents were flying ATA to NY too and they were upgraded to the 752. I am going to New York Friday on AA and this will be around my 55th time or so in the city.

Yeah, left Dec 2 and returned same day. That's pretty neat!

-Travis



KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Very good pics and trip report.

MCOflyer



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