chiefnwa
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Tampa To Boston Delta And Northwest

Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:33 am

This is going to my first of probably 3 reports.

Starting off, we got to the airport rather early so we could attempt to non rev on a NW flight to DTW. After getting on the tram and heading over to Airside A, we waited for our names to be called for the flight. Sadly, we were not called. We then had to race back to the main terminal via the tram and re-check in with DL. Soon, we made our way to Airside E of which we would try for the nonstop DL flight to BOS. We waited and waited as usual and got our names called up to the podium. But, as they were assigning our seats, three DL nonrevs came running up to the gate and said they were stuck in security. So, they bumped us off the flight and asked us if we were willing to connect via LGA. Since this was our last chance, we accepted the offer. We made our way to the other side of the Airside to gate E66. With in minutes of arriving we were boarded.
DL Flight #1897
TPA - LGA
MD-88
N970DL
May 16, 2008
I received seat 23E. After pushing back we made our way to 18R and took off. The flight itself was rather smooth apart from the landing. We descended and landed on runway 4 at LGA. Obviously, if you watch the video, the flight attendant was a rookie. We parked at gate 3. We were booked on a DL Shuttle flight to BOS. So, we had to take a bus to the Marine Air Terminal to catch our next flight.
DL Flight #1926
LGA - BOS
MD-88
N911DE
May 16, 2008
In my opinion the MAT was very nice. We boarded the flight and I got seat 18A. We sat on the tarmac for 45 minutes awaiting a very long line of aircraft to take off. We finally were granted clearance for runway 13. After takeoff we were quickly served drinks and before I knew it we were descending. The landing in BOS was pretty standard. We touched down on runway 4R. We taxied to gate A3 and soon found our self's in afternoon Boston traffic.

Video of the first flight (Takeoff and landing)
http://www.jetvideos.net/video/view.php?id=1119

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2208.jpg
Airside A
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2210.jpg
The first flight we tried for
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2213.jpg
The view of Airside F from E
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2214.jpg
Tram station in Airside E
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2221.jpg
View after push back from E66
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2226.jpg
Holding short runway 18R
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2233.jpg
Starting our descent into LGA
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2237.jpg
First view of LGA
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2245.jpg
New CR9 at the gate
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2248.jpg
Shes showing her age isnt she!
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2251.jpg
Inside the MAT

http://www.jetvideos.net/video/view.php?id=1120 (LGA-BOS)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2259.jpg
Shortly after takeoff clearance
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2268.jpg
After landing I took a quick pic of our plane

A few days later it was time for us to leave Boston. We were aiming for an early morning flight to DTW. So, we had to wake up at 3am for our cab to the airport. After we got through security we made our way to gate E1B. I saw a beautiful sunrise reflection on the Boeing 757-200. According to the gate agents the flight was oversold. Somehow, they were able to squeeze the three of us on. I got seat 34F. We then taxied to runway 33 and took off into the early morning sky.
NW Flight #460
BOS - DTW
757-200
N553NW
May 19, 2008
We made our descent into DTW and landed on 21L. We taxied to gate A10 and deplaned into the enormous McNamara terminal.While my family waited for our flight back to TPA I explored the airport for the fifth or so time. After 2 hours of walking around I made my way to gate A75 for our flight to TPA. Again, we boarded out of all odds and I received seat 05A (bulkhead).
NW Flight #484
DTW - TPA
A320
N357NW
May 19, 2008
The flight itself was rather normal so not much to say about it. Other than, I saw a fire over Georgia. We landed and deplaned on schedule. After a long day I made my way back home to my bed!

http://www.jetvideos.net/video/view.php?id=1138 (First flight BOS-DTW)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2357.jpg
Check in at BOS
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2358.jpg
Our plane at the gate
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2360.jpg
Taxing to 33
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2364.jpg
Descent to DTW
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2366.jpg
Nice view of the McNamara
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2367.jpg
Parked at A10
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2373.jpg
View out of the window
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2375.jpg
The tram is arriving soon!
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2389.jpg
You see a lot of these pictures

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWnFJvC-Sc&feature=channel_page (DTW-TPA)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2400.jpg
The old terminal
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2402.jpg
Shortly after takeoff
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/ChiefNWA/CIMG2406.jpg
The fire I was talking about
 
MHTripple7
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RE: Tampa To Boston Delta And Northwest

Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:44 am

Nice TR! You sure had to take some odd routings but it looked fun. I love TPA!

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