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Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:51 pm

Greetings!

I came across an old album of photos recently of a flight I took with Sun Country in late May of 2007. I know its about 2 years ago since I took the flight, but I thought I would still share these photos in a trip report as I really enjoyed this flight with Sun Country. So here goes!

On a very humid day in late May, I arrived at the Humphrey Terminal at MSP for a one-way flight to New York JFK. I do not typically fly out of this terminal very often, but its always a nice terminal to fly out of as its much quieter than the Lindbergh Terminal. Air Tran, Midwest, Sun Country, and Icelandair are the main airlines that service this terminal.

A friendly check-in agent checked me in for the flight to JFK. I saw that upgrades to First Class were being offered, so I decided I would treat myself and upgrade for $75. I received my boarding pass and headed up to security.

Sun Country Airlines #245
MSP - JFK
B - 737 -800
Seat # 1F

I was through security very quickly, and began to stroll around the terminal as I had been dropped off really early. I did some plane spotting, and then found a quiet spot near H4 to read, make some phone calls, and just relax before boarding.

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Air Tran 737-700 at H10

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Midwest CRJ-200 to MKE at H8

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Our 737-800 W arriving at H4

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Catering begins!

Half an hour prior to departure time, the gate agent welcomed First Class passengers and anybody needing extra time to board the 737.

First impressions of the First Class cabin on Sun Country were very nice. The seats were very comfortable, and the two flight attendants at the front were very friendly as they welcomed each passenger on-board.

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View from # 1F

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Pre-departure drink

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Soon enough, everybody was on, and door 1L was shut. I would say the flight was about 70% full with some empty seats in First Class and in Coach.

We had a short taxi to 12R and soon were taking off into the very hazy Minnesota sky. As we climbed to cruise altitude the captain welcomed us on board and the flight attendants gave the information about service to be expected on the flight.

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I settled into the seat and enjoyed the views to the right of me. Within a short while, I was asked if I would like some lunch, and I was presented with some very good chicken fajitas. The fajitas were very good!

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Leaving the Wisconsin border

After lunch, I began to smell warm chocolate chip cookies being made in the galley. About an hour out of NYC, I enjoyed this warm cookie with some ice cold milk.
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I believe this airport is DTW?

The flight went very fast and before I knew it, we began the gradual descent into JFK
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Over LGA

At this time, the flight attendants began the preparations for landing and arrival information was given. After heading over the Atlantic for quite a way, we turned around and came in for a landing on 31-R. JFK was pretty busy at this time, but the taxi was not very long and we soon were slowing to a stop next to a Royal Jordanian A340-200 bound for Amman.

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All in all, a great trip with Sun Country. I hope to fly them again soon!

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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:21 am

Nice trip report. That meal does not look good...but I guess thats not my type of food!

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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:39 am

Hi 767747,

Great report, thanks for sharing. Not too often that we see a Sun Country report here! Excellent pic of Manhattan, too...what a metropolis.

Best,
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:42 am



Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 2):
Great report, thanks for sharing. Not too often that we see a Sun Country report here! Excellent pic of Manhattan, too...what a metropolis.

Thanks BZNPilot!! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:46 am

I'm sorry I forgot to include this picture in the above report! Whoops ..

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_1935.jpg

Here's the chocolate chip cookie that was freshly made on-board:

[Edited 2010-01-24 16:49:06]
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:00 am

Hi !

Nice report!

Quoting 767747 (Thread starter):
Over LGA

That's JFK, not LGA.

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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:17 am



Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
That's JFK, not LGA.

Thanks for the correction .. !!
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:24 am

Hey Fantastic report!

Always wondered what Sun Country was like. The meal service doesn't look up to much though for First class, looks more like an economy/coach type product.

What was the difference in cost for flying Y/F if you don't mind me asking?


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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:44 am



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 7):
What was the difference in cost for flying Y/F if you don't mind me asking?

Baexecutive thanks for your comments! Sun Country's First Class fares run a few hundred dollars more than a Y fare typically, but for me I had a booked a coach seat and upgraded at check-in for $75. I think the walk-up upgrade fares have increased to $90 or $95 for First Class since the flight I took. Its worth it if you want some more room to stretch out and have something to eat. The seats are about a 39' inch pitch and very comfortable in a 2-2 seating arrangement.

I'm glad you enjoyed the report and the photos.

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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:16 am



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 7):
Always wondered what Sun Country was like. The meal service doesn't look up to much though for First class, looks more like an economy/coach type product.

On mot US airlines you would not get any meal like that in economy.
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:00 pm



Quoting 767747 (Thread starter):
I believe this airport is DTW?

Yup, looks that way
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:11 pm

Nice report! Glad you enjoyed the flight. Just an FYI-Sun Country has upgraded their First Class product to include china and real silverware. They have also upgraded the meal service.. Of course they have also have raised the cost to upgrade since then as well, but it's still pretty reasonable.
 
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:41 am



Quoting MSP7378 (Reply 11):
Nice report! Glad you enjoyed the flight. Just an FYI-Sun Country has upgraded their First Class product to include china and real silverware. They have also upgraded the meal service.. Of course they have also have raised the cost to upgrade since then as well, but it's still pretty reasonable.

MSP7378 thanks for your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm happy they've updated their service in F. I would say that would have been my only suggestion; serve food on real china! Otherwise, the flight attendants were great and the service was very attentive and good. I assumed when I saw that they had increased their upgrade fare that they might have updated the food presentation. I hope to fly them again soon!

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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:28 am

Great TR and I do like the LGA and NYC pictures especially...

IMHO this meal looks well below F-class 'quantity'; this is similar to QR y-class  Smile

Thanks, again, for sharing...
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:35 am



Quoting 767747 (Reply 8):
The seats are about a 39' inch pitch and very comfortable in a 2-2 seating arrangement.

Nice TR! I wish you took pictures of the seats, but they do look comfortable for a US narrowbody.

Is Sun a low-cost airline, first time I hear about them?

The meal, though, is really substandard for first class, even economy. Although the cookie look delecious! =D
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:06 am



Quoting MH017 (Reply 13):
Great TR and I do like the LGA and NYC pictures especially...

Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you enjoy the pictures. Yes, it was a clear day over NYC.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 14):
Nice TR! I wish you took pictures of the seats, but they do look comfortable for a US narrowbody.

I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures of them, but I believe there's a picture of them on airliners.net. They are a dark navy color, and are very plush and comfortable.
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:24 am

Nice report, but that F class service is the lamest excuse I've ever seen for F service.
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:50 am



Quoting 767747 (Thread starter):

I settled into the seat and enjoyed the views to the right of me. Within a short while, I was asked if I would like some lunch, and I was presented with some very good chicken fajitas. The fajitas were very good!

My deceiving eyes seem to tell me that looks like beef.

Quoting COEWR2587 (Reply 16):
Nice report, but that F class service is the lamest excuse I've ever seen for F service.

See why below:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 8):
Baexecutive thanks for your comments! Sun Country's First Class fares run a few hundred dollars more than a Y fare typically, but for me I had a booked a coach seat and upgraded at check-in for $75. I think the walk-up upgrade fares have increased to $90 or $95 for First Class since the flight I took. Its worth it if you want some more room to stretch out and have something to eat. The seats are about a 39' inch pitch and very comfortable in a 2-2 seating arrangement.

I'm glad you enjoyed the report and the photos.

 
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RE: Sun Country 737-800 (MSP-JFK) In F

Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:36 am

Great report, I really enjoyed it! It's not too often that you see a report from Sun Country and I have to say that they look like a great carrier. Very reminiscent of FL, but distinctly different at the same time.

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