Yesterday I arrived at Minneapolis St. Paul Intl Airport at around 4:00pm for my 7:30pm flight. Because I had arrived so early, I had lots of time to take pictures around the airport.
Security was a breeze, and I was walking down to the G-Concourse within minutes of checking in.
Here's a view from the G- Concourse:
I then had a quick dinner, and walked down the E- Concourse to see some non-NWA airplanes.
Here's a United 752 #340 for ORD
. A United 752 at MSP
?! I have never seen this aircraft here before...
This American S-80 was also boarding for ORD
F-Concourse with a Continental Express-Jet #3280 bound for EWR
in the foreground.
Lots of NWA activity!
After watching a few flights depart, I walked down to the C-Concourse where my flight would be departing from.
752 was bound for BWI
Here's a Mesaba Saab 340 in a cool color design!
Northwest Airlines #732
At around 7:00pm, the flight began to board. Within minutes, I arrived at my seat, #5A
. The legroom in row 5 on the DC-9 is great; its about the same legroom as First Class!
A view from #5A
The plane pushed at around 7:35pm, and we began the taxi to the runway. I always find it amazing how the DC-9 can reverse on its own!
We did not wait for any aircraft for takeoff, and we were airborne in seconds.
St. Paul, MN
about 20 seconds after takeoff
We leveled off shortly after takeoff, and I captured this picture as we were over Wisconsin. Can anyone name this river?
It took forever for the beverage service to begin, but at last I was being asked what I would like. I purchased a $3 snack box, and it was okay. I wish NWA would change their selection of snacks in the boxes; they're not that great.
Here's the sunset as we are just about to pass over the western coast of Michigan.
The flight continued on over Michigan, and we passed to the very far south of Detroit. We flew over dark land for a while, and then the island of Manhattan began to appear! I tried to capture a photo, but the quality of the picture was not very good. We flew over the Atlantic for a few minutes, before we turned around to land at JFK
The landing was smooth, and soon we were passing many Jet Blue A320's on the ramp. We pulled into Terminal 4 and parked next to an Emirates A345. Terminal 4 was very busy, as Emirates #202 for DXB
was in the final boarding process, and an EL AL 744 was boarding for Tel Aviv on the B-Concourse.
All in all, a good flight.
Comments and suggestions are welcome!