Ok.. here goes the whole story...
April 12th 2003
Departure time: 10:10am
Arrival Time: 1:50pm
I arrived at Mex airport at around 8:00 am and the check in in AA
was not full (as opposed to UAL which had a very very long line).
Check in was pretty fast and I went up to the gates.
We steted boarding about 25 minutes before the departure. Departure was from Rwy 05R. Take of roll was nice, a lot of power on that machine.
About 1 hour into the flight a sandwich was served and a becrage. Headsets were sold for $2 (what a rip off).
We sterted our descent into ORD
and landed on time.
Immigration line was short and fast and I had no major problems at ORD
A340-300 (Rosalia de Castro)
Departure time: 4:40pm (actual time 5:10pm)
Arrival Time 7:45 (actual 8:10am).
After a couple of hours at ORD
, We boarded the Iberia flight about 30 minutes late because the plane was towed to the stand a little late.
Some flight attendants had a face as if they were bored and other had a smile on them. Take off roll was slow and we turned right immidiately after take off (don`t know which Rwy, sorry).
About 1:30 hours into the flight a hot dinner was served. After picking everything up they showed two films and flight attendants disappeard for the rest of the flight. There was group of teenagers sittng close who were probably going ona trip to Spain with their school.
Descent started about 25 minutes before landing and the view of Madrid in the morning light was sectacular. Ijust loved it.
We arrived at MAD
and a bus took us to the terminal where we went through immigration and then I picked up my bags and a friend of mine picked me up.
April 27th 2003. I already told you my story on how I missed my original flight (MAD
), so I returned on AeroMexico.
002 B767-300 XA-APB
Departure Time: 2:10pm
Arrival time 7:45 pm (actual time 7:35pm)
We started push back a few minutes late and taxying time was a little long but we departed MAD
from Rwy 36L. You could see the new building in progress and it looks quite nice. The day was clear so we had some very nice viwes of MAD
and the areas around it. 50 minutes into the flight a hot meal was served and a few minutes later the first film was played (same one I saw in Iberia, Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bulock and Hugh Grant).
After that Flight attendants were walking around to see if we wanted coffe or water. Service was nice, we got the headsets for free. The flight was very long (12 hours) but I enjoyed it. We started our descent into Mexico City for a landing on RWY 23L. The viwes were nice, but no as spectacular as when you land on RWYs 05L/R because you fly over the city.
Immigration was really fast (I am a Mexican citizen so it is very fast) and it took a long time to get my baags. I was received by my family which was nice and I went out into Mexico City`s traffic and snog (I was a little depressed after being in Madrid
I hope you liked my report, and if not too bad.