This trip was very special for me since it had a many firsts for me, my first trip on Malaysian airlines, the first time I visited all three major airports in the New York area, the first time on a 757 and also the opportunity to try three of the LCC's in USA; Song, Jetblue and Ted. I will grade them all later.
I decided this summer that I was going to spend one month in the US this coming fall for studies and just some fun since my brother lives in New York. My mom and dad sad that this was a good time for the whole family to go to Las Vegas, no arguments there I also booked a trip to Orlando to go visit
Universal studios since that was a part of my studies (I'm doing a radioshow about American roller coasters).
Malaysian offered very low prices to EWR from ARN (380$R/T) so I could hardly turn it down. On October first I was of to ARN and I passed security with no hassle in time to see my bird coming in on 19R from KUL.
Here is a picture of Pier F in Terminal 5
LEG1: ARN-EWR 2005-10-01
MH 090 Reg: 9M-MPG 747-400
Sced Dep Time: 17:00
Sced Arr Time: 19:00
Dep Gate: F62
Photo © Robert Sjödell
The fist thing I noticed was that the cabincrew especially the girls was stunning, absolutely beautiful.
The captain was really worried about being late so the push-back began before every passenger was even seated. Here are some pictures showing our taxi and departure from 19 R.
Plenty of legroom and very nice with a legrest.
Very nice looking tower.
The take-off was very smooth compared to BA 747's I think. It maybe has something to do with different engines or because the light was low, maybe around 70%. The first meal concisted of two sandwiches, one with salmon and one with chicken and a very good ice-cream for dessert.
Here we are close to Iceland on our atlantic crossing.
Malaysian is an arabic airline. You notice that because on the airshow the always show you in which direction you can find Mecca if you are arabic and in the need for prayer.
These views I will never forget, absolutely stunning. I'm in love with Greenland.
And then it was time for dinner, nothing special. Some sort of chicken.
Beautiful dusk when we started descending into EWR and on the approach we overflew a lit up Giants/Jets stadium in New Jersey.
The landing on 22 L was smooth and the immigration was easy except I couldn't find a customform since they ran out on the plane but after some hussle it worked out well.
LEG 2: JFK-LAS 2005-10-05
DL 2061 (Song) 757-200 Reg ?
Sced dep time: 20:56
Sced arr time: 23:36
Photo © Dan Tanna
(Not the actaul aircraft I was on, or so I think)
This flight was all in total darkness so no pictures I'm afraid. This was also my first time on a 757 and may I say that I was truly pleased. It was a smooth ride all the way. Too bad you can't say the same about terminal 2 at JFK. They didn't even had toiletpapers on the toilet. And when we got on the airplane my brother complained about that the seats didn't have any coathangers. Other than that Song was GREAT. IFE, very good with the inflight trivia and we had an empty seat between us so we could watch
movies on my brothers computer. We bought some food which was very tasty. The best thing was the pre-recorded security breefing carried out by some sort of Barrie White copy, it was a laugh. We took-off from 13R and landed on 25R. Then we hit the crap tables. Too bad I didn't win that much but hey, I got free drinks
LEG 3: LAS-ATL 2005-10-08
DL 249 767-200 Reg: ?
Sced dep time: 22:24
Sced arr time: 05:04
Dep gate: D40
Photo © Airwim
(Not the actual aircraft I was on, or so I think)
Dark flight but one lousy picture. This was my first time on a 767-200 and that plane is OLD, you could feel it, even smell it. Please Delta retire them. We had a very windy but fast take-off on 01L and I tried to take a picture of the strip, this is how it turned out.
The flight was very uneventful and we landed on time without any reversers on 26R.
LEG 4: ATL-JFK 2005-10-09
DL 309 757-200 Reg N634DL
Sced dep time: 06:50
Sced arr time: 09:02
Dep gate: T2
Photo © Yevgeny Pashnin
Here it is standing at the gate.
The load was only about 10% if even that much. Maybe not so strange concidering that it was on a sunday morning at 06:00. We had a very quick take-off from 27R and the whole flight was very smooth. When the sun started to rise I got these very nice shoots.
Here is a look at the almost empty cabin.
And here are some shots of the landing on 4 R and the taxing on JFK. The weather sucked in NY by the way.
I will post the rest of the report in a reply to this post.