I just got back from Cuba on Saturday morning (Montreal-Mirabel), 1:05 am, eastern standard time... Trip report now on Canada 3000
Friday, March 2, CYMX-MUVR (Varadero)
I woke up at 6 this morning... finished to pack my luggage and en route to M-Mirabel (CYMX) at 10:40am (from Ottawa area, 1.5 hour-drive)...
So after parking the car, we went to the Canada 3000 counter. It's about 12:30 and, for the first time we are the first passengers at the counter who is not open yet (the flight leaves at 5:00 this afternoon). After waiting for 30 minutes at the counter, a friendly C3 employee came and assigned us seats 8A, B and C... we had after lunch in Mirabel which was pretty busy (big surprise) and got to gate 47 at about 3:30pm and the aircraft wasn't arrived yet form Puerto Plata. 15 minutes later the Airbus A320 came in. At 4:50 we boarded along other holidaymakers happy to get some sunshine like us. Take off was smooth and we had a beautiful sunset while getting over the clouds at FL 350 for a 3 hour and 29 minutes flight. Wow, C3 service is oustanding and even better than Air Canada... Flight attendants where always smiling and very friendly and talking to the crew's chief was like talking to someone of your family... Her name was Sylvie Arsenault and I'f you've flown on C3 with her, you will certainly remember how much she was friendly and competent. I had ordered a glass of milk with my meal and a minute after she came in with it.
The meal consisting of delicious slices of beef with a fruit salad and hot bread as well as a cherry donut was served along 4 other beverages on such a short flight and the flight attendant won't look at you like a stranger I'f you ask for more water or wine! The flight was overall great altough we were in turbulences during most of it... Landing at Varadero was pretty smooth and we arrived 15 minutes earlier at 8:45 pm.
Friday, March 9, MUVR-CYMX
We had a great time at the Villa Cuba Resort during the week including the tour to Havana... Had a quick dinner at the hotel's buffet and jumped into the bus to Varadero Airport at 7 pm. We were the first bus to arrived at the airport so we runned for the C3 counter and were assigned seats 19 D, E and F. We boarded the A320 at 9:30 pm, 30 minutes earlier with the same large smile of Sylvie Arsenault... Another smooth take off and at 10:15, half of the plane was asleep... They began meal service at 11:00 consisting this time of pasta, Greek salad and Brownie cake... maybe It was because I was very tired, but this meal was not as good as the first one... I fell asleep just after it so I don't know how was the flight after that. We landed in a snow covered Montreal at 1:05 am, local time...
Overall well-done C3!!!!!! You will see me back for sure!!!
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