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jetblue01
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Charleston: American & jetBlue (A320, A319 & A320)

Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:52 pm

I had a quick trip that I was taking down to Charleston. For the flight down, I was on American with a connection in Charlotte. When I was looking at my options for the flight back, one flight caught my attention. I saw jetBlue had a flight, with a connection in Boston. The second flight from Boston back to Syracuse, was on an A320. Since this flight started two and a half years ago, it is almost always on the E190. But last month, and for the next few weeks, it is on the A320. For at least 10 years, most of the flying at SYR has been on the E190. So I decided to book this flight, since it was something a little different. This was actually the second time in 2020, I got to fly on a jetBlue A320 into SYR. The other time was back in the beginning of March, for a flight to JFK.

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American 2934
Syracuse, NY (SYR) – Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Airbus A320
N122US
Seat 18A
Scheduled Departure Time – 11:52am
Actual Departure Time- 11:53am
Scheduled Arrival Time – 1:45pm
Actual Arrival Time- 1:29pm
1 hour 36 minutes

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N122US taxiing into the gate, after landing from CLT

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18A, next to N222NS pushing back to ORD

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There were a lot of open seats towards the front of the plane, and the guy on the aisle moved up. So the middle seat stayed open. We started to pushback at 11:43am, 9 minutes early. The flight attendants did the safety demo and just as they were finishing, we started the taxi.

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Taxiing to runway 28

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Taking off

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There were some low clouds that we passed through, as we climbed out of SYR

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We leveled off at 38,000ft and it was a smooth flight for most of the time, while we were at cruise.

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Prior to starting our descent, the captain made an announcement. There were thunderstorms around CLT. He said that he was anticipating a bumpy descent, and he had the flight attendants sit down early. We had to deviate around some build ups on the descent, and there was some decent bumps throughout the descent.

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Deviating around some weather

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Descending

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Final 18R

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An AA 737-800 from Buffalo, for the parallel runway

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Short final

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Touchdown

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Line of planes waiting for takeoff

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N987AM taking off to DFW

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Pulling into the gate, next to N921AN that had also just arrived from Austin

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N122US at gate B4, before its next flight to St Louis

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I did not have that long of a layover. By the time I got to my next gate, they had already started boarding.

American 2766
Charlotte, NC (CLT) – Charleston, SC (CHS)
Airbus A319
N708UW
Seat 21A
Scheduled Departure Time – 2:30pm
Actual Departure Time- 2:38pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 3:27pm
Actual Arrival Time- 3:09pm
31 minutes

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N708UW before boarding

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21A, next to N705UW going up to Harrisburg

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Pushed back

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Once we had pushed back, it was a quick taxi to runway 18L. There was only one plane ahead of us, so we did not have to wait long at all. Once it was our turn, we taxied onto the runway and took off. We departed to the south, and climbed straight out. We only made it up to 20,000ft, for the really short flight down to CHS.

Holding short

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Taking off

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Climbing out of CLT

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Cruising

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This flight was really short. We only ended up spending about 5 minutes at cruise, before starting the descent. Just like on the first flight, there was a lot of thunderstorms in the area. There was occasional turbulence throughout the entire flight.

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Descending

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The only time the flight attendants came around was to make sure everything was ready for landing

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Final runway 15

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It was a smooth touchdown. We were on the ground again at 3:09pm, a short 31 minutes after we took off.

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Pulling into the gate, next to N544EA that had just arrived from Philly

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N947AT taking off, for the quick flight to Atlanta

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My plane, N708UW departing back to Charlotte

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There were two 787s, sitting on the ramp. One was a Norwegian. It was a brand new plane. It had been built earlier in the year, and had flown to CHS. It has been sitting there for over two months.

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My flight back up to Syracuse was on jetBlue. Both flights were on the A320.

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jetBlue 2468
Charleston, SC (CHS) – Boston, MA (BOS)
Airbus A320
N828JB
Seat 5A
Scheduled Departure Time – 5:10pm
Actual Departure Time- 5:01pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 7:30pm
Actual Arrival Time- 6:56pm
1 hour 55 minutes

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My plane arriving from Boston

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N828JB at gate B6, before the flight up to Boston

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This flight was not that full. Our plane had landed around 4:00pm. They started boarding around 4:25pm. Everyone had boarded 4:40pm, and the door was closed a few minutes later. We ended up pushing back at 4:48pm, 22 minutes early.

5A

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Taxiing

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Taking off

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Climbing out of CHS

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When we departed, the forecast for Boston was calling for 1 mile visibility, with thunderstorms and heavy rain, as well as winds gusting to 40. Several planes were holding near BOS. By the time we got closer to BOS, the weather for the most part had cleared up. There was some other weather, that caused some turbulence on the flight up.

Cruising at 39,000ft

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It was a bumpy descent into Boston

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Final descent

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Final 22L

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Touchdown

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Pulling into the gate

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N828JB spent the night at gate C19, and flew early the next morning to Austin

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I had a few hours, until my last flight. I watched some planes land and takeoff. Then I just headed to my gate.

N606NK arriving from Chicago

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N979JT from Las Vegas

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N334JB landing from Providence. It had diverted there after leaving JFK, because of the weather earlier in Boston

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N17752 from Houston

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N640JB pulling into the gate, from West Palm Beach

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N367UP landing from Syracuse. UPS has recently started flying SYR-BOS on the 767, this summer

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N636NK taxiing out, for the flight down to Orlando

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AA A321 starting the long flight to Los Angeles

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N715JB taking off to Tampa

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N976JT short final from Seattle

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N507JT getting ready to depart to Los Angeles

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EI-EJG departed the following night to Rome

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My plane to Syracuse. N561JB landing from Denver

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jetBlue 845
Boston, MA (BOS) – Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Airbus A320
N561JB
Seat 9A
Scheduled Departure Time – 9:30pm
Actual Departure Time- 9:31pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 10:39pm
Actual Arrival Time- 10:21pm
50 minutes

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N561JB at gate C18

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Boarding

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9A, next to us is N828JB that I had flown up from CHS

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This plane had the new cabin

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We pushed back from the gate at 9:20pm, and the engines were quickly started. We were one of the last departures of the evening, so we were the only plane taxiing. It was a quick taxi to runway 22R, and we were in the air at 9:31pm. There were some clouds and rain showers, that we passed through on the departure.

Pushing back

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Cleared for takeoff

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Climbing via the HYLND5 departure

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We quickly climbed up to 30,000ft, for the short flight. We flew to the northwest, to go around some weather, before turning straight towards Syracuse. The flight went by quick, and about 15 minutes before landing, we started descending.

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Descending

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Touchdown

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It was a quick taxi, into the gate

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N561JB spent the night at gate 3. It flew back to Boston, early the next morning

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The second A320, was much nicer than the first one I was on. This was only my second time on the new interior. It is definitely an improvement over the older ones, that are dated. This plane was much nicer, considering it was 10 years older than the first.
 
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Re: Charleston: American & jetBlue (A320, A319 & A320)

Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:34 pm

Thanks for posting, nice pics. Nice to see some people still flying.

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