coiah756ca
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PHX-IAH-TLH-IAH-PHX On CO, COexpress.. Lots Of Pix

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:28 pm

I fly everyday, but my son who doesn't have an account would like to share his visit to Florida from the scorching AZ.. Here he is.. He's going to be a sophomore in HS, so don't mind if he has shitty grammar...

Hello everyone,

I went to visit a grandparent in TLH on 7/14. I'm finally 15, so I am no longer a UM. Thank god, because I'm very independent and have now visited 36 countries and 48 states. I consider myself a more experienced traveler than 99% of kids my age. Enough about me, on to the TRIP. I took CO from PHX-IAH-TLH. Returned the same way.
I took some pics in flight. Unfortunately I didn't have the window seat until the ERJ's.

PHX-IAH.
CO 1656
737-700
7/13/2006
Depart: 5:20am
Seat: 14E

I originally planned on leaving on Friday the 14th, but since my dad was leaving to commute on Thursday, I went Thursday. We arrived at Prefight Parking a bit late for the early morning flight. We went through the security easily. We arrived at the gate fashionably late. Our seats were waiting for us. We got on and were surprised to see the flight full. The loads stated it was very empty the day before. Continental drops flights on Orbitz at the last minute and that can make a difference. Everything was normal. We had a on time departure.
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We landed at 9:40 and the door oped at 9:55..
My CO Express flight was very soon. We ran to the stairs in Terminal C. We got on the train. The train ride always gives great views to us spotters.











We got into the HELL HOLE that Terminal B is. We got to the gate in ok time.

IAH-TLH
CO Express 2057
ERJ-135
7/13/2006
Depart: 10:49
Seat: 6A

I got on just fine and said my goodbyes to my dad. Non-Rev flying worked smooth the whole trip. I sat down at 6A. I immediately whipped out the camera and started shooting. The FA told me not to shoot around the gate. I told her OK. Of course, the enthusiast I am, I kept shooting.
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We landed at TLH on time. We taxied to the new jetways @ TLH. Last year they parked the ERJ on the ramp. Only spotting today was a DHL DC-9.. Sad
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I spent a few days in Tallahassee..

My grandpa and I had a planned drive to St. Augustine, FL (The oldest city in the USA).. On our way to St.A we passed Camp Blanding(Florida National Guard).. We stopped and checked out the museum, which included some classic Navy and Army Air Corp aircraft..

Army Air Corp Paratrooper C-47
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Florida Air National Guard F-106 Delta Dart
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Navy A-7
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We crossed the mighty St. Johns River. 3 miles wide!
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We arrived at St. Augustine Beach on Monday July 17th at about 5PM. Our hotel was nice and so was the beach..
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and the lighthouse.
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I took this at a military cemetery. I thought it was a good pic to share..
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After going to the beach, lighthouse, and Historic district for 3 nights, 2 days, its was time to go back to TLH.

The next day I boarded

TLH-IAH
CO Express 2725
7/21/2006
Depart: 07:25
Seat: 11F

I arrived at TLH at 6:30am. I, OF COURSE, got picked for additional screening  Sad... I got through it and went to gate to wait for my ticket. I got my seat and we boarded. Seat 11F was comfy.
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Delta 737 at TLH
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I fell right asleep. I woke up to, "Please be seated for arrival".. I felt refreshed. I had a great view of downtown Houston on approach.
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We landed on time.
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It took forever to get our "Gate Claim" bags to the ERJ door.

I made my way over to Terminal E. I got a Non-Rev update and went to shoot.. Got a couple good ones.
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My memory card was full.. No more pics..

Last flight

IAH-PHX
CO **** forgot, sorry.
737-800
Depart: 10:55
Seat: Forgot

I was the last Non-Rev on.. I got on before a woman and her son. I felt bad, but I had to get home. I was hot as a bitch on the 737. But as soon as the engines got fired up the A/C got kickin.. I had a middle seat and I was next to some red neck who kept singing along to the country music station. The flight seemed short as soon as the got the iPod going.. The flight landed on time in PHX. Home at last..

Thank you for reading, if you did.

I hope to get my A.net account soon. YAY.
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Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:50 pm

Very nice report! Thank you for sharing.
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:30 am

Wow, lots of great pictures! A terrific report, thanks for sharing!
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:38 am

Great Report. I know what you mean about the whole UM thing I just stopped being one 1 year ago. At least now I can take pics without being yelled at by the escorts.
 
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:43 am

Nice pic's! Does CO serve any meals on the PHX-IAH-PHX flights? Just curious.
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coiah756ca
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:33 pm

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 4):
PHX-IAH-PHX

They never do..
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:51 pm

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 5):
They never do..

Are you sure?

In the timetable, CO says they serve a snack during mealtimes. IAH-PHX is over 2h30m and they should serve breakfast in the morning and a cold sandwitch at lunch/dinnertime.
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:23 pm

Quoting NateDAL (Reply 6):
Are you sure?

In the timetable, CO says they serve a snack during mealtimes. IAH-PHX is over 2h30m and they should serve breakfast in the morning and a cold sandwitch at lunch/dinnertime.

I commute this route 4 times a week..

The early flights in the morning never have breakfast. Snacks only..

A sandwich can be offered sometimes, but rare..

CO used to serve this route with breakfast and lunch and dinner.. They no longer do..

Probably around '03(if I can remember right.). .They just quit doing meals on PHX-IAH/IAH-PHX.
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:16 pm

Great lookin trip report & pictures!  Cool I enjoyed reading it.
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Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:53 am

Very Good report... and excellent pictures.

Thanks for sharing.


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Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:38 am

Great report and pics also, sorry to hear your memory was full so no 738 pics.

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 7):
The early flights in the morning never have breakfast. Snacks only.

Define snack please! I have been on the early PHX-IAH trip both ways and found a coach pax given a muffin or bagel for some food, and that was in mid spring this year....but then I am commuting as you so don't see all the flight you would.  Smile
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Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:46 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 10):
Define snack please! I have been on the early PHX-IAH trip both ways and found a coach pax given a muffin or bagel for some food, and that was in mid spring this year....but then I am commuting as you so don't see all the flight you would.

Snack= muffin.. You are correct..
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Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:35 am

I commend your son on this trip report. I also would like to ask you this, is there plans to introduce the 767 to MCO. I would like a ride on one out of MCO but dont know when they do it.

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Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:13 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
I also would like to ask you this, is there plans to introduce the 767 to MCO. I would like a ride on one out of MCO but dont know when they do it.

The 767 was used @ MCO in 05 and 04 and on a rare occasion in 2006.. Recently the 767 is doing European flights and Pacific routes. If you are lucky, you will see a 767 at MCO.. For now, the 767 has no steady presence at MCO.
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Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:43 pm

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 5):
They never do..

Last summer I took the 330pm PHX-IAH flight and we got a snack. A mini sandwhich, carrots and some candy bar. Not bad. The bitchiest flight attendant I've ever had too....
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Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:17 pm

I figured that it was only for a short time. Your son did a fine trip report.

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Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:49 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 15):
Your son did a fine trip report.

He says thank you.. He's never been on a flight were I was the pilot. He wants to do it soon.. He wants to come on the Thanksgiving weekend I fly. I'm not sure I fly that weekend, but I probably will. He'll go all out on that trip report..
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Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:32 pm

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 16):
He wants to come on the Thanksgiving weekend

Yeah he did a wonderful job but you honestly think he would be able to Non-Rev on that weekend? Not the CO I know, they would all be full!!  Smile BRAVO to CO you and your son.  Smile
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Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:37 pm

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 17):
Yeah he did a wonderful job but you honestly think he would be able to Non-Rev on that weekend? Not the CO I know, they would all be full!!   BRAVO to CO you and your son.  

Thanks again!..

Thats the first thing I told him... Tough thing to pull off.
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Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:08 am

Quoting COIAH756CA (Thread starter):
I was hot as a bitch on the 737

LOL... that's funny

Very nice report and pics.. thanks for sharing
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