I was spending a weekend trip in Milwaukee and now it was finally time to go back home to Mississippi. In my previous flight report, I stated I would write review for all the legs but I decided to not publish one about the ATL-MKE leg because I did not have much content on it. The Milwaukee area was supposed to receive some heavy thunderstorms around the time I would be leaving which scared me but I hoped that nothing would happen to my travel plans. I checked out of my hotel around 9:30 and arrived at the airport a little before 10 A.M.
This was my first time at this airport and I was pleasantly surprised. There was no line at the check in so I checked my bag in no time. I had a little over 2 hours until I boarded I decided to grab something to eat in the arrivals hall. I didn't have any pictures of it, but the arrivals hall at the airports has many restaurants and shops; it almost feels more like a mall than an airport. Milwaukee has 2 terminals: C and D. I would be departing from terminal D today and I proceeded to security after grabbing some breakfast from Starbucks. Security had virtually no line and I was out within 5 minutes.
I still had lots of time before my flight boarded so I decided to take out my camera and do some plane spotting. Milwaukee had nice large windows and a fair amount of traffic so I got some great shots.
I even caught a picture of my inbound aircraft landing from Atlanta!
As you can see in the photos, the thunderstorm clouds started to roll in but we began boarding on time. Boarding was sort of disorganized as the gate agent was hard to understand and we were leaving from gate D27 and had multiple flights at other gates leaving around the same time. I boarded through the Comfort+ section again and was on the aircraft quickly.
Once on the plane I settled in my seat, 12E. I was on the side of the aircraft with 2 seats and I think that the window seat on the ABC side has more legroom. None of Delta's MD88's have IFE's but I could stream shows on my phone and I also had an AC Power outlet
It started to sprinkle during our taxi and we managed to takeoff just a few minutes behind schedule. We had a very fast and deep takeoff which didn't bother me but seemed to bother a lot of the other passengers. Minutes into takeoff we encountered some pretty rough turbulence. After taking off, we flew over the Wisconsin coast which seemed to look more like the coast of a Caribbean island.
Unlike my previous flights on this trip, the flight attendants today asked me which snack I preferred, rather than just giving me both. I asked for Cheese-Itz and a Ginger Ale. The Cheese-Itz today were in a much smaller bag than I had on other flights too.
Midway through the flights, I decide to take advantage of the AC Power Outlets by charging my phone and I also decided to try out the free Wifi for 30 minutes. The wifi worked well for messaging but the was about it but I shouldn't complain considering it was free.
The flight was rather rough and very loud. Nothing was wrong with the flight attendants but nothing was great about them either. We began our descent at about 2:30 P.M. E.T. Despite relatively clear skies, our descent was very turbulent. We arrived at gate B10 about 20 minutes early and it was time for me to go to the D concourse to catch my flight home.
Stay tuned for my next report!