Well, i lost the sheet from CO
, but I'll have some pictures eventually...
THIS IS ALL
Anyway, we arrived at the international terminal for our flight to FLL
...wierd checkining in domestically and going to international...anyway...
the AirTrain was AMAZING...great views of the ramp action and its so efficient! beats ATL
Check in was simple with an agent there to help and check bags. TSA
was smooth...my checked bag was hand searched...but it was a mess anyway, so no big deal. 2 Nice guys checked boarding passes and a lady was directing people to the right check point (different for different gates)...there seemed to be a LOT of out of towners there on the Sunday.
There were planes going every in the international concourse...FLL
, of course...but SNA
, Paris, LGW
, Bristol UK, among other places. Our plane came from Birmingham, England
DEPART GATE: C125
ARR GATE: C1
B757 INTL CONFIG
We boarded in group 5...an interesting note is that the PA was not working, so they SCREAMED it! Sat down and I realized that this was the best domestic non LCC product I have seen in terms of cabin. Safety video came on with the CEO Larry Kellner explaining that they are the best in the industry and about thier high quality service...and he meant it...it is the best service I have had domestically LCC or non LCC
's stood in the aisles for the safety demo and then sat down. My dads bag did not fit in the bin, so another bag was moved and someones suit bag was moved...here is the dialauge from that point...
Man: "Excuse me, why are you moving my suits?"
F/A: "I have to move it so other bags can fit"
Man: "So your not going to make it fit there"
F/A: "Sir, it won't fit, I'm going to move it to an open bin."
Man: SCREAMING "These are expensive suits, I need them...they can't be crushed!"
F/A: "Sir, they're going to be in an empty bin. "Sir, we have to make room for all of the bags...all bags have to fit."
Man: "You call this customer service? You just want to crush my bag."
F/A: "Would you like us to turn around so you can get off?"
Man: "No, I'd like my bag."
F/A: "I'll give it to you if it will fit under your seat."
F/A turns to us and gives us this "what an idiot" look, to which I nod.
Flight attendents then came around with headphones for $5...I used 2 of my own to beat the system since its 2 pronged
...my mom baught them, very nice but only works in 2 pronged systems! Movie preview played....
We sat for 15 mins due to a ground hold...but as we were about to takeoff...
F/A2: "Sir, you can't have that in your lap."
Man: "But she said I could. You call this customer service."
F/A2: "Hold on"...talks to F/A1
F/A1: "Sir, you can put under the seat in front of you.
Man: "That would crumble it up!"
F/A1: "I tell you what, I'll put it up and you can keep it for landing...remind me when we are about to land, ok?"
Man: "Ok, that'll work!"
We took off and the movie: Hitch...started...seemed funny as the whole plane was laughing...I listened to music and watch the world below me as well as read the magazine...I stole that and a Song menu this trip
! F/As came around with the drink cart and I had a sprite with my snack: a small sandwich, Lays, and M&Ms...small, yes, but good AND
FREE...can't say that on many airlines much more! How can CO
serve FREE meals, have pillows, and have great service, and be closer to profitablity than NW
, and US?...hmmm!
Later on another beverage service came around to which I commented "Wow, I've never had 2 beverage services before." "On Continental?" "First time on Continental...and hopefully not my last, it's been a great flight!" "Thanks!"...is this standard on CO
? I had an OJ this time. Some pretzels would be nice with the 2nd service or a mint or something small....just a reason to have the drink...
We decended into FLL
and landed on 9L
, as usual, and then taxied as it started to rain (suprise suprise). After landing, I went to the cockpit to talk to the pilot for a few mins...nice guys up there, let me know a little about the trip and we talked about how I was stuck on the ground coming up. They fly domestic and international and flew to IAH
the next day. Baggage was a little slow for FLL
, but it was raining...but gate C1 is the first gate on the concourse, so little excuse there. Overall, great flight!
: 10...my favorite!
: 5 but at night, so quiet
Baggage: 2 SLOW
ground crew: 7
: 10 GREAT...funny, professional
pilots: 9...smooth flight for the weather and kept us up to date on the ground delay even though they said it'll be 15 more minutes like 5 times!
cabin: 10...spacious for a 757 and leather!
Security: 7...1 mean lady
food: 10...expensive, but worth EVERY penny
Overall: 9...GREAT FLIGHT DESPITE THE DELAY
: 10 WOW! BEAUTIFUL AND
: 8 I don't like T1!
Ground Crew EWR
: 10...got us in and out quick
Ground Crew FLL
: 8...a little slow
: 10...perfect! Truely love thier jobs
Pilots: 10...great people and smooth flyers!
cabin: 10...smaller than song, but still best domestic legacy product!
security: 9...nice people and smooth...TSA
did check my checked bag
food: 8...small but good
Overall: 10...best legacy flight EVER!
Both very high ranked
...hope you enjoyed!