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jetblue01
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Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321

Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 pm

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 flight, to one leaving earlier in the evening. I would also get to fly on a 767-400, which I had only flown on once previously. I got to the airport around 5pm. I dropped my bag, and headed up to the gate. The airport was not very busy. There was only one other flight to Salt Lake City, that had been delayed from earlier in the day.

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Delta Connection “Compass” 5693
Phoenix, AZ (PHX) – Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Embraer E175
N603CZ
Seat 1D
Scheduled Departure Time – 6:25pm
Actual Departure Time- 8:15pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 7:54pm
Actual Arrival Time- 9:20pm
1 hour 5 minutes

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N603CZ after arriving from LAX

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Boarding started at 5:55pm. Everyone was on board, and we were ready to go by 6:15pm.

1D

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As everyone was boarding, the sky started to get darker. It looked like a dust storm was developing. The winds were picking up, and all departures were stopped. The captain made an announcement about the situation. He said, that we would be remaining at the gate, until he had more information. About 10 minutes later, the weather started to deteriorate at the airport. After a few go arounds, all arrivals were put into holds. As the weather got worse, we just sat at the gate. The captain made a few announcements, letting us know what was going on. At 7:20pm, the captain said that we were going to quickly pushback. There had been a break in the weather, and we were going to try to depart.

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About to taxi

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As we started to taxi, a thunderstorm moved over the airport and once again all departures were stopped. We came to a stop, and ended up sitting for another 40 minutes before we were able to depart.

BA 288 to LHR

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Finally at 8:15pm, over 2 hours after boarding we took off from runway 25R

Line Up and Wait

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There were storms directly to the west of the airport. We took off and as soon as we were in the air, we immediately made a right turn to the north. It was a turbulent climb out of PHX, as we flew around the weather. We climbed up to flight level 280, and it smoothed out 30 minutes into the flight. The flight attendant in first class, came around with drinks and a snack basket.

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We started our descent 25 minutes before landing, we landed on 25L at 9:20pm. We parked at gate 21, 10 minutes after we landed.

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I had a little over about 45 minutes until boarding was supposed to begin. Shortly after deplaning, I got a notification that the flight would be delayed 20 minutes. The plane had taken off late from JFK.

Delta 1908
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) – New York, NY (JFK)
Boeing 767-400
N835MH
Seat 27A
Scheduled Departure Time – 10:50pm
Actual Departure Time- 11:38pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 7:22am
Actual Arrival Time- 7:33am
4 hours 55 minutes

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N835MH arriving from JFK

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Shortly after everyone deplaned, they started boarding the flight to JFK. Everyone had boarded by 11:10pm. A few minutes later, the door was closed. We started to pushback 11:21pm. Once the engines were started, we taxied slowly to runway 24L

Boarding

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Cabin before departure

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27A, N624AG departed early the next morning to JFK

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Taxiing

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Taking off

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We climbed up to 33,000ft. the flight attendants came through with drinks and snacks. It was a smooth ride for the first 2 hour and a half hours, and then it got a little bumpy. We climbed up to 35,000, where we stayed until we started the descent into JFK over southern New Jersey

Sun starting to come up

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An hour before landing, the flight attendants came around with water and orange juice

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Descending

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Flaps out

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Final 22L

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Touchdown

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Pulling into gate B26, next to N702TW getting ready to depart to Las Vegas

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N835MH before its next flight, right back to Los Angeles

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I had 2 hours until my flight to SYR

Delta Connection “Endeavor” 5405
New York, NY (JFK) – Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Bombardier CRJ-200
N8847A
Seat 12A
Scheduled Departure Time – 9:35am
Actual Departure Time- 10:01am
Scheduled Arrival Time – 10:58am
Actual Arrival Time- 10:45am
44 minutes

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N8847A getting towed into the gate, after spending the night at JFK

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Boarding

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12A, next to N8783E getting ready to depart to Baltimore

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Once everyone had boarded, the door was closed and we pushed back. The engines were quickly started, and we began the taxi to 22R.

Pushed back, with N775DE getting ready to depart to San Diego

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Taking off

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Climbing out of JFK

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We climbed up to 22,000ft. On this flight, the flight attendant does not do any service. There was some weather between JFK and SYR, so it was a bumpy ride

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Final runway 10

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Touchdown

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Pulling into the gate. N790SK had been scheduled to depart earlier in the morning, to ORD. It ended up being delayed 5 hours.

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N8847A at gate 25, before the flight back down to JFK

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After a few days at home, it was time for me to fly back. For the flight back I was flying AA through PHL. I got to the airport at 5:00pm, for my 6:15pm flight.

American Eagle “Republic” 4443
Syracuse, NY (SYR) – Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Embraer E175
N103HQ
Seat 20A
Scheduled Departure Time – 6:15pm
Actual Departure Time- 6:26pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 7:30pm
Actual Arrival Time- 7:09pm
43 minutes

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N103HQ arriving from PHL in heavy rain

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At gate 6

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Boarding started 30 minutes prior to departure. It had been raining hard during boarding. By the time we were scheduled to depart, it had passed. So, we were able to depart without any delays.

Boarding

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20A

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The weather had moved just to the east of the airport. We were departing right towards it. ATC gave us a heading to the south, around the weather. We started that turn immediately after taking off. Despite being near the weather, it was a smooth climb up to 15,000ft. A few minutes later, we descended down to 12,000ft. The flight attendants came through with drinks and Biscoff cookies.

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Climbing out of SYR

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Cruising at 12,000ft

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Descending

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Final 27R

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N103HQ at gate A14, before its next flight to Louisville

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I had an hour until the PHX flight started boarding

American 439
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) – Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Airbus A321
N572UW
Seat 18A
Scheduled Departure Time – 8:35pm
Actual Departure Time- 8:55pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 10:43pm
Actual Arrival Time- 10:19pm
4 hours 24 minutes

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N572UW at gate A9, after arriving from SFO

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Boarding started around 8:05pm. Everyone was on board, and the door was closed at by 8:30pm. We started to push back 1 minute after our scheduled departure time, at 8:36pm. Once the engines were started, we taxied to runway 27L, and took off at 8:55pm.

Boarding

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18A, next to N349AN a 767-300 preparing for departure to Europe

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Taxiing

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Taking off

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After takeoff, we climbed up to 34,000ft where we stayed for the entire flight. Once we reached our cruising altitude, the flight attendants handed out pretzels. They then started to come through with drinks. About 45 minutes into the flight, someone in the row ahead of us, on the other side of the plane rang their call button. A flight attendant came. She then went towards the back of the plane. Right after this the lights were turned on, an announcement was made that there was a medical emergency. Any one that was a doctor or medical professional was asked to ring their call button. The flight attendants came back with oxygen. The girl near us was having problems breathing. A few passengers and the flight attendants talked to her, and figured out the situation. Eventually things settled down. It was not that serious, because we did not divert. A little while later, a flight attendant came back. She asked the girl some questions, because she had some paperwork to fill out. Later on in the flight, the same thing happened again. This time the girl kept the oxygen on. The flight attendants came around often to check on her, throughout the flight.

Climbing out of PHL

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With everything going on near me, the flight passed by really quickly. We descended into PHX from the northeast, on the EAGUL6 arrival. We landed to the west, on runway 26 at 10:19pm

Final runway 26

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Touchdown

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Pulling into gate A27

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The following weekend, I went on vacation with my family. The flight attendant that was at the front of the plane during deplaning, was also working my flight from PHX to CLT, 5 days later. After deplaning, I headed down to get my bag. It ended up taking 45 minutes for the bags to start coming out.
 
phatfarmlines
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Re: Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321

Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:04 pm

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)
 
jetblue01
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Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:28 pm

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

Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:04 pm

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
 
airzona11
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Re: Redeye on a Delta 767-400 (LAX-JFK) & AA A321

Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 pm

Great report and detail. Classic summer PHX evening !

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