Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
jetblue01
Topic Author
Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:28 pm

Portland, OR & New York (jetBlue & United A320, A319 & 757)

Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:18 am

I originally had plans to go with my sister on a trip for a week. But, something came up and she wasn’t able to go. I had a few weeks off before I start airline training. So, I decided to still use the flights I had and just go somewhere else. I decided to go see my other sister in Portland for a few days. After this I was going to see some other family in New York. For my flight out to Oregon, I was flying on jetBlue through JFK. I was looking forward to taking this flight. One of the first trip’s I remember taking was back in 2006. We flew jetBlue to Portland a few months after they started service there. I was in 3rd grade. So I was still pretty young, but I remember it well. Back then jetBlue was my favorite airline. It was my first time flying across the country, and on a flight that was that long. We flew SYR-JFK-PDX on two jetBlue A320s, N605JB and N506JB. Before the flight I asked if I could see the cockpit, and I remember one of the pilots let me make part of the pre flight announcement. He let me read the flight time (I still remember it was 5 hours and 45 minutes) as well as the weather in PDX. So like I said, that JFK-PDX was one of my favorite flights I took when I was younger. I have flown it a few other times since then. But for a long time the schedule from SYR didn’t line up with the JFK-PDX flight. Then I was in College in Arizona, so obviously when I would go to PDX I wasn’t connecting through JFK. The last time I flew JFK-PDX was 8 years ago when I was in 10th grade, back in April 2013. When I saw the jetBlue flight was an option, there was no doubt what flight I would be doing. The day before I checked my flight, and it was showing N635JB would be the plane for JFK-PDX. Ironically the only other time I had flown on that plane, was from JFK-PDX was back in 2011. Then it got switched to N594JB, which I have flown twice before. Once I boarded my first flight, I checked and it had been switched again. This time to N556JB, a plane I hadn’t flown on before. On the day of the flight, I got to the airport about 90 minutes before my flight was departing. I quickly printed out my boarding pass from the kiosk, and brought my bag up to the counter. The guy behind the counter saw where I was going and said, “You’ve got a long travel day ahead of you”. After this I headed to security, and was at the gate a few minutes later.

Image

jetBlue 854
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) – New York, NY (JFK)
Airbus A320
N527JL
Seat 6A
Scheduled Departure Time – 3:47pm
Actual Departure Time- 3:56pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 6:29pm
Actual Arrival Time- 6:15pm
2 hours 19 minutes

Image

Image

N527JL arriving. It flew down from JFK, before I was flying it right back

Image

Image

Not long after everyone deplaned, they started boarding

Image

N536JB was going to Westchester. I have flown this plane before from SYR-JFK

Image

6A, with N531JL just arriving from Newark

Image

Before we pushed back the flight attendant made an announcement. She was not messing around. She said that the crew didn’t like wearing a mask. They had been wearing them since this morning, and their day didn’t end until 1am. She said we will remind you twice nicely. Then after that we will have the police meet the plane, when we land. After she was done with her spiel, the door was closed and we pushed back. Luckily 6B stayed empty.

Image

Cleared for takeoff

Image

Image

Image

Climbing out of PBI via the SLIDZ2 departure

Image

Image

On this flight we leveled off at 35,000ft, where we stayed for the entire flight up the east coast. The flight attendants came through with drinks and a choice of snacks.

Image

Image

About half way through the flight, the sun started to set. By the time it was dark, we were starting the descent into JFK. 31L and 31R had been in use at JFK all afternoon. By the time we got there they had switched it around, and were landing to the south

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Descending via the CAMRN4 arrival

Image

The pilots checked in at 2,000ft, on the ILS 22L. As we were checking in, an American 737-800 had to go around. The jetBlue airbus ahead of them didn’t get off the runway in time

Image

We were instructed to taxi via Juliet, Zulu and Golf

Image

Cleared to cross 22R

Image

Pulling into gate 5, next to N239JB getting ready to depart for a flight down to Raleigh

Image

N527JL had one last flight to Austin

Image

A few minutes after I got off the plane, I headed a few gates over to see if plane was there yet. It had just landed from San Antonio. A few minutes later it pulled into the gate, an hour before we would be departing

N779JB getting ready for a flight to Atlanta

Image

jetBlue 1005
New York, NY (JFK) – Portland, OR (PDX)
Airbus A320
N556JB
Seat 9A
Scheduled Departure Time – 7:45pm
Actual Departure Time- 8:24pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 11:08pm
Actual Arrival Time- 11:24pm
6 hours

Image

Image

Image

Boarding

Image

9A, next to N258JB going to Chicago

Image

The captain announced that we were waiting for maintenance to bring back the logbooks, after completing some inspections on the plane. He also mentioned that we would be flying further south than normal to try to avoid strong headwinds, and he was anticipating the flight taking longer than usual to get across the country. The flying time was planned for a little over 6 hours. It ended up being exactly 6 hours, my longest flight on an A320. This was also only my second flight across the country in 2021, and one of the longest flights I have taken in a while. By the time maintenance came back, we ended up pushing back 15 minutes late. Just like on the first flight, the middle seat also was empty

Image

Taxiing to 31L kilo-echo, behind an Alaska 737-800 also going to PDX. We followed them the entire way across the country. The other flight to PDX was a Delta 767-400. They took off a few minutes behind us, and followed behind us, and Alaska. When won the race to PDX. Right as we were exiting the runway Alaska was landing the parallel, even though they took off first. Delta landed as we were pulling into the gate

Image

Image

We had to hold for a few minutes for in-trail spacing. I saw the Alaska 737 to PDX climb out. A few minutes later, we were rolling down 31L

Image

In the standard left turn, off of 31L

Image

Climbing out of JFK

Image

We initially went up to 34,000ft. The flight attendants quickly came through with the same service as the first flight. Over Illinois we climbed to 36,000ft, where we stayed until it got a little bumpy over Idaho and we went down to 32,000ft. I spent the flight watching Netflix and looking out the window for planes I saw on Flightradar24. At one point I looked out and noticed a Delta A321 flying DTW-LAX, flying 1000ft below us. They followed us for almost an hour, before I lost sight of them

Not long into the flight, a solid layer developed below us as we flew over Philly

Image

Cruising

Image

Randomly about 2 hours into the flight, the captain turned off the seatbelt sign, and let us know that “we had now reached our cruising altitude”

Image

I got up once to stretch my legs, about 5 hours into the flight. I talked to the Flight Attendants while I was waiting for the bathroom. They said they were doing a turn, and working the redeye right back to JFK. They both said they like doing these. The one girl said that she does PDX turns a lot, because she is from there. She also mentioned that tonight was a really long flight, and she couldn’t remember the last time she had worked a PDX flight that was over 6 hours. They both were hoping that it would make the flight back quicker though. The winds must have been really strong that night. The flight back only ended up being 4 hours 9 minutes. They also mentioned that there aren’t many redeye turns anymore. Apparently, they only do them on the A320, and a lot of west coast cities are now done with the A321.

Image

About 30 minutes before landing, we started the descent

Image

Image

Image

We checked in with Portland tower, on the visual approach 28R

Image

Final 28R

Image

And 6 hours after leaving JFK, we were back on the ground

Image

We had to go around an Alaska E-175 that was pushing back for a redeye to ORD, on the way into the gate. That seems like it would be pretty painful, flying a redeye on an Embraer

Image

N556JB spent a little over an hour on the ground in Portland, before doing the redeye right back to JFK

Image

Image

Image

jetBlue still has the old check in counter at PDX

Image

After spending a few days in Portland, it was time for the second part of this trip. I had the option to either fly into LGA on a United 737-800, or into JFK on the 757-200. I decided on the latter, since I had never flown United into JFK. When I get to the airport, I dropped my bag off first. My plane would be landing in about 20 minutes. I decided to go up to the parking garage to watch it land

Image

N307AS arriving 28L from Seattle

Image

N630VA from Vegas

Image

N457AZ taking off to Baltimore

Image

N263SY from Seattle

Image

N898DN from Salt Lake City. I’ve flown this plane from CUN-MSP

Image

N913FX to Medford, OR

Image

N359NX taxiing to 28L, for a flight to Phoenix

Image

Image

My plane arriving from Denver

Image

Image

Image

Image

At gate E3

Image

United 1491
Portland, OR (PDX) – San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Airbus A319
N876UA
Seat 11A
Scheduled Departure Time –10:23am
Actual Departure Time- 10:28am
Scheduled Arrival Time – 12:12pm
Actual Arrival Time- 11:50am
1 hour 22 minutes

Image

Image

11A

Image

We pushed back a few minutes early, and taxied to runway 28R. We had to hold for a little bit, for a Delta E-175 that was landing from Seattle. Once they cleared the runway, we were on our way. The captain mentioned that it would be a bumpy ride out of Portland, and said that he was going to have the flight attendants stay seated. With the exception of a few bumps on the way into SFO, it ended up being pretty smooth the entire time

Image

Image

Image

We leveled off at flight level 330. The flight attendants did a drink service. They gave everyone full cans, but no snacks were offered

Image

Image

Cruising

Image

Image

The weather in SFO was showing clouds at 400ft, 800ft and there was an overcast ceiling was 1,300ft. The pilots put out the flaps, as we descended through 10,000ft. The clouds weren’t that high. The gear was lowered, while we were still on top. After about a minute in the clouds, we broke out

Image

Image

Final 28L

Image

Image

It was a super smooth touchdown

Image

Pulling into the ramp next to N17104, the 757 I’d be flying to New York. It had arrived a little before us from Ft Lauderdale. This would be my second time flying it. I flew it 3 years ago in 2018, from Newark-Denver when it was still in the old colors

Image

The next flight for N876UA was up to Seattle

Image

Image

A6-EPZ taxiing after a 15 hour flight from Dubai

Image

C-FZQS taxiing for a flight to Toronto

Image

N905EV from Reno

Image

JA882J starting the 11 hour to Narita

Image

United 522
San Francisco, CA (SFO) – New York, NY (JFK)
Boeing 757-200
N17104
Seat 27A
Scheduled Departure Time –1:30pm
Actual Departure Time- 1:56pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 10:02pm
Actual Arrival Time- 9:50pm
4 hours 54 minutes

Image

Image

Image

Boarding was delayed about 20 minutes because there was some cleaning that still had to be done on the plane

Image

27A, next to N76508 that had just arrived from Seattle

Image

The door was closed about 10 minutes late. A few minutes later we were pushing back. We taxied around to the other side of the airport, and taxied past a few planes that were holding for 1L. We taxied past it, and taxied into position on runway 1R

Taxiing past N2135U pushing back for its 13 hour flight to Taipei, Taiwan

Image

Image

Line up and wait. We held in position for traffic that was landing the crossing runway

Image

There was a United A320 going to Cabo, on the parallel runway

Image

Image

Image

And pretty quickly, we were back on top of the clouds again

Image

The pilots checked in with Norcal departure, that we were climbing out of 2,300ft via the TRUKN2 departure

Image

We initially climbed to 33,000ft, and about 30 minutes into the flight the clouds started to clear up

Image

Image

Just like on the first flight they gave full cans, and they were also giving out pretzels. Over Utah it started to get pretty bumpy and we climbed to 39,000ft. The captain asked the flight attendants to take their seats. A few minutes later they got up again. But shortly after this, the turbulence started again, and the captain asked the flight attendants to take their seats again immediately and to check in with the cockpit. He never made an announcement, but it got really turbulent for about 30 minutes. Eventually it somewhat smoothed out. But it was bumpy off and on throughout the entire flight, all the way down to the final approach. This flight had the most turbulence of any flight I’ve been on recently

Image

Cruising

Image

Image

About halfway through the flight, the sun started to set

Image

Image

Image

Image

Almost dark

Image

Image

The flight attendants came around with drinks and snacks again, an hour and a half before landing

Image

Cabin

Image

The weather at JFK was showing 3 miles visibility with light snow and mist. There were few clouds reported at 600ft, and a broken and overcast ceiling at 1,200 and 1,800ft. As we flew down the LENDY arrival I could see the ground, but around the time we flew from Jersey into NY, we flew into IMC and did not break out until we were a few miles from the runway

Image

Into the clouds

Image

Image

The visibility was so low, you could barely see the wing

Image

The flaps and gear were lowered while we were still in IMC

Image

ILS 31R

Image

Image

Pulling into gate 2. For all the times I have flown into JFK, I had never been in Terminal 7

Image

N17104 spent the night at JFK, and flew to Los Angeles the next morning

Image

I was spending a few days in New York. One of the days, I had to pick someone up from JFK. I saw a few planes land, when I was waiting for their flight to land

HZ-AK27 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Image

N702CK from Anchorage

Image

N784AN from Paris

Image

N309JB from Fort Lauderdale

Image

G-VLUX from London

Image

N632JB from Dallas

Image

N346JB from Syracuse

Image

G-VIIH from Heathrow

Image

A few days later I checked my seat assignment for my flight back to Florida. I never usually look, but I couldn’t remember picking my seat. I was supposed to be flying on a Delta 737-800 from LGA-PBI. So I go on the Delta app, put in my conformation number and it says that it can’t find my flight. So, I try it again and the same thing happens. Then I try it on my computer, and it still does not work. I called them, and apparently the woman had never attached the credit to the new reservation. So the flight was never ticketed, even though I had received a conformation email. So it was the day before I was supposed to leave, and I had no flight. When I thought I had booked the Delta flight, it was $79. The same flight was now close to $250. jetBlue had flights for $120, from JFK or LGA. The JFK flight was on an A320, and LGA was an E190. I decided to just forget about the Delta flight, and book myself on another jetBlue A320 back to PBI. On the day of the flight I met a friend for dinner near JFK, then went from there to the airport

N589JB at gate 3. It had flown up earlier in the afternoon from Charleston

Image

jetBlue 553
New York, NY (JFK) – West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Airbus A320
N589JB
Seat 16A
Scheduled Departure Time –8:21pm
Actual Departure Time- 8:34pm
Scheduled Arrival Time – 11:26pm
Actual Arrival Time- 10:50pm
2 hours 16 minutes

Image

Image

My first time seeing the Redsox plane since it had been repainted. It was going to Dallas

Image

N645JB was going to Albuquerque. I have flown this place twice before, from JFK-PDX, and PHX-JFK

Image

N805JB was doing the same flight to PDX, I had flown 10 days earlier. I’ve also flown N805JB from MCO-SYR, before it had sharklets

Image

16A, next to N329JB to Raleigh-Durham. I’ve flown on N329JB from SYR-JFK, and BOS-ATL.

Image

The flight was not full and a lot of people moved around, but I had the entire row to myself. The captain welcomed us aboard and told us it would be 945 nautical miles, and that it should be a nice journey togther to Palm Beach. It wasn’t a long taxi out to runway 22R, and there was only a jetBlue A321 to MCO, and a British Airways 777 to LHR ahead of us. We were cleared to line up and wait. We held briefly for wake turbulence from British Airways, and for two planes that were crossing the runway downfield

Image

We checked in with NY Departure. We were cleared to the WAVEY intersection, and up to 12,000ft before being handed off to NY Center

Image

We spent the entire flight at 38,000ft. I spent the flight studying for the ATP written exam. So, that kept me “entertained” and the flight went by quick.

Image

Descending into PBI

Image

Image

Final 10L

Image

Image

Pulling into the gate next to N304JB. It had arrived from LGA. This was the other flight I was considering taking

Image

N589JB flew the next morning to White Plains

Image

It was a good trip. All the flights on this trip were good, except for the whole thing with the Delta flight. I had another flight I had to take the next day, so I was back at the airport the following afternoon to go to Dallas.
 
User avatar
MarcoPoloWorld
Posts: 355
Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:37 am

Re: Portland, OR & New York (jetBlue & United A320, A319 & 757)

Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:58 am

Great review. Hopefully, someday you could upgrade yourself to F in order to get the royal treatment you deserve!

That aside, I find the 757 to be the most stable single-aisle airplane in the air, your particular intermittently turbulent flight notwithstanding. Always good to see you review the network carriers, and UA probably has the best network of the three US ones. Great itinerary, and look forward to your next one.
 
jetblue01
Topic Author
Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:28 pm

Re: Portland, OR & New York (jetBlue & United A320, A319 & 757)

Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:34 pm

MarcoPoloWorld wrote:
Great review. Hopefully, someday you could upgrade yourself to F in order to get the royal treatment you deserve!

That aside, I find the 757 to be the most stable single-aisle airplane in the air, your particular intermittently turbulent flight notwithstanding. Always good to see you review the network carriers, and UA probably has the best network of the three US ones. Great itinerary, and look forward to your next one.


Thanks for reading it. Yeah, the 757 is usually a nice ride. It's my favorite plane! I've only gotten to fly on a few UA 757s though.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos