This post is to ask the question how many of your flights had pilots who took off, and just cruised at a low altitude before climbing. On June 10, I flew AirTran from GPT-ATL-GPT on the 717 and on the flight to ATL, The pilot came over the intercom telling us he had been granted permission to fly at low altitude so we could view the scenery. So we took off, and he pulled back on the throttles after takeoff, and we just cruised the beaches until we got to pascagoula and then we turned northeast, throttled up, and started our ascent. I tell ya, those few minutes of seeing the coast was enough to make me enjoy the flight.
Has anyone else had the experience of just viewing the scenery from a low altitude on a jetliner. I know the 727 has a reputation for being a "cruiser", but I never knew the DC9/717 was a "cruiser"