First I would like to apologize for the lack of photos that I should have taken. I will try to describe everything through words..
April 19, 2004
Continental Airlines Flight 65
It was a lovely Saturday morning in central jersey. I had a 3:30 flight to Los Angeles for my spring break and college visits. My family and I drove to the airport in about 20 minutes to catch the plane. We then proceeded to the presidents club for some drinks and food. I was starving so I went to the A&W root beer restaurant in terminal C-3. I had to eat rather quickly as our flight would be boarding in about 10 minutes. I walked by the gate going back to the presidents club. We rushed down to depart from the newly renovated section of terminal C.
As stated, the plane was a Boeing 767-200, and probably the best equipped 767-200 to this day. I walked on and naturally expected the personal tv's. I sat down, and noticed that for the most part that the plane was full. Soon, Gordon did his video speech, and the safety video was rolled. Then we had a powerful take-off and soon we were well on our way to Los Angeles.
Onboard, the personal tv's were truly amazing. This has only been my second experience with a personal tv, so it was even more thrilling. There were about 7 channels shown, but I decided to watch the movie big fish. For about 2 1/2 hours, I enjoyed the movie. I must say the movie was absolutely grand. What is also really nice about Continental's 767s is the in-flight tracker display (on the overhead tv's.) You could just take 5 1/2 hours and look at that and you will not be bored. During the movie, dinner was served. A chicken sandwich, Cole slaw, Brussels cookies (pepperidge farm,) and a bag of chips was served. The idea for the meal was A+ for continental, but a C for execution. I thought the chicken sandwich was absolutely horrible, but my dad liked it, so its all a matter of taste. Then I took out my laptop and watched "good fellas" for another 2 hours. While I was watching it, I remembered a lot of turbulence around denver and the surrounding mountains. I'm okay with turbulence as long as I don't have to drop out of the sky. They served a glass of water upon decent, and soon it was time to land.
***NOTE: ALWAYS look out your window upon decent into Los Angeles. The scenery of the desert and snow covered mountains is absolutely spectacular.
Coming home: LAX-EWR, April 26, 2004.
Coming home was an 8:30 flight. The same features of the 767-200 existed as those going out. It was mostly uneventful, but a decent breakfast was served. This time A for idea, A+ for execution. The sandwich was like going to mcdonalds and getting one. It was hot and steamy. There was a danish and fruit salad served also, which gives it a nice touch. About 1 hour into the flight, I watched "better off dead" on my laptop. Then I listened to my cd player for the rest of the journey. It was about 5 hours, with a hard landing at EWR.
Enjoy my trip report.