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r311music
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WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:19 pm

Background: My girlfriend was recently accepted into GMU in Fairfax, VA. I work for Southwest, so I decided to put my flight benefits to use. I also have a good friend who goes to GMU and was willing to pick us up from BWI and drive us down to GMU to check it out.

Southwest Airlines 770 BDL-BWI
Date: Tuesday October 31, 2006
Scheduled Departure: 1:10pm
Actual Departure: 1:05pm
Scheduled Arrival: 2:20pm
Actual Arrival: 2:10pm
Aircraft Tail Number: N216WN

We arrived at BDL around noon for our flight down to BWI. We headed over to the kiosk and I printed out our security documents. Since we are nonrev, we have to get our boarding passes at the gate and we need a document to get us through security. Security was a quick five minute wait and off to gate 4 we were.

We sat and waited for our plane to come in from Tampa as flight 2844. It arrived about ten minutes early. This was good as the outbound had six wheelchair passengers on. After about twenty minutes, our ops agent, Mike, starting preboarding. I helped push some wheelchairs to get the boarding process started since I like to help out fellow employees. Especially since I work at BDL.

Me and my gf got on the plane and took row 17 on the number two side. Here is the view from our window.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0150.jpg

While I was messing around with the camera a kind FA came by and offered to take a picture of me and my gf.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0152.jpg

Within a few minutes general boarding started.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0151.jpg

Boarding lasted about ten minutes. The plane was about 70% full. After boarding, we added some extra full and then we were ready to push. We pushed five early and taxied over to runway 24. On the way I caught a ex Independence Air CRJ at the Bombardier facility.

Before I knew it the engines spooled up and off we were to Baltimore.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0155.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0156.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0157.jpg

After about ten minutes the FA's came around and started their inflight service. This flight only takes fifety minutes, so they had to rush. The flight was smooth and it was absolutey gorgous up there.

We cruised at 32,000 feet for about twenty minutes. Then the captain came on to announce are descent into Baltimore.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0159.jpg

We approached from the northeast and made a few turns over the bay.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0160.jpg

On approach we could see downtown Baltimore
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0161.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0162.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0164.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/Hpim0165.jpg

We landed nice and smooth and make a quick exit. We then made a quick taxi over to gate A9, my old gate when I used to work in BWI.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/HPIM0166.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r26/r311music/A9atBWI.jpg

Once we were parked, I called our ride and she was already waiting for us. We spent the day checking out the school. We flew back later that night on 1211, but it was too dark to take any good pictures.

Feedback and comments are welcome!

[Edited 2006-11-02 06:21:28]
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atrude777
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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:29 pm

Excellent report1 Nice pictures too

Looks liek we both flew SWA yesterday!

Gotta love them!!

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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:40 am

Good report and great quality pictures! I've never flown out of BDL, but I've heard its a nice airport to fly from.

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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:57 am

Both of you in that pic are wearing Hollister shirts!

I know this cause I go to Hollister a lot!
 
tmarch291
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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:40 am

Good report-

How is BDL...I've never heard anything about how it is.
 
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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:55 pm

Nice report. I always like WN reports
 
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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:13 pm

those blended winglets on WNs 737s look good. love that new paint scheme
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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:41 am

Great pics...looked like a nice fall day up there.
 
r311music
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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:20 am

Thanks for all the comments. BDL is alright as an airport, nothing to special. The food choices are very limited. However is is very bright and airy. The design of the terminal was well thought out.
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RE: WN 770 BDL-BWI (pics)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:37 am

Quoting 767747 (Reply 2):
I've never flown out of BDL, but I've heard its a nice airport to fly from.



Quoting Tmarch291 (Reply 4):
How is BDL...I've never heard anything about how it is.

I love it. Great little airport. Terminal A is excellent

Quoting R311music (Reply 8):
The design of the terminal was well thought out.

As long as ou fly out of A. B is a shite hole.
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