Sorry if this is a bit poorly written or lacking, I'm very busy with the beginning of school. All the photos are of my friend, except one.
I booked two tickets to Louisiana for Labor Day, total price $301. I purposely booked 757 flights, knowing that we'd have a better chance at upgrading with the additional seats. I didn't actually realize until later, that both 757's were international 757's with business class! Luckily, we were notified a little before 48 hours that all our legs had been upgraded. (We're both OnePass Gold)
757 Business Class 8/29/03
The flight left ontime at 9:30am. The flight was mostly full, with business class about 12/16. I think at least 4 of the business class passengers were F/A's or friends of the F/A, since they knew one of the first class F/A's. Pre-departure drinks were taken, I had OJ. After takeoff, another round of drinks were taken (this time Baileys), along with lunch orders. The F/A took orders from the front to rear, with choices of salad or sandwich. We took the sandwich. Soon, the movie started, but it was some horrible De Nero flick and I wasn't interested. Besides, our TV
monitors weren’t working too well. For some reason,
I thought business would have PTV's, but they didn’t. But overall, the seats were extremely nice. Equal to UA
's business class.
After another two Bailey's, I was sleeping, but my friend decided to start drinking Champaign... and so did the guys behind us... when I woke up 30 mins later, the male F/A was popping another bottle open, and I decided to join the drinking. Another bottle later, we were informed by the F/A, "You queens drank all the Champaign!" That was ok, since the flight was almost over. The F/A told us all, "See ya later ladies" while we were exiting. Nice touch.
First class again, but my memory starts getting hazy due to the alcohol from the plane, and more at the airport bar. The First Class was completely full. The plane looked quite nice. Pre-departure drinks were taken, We got vodka and cranberry. The female F/A decided to card both of us (we're 23 and 21), and we continued our pre-New Orleans drinking. During the 50 minute flights we had at least two re-fills. By the time the plane was ready to land, we were both dancing in our seat (Channel 7 plays hiphop dance music), and I'm sure I was making an embarrassment of myself. Who cares though, it's a flight to MSY
. The F/A had to ask us to stop dancing and settle down since we were about to land.
I'll skip the details since most was the same. MSY
was a 757-300, and I was quite impressed by the newness of the plane. I liked the 737 style LCD
videos instead of the older CRT's. The plane landed at the new terminal, and I was extremely impressed. If my camera hadn't stopped working, I'd have taken photos.
was slightly late, probably due to bad weather. Since the flight was leaving at 9PM, a snack was offered. It consisted of deli meat, cheese, an artichoke, olives, and chocolate. It was quite nice. I slept during most of the flight. The video was a private label Showtime flick, I wasn't interested.