KLASM83 wrote:I am for anything MD-88 related! Great TR, I sure miss them.
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.Jump to post
Kent350787 wrote:Thanks for posting a great TR with interesting aircraft, ports and the MD retirement.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:Very nice if the AA agents all around. I'm extremely impressed.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
maps4ltd wrote:I remember when they cut SYR-YYZ. Was big news here on anet.