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Flying to New York (JFK/LGA) & Washington DC (DCA/IAD)

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:17 am
by jetblue01
I had plans to go to New York City for a few days, to see some family. When I booked my flights I originally was going to fly SYR-JFK on a Delta CRJ-900. But, I ended up having to work the day I was leaving. I was not sure what time I would be working until. I usually fly until it gets dark, unless the weather is bad. I decided to play it safe since I didn’t want to risk not getting there in time, so I ended up switching to a flight that was leaving after work. This flight was into LaGuardia, with a layover at Dulles on United. It was one of the last flights out for the night. I got to the airport around 6:45pm. The other person I was flying with was still on the nonstop flight. I got to the airport around 6:45pm, and saw their flight takeoff as I was pulling into the parking garage

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As I was pulling into the airport, I saw a UPS A300 on final from Louisville

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United Express “Air Wisconsin” 3968
Syracuse, NY (SYR) – Washington, DC – Dulles (IAD)
Bombardier CRJ-200
N470ZW
Seat 8A
Scheduled Departure Time – 8:00pm
Actual Departure Time- 8:13pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 9:20pm
Actual Arrival Time-9:12pm
59 minutes

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N470ZW arriving from Dulles

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My plane on the airport webcam

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The plane landed around 7:20pm, and got to the gate a few minutes later. As soon as everyone deplaned, boarding started

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8A

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It was a pretty full flight. The door was closed at 7:55pm, and we pushed back a few minutes later. The engines were quickly started. Runway 10 was the active. But the pilots requested runway 15, I’d assume because it was a faster taxi

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Cleared for takeoff

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The captain checked in with the departure controller. We were given a heading to the southwest, to join a victor airway. A few minutes later we were cleared direct to the Elmira VOR, before being handed off to NY Center

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Climbing out of Syracuse

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We climbed up to 28,000ft. Shortly after leveling off, we were heading right back down. The flight attendant came through with water, and pretzels or Biscoff cookies. We were in IMC throughout a lot of the descent. There was an overcast layer at 3000ft, and we were on final by the time we broke out

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Final 1R

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We touched down and the spoilers came up. Once the reversers came out, the spoilers went back down, until the reversers were stowed

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N470ZW departed the following afternoon to Knoxville, TN. That flight ended up being delayed 4 hours

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United Express “Republic” 3548
Washington, DC – Dulles (IAD) – New York – LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
Embraer E-175
N641RW
Seat 16A
Scheduled Departure Time – 10:05pm
Actual Departure Time- 10:36pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 11:29pm
Actual Arrival Time-11:19pm
43 minutes

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The plane arrived a little bit late from Charleston, SC. Around the time that boarding was supposed to start, an announcement was made that boarding would be delayed due to the cleaners still being on the plane. After someone was walked by in handcuffs by police, boarding started

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Boarding

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16A, next to N752YX getting ready to depart to Columbus

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We ended up pushing back about 10 minutes late. We eventually joined a decent line of planes heading towards runway 30

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“Brickyard 3548 fly heading 360, runway 30 cleared for takeoff”

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We climbed up to 21,000ft, for the short flight to up to LGA. The flight attendants did not do any service. The flight passed quickly, and soon enough we were descending

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Cruising

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Starting the descent

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We flew straight in to runway 4

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Pulling into the gate next to N810UA, that had flown an earlier IAD-LGA flight

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N641RW flew right back down to Dulles early the next morning

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I spent a few days in New York. My flight back was the reverse of what it was coming. New York to Syracuse, with a layover in Washington DC. But instead of flying out of LGA, I was flying out of JFK. Also the connection was at DCA, as opposed to IAD.

American 1270
New York, NY (JFK) – Washington DC, (DCA)
Boeing 737-800
N938AN
Seat 25A
Scheduled Departure Time – 6:00pm
Actual Departure Time- 6:21pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 7:42pm
Actual Arrival Time-7:13pm
52 minutes

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N938AN arriving from Charlotte. The plane had to hold short of the ramp for a few minutes, until a few planes taxied out

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N917NN had just arrived from Miami

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N310RF was getting ready to head to down to Cali, Colombia

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N8031M was going to Medellin, Colombia

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The flight was not totally full. They started boarding about 20 minutes before departure. Everyone was seated pretty quickly, and we were ready to go a few minutes before 6:00pm

25A

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The door was closed 2 minutes before our departure time, and pushed back right on time. We were pulled up to the top of the alley, and the engines were started.

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Starting the taxi out to 31L

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There was an Aeromexico 737-800 going to Mexico City ahead of us. They had a small mechanical issue and had to get out of line. They ended up departing from an intersection. Once they were rolling, we were instructed to line up and wait at the full length

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We checked in with NY departure, on the SKOOR4 departure. We were given an easterly heading, and cleared to 12,000ft. Eventually they cleared us direct to WAVEY, before being handed off to NY Center

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Climbing out of NY

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We quickly climbed up to 22,000ft. There was no service on this flight, and after only a few minutes at cruise we were already descending

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Cruising

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Approaching Washington DC. The pilots made an announcement for the flight attendants to prepare for landing, about 30 minutes before we actually landed

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Descending

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We checked in with DCA tower, on the Mount Vernon Visual to runway 1

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Short final

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It was a very hard touchdown. The flight attendant said “I bet everyone is awake after that landing”. Right after exiting the runway, we came to a stop. Several people stood up, and the flight attendant had to tell everyone to sit back down

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Pulling into the gate next to N924AN, that had flown up earlier in the afternoon from Miami

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N938AN flew back up to JFK

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I had a few hours before my last flight back to Syracuse

N424YX pushing back for a flight to Nashville

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N118HQ was flying up to Bangor

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American Eagle “Republic” 4990
Washington DC, (DCA) – Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Embraer E-175
N439YX
Seat 16A
Scheduled Departure Time – 10:10pm
Actual Departure Time- 10:19pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 11:29pm
Actual Arrival Time-11:07pm
48 minutes

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N439YX after arriving from Savannah

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We pushed back a few minutes early. There were a lot of departures around the time we were leaving, and we were one of the first flights out. So, we didn’t have to wait long before we were able to depart

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Cleared for takeoff

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I was talking to the woman next to me, and turns out she was the mom of someone I went to high school with. We ended up talking most of the flight

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Descending

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On the visual approach for runway 10

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Pulling into the gate

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N439YX spent the night at gate 6, before flying early the next morning to Chicago

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It was a quick trip down to New York. All the flights were good. It had been while since I was on a CRJ-200, and I had forgotten how small they are. I was back at the airport a few days later for another trip to Florida.

Re: Flying to New York (JFK/LGA) & Washington DC (DCA/IAD)

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:40 am
by UAL777UK
Great Report. Many thanks.

Re: Flying to New York (JFK/LGA) & Washington DC (DCA/IAD)

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:33 pm
by jetblue01
UAL777UK wrote:
Great Report. Many thanks.


Thanks for reading it!