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First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:54 pm

I had bought this back in October and re-booked it so I could help my mother with her taxes. It's my first Flight from my new "Home" airport of ALB, and appears to be only the second report from ALB.
YYC-YYZ-ALB-YYZ-YYC On AC In J, Tons Of Pics! (by loveofflying Jul 31 2010 in Trip Reports)?threadid=173081&searchid=180242&s=alb#ID180242
It also may be my one and only experience with Colgan given Pinnacle's restructuring plans
04-13-2012 ALB-EWR
Colgan Air - Dash8-Q400
I put on my Blue suede shoes, got to the airport, and reprinted my Boarding pass
Two Uniteds:

Wandering around the terminal.
The New York World offered a $10,000 prize for Flying between ALB and NYC. Glenn Curtiss claimed it in 1910:

Saratoga:

Getting ready to board. Unlike Glenn, we won't be stopping in Poughkeppsie to get more gas:

We walked across to the Tarmac to board. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic. Legroom is acceptable for a 70 seater:

Yep, it's a prop:

The Catskills:

and staten Island:

I deplaned in Terminal C and took the bus to terminal A. Not much opportunitues for photos.
EWR-MEM
ExpressJet ERJ145
Seating was a little tighter, as usual:

AI on the tarmac:

Airport on the way down: I have no idea of what it is:

and touchdown in the Land of the Delta Blues and Purple Planes:



[Edited 2012-04-21 12:55:17]
 
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:06 pm

BTW, I'm varying this size depeneding on how good the photo is.
Around Memphis:
South Main:

Elvis with my rent-a-bike:

Sun records

The Pyramid:

Old Man river:

The Hotel Chisca. This is where Dewey Phillips' studio was:

Lunch(Fried Okra, Catfish, and Collard Greens):

Shiloh Battlefield:

and the Peabody (Yes, we saw the ducks, but don't ask how the photos came out)


[Edited 2012-04-21 13:29:56]
 
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:21 pm

4-17-2012
after dropping off my car, I wandered around MEM.
DL and FX aren't the only ones with "Heavy Metal" here:
From 2012-04-17

Yes, this is a Delta hub:


and Fedex

MEM-EWR:
ExpressJet E145XR
It has winglets, the sure sign of the XR (I didn't see the other AA 757 until I downloaded the camera. The one at the gate was having MX issues):

Farewell until July:

we were above the cloud until we started to descend, so next stop is EWR:



ALB-EWR
Colgan Q400
This a night flight, so pictures until the end:


It was not bad. I was dreading going thru EWr, but It didn't prove to be problem.
Thanks for reading!
 
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:42 pm

Best trip report I've read on here in weeks. Thanks for photos outside the airport. Lunch looked great. Keep up the good work and look forward to reading your next t/r.   
 
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:29 am

Quoting Thread starter):
Airport on the way down: I have no idea of what it is:

That's Huntsville Alabama (HSV).
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:43 pm

Why where there two AA 757s there in MEM?
 
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:34 pm

I have no idea. The only thing I can think of is that it was ferried in from DFW to take the pax from the one at the gate. AA only has one gate at MEM, so I'm not sure where they parked it (The MQ ERJ is at a Delta Gate). Maybe someone can clue us in.

Quoting fxramper (Reply 3):
Best trip report I've read on here in weeks

[ elvis ] Thank you very much![/ elvis ]  
Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 4):
That's Huntsville Alabama (HSV).

Thanks, I had finally decided it had be HSV. I thought we were a bit closer, and  
 
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:39 pm

 
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:47 pm

Hey,

Very interesting report, thank you for shearing. Special thank you for the photos from Memphis.

Colgan air looks like nothing to be missed. ALB airport looks nice.

Jonathan
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RE: First And Last Trip On Colgan ALB-EWR-MEM

Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:39 am

Colgan is about typical for a US regional, execpt for the Q400 vs a CRJ200 or E-145, at least from a passenger prespective.
I'll see what I can get on my next trip to MEM

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