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Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:26 pm

Photo Trip Report: SAT-IAH-SJU on Continental (with DirecTV)

My kids keep shaking their heads and try to comprehend the logic: “So, Dad, we live in Houston and we can fly to Puerto Rico non-stop on Continental. But if we drive to San Antonio and fly Continental back to Houston, change planes, and fly to Puerto Rico, it’s cheaper?!?”

Not just cheaper, but $60 cheaper – per ticket! Unfortunately, I don’t have a simple answer for them, but it doesn’t matter, my wife has her family and friends in SA, so we made a weekend of it before heading out on our annual family vacation on Monday.

Some pics from the driving portion of our trip:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/homer71/CIMG3730.jpg
Equipment: Toyota Sienna (delivered 3/28/09)
Scheduled / Actual Departure: 1300 / 1304
Scheduled / Actual Arrival: 1550 / 1641
Route: HWY6 IH10 IH410 JNSMB

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/homer71/CIMG3740.jpg
“Warm winds blowing, heating blue skies, and a road that goes forever…”


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Pit stop at the world famous (okay, regionally famous) Buc-ee’s



Buc-ee’s highly touted (and clean) bathrooms: they don’t have toilet stalls; they have toilet rooms, actual tiled walls separating the toilets


After arriving in San Antonio and meeting up with relatives, we headed downtown to visit our hometown as tourists (albeit an abbreviated tour: no Alamo, no Riverwalk)


Part of downtown (from l to r): Tower of the Americas, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Marriott Rivercenter (La Quinta and Days Inn in the foreground)



Tower of the Americas, at 622 feet (190 m), was the tallest observation tower in the US until the Stratosphere (Las Vegas) was completed in 1996



Westerly view of downtown (from the tower)


I made the excuse (to the wife) to come out to SAT the day before departure so I can get our boarding passes. I wanted to see how the construction is going on the new terminal (to be designated Terminal B).


Inside Terminal 2 (to be demolished after B is completed)



New two-level roadway extending from Terminal 1



Concrete columns/slab for the new terminal (existing Terminal 2 on the left)



Terminal 1 (to be renamed Terminal A after Terminal B is completed) – after 20+ years, still one of my favorite terminal designs


I have kept a quiet, cautious optimism about the IAH-SJU leg of our trip. Continental’s website is showing ship #427 being assigned to flight 212 on Monday. Some of us know the significance of that designation: at the time, it is one of eight 739s that has DirecTV installed. Fingers are crossed (toes, too).

Some other pics in and around SAT:


QAF 747SP



UPS MD-11F with Transaero 772 to the left



22 June 2009 (Monday)

San Antonio – Int. (SAT) to Houston – George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)

flight / equip / reg
CO7 / 739 / N75410 (delivered 12/5/01)
scheduled / actual departure (gate)
0815 / 0808 (31)
scheduled / actual arrival (gate)
0919 / 0903 (C42)
seat
9A

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/homer71/CO7.jpg


Another aspect of travelling with family that I take comfort in is the fact that we have no problems getting the boys out of bed, dressed, and ready to head out. God help us when it’s a normal school day (especially our oldest and youngest – the middle child is a light sleeper, like myself).

We parked the car and took the shuttle to Terminal 2, which is quite a mess with the construction going on (essentially the new terminal is being constructed right next to the existing one).


Shuttle dropoff at Terminal 2 (with AA and DL RONs)


CO and AA are the only remaining airlines left in Terminal 2 (US relocated to Terminal 1 earlier this year). Talking with a CO agent, there is no word yet what airlines will occupy Terminal B, which will have 8 gates.

Checking-in our luggage was no problem. The line was incredibly long, but we discovered a separate line for pax that are already checked-in for the flight and there were maybe 2-3 people ahead of us. We made it through security with time to kill.


Transaero 772 (again)



Terminal B airside under construction (with WN peeking through)


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CO 735 on its way to EWR



Our plane (ship #410) towed to our gate


We took off on 12R going back to Houston (my oldest son likes to rub it in, “You know, Dad, we could’ve just took off from Houston, instead of driving to San Antonio and doubling back.”).

The flight was normal/boring/etc. (not much happens on a 37-minute flight).


Obligatory in-flight shot


We arrived pretty early (landing on 8R), which means we won’t have to high-tail it to our connecting flight (which is moot since we found out our plane to SJU was only a few gates down).

My youngest son (5 years old) is my fellow aviation enthusiast. As of now, he can identify close to 20 different airlines (currently B6 and LH are his favorite, but that changes constantly). In addition, he can identify the different Boeings and now can identify the Airbuses (he would say “they have those little winglets”).

Currently, I’m teaching him on the difference between a 752 and a 753 and Continental makes it easy for him (752 have winglets, 753 do not – for now). He is fascinated by the 753 because of its length and I would tell him that CO 753 usually flies to places like LAS, LAX, and MCO. Of course, subsequently he sees a 753 and announces “757-300! And it’s going to Las Vegas!” Then he sees another 753 in the background and says (more thoughtfully) “Hmm, another 757-300. I think that one is going to Orlando.” It’s funny to see the incredulous/confused looks on the other passengers…


Parked next to CO 753 (readying for its flight to LAS)


We made it to gate C30, where our plane is parked. The bad news: we did not get ship #427. The good news: we got ship #413. I hope to God I remembered to charge my camera batteries before we left.



Houston – George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) to San Juan – Luis Munoz Marin Int. (SJU)

flight / equip / reg
CO212 / 739 / N37413 (delivered 1/15/08)
scheduled / actual departure (gate)
1000 / 1032 (C30)
scheduled / actual arrival (gate)
1537 / 1557 (29)
seat
14C

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/homer71/CO212.jpg



Ship #413 (note the “bump”)


I was away to get a snack, but when I returned, my wife said the flight was being delayed because they are replacing the seat cushions on the plane. Actually, at first, they were replacing cushions on 4 seats, and then decided to replace all of them. We didn’t hear the reason for this.

No matter, the job was done and boarding commenced. The gate agent announced before boarding that this flight is equipped with DirecTV and passengers can grab the headsets once you step on the plane. This makes sense, since you can start watching when you sit and you don’t have to wait for the FAs to come around and pass it out.


More evidence (like I need it)


We all take out seats and I got the three boys (and wife) set up with their DirecTV – basically just swiping the credit card and pressing a couple of buttons and we’re set ($6 a pop).


”Enjoy your flight” Okay, I’ll try



Free earphones – nice



Controls in the armrest


The way the channels are set up, the first few channels are Continental’s movie/tv programming that runs on a loop (pretty much like their standard PTVs on their 767s and 777s pre-AVOD) and numbered 1-1 through 1-9. For this flight, the movie choices were New in Town[/1] (Renee Zellweger), [i]Hotel for Dogs (some kids…and dogs), Inkheart (Brendan Fraser), and Bride Wars (Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway). The TV portion has the usual suspects: “House”, “Big Bang Theory”, “New Adventures of Old Christine”, “The Office”, etc. plus some travel programming with host Samantha Brown.


Welcome screen


The rest of the channels are DirecTV, starting with channel 202 (CNN). It’s been a while since I had DirecTV service, but I’m pretty sure the channels on the plane match their regular at-home channel lineup.


Eldrick Woods at the U.S. Open (he was not able to repeat as champion)



Nice coincidence for this flight: Anthony Bourdain profiling cuisine in PR


Unfortunately, we were not able to see Mr. Kellner’s welcome as it is not part of the video package, so we watched the FAs do the deed (in both English and Spanish).


Watching the safety demonstration the old-fashioned way


One nice thing included in the DirecTV package is the local network feed from the East Coast (specifically NYC) – I wonder if this changes depending on the plane location (LA programming flying to the west coast for example).


The lovely Kate Sullivan delivering NYC news



Brazilian soccer fan has invaded Long Island!


Judging by the other pax and what they were watching, I estimate that 40-45% of coach had DirecTV showing. I wonder if it is above or below expectations as far as Continental is concerned.

About halfway through the flight, it was time to eat. We got a cheeseburger (actually pretty tasty), with a salad and a mini brownie. The FAs were all professional and friendly during the flight, especially at meal service.


That’s right, no charge for this meal


A quick note on the headrest: I really never got to try it out in terms of comfort, but it seems that they made it a little thicker and softer, maybe in order to the accommodate the monitor.

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Partial view of the headrest (don’t mind the top of my sleeping son’s head)


Overall, the flight was pleasant and smooth with the occasional bump/chop along the way. As I expected, approximately 2 ½ hours in, somewhere over the Bahamas, we started to lose the satellite signal. It was gradual in terms of the individual screens going out: mine went out approximately 15 minutes after the first screen I witnessed went out.


Dammit, I was watching Rachel Ray…I need closure!


Even though DirecTV was out, the Continental programming was still viewable (well, it depends on the quality of the shows…)


”The Office” is currently on


I guess I can look out the window for some real-time entertainment.


Over the Atlantic



Still over the Atlantic



Cruise ship en route (I think we’ll beat them to land)


Before long, we started our descent into SJU. Boy was I glad we picked seats on the left side:

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Our first sight of land: Goat Island, at the entrance to Port of San Juan



Old San Juan, with El Morro at the tip (on the left)



Uh, New San Juan?


We made our landing on runway 10 and proceeded to our gate at Concourse C.


FL 737 and US 330 parked at Concourse B



The other side of Concourse B: DL, US, FL, and LI



My five-year-old son: “Why does that Continental look different?”



NK 321 awaiting its return to FLL (or MCO, whatever)


We made our way to baggage claim, where our luggage promptly came out. We then hopped onto the rental car shuttle to get our ride for the week.

We had a great flight, the DirecTV is definitely a great component, especially in keeping the kids occupied. Hopefully in the future they are able to add Airshow to the video options. I do understand pax that might have a problem with the $6 charge, especially if it was a shorter flight, but no one is forcing them to use the service.

Please stay tuned for our next report, where we will chronicle our great vacation on this beautiful island and our return flight to Texas.


Sunrise in paradise


Thanks for reading, and any questions/comments are appreciated.
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Longhornmaniac
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:34 pm

Excellent report!

I loved the pictures, and the description of the new DirecTV service! CO looks like they've got the best domestic Y product right now. Good for them!

Thanks again!

Cheers,
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:50 pm

Great report! Thanks for sharing - glad the DirecTV worked well for you. As a side note, your son is going to need to keep his eye open for 753s with winglets - they are already flying!
 
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:00 am

Cool TR! Driving to SAT and that story reminded me of this time I flew PHF-CLT-BOS and during our CLT-BOS, the captain mentioned to us that we were over PHF and ORF. We were here, again  Sad.

I was also about to do BWI-TPA with WN to catch AA to ORF. BWI-TPA was going to stop in ORF  Sad

Oh the things that Anuts do  Smile
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:02 am



Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
My youngest son (5 years old) is my fellow aviation enthusiast. As of now, he can identify close to 20 different airlines (currently B6 and LH are his favorite, but that changes constantly). In addition, he can identify the different Boeings and now can identify the Airbuses (he would say “they have those little winglets”).

Currently, I’m teaching him on the difference between a 752 and a 753 and Continental makes it easy for him (752 have winglets, 753 do not – for now). He is fascinated by the 753 because of its length and I would tell him that CO 753 usually flies to places like LAS, LAX, and MCO. Of course, subsequently he sees a 753 and announces “757-300! And it’s going to Las Vegas!” Then he sees another 753 in the background and says (more thoughtfully) “Hmm, another 757-300. I think that one is going to Orlando.” It’s funny to see the incredulous/confused looks on the other passengers…

I smell a future A.nutter!
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:33 am

Good TR. How is the construction coming along at the new SJU Concourse A?
 
HOMER71
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:21 pm



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
CO looks like they've got the best domestic Y product right now.

I'll have to agree

Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 2):
As a side note, your son is going to need to keep his eye open for 753s with winglets - they are already flying!

Wow, I didn't know they already started flying...we'll definitely keep an eye out for it

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 3):
Oh the things that Anuts do

Hey, if it means more time in the air...  bigthumbsup 

Quoting KBUF (Reply 4):
I smell a future A.nutter!

God help me...

Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 5):
How is the construction coming along at the new SJU Concourse A?

Actually, it looks finished...I was wondering if it was ready to open yet,

I'll post some pics but right now there is an issue with posting images
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:23 pm



Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
Equipment: Toyota Sienna (delivered 3/28/09)
Scheduled / Actual Departure: 1300 / 1304
Scheduled / Actual Arrival: 1550 / 1641
Route: HWY6 IH10 IH410 JNSMB

I love it!

Great report -- loved your writing style. Keep them coming!
 
deltaholland
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:58 pm

Great TR! I absolutely love your discriptions and have lots of enthuisiasm in your writing!

It seems Continental is on the right track with the Live Tv.
Seems really cool, will have to try it out sometime.
Can't wait for the next part!
 
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:46 pm

Great TR! Having just posted my own TR to SJU (from DCA on DL) it's nice to see other posts on SJU trips. Your pictures were great and it sounds like your son will follow in your steps one day.

Certainly looking forward to read about your experiences in the island.

As a side note I flew CO to SJU from LAX back in Nov of 07 (with a LAX-IAH-SJU routing) and we thoroughly enjoyed that trip. It's great to see that their service has not degraded one bit, even with the harsh economic environment.

Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
Equipment: Toyota Sienna (delivered 3/28/09)

Does it have an N- registration?

Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
So, Dad, we live in Houston and we can fly to Puerto Rico non-stop on Continental. But if we drive to San Antonio and fly Continental back to Houston, change planes, and fly to Puerto Rico, it’s cheaper?!?”

Reminds me of a trip I took while still in college. The routing: JFK-IAD-CLT-FLL and same return (FLL-CLT-IAD-JFK). Why? About $200 cheaper and 3 times the take-offs/landings!
 
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Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:24 pm

Thanks for bumping up SAT's O&D! Good pics around the city and airport. I'm going to fly Continental IAH-SAT-IAH soon to get one last visit to the banjo before they raze her.

ps I used to be ModernArt back a ways on a.net - you probably remember me.
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:15 pm



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 9):
Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
Equipment: Toyota Sienna (delivered 3/28/09)

Does it have an N- registration?

Thanks for reminding me:

Reg.: NWIFE1
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Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:19 pm

Quoting IgneousRocks (Reply 10):
I used to be ModernArt back a ways on a.net - you probably remember me.

Absolutely, fellow SA Anetter...what happened, did you get yourself banned?  

How about Richard Jefferson - nice pick-up for the Spurs

[Edited 2009-07-06 13:22:50]
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Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:38 pm

Was wasting too much time on a.net...not posting just reading.

The Spurs ought to at least make it back to the conference finals. The Rockets seem to be going the other direction.

I'll look for you over on non-aviation.
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:57 pm



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
As I expected, approximately 2 ½ hours in, somewhere over the Bahamas, we started to lose the satellite signa

You must have been over the Bermuda triangle. Did you happen to see anything weird going on outside at that time LOL. You gave a great report. I am happy to hear you are teaching your son to be an airplane fan.
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Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:42 am

Those first few pics were...interesting with the toilet. I'll be sure to include a picture of a restaurant's crapper in my future TR's. Big grin Anyway, great photography in the first two CO 737 shots! The light was captured perfectly!
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Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:52 pm

Great TR. I enjoyed my trip to SJU with my family. We got to fly AA's awesum A300!!!!

Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
My youngest son (5 years old) is my fellow aviation enthusiast. As of now, he can identify close to 20 different airlines (currently B6 and LH are his favorite, but that changes constantly). In addition, he can identify the different Boeings and now can identify the Airbuses (he would say “they have those little winglets”).

Currently, I’m teaching him on the difference between a 752 and a 753 and Continental makes it easy for him (752 have winglets, 753 do not – for now). He is fascinated by the 753 because of its length and I would tell him that CO 753 usually flies to places like LAS, LAX, and MCO. Of course, subsequently he sees a 753 and announces “757-300! And it’s going to Las Vegas!” Then he sees another 753 in the background and says (more thoughtfully) “Hmm, another 757-300. I think that one is going to Orlando.” It’s funny to see the incredulous/confused looks on the other passengers…

I wish my father was a fellow enthusiest and could teach me things I didn't know, but that is impresive! When I was five yes, I loved airplanes but I didn't know the difference between an Antonov and a Boeing!!! Oh well, being 14 I still have plenty of time to learn but I bet by the time your son is 10 he will know twice as much as I do now, if not more. (of course I know the difference between a 752 and a 753 Hahaha!!!! Jk)  Wink
 
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Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:13 pm



Quoting Profcalvin (Reply 16):
We got to fly AA's awesum A300

We almost booked IAH-MIA-SJU but for some reason the airfare bumped up when it was time to purchase. I would love to fly the A300 one more time...

Quoting Profcalvin (Reply 16):
I bet by the time your son is 10 he will know twice as much as I do now

He'll probably know more than me...it's amazing how much info kids retain at that age.
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:43 pm



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 9):
Reminds me of a trip I took while still in college. The routing: JFK-IAD-CLT-FLL and same return (FLL-CLT-IAD-JFK). Why? About $200 cheaper and 3 times the take-offs/landings!

That is so strange. I always look for flights with more legs, but it always ends up being a lot more expensive. But when I check in I just ask and my friends at the airport and they usually squeeze me in on a different flight, sometimes they even upgrade me.
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:06 pm

Loved the report and pictures......have yet to get on a 900 with the TV's but that will happen sooner rather than later.

Glad the little lad enjoys aviation, that is awesome!

Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
Currently, I'm teaching him on the difference between a 752 and a 753 and Continental makes it easy for him (752 have winglets, 753 do not -- for now).

But now you have find another way to ID the 200/300's as there is at least one B753 running around with winglets.  Smile

Thanks for the report.
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Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:19 am

Great TR. I live in houston, PM me if you want to meet at IAH or somewhere
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Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:20 pm

Wonderful report! Your 5 year old son reminds me a little bit of me when I was his age, I would have my dad take me to PHX on Saturday's to watch the planes and I usually could name most of the airlines and planes that were there, Ah memories. Thanks for a great TR.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:08 pm

Great trip report I really enjoyed it.

Quoting Homer71 (Thread starter):
Pit stop at the world famous (okay, regionally famous) Buc-ee’s

I always stop there when I drive from Monterrey to Houston. (Monterrey-Laredo-San Antonio-Houston). I have to say that I really like it.
 
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:03 pm

Thanks for sharing your trip. I'm looking forward to part 2, I don't know much about Puerto Rico so I'd love to see your photos and hear about your experience with your family.

Just out of curiosity, driving from Houston to San Antonio, how long did that take?

Quoting KBUF (Reply 4):
I smell a future A.nutter!

That's both a blessing and a curse. I have a 3-year old son who is, like his dad, very particular about his flying. He has his aircraft preferences. Put him on a Dash 8 or a turboprop, he's a happy camper if he can see the propellor. a C/ERJ or MD-80/DC-9, he's fine but will want a seat in the back so he can see the engine out the window. Otherwise we just have to remind him a million times that he's not on those aircraft types so he doesn't get his hopes up. I keep thinking it's a phase that he'll grow out of, but I'm 32 and I haven't...I was pissed off for 2 hours when NWA downgraded a 753 to a 752 on me 5 years ago.... ha ha ha!
 
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:12 am

Great TR! Thank!

I recently flew with CO (and plan on posting a TR soon)

Sadly I did not get a DirecTV plane. Very nice.
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RE: Photo TR: SAT-IAH-SJU On CO (with DirecTV)

Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:14 pm



Quoting Cytz_pilot (Reply 23):
Just out of curiosity, driving from Houston to San Antonio, how long did that take?

It's in the report above (around 3 hours from Houston to San Antonio):

Equipment: Toyota Sienna
Scheduled / Actual Departure: 1300 / 1304
Scheduled / Actual Arrival: 1550 / 1641
Route: HWY6 IH10 IH410 JNSMB


Quoting Cytz_pilot (Reply 23):
Thanks for sharing your trip. I'm looking forward to part 2

You're in luck, check out Part 2 here:

Vacation In Puerto Rico And SJU-IAH-SAT On CO
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Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos