This is my first time doing a TR
,so I hope its acceptable.This trip report is only the second ever on Caribbean Airlines.The first was done my SCL767 on their domestic Dash8 service to Tobago(TAB
I was very much looking forward to this flight on Caribbean Airlines.I had flown them before on their efficient domestic services to TAB
but never on an international flight since its inception on Jan. 1st,2007.It was to be a quick trip to get things in in place for niversity in early spring.I checked in online the day before and was very pleased I did so.The original seats for my dad and I were 15A and B,however,after online checkin,I was able to get much better seats,10A and B,right at the wing root and by the engine!
The flight was scheduled to leave at 8:25am,so I was up at about 4am.The taxi came on-time (5am) and we were on our way to the airport.We arrived at the aiport about 5:45am and proceeded to the online checkin desk.Checkin was exceptionally smooth taking about 12mins and we were given borading passes.I asked what ship we were getting today and the agent looked at his sheet and said "ANU
".I was very happy to hear this,as this could have been its first flight since its C-check.
So we proceeded to our gate which was gate 9.
Flight no: BW
Scheduled dep: 8:25am
Actual dep: 8:15am
J class LF
Y class LF
We arrived at gate 9 and when I saw 9Y
sitting pretty at our gate.As you can see,her eyebrows were removed to give her the new style look.
arriving in the background from Georgetown,Guyana(GEO).
This is PH
-HZN from Transavia which is on a winter wet-lease to Caribbean Airlines.Couldn't get a good side shot.It was operating BW
661 down to GEO I think.Sorry.....
Our flight was called and and boarding was very orderly and hassle free.I don't know why there are always passengers who no matter what seat no. they have go to board the aircraft before the seat range is called?
Anyway,once I got down the jetway,the purser greeted me warmly and I did the same.I asked him i tis was 9Y
first flight since back from C-check and he said he wasn't sure,but Thoought it was.J class was completely filled!I continued walking down the aisle to claim my seat for the flight 10A.
View from seat 10A.I was very pleased with the view from this seat.Windown was right smack in the middle of my seat,so no leaning forward or backward.
Our purser apparently was very comical.He said welcome onborad to BW
484 with service to Australia.I chuckled to myself as some people were actually checking their boarding passes to see if they were on the right plane.LOL.He immediately said after that"the looks on some of you'll faces were priceless."
Anyway,the Captain came on and thanked everyone for being on-time for the flight which would allow for an early departure to MIA
.He also thanked everyone for choosing them as their preferred carrier of choice to MIA
Just after pushback.The other BW
738 there is 9Y
waiting for its trip to KIN
The engines were started and we were on our way to the runway.I love the sound of those CFM56's.Instead of crossing the runway to enter another taxiway to take us to the hold-short position at the end of the runway,the Captain simply did a hasty backtrack and with a 180 degree turn,applied full throttle down the runway.
Just after rotation.
Climbing to our crusing altitude FL390..
Meal service soon began which was breakfast.I couldn't remember the 2 options,but all I knew I choose the turkey and cheese sandwich.It was hot,as the cheese was melted an hadn't hardened as yet.The sandwich tasted exceptionally good since I was hungry.
I apologize for the 1/4 eaten sandwich.As I said,I was very hungry and forgot about taking a shot of the meal......
Cruising at flight level 390.
Entertainment was good with the movie "Get Smart" shown and a few other music channels available.The purser said,"Due to our short flight on this Concorde,we will be showing the movie a alittle bit earlier than usual....".Before I knew it,we were descending into MIA
and the flight attendants prepared for landing.
Approaching the south-east coast of Florida.
Approach over the city of Miami.
The pilot kissed the runway with an excellent landing.Full thrust was applied,and by full,I mean full thrust,as well as the spoilers and brakes as we were trying to make a certain exit.We did in the end.The purser asked for a nice round of applause for such a nice landing and getiing us there safely.
Caribbean Airlines as re-located to the new terminal at the far end of the airport.Very modern looking from the outside.
We pulled up to gate J2
and the CAL respentative at MIA
gave us a warm welcome.We were then invited to disembark the aircraft.
My aircaft at gate J2
The terminal is very spacious and very modern.Lines for immigration were relatively short as their were alot of immigration booths.Within 45mins we were on our way to the hotel.A very smmoth trip forom beginning to end.
I will recommend to anybody to fly this great airline.Even though its a new airline which is about to turn age 2,the service is very personal and efficient.I hope that you enjoyed the TR
and thanks to BZNPilot for helping me add these pics.
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