You can read my very first trip report here http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/65012
my return to the sky!
This trip was my 23rd birthday vacation. Being my first time out of MDW
(I haven't been there in almost 10 years) and my first time flying WN
I was very excited and nervous as I haven't flown semi-transcon since I was about 8.
is a very Nice airport! I arrived for my flight about 2 hours ahead of time. I checked in online and received an A boarding pass as I was # 25 to checkin on an overbooked flight.
I went straight through security with no problems and went to the Gate.
March 6, 2006
SWA Flight 2600
Dpt:110pm Arr:305 pm(las time)
The CSR announced boarding to the city of "lost wages and this is an oversold flight". before boading I got a shot of that SWA whale plane
My hands started sweating and I was nervous the WHOLE flight. I took my seat in 9A. I was a bit nervous because this was my first flight to LAS
and the length of the flight. WN
pushed back on time and we were off to LAS
. The Captain announced we were headed into some 40 mph head winds so we would get into LAS
about 10-15 minutes later than expected. Also on this flight one of our F/A's was/is a semi-finalist on American Idol but I forgot her name. It was snowing and cloudy so after take off and the first 20 minutes we ran into what I believe you anetters call "chop". The usual service of drinks and peanutes and snackboxes were served. I just put on my Mary J. Blige album and tried to relax.
After what seemed like a long flight to me we were in decent to LAS
. I dont know what happen but we took some type of dip like on a rollercoaster and that sinking feeling came into everyone's stomach and the entire cabin went "whooooooooooooo" lol.
We landed at McCarren at about 4pm local time. This was a nice airport to me. I finally saw Virgin Atlantic in person but I couldn't get a pic of it. I took one of the shuttles to the Luxor which is a magnificent hotel! While in Vegas I think I went to every hotel on the strip and saw some of the most IGNORANT THINGS I ever saw! I was having so much fun. I spent more time in MGM than my own hotel. The highlight of my trip was the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton and my God Cirque Du Soleil's KA
at the MGM. Words can not express how GREAT KA
was. If I go back I will go see Zumanity and maybe O.
Well after two days in LAS
it was time to come back to Chicago!
SWA Flight 1225 LAS
Dept: 840am Arr: 210pm local. Actual 145pm local
Seat 7D Gate C9
I was soooooooo tired and ready to go home. I arrived at McCarren at 645am. I printed my boarding pass the day before and got an A boarding pass being 11th to check in.
I was also very hungry so I ended up getting a pizza slice and iced tea. Our Plane arrived at the gate but it was yellow lol
This flight was about 95% full. There was no one in between me and my seat mate so we had more room. I tried to sleep on the plane but I couldnt. We had an on time departure. Honestly I was so much more relaxed on this flight. The F/A's were very attentive. I read Spirit Mag and Skymall(I need to buy some things out of there lol)
We landed in MDW
early which surprised me. All the Captain said was "prepare for arrival to chicago" then like 30 minutes later we were on the ground to HARD breaking! I saw one of the supervisor's from Airline, the one with the short blonde hair.
Well my first flight on SWA was very nice despite my nervousness on the first leg. The Tram at LAS is much better than the one at ORD imo. But SWA were right one time with everything which was a plus! I loved being in LAS
for 2 days. But I'm going to have to step up my workouts now because I ate so much junk while I was there after already loosing 45 pounds. Well thats it for my little report! Hope it came off okay. I want to try long haul next sometime like Hawaii or London.
[Edited 2006-03-09 06:57:02]