Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Flight: American #1442 ORD-DCA

Departing From: Chicago, IL (ORD)
Traveling To: Washington, DC (DCA)
ETD: 4:10PM September 26, 2007 CST (Actual 5:30 PM)
ETA: 6:15PM September 26, 2007 EST
Est. Duration: 2 h 30 m
Departure Gate: H4
Arrival Gate: 28
Seat: 31D
Equipment: MD-80

Full flight, way in the back next to the engines. Thank God for Etoymonic Isolator earphones. Two days of endless stress traveling due to delays, wait listed flights, and no hotels available in the Ohare area. This one left reasonably on-time and was just glad when it was over.

Do yourself a favor and avoid Chicago Ohare whenever possible. Its a chaotic place without customer service and few options if there is a problem. Gates change frequently and you'll never hear the announcements. Gate agents are overloaded, customer service counters are non-existent or unstaffed, food choices are bad or too busy to use.

Had to grab a sandwich from Starbucks - the only portable things available outside McDonald's as our gate was changed three times. Back of an MD-80 has good things - the left side is a galley area so less passengers (meaning less crowded, less noise, less luggage, etc.), but the engines mounted on the side are noisy so plan accordingly.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Flight: Southwest #2997 JAN-BWI

Departing From: Jackson, MS (JAN)
Traveling To: Baltimore, MD (BWI)
ETD: 2:55PM September 14, 2007
ETA: 6:15PM September 14, 2007
Est. Duration: 2 h 30 m
Departure Gate: 4
Arrival Gate: B something
Equipment: Boeing 737

Flight was not very crowded, a little turbulent with the remainder of a hurricane we were flying through.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Flight: Southwest #1161 BWI-JAN

Departing From: Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Traveling To: Jackson, MS (JAN)
ETD: 5:30PM September 13, 2007
ETA: 6:30PM September 13, 2007
Est. Duration: 2 h 30 m
Departure Gate: A-4
Arrival Gate:
Equipment: Boeing 737

Full flight, typical Southwest experience...