Last weekend (Nov 10th thru the 12th) me and my family flew US to ATL
for my cousin's wedding. So I wrote a TR
on the flight out and back.
Here is a little info about the the outbound flight.
Date November 10th
Flt# US Airways 610
Load Factor 95%
I woke up at 6:30AM, So I could be ready to head out to the airport. We where a little worried about rush hour as we were leaving at 7:20AM on a Friday, But amazingly the traffic was very light this morning. So we made it to the airport in about 20 to 30 min or about 8:00AM. We parked in the Terminal 4 Garage and made our way to the US Airways Check in Counters, We got our boarding passes and checked our bags. I had seat 5A
my Dad 5B
my Mom 5C and my brother 5D. Once we got our tickets we went in search of a place to get some breakfast that wasn't fast food. But all there was only a Chilies, they served breakfast though. After Breakfast we went made our way to the security line, It was a Huge line today but we didn't have to wait since my dad has a "Chairman's level with the US frequent flyer program. We were thru Security in about 5 Min
and on our way to gate A-25. We got to our gate and saw that our inbound plane was delayed arriving from TPA
and that we wouldn't get to depart till 10:45AM or so. But we didn't depart till 11:30ish. With over an hour (so we thought) wait me and my dad went and did some spotting.
At the gate
Enjoy the HP
special colors while they last!
A Ted on it's way to Terminal 2
A320 at the gate
The new tower almost done
A320 at the gate.
Flight 12 to JFK
N649AW on it's way to 7L
An Attempted shot of a NW
757 with winglets
A US Express CR9 and a WN
A big flying Fish
Flt12 to JFK
After taking all those pictures, Our plane N627AW finally arrived at gate A25 at 10:40AM from TPA
and were supposed to depart at 10:10AM.
Our plane at the gate
Boarding finally began around 11:00 or so, We go on pretty quick as we had zone 5. It was a completely full flight today,
Onboard US610 to ATL
Legroom in this A320
Boarding was completed in about 15min, We pushed back and started to make our way to 7L
. There was about a dozen planes in line to take-off so we got in-line and waited for our turn to take-off. 25-30 min later we were next for take-off and I got this photo
18 planes in line
and this photo
We are next!
The captain applied full power as soon as we got on the runway and we were off.
Pictures of Take-off
The US Hangar building
the 143 and 202 Freeways
Getting Settled in for the 3-4 hour flight
We lifted off in front of the fire station and continued on up to cruising altitude which we reached in 15 min or so. Right after that the Drink service began, I chose a Diet Coke (As Usual) and there was even a meal service! a 5$ Chicken Salad Sandwich, it was pretty tasty really, but worth $5? Not a Chance! the Movie on the flight was "Broken Bridges" I didn't really pay much attention to it. The flight was pretty uneventful really, Just a typical long flight.
In flight picture
A thunderstorm in route somewhere over Mississippi or Alabama.
we began to descend (can't remember what time)I was getting exited now, I have never been to ATL
before and I was looking forward to seeing the "Worlds Busiest Airport" in person. I got a few photos while we were
A poor shot of down town Atlanta
on Approach.. Big Airport!!!
On Final Approach for 28L? I think
N627AW Arriving in ATL
A CRJ pushing back
One more look at 627AW that flew us from PHX
A line-up of Delta and more Delta
We made a smooth touchdown on 28L?? and vacated the runway and were lucky in that they were letting planes cross 28R so we didn't have to wait to cross. We taxied all the way to gate D-21. The first thing I thought about ATL
when I got off was Busy and Old, Thats was I though of the D concourse I don't know what the other gates look like though. I got a few quick shots after we got off, Then we made our way to the train so we could go pick up our bags and the rental car. It took us an hour to get out of the Airport, But for an airport thats handles as many people as it does is bound to be busy like that.
All in all the flight was comfortable enough and ATL
for it's size was quick and easy enough to get around, Although ATL
needs more airlines besides DL
I like US Airways a lot and won't hesitate to fly them again.
the return trip will be coming up in another post in this thread.
PS Sorry about the double thread...My internet had a :Hick-up" so I had to refresh the browser and bingo a double thread.
[Edited 2006-11-13 20:48:51]