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by jetblue01
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 14
Views: 8671

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

KLASM83 wrote:
I am for anything MD-88 related! Great TR, I sure miss them.


Yeah, i am going to miss flying on them. I flew DL MD-88s and MD-90s many times to Atlanta. Delta replaced the SYR-ATL flight with the 737-800.

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by jetblue01
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 14
Views: 8671

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

Nice TR! Great to see that UA is offering PTVs on the B737-700, but makes me wonder, if ALL B737-700 are equipped with IFE... What about the ex AirTran examples? I know someone who flew this same flight a few weeks before i did, on another UA 737-700. They said that their plane did not have the PTVs.

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by jetblue01
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 14
Views: 8671

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

Kent350787 wrote:
Thanks for posting a great TR with interesting aircraft, ports and the MD retirement.


It was a nice variety of airplanes, i got to fly on. It was also my first time flying on a plane, that was so close to retirement.

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by jetblue01
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 14
Views: 8671

Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

At the beginning of June 2020, Delta retired their MD-88/90s. In the weeks leading up to this, I had been debating about taking one last flight on a Mad Dog. I decided 3 days before this trip, to take one last flight on a Delta MD-88 before they were gone. After looking at a few options, I decided t...

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by jetblue01
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix - Portland (Delta & Southwest 737)
Replies: 1
Views: 5425

Phoenix - Portland (Delta & Southwest 737)

I had plans to go visit my sister in Portland, OR, for a few days. For the flight up, I had a flight booked on Delta with a layover in SLC. My first flight ended up being delayed. It had a mechanical issue in SLC, and had never left. I got the notification as I was driving to the airport. The only o...

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by jetblue01
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190
Replies: 6
Views: 6943

Re: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190

I consider myself the “king” of riding the same jetBlue A320’s lol. I’ve been on the same A320 on B6 5 different times. Including 708 both with and without sharklets. I’ve generally hit the “avgeek lottery” on Hawaiian where my last two flights were on their newest A330’s. One was fresh from the fa...

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by jetblue01
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190
Replies: 6
Views: 6943

Re: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190

Great report. I usually sit in 5A/6A myself on the A320’s. How was it flying with COVID around? I had heard they weren’t doing as much services! I’ve flown on 329 a few times but never caught the flip side A320 named “my other ride is a jetBlue E190” That's the seat i sit in a lot. This flight was ...

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by jetblue01
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321
Replies: 3
Views: 7958

Re: Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321

phatfarmlines wrote:
Thanks for the TR. I presume this trip was taken some while ago? (Terminal 3 North @ PHX pre-renovation and full DL flight LAX-JFK)


Yes. It was in August 2018

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by jetblue01
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321
Replies: 3
Views: 7958

Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321

I was going home for a few days, because I had a wedding to attend. I was originally supposed to fly on a redeye from PHX-JFK. There were thunderstorms in NY, so my flight ended up being delayed. I got an email from DL, that gave me the option to switch to an earlier flight. I decided to change my f...

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by jetblue01
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's
Replies: 4
Views: 3323

Re: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's

outbackair wrote:
I'm normally bored with the constant US domestic trip reports, but this was good with the CRJ and MD-88. Thanks


It was a nice variety, with the CRJ, MD-88 and the E175.

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by jetblue01
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's
Replies: 4
Views: 3323

Re: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's

KLASM83 wrote:
Love the TR! Anything MD-80 I support. Looks like a fun time.


i am going to miss flying on them!

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by jetblue01
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's
Replies: 4
Views: 3323

Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's

Two weeks ago, Delta retired their MD-88/90 aircraft. It was one of my favorite planes, in their fleet. I flew on my last MD-88, the day before they were retired. I am still working on that trip report. Before that, I started working on this. I had some pictures from a trip I took to Atlanta, a few ...

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by jetblue01
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cleveland on a Delta A321, MD88, CRJ-900 & 737-900
Replies: 2
Views: 4513

Re: Cleveland on a Delta A321, MD88, CRJ-900 & 737-900

Nice photos. Looks like you had a nice variety of aircraft. Sounds like quite a tiring day of traveling, however. I don't think I could pull off that kind of trip without turning into a zombie. I can't sleep on planes at all. My favorite plane of the day was the MD-88. I took one last flight on one...

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by jetblue01
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying to DFW on American 757, 787 & Spirit A320
Replies: 3
Views: 4262

Re: Flying to DFW on American 757, 787 & Spirit A320

Nice little TR! Strange to see such relaxed procedures with an US airline. Offloading, at least in my company, would result in full safety and security check and screening. But I can only applause for this - right - decision by the crew. Yes, It was pretty quick. We only ended up taking off, about ...

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by jetblue01
Thu May 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying to DFW on American 757, 787 & Spirit A320
Replies: 3
Views: 4262

Flying to DFW on American 757, 787 & Spirit A320

I had a few days off for my fall break, so I decided to do some flying. After looking at a few different options, I came across a flight on AA to DFW. It was on a 787. I had yet to fly one, so I decided I would go to DFW. I was scheduled to fly on an A321 to LAX, and then the 787 to DFW. The flight ...

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by jetblue01
Thu May 21, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cleveland on a Delta A321, MD88, CRJ-900 & 737-900
Replies: 2
Views: 4513

Cleveland on a Delta A321, MD88, CRJ-900 & 737-900

Back in February I found a flight to CLE on DL, I was going to take for miles. The flight was also on an MD-88 to CLE. Since DL is retiring them next month, this probably was my last flight on an MD88. I was taking a redeye to ATL, so I got to the airport an hour before my flight. https://i.imgur.co...

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by jetblue01
Sun May 10, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK daytrip on jetBlue A320 & Delta CRJ-200
Replies: 2
Views: 3785

Re: JFK daytip on jetBlue A320 & Delta CRJ-200

Nice report of a somewhat ordinary service! Just out of curiosity and because I do this kind of day trips in another part or the world: You arrived at 9.15am and you left at 5pm. Never been to JFK and never been to NYC either but from what I read and I hear these are busy places. How much time did ...

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by jetblue01
Wed May 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK daytrip on jetBlue A320 & Delta CRJ-200
Replies: 2
Views: 3785

JFK daytrip on jetBlue A320 & Delta CRJ-200

I ended up having to go to New York City for the day. I was planning on flying DL down and back. When I was looking at flights though, I saw that the morning jetBlue flight was on an A320. The flight is usually on an E190. Two days this week, the flight was an A320 though. When jetBlue first started...

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by jetblue01
Wed May 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190
Replies: 6
Views: 6943

Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190

I had a long weekend, and was meeting some family in Atlanta. When I was looking at options, there were flights on American, Delta and jetBlue. Some of my family were flying jetBlue, so I decided to meet them in BOS and take the same flight. I was taking an overnight from PHX. I got to the airport a...

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by jetblue01
Sat May 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

I guess I hadn't considered that many of the restaurants at even a large airport like LHR will likely be shuttered. Hopefully I don't go hungry. It was really strange seeing the airports like that. Almost all of the restaurants were closed. ORD and DTW had a couple places open. SNA and PHX only had...

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by jetblue01
Fri May 01, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

CollegeAviator wrote:
Quite the scene seeing these empty flights during these surreal times. I guessing you had to quarantine after this trip? Thank you for sharing this!


It was pretty crazy to see so many planes, flying so empty.

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by jetblue01
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

I'm impressed with the bag that DL provided. Great TR. I'm sure some of those sights at normally-bustling airports like ORD and PHX were eerie. The DL flights were better, AA gave out nothing. It was definitely strange seeing the airports empty. DL only had 9 departures at PHX, the day i was flying.

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by jetblue01
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

I'm curious as to why PHX had ATC delays when there were so few flights departing or arriving. I am not sure the exact reason for the delay. AA just said it was due to "ATC delays". I listened to Live ATC, and one controller mentioned an issue with Albuquerque Center. A lot of flights wer...

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by jetblue01
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

alecdplotkin wrote:
Were you or others wearing masks?


A lot of people were wearing masks, but on every flight there were many who weren't.

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by jetblue01
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

KLASM83 wrote:
Fascinating trip report of these grim times. Many thanks!


They were definitely flights, like none i have ever been on. Hopefully this is behind us soon!

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by jetblue01
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

For the past few months during Coronavirus, I have been at home in New York. Something urgent came up, and I ended up having to fly to Phoenix for a few days. I looked at some flights and ended up booking, the two flights on AA. I originally booked a flight, with a connection in Philadelphia for the...

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by jetblue01
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix - New York on American 757 & 737
Replies: 0
Views: 3203

Phoenix - New York on American 757 & 737

At the end of the semester, I was going home for the break. Before I went home for a few weeks, I was going to go to New York City for a few days. When I was looking at flights, I saw AA had a flight to JFK with a connection at SAN. One of the flights was on one of my favorite planes, the 757. This ...

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by jetblue01
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aruba on American A321 & 737
Replies: 0
Views: 3927

Aruba on American A321 & 737

At the end of the summer, I was meeting my family for a week in Aruba. I was coming from PHX. The rest of my family would be going from NY. I was taking a few summer classes, and had my last final the day before I was leaving. I was taking a redeye to CLT, then a flight to AUA. AA has two PHX-CLT re...

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by jetblue01
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PHX-FLL American & Delta
Replies: 1
Views: 2533

PHX-FLL American & Delta

After taking my last CFI checkride, I was going to Florida for a few days, and then home before I start my job as a flight instructor. I booked this flight because it was scheduled to be a 757 from PHX-CLT. But the night before there was an equipment swap, and they switched it to an A321. American 5...

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by jetblue01
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue/United mechanical issue & diversion
Replies: 0
Views: 2401

JetBlue/United mechanical issue & diversion

This was a trip that I took a while ago. I had it written up, but never posted it. I was going home for a few days, for Thanksgiving. I had booked myself on JetBlue and United before the semester started. On the day of the flight I got to the airport around 10pm, for my 1159pm departure. JetBlue 136...

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by jetblue01
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American A330 Philadelphia - Los Angeles & 737-800/A319
Replies: 3
Views: 3528

Re: American A330 Philadelphia - Los Angeles & 737-800/A319

Just a quick question as I am a little confused. You write you started pushback 6 minutes early but you have your Sched Departure time as 1604 and actual as 1621. That would be 17 minutes late. You do realize the published departure time is the pushback time and then there is the off time which is ...

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by jetblue01
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American A330 Philadelphia - Los Angeles & 737-800/A319
Replies: 3
Views: 3528

American A330 Philadelphia - Los Angeles & 737-800/A319

I had some AA miles that I wanted to use, and decided to go home for a few days. I booked it two days before the flight. This trip, would be the first time I flew on an AA A330. I was looking forward to trying out another AA widebody. The only other I had been on, was a 767-300. On the day of the fl...

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by jetblue01
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cartagena, Colombia on Delta & JetBlue
Replies: 4
Views: 4231

Re: Cartagena, Colombia on Delta & JetBlue

[quote="ramprat74"]Is that houses in the background?

Yep, there were houses right near the airport.

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by jetblue01
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cartagena, Colombia on Delta & JetBlue
Replies: 4
Views: 4231

Re: Cartagena, Colombia on Delta & JetBlue

Cointrin330 wrote:
B6's cabins are so dated.


Yes, they are. Especially on the way back up. It had the same TV's on the back of the seats, that B6 has had since the 2000s.

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by jetblue01
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cartagena, Colombia on Delta & JetBlue
Replies: 4
Views: 4231

Cartagena, Colombia on Delta & JetBlue

For the winter break, I was going to Cartagena, Colombia. When we were looking at flights, the options for flights included either a connection in ATL or MIA. Since several people in my family would be flying from JFK, we decided to just fly down the night before. Then the next morning fly nonstop f...

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by jetblue01
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix - Seattle on Delta and Alaska
Replies: 0
Views: 2117

Phoenix - Seattle on Delta and Alaska

I was going to be a little short in qualifying for elite status on DL. I decided to take an extra flight to make sure I qualified. I originally had a flight on another airline, booked to DEN. Then DEN-SEA on DL. My flight ended up being delayed, and I would have missed the DL flight. After calling D...

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by jetblue01
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying back to where I started from AA & UA
Replies: 1
Views: 3665

Flying back to where I started from AA & UA

In August I booked my flight home for thanksgiving. I decided to go with AA for the flight out, and UA for the return. I originally booked PHX-SFO-ORD-SYR. A few weeks after booking, there was a schedule change, and I switched to PHX-LAX-CLT-SYR. I was glad I made this change because on the day of t...

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by jetblue01
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 5618

Re: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations

Not to veer too far off-subject, but why is there a policy of requiring the exact routing on an award ticket during IROPS? Seems like an arbitrary rule that only makes things more difficult. I get it if it is a voluntary change, but why not allow them when things go wrong? (Obviously they *do* allo...

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by jetblue01
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix - New York City on Southwest & jetBlue A321
Replies: 1
Views: 4711

Phoenix - New York City on Southwest & jetBlue A321

I had plans to go to New York City in November. I originally booked myself on AA from PHX-LAX-JFK for the outbound, and B6 A321 for the return. When I was looking at flights, I noticed that B6 was going to be using the A321 for the JFK-PHX flight. This is the first time they have sent the A321 to PH...

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by jetblue01
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 5618

Re: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations

Seems like a typical "AA" experience, especially of out NY. There's a reason why they are far behind Delta and now getting further behind United. I prefer DL and UA over AA, but this time a lot of the delays were due to weather. I was pleased the way they allowed me to change my flights b...

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by jetblue01
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 5618

Re: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations

stl07 wrote:
Very nice if the AA agents all around. I'm extremely impressed.


I was as well. A lot of the delays were out of their control, and they gave me a lot of latitude in changing my plans. I have not always had the most positive experiences on AA, but this time i was impressed!

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by jetblue01
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 5618

American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations

After school ended, I decided to go home for a few days. I was planning to finish up my multi engine training before I went home. I booked a flight with miles about a week in advance. I gave myself a couple extra days, in case there was any delays with the checkride. As it turns out there was weathe...

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by jetblue01
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 12786

Re: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK

stl07 wrote:
No Preclearance?


No there was not. We had to do immigration at JFK, and the lines were long.

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by jetblue01
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 12786

Re: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK

MCGYVR wrote:
Great report,

I don't know how you could be on the go for that long, I can't sleep at all on planes.

I booked myself on the reverse route in biz in February and can't wait.


I would have liked to flown in business class, but did not want to use the miles for a short flight.

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by jetblue01
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 12786

Re: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK

Kent350787 wrote:

Looking forward to my first CX flight in December (SYD-HKG-BOS)


Those are long flights!

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by jetblue01
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 12786

Re: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK

BWIAirport wrote:
Wow. How did you manage to stay rested going from the west coast to the east coast and back in 24 hours?


It was a long day!

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by jetblue01
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 12786

Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK

A few weeks ago, I read that CX was ending their flight from YVR-JFK. When I heard this, I decided I wanted to take the flight before it ends. I called AA and found the flight in October, was available for 12,500 miles. This also gave me the opportunity to use a DL credit that was expiring. I was lo...

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by jetblue01
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska on Air Canada Beechcraft 1900 & United 737-800
Replies: 3
Views: 11137

Re: Alaska on Air Canada Beechcraft 1900 & United 737-800

maps4ltd wrote:
I remember when they cut SYR-YYZ. Was big news here on anet.


Yeah, it was the only "international" flight from SYR. I think they ended it about a year ago this month.

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by jetblue01
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix - Cancun DL & AA
Replies: 6
Views: 11035

Re: Phoenix - Cancun DL & AA

dfwjim1 wrote:
Nice report and cool that you got to fly on a 763!


Yeah -- There was an earlier flight on a 737 MAX, but i wanted the 767-300!

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by jetblue01
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix - Cancun DL & AA
Replies: 6
Views: 11035

Re: Phoenix - Cancun DL & AA

SESGDL wrote:
Great report and pics! I enjoyed reading it!

Jeremy


Thank You!

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