Lindy
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IAD-ATL-FLL-ATL-IAD On DL

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:01 am

Sunday, March 17, 2002
Delta Flight 477 5:50am
IAD-ATL
Boeing 757-200

We arrived at the airport around 4:00am. After parking my car we took shuttle bus to the terminal. Check-in line was very long. It took us around 30 minutes to finally get to the counter. Then we went toward Security Checkpoint. I had 40 rolls of film and my friend had around 50 rolls of film with him. To save some time, we took all rolls out of the plastic containers and place them in a transparent zip bags so they could quickly check them. Some idiot from security wanted to put my film on the machine. I told him politely that I would prefer hand-search. He said that 100ISO is ok for X-ray, but I kept saying that I want my film to be searched by hand. He kept saying that it wouldn’t do anything bad to my film. Then I had it enough. I told him that I would like to speak to his supervisor. He called him and after 5 minutes of fighting he finally agreed to hand search it. I told him that he should know FAA rules if he works for FAA.
I put all my stuff into X-ray machine (including hand scanner, camcorder, camera, mp3 player and cell phone), and I walked thru metal detector. I didn’t beep but they said that I have to step back to special line created just for extra checking. And then it starts; he was showing me his FAA rules hehehe I was standing there like Jesus waiting to be nailed to the cross. That punk was pointing at me his “magic wand”, he didn’t get even one single beep J After that he told me to seat down and take my shoes so he can X-ray them. I was holding line but I didn’t give a rat’s ass about it. I had plenty of time to kill so I was playing his game. Then he came to great idea to search every single one of my rolls for explosives. Well, it took him around 15 minutes to do it and after that my friend came with his 50 rolls. That guy at the checkpoint was really pissed. He was telling me that they have best security in the nation. Then I thought about that AA 757 that took off from IAD. But I didn’t say anything to him. Well, they didn’t search my handbag where I had all those electronic devices. After good 30 minutes we took bus to terminal B. We only had time to smoke one cigarette when the boarding started. We had seats in the last row of 757 45F and 45E. When we got to the gate I saw two lines, one was with all kinds of people and second one was shorter with mostly African-American. Then I found out that they were “selectees”. I was lucky and I got to the aircraft without any more searches. We departed on time, shortly after take off drinks and two crackers were offered.
They played some sit-com and “E” TV, very boring. Service was ok, nothing special.
We touched down at ATL ahead of schedule, 7:20am. Some guy seating across us asked if Atlanta is in the same time zone as Washington DC. J
Flight was 70% full. Service 4/5, on time 5/5, nice looking FA 1/5. Overall happiness 7 out of 10.
We arrived at Terminal A and had to catch train to Concourse T.

Sunday, March 17, 2002
Delta Flight 1192 8:30am
ATL-FLL
Boeing 767-300ER

After smoking two cigarettes we headed to our gate, T5. Flight was overbooked and 21 people were on stand-by list. Boarding went pretty fast and we had seats 27E and 27D. Just in front of the big screen. We took off right on schedule. They were playing the same stupid sit-com and “E”tv. Drink service started 10 minutes after take off. Also we were given only cup of drink and two tiny crackers.
I didn’t complain because I had two nice looking girls on both side of the aircraft. Whenever I looked I had nice view J. We landed ahead of schedule again.
Once again, smooth flight. Every seat was occupied. In flight service 4/5, on time 5/5, nice looking FA 3/5. One was looking like Britney Spears and second like Buffy the vampire slayer J that’s why I gave 3 points out of 5. Overall happiness 8 out of 10.
We waited for laguage around 15 minutes, and then we went to AVIS to rent a car.

After that we spent 2 days at MIA airport spotting where we didn’t have any problems with police or other airport authorities. At night we spent some time at Miami Beach strip joint “Madonna”. Yeah! Nice looking girls and they know how to please you hehehe  Big grin
Last day we spent 2hrs at FLL airport. Also no hassle at the parking lot near Perimeter Road.


Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Delta Flight 2020 1:00pm
FLL-ATL
Boeing 767-400ER

We arrived at the airport 1hr prior our departure to Atlanta. Lines at Delta ticket counters were so big that we’ve decided to check outside with Skycaps. It took us 10 minutes and we were on our way to Security Checkpoint.
I didn’t beep again but I was selected to the special line. They checked my carry-on laguage for explosives, X-rayed my snickers and I was ready to go.
Flight departed 10 minutes behind the schedule but the pilot made up that time in the air and we landed at ATL 15 minutes ahead of schedule.
This aircraft was very clean and comfy. Much better than 767-300ER.
This time they gave us drink and pretzel mix. Way better comparing to those crackers from previous flights. But unfortunately they were showing again the same sit-com comedy and “E” TV.
Flight was 95% full. On time 5/5, nice looking FA 3/5. Overall happiness 8 out of 10.
When we landed we headed to concourse B to catch our flight to IAD. We had 1hr to kill.
After supplying ourselves with food from Popeye we headed to our gate. Unfortunately the train in direction to concourse B was temporarily out of service. We had to walk to B gates.

Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Delta Flight 774 3:40pm
ATL-FLL
Boeing 757-200

We boarded the plane on time. But it took them some time before they closed the door, so I eat my chicken before we even taxied out from the gate J.
We were given again that pretzel mix and cup of drink. Then they played that sit-com again! and “E” TV. I was so exhausted that I didn’t care about anything. I found in my seat pocket magazine “Working Mother” and I was reading it for the rest of the flight  Big grin
We arrived at IAD ahead of schedule again. Then waited for baggage around 20 minutes.
Flight was 65% full. On time 5/5, nice looking FA 1/5. Overall happiness 7 out of 10.
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jessman
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RE: IAD-ATL-FLL-ATL-IAD On DL

Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:53 pm

Nice report. I like how you saw the same thing over and over again. It amuses me. Well, Whatcha gonna do?
 
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RE: IAD-ATL-FLL-ATL-IAD On DL

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:44 pm

Interesting report, but I just have to ask you this question. I noticed you rated the F/A's looks, how did your looks rate with the F/A's? Maybe that's why you only got the crackers? (Just kidding!!!)

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