Hello flight trip enthusiasts-
This is my first post in this particular forum so please bare with me. On May 15, 1999 - my wife and I flew from Pittsburgh, PA to JFK on a TWA Jetstream 41. We were both a little nervous, having never flown on this type plane. Only 12 on this flight and the flight attendant made a few people move to balance the weight. This flight was a little rough but not too bad. We landed at JFK - bounced maybe once - and then made it into the terminal.
We stepped off the plane and walked to the left - to the Aer Lingus Terminal. We had a few hours to burn so we wondered about a bit - took a few pics - drank a few beers and then boarded an Aer Lingus A330.
This flight took off on schedule - around 7:20 pm. We flew coach - but after the little plane we flew from PIT - we could not complain !! This plane was huge after flying on that little JS41...
We sat in bulkhead seating which was very roomy. Landed in Dublin after about a 6 and a half hour flight. We stayed in Ireland for 10 nights and flew back from Dublin to JFK. (Great time we had in Ireland - We saw Bruce Springsteen perform at the RDS our last night there)
Anyway, we show up at the airport on our last day and fly back home on that nice, big Aer Lingus A330 - but this time we do not sit in the front row of coach - and this is bad for me because I am very tall.. Oh well- we make the best of the situation on this flight. The flight home is a little bumpy and takes a little longer since we are flying into the wind. Still - a nice flight.
We arrive into JFK. Three hour wait till we board the little plane to PIT. No problem - we walk around and have a little food and drink. All is well, as we look at each other and wonder how fast the last ten days have passed...
Time to fly to Pittsburgh - we board the little TWA Express JS41. This time it is filled to the maximum. After flying across the Atlantic on the big widebody I am a little bit nervous about this little plane. We hold for a good while because of traffic and finally take off. I have to tell you - we did not encounter any turbulence at all. New York City to Pittsburgh in this little 30 seat prop was the smoothest flight I ever had in my life.
We land smooth - no bounce - walk into the terminal and out to our car. We got home late at nite - our sons were sleeping - but our black lab was very excited to see us !!