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My Trip Home From Indy!

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:38 am

January 7, 2001

Delta Express flight 2408
Aircraft: Boeing 737-200 Advanced (N321DL) (New colors)
Departure Airport: Indianapolis International Airport
Departure Gate: B4
Departure Runway: Runway 32
Scheduled Departure Time: 2:10pm
Actual Departure Time: 2:18pm
Arrival Airport: Orlando International Airport
Arrival Gate: 92
Arrival Runway: 35
Scheduled Arrival Time: 4:22pm
Actual Arrival Time: 4:28pm

After a week and a half in Indy, it was time to go home  Sad . Coming up to Indy I flew on Delta with a stop in Atlanta but this time it would be a non-stop flight. We (My aunt, my uncle, and I) got to the airport around 12 noon and check in at the curbside check-in which took less than 5 minutes. After that we went to the a bar to grab a few drinks before flying out. Around 1:15pm I said my goodbyes to my aunt and uncle and proceeded through security. Security at Indy didn't seem to be as tight as it was at MCO. Maybe it was a random thing! Anywho, I got throught security and headed down to my gate. When I got there I noticed a Comair CRJ sitting there and at first I thought that there had been an equipment change but when I looked at it closer I noticed it had been boarded and I guess the reason it was still there was because the couldn't find a attachment to push the plane back. Finally around 1:45 (My plane was already on the ground and waiting for the CRJ to get out of the gate) the CRJ pushed back and my plane pulled in. I thought it was pretty cool that my plane was in new colors. Around 2:05, the pilots let me come into the cockpit to look around. I some what showed off the info that I know about the 732. After about 6 minutes of talking I took my seat in 8F. We ended up not leaving the gate till around 2:18pm for what reason I have no idea. We taxied to runway 32 via taxiway Hotel, Mike, and Mike 3. We were #1 for takeoff and rocketed out of Indy. We took off heading straight and then a really hard left turn to the south! We climbed and in no time it seemed as though we were above 10,000 feet. I immediately starting filming and had already taken pictures. We climbed to flight level 330 and maintained that for what I believed the whole flight. We hit some minor turbulence over Louisville and over northern Florida. When we passed over probably Voldosta, GA, when we began our decent. After about 15 minutes we flew over Ocala then Apopka (my home town) and then turned right to turn south. We then flew over Disney. After that we made a hard left turn and were heading east. Then 2 minutes later made one more left turn to line up with runway 35. On our way in we had some awful crosswinds. We were shaking left to right up and down but it didn't bother me. Finally around 4:20 we made a graceful landing into Orlando. We turned off the runway and headed to gate 92 with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways right next to us at their gates. We got off the plane and headed to the baggage claim to claim our bags.
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RE: My Trip Home From Indy!

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:18 am

What inflight service did you get?
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RE: My Trip Home From Indy!

Wed Jan 09, 2002 10:19 am

Only Drinks and Snack Mix if that's what you mean.
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RE: My Trip Home From Indy!

Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:09 pm

Please let me know what you think about my trip report.
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RE: My Trip Home From Indy!

Fri Jan 25, 2002 10:44 pm

Anyone have anything more to say about my report?
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RE: My Trip Home From Indy!

Sun Jan 27, 2002 12:37 pm

Were you on Express?

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RE: My Trip Home From Indy!

Wed Jan 30, 2002 2:16 am

I flew on N321DL last year.

December 24,2000 I flew
Washington Dulles/IAD to

i sat in seat 4A.

the aircraft was built in 1984 by the way.

life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on

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