I know I just made this trip not too long ago... but 5 days in the city wasnt enough. So here I sit in my hotel room composing the trip report
October 5 : Wake up at 230am. Make sure I have ALL
MY SUPPLIES packed for the 2 week getaway. But knowing me, Im wind to forget something. Since I dont like like hotel bar soap, I always pack my own Body Wash, which has a refreshing smell to it. In this case, I forgot to pack that .. and I realized that once I was in the taxi on the way to the LAX
Since theres no buses running at 4am in my neighborhood, I decieded to take a taxi to LAX
The taxi ride from Wilmington to LAX
was around $38.00 ... got to LAX
around 430am. Though the WN
counter wasnt open at that time, there was a line forming. A few minutes later, WN
ticket agents came in and prepared for their day of customer service. There was about 16 people in line ready to check-in. Even though I priinted my boarding pass from Southwest.com the day before, I had an extra piece of luggage to check in. Got to the counter, showed the agent my boarding pass, and she tagged it for ISP
& and advised me my flight would depart at 600am from Gate 2
Went through check-in, security ... and then wonder about Terminal 1. The McDonalds was open, so I got me some grubbin for the day. Its about 500am now, so I just ate in the dining room there, killed some time walking around the terminal until I went back to gate 2. There was about 30 people waiting to board the flight. A majority of the passengers had group A boarding cards...but i can tell that this flight wasnt going to be full.
First boarding call was made for Southwest Flight 2644 ( LAX
). Boarding was quick and easy. The aircraft was N213WN ... even still had that new airplane scent too :-P
Pushback was ontime at 6am. Instead of take-off from 24L, we took off from 25R, which took about 10 minutes to depart from LAX
After takeoff, the FAs served us OJ and Coffee on the LAX
After takeoff from LAX
, overlooking the L.A. South Bay and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Looking at Terminal Island, Wilmington ( my area ), and Harbor City
We landed in PHX
on-time, despite the fact we had to depart LAX
from the southside. There were 3 passengers including me continuing on the PHX
leg, so I stretched out a bit and find the restroom.
While landing at PHX
A interior of N213WN
A niice suprise
Time for boarding and EVERY SEAT is taken on this leg. We still managed to depart on-time from PHX
. We took off in an eastward direction.The flight was uneventful. A few bumps upon arrival at BNA
... and let just say we made it down in one piece.
Flying high over Albuquerque ( in the center of pic )
, there were 74 through-passengers on the BNA
leg including me. We were also informed by the co-pilot that we would be doing a reroute in the air, due to what was left of TS
Tammy and traffic in the northeast.After takeoff from BNA
, we banked hard to the left and encountered some prety bumpy turbulence. We flew east to the Atlantic coastline, instead of flying in the north east direction. Then we turned north towards NY. FAs did their very best to serve the passengers without putting themselves in any danger of being tossed around. The seatbelt signs were on, and all passengers were told to remain in their seats until we get to smoother air. A few passengers got out their seats to go to the restroom, and they were told again to sit down.
After Takeoff from BNA
The air didnt get smoother until we started to decent into ISP
. We landed in ISP
about 10 minutes late, but at least we made it.
I on the other hand was glad to make it. Went str8 to baggage claim and to the Long Island Railroad Shuttle. Took the train into the city and wallah here I am at the hotel. Met up with friends later that evening too.
LIRR Train approaching Sayville Station
Me and a few friends met up after my arrival into the city. Thats me on the left