I fly Delta between Atlanta and Orlando at least month, so I normally would not write a trip report for it. However, I want to make a photo trip report to my flights to Asia on Saturday, so I decided to make a test report with my trip down to Florida this week.
July 27, 2004
I took the MARTA train to the ATL
, and, as I had already checked-in online, I went straight through security. Given that I had two-hours to spare, I took the tram to Concourse E, where international flights leave, to have a light lunch.
The food court in Concourse E. I recommend the French-style bistro.
After lunch, I took a few photos. For example, this is LH
's daily A343 to AB
) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA.
This is DL
's 738 to PTY
An Independence Air CRJ taxis by...
...Followed by a Frontier A319.
At 16:45, I took the tram back to Concourse A for my flight to MCO
17:33 - 19:00
(17:33 - 19:25 due to heavy traffic)
We departed from Gate A19, which, like the rest of Concourse A, is under construction.
The agents called for boarding at 17:00, and I boarded in Zone 5 around 17:15.
Here is a photo from my seat.
As I began to take another photo, my steamate began to look at my suspiciously, so I explained that I was taking pictures for a trip report. Then she mentioned that she had heard that terrorists might try to take photos aboard aircraft. I decided to put my camera away at that point.
We pushed back on time at 17:33, and then sat on the ramp for 35 minutes. Neither the captain nor crew made any effort to explain the delay. However, at 18:10, the captain announced that everyone should sit down as we would begin to taxi. At 18:20 we took for to the west and made the typical left turn to the south. We immediately entered the afternoon Georgia thunderstorms, so the seatbelt sign remained on for the first 35 minutes of the flight. The crew only had time to distribute water bottles in the main cabin before we began to descend into MCO
. We landed to the south at 19:15, and taxied to Gate 71.