Land Of 10,000 Lakes On DL SAN-MSP-FSD Pt. 1 Pics (by Mike89406 Nov 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
My trip in Minnesota went from the warm 60’s-70’s to virtually pre-winter weather and blustery in the first day. I had some quality time with the family. The part I wasn’t looking forward to was the early morning 1 ½-2 hour drive back to Sioux Falls since I don’t sleep well before traveling.
By the time I reached Sioux Falls I still had time to get breakfast from a diner and proceed to the Airport.
ARRIVAL- I dropped off the rental car and proceeded to ticketing
CHECK-IN & SECURITY- I checked in at one of the kiosks and noticed that there were seats up in the front part of Y class. I then changed my seating assignments from FSD thru LAX. The gate here at FSD is very quick and not so crowded I made it thru in 2 minutes
Did a little spotting however there wasn’t much to see at this small airport.
|One and only terminal at FSD|
|My ride to MSP|
|My ride to MSP|
|UA 319 to DEN|
|AA to ORD|
The Boarding process went quick as usual.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Flight: DL 4050
Load Factor: 90%
Equipment: Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200
Cruising Altitude: 17,000 feet
Cruising Speed: 392 kts
Duration: 33 minutes
Distance: Direct: Direct: 196 sm Flown: 205 sm
Departure Gate FSD: Gate G4
Arrival Gate MSP: Terminal 1 / Gate B6
Scheduled Departure: 09:10AM CDT
Actual Departure: 09:23AM CDT
Route: RWF SKETR3
Scheduled Arrival: 10:06AM CDT
Actual Arrival: 09:56AM CDT
Another quick flight up and down the FA announced that it would be around 30 minutes into “Minnie”.
|Nice wing view|
|Off we go|
|Descent on to the MSP area|
|Downtown Minneapolis, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles|
Summary crew was very quick and efficient Next segment of this trip will be MSP-LAX on a 753, and LAX-SAN. Hope you enjoyed the report.
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