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Hello, flight-report community, and welcome to the final segment of this six-segment trip to Hong Kong and back, featuring Cathay Pacific First Class. This report brings us full-circle — a journey that started with YYZ-DTW ends with DTW-YYZ.
Yeah, I didn’t really think so.
Let’s just get on with it, shall we?
This was discussed in slightly more depth on the ORD-DTW flight-report, but suffice it to say, ORD-DTW-YYZ was booked as a Delta economy award for 18,500 miles and $5.60 USD.
The upgrade to Comfort Plus cleared immediately at booking, and then the upgrade to First cleared at the five-day window for Diamond Medallions.
… he had just arrived into DTW and was in search of Gate A35 for his flight home to YYZ. It’s a relatively short walk.
With a layover of less than an hour, I figure there’s not really time to hit the Sky Club, so I decide to just pull up a seat in the gate area. The WiFi is fast and free, so I’m able to keep entertained, and I actually wrap up the ever-so-brief ORD-DTW flight-report.
An agent shows up shortly after I do, and about ten minutes later, announces that we’re expecting a 15-minute delay or so because our CRJ is late getting into Detroit.
According to Flightradar24, our flight is assigned to N183GJ, which is due to show up from Madison at about 8:00 pm. So yeah, I can see how an 8:30 departure afterwards might be a little overly optimistic.
About 10 minutes past eight, passengers start appearing from the door at Gate 35, so I presume our plane has arrived, and reason that boarding should start in the not-too-distant future.
I turns out I’m correct. Boarding is called, and away we go. It’s been a fun day, but it’s been a long day, and I’ll be glad to be home.
From: Detroit Metro (DTW)
To: Toronto Pearson (YYZ)
Aircraft: Bombardier CRJ-900
ATD (STD): 21:11 (20:29)
ATA ( STA): 21:53 (21:59)
I’m back ion 2A for this flight, the same seat as on YYZ-DTW a few days ago.
And yes, power and USB ports are confirmed.
Pre-departure beverages are offered, and I choose a ginger ale.
We push back at about 10 minutes past nine, so we’re about 45 minutes behind schedule. But the captain says we should arrive into Toronto just about on time, which would be great.
It’s a short taxi, and we’re off into the night.
Drinks and the snack basket are offered. So a day of flying that started with Deutz and caviar ends with Prosecco and CheezIts.
I jest, but the Prosecco is pretty good.
And unlike my YYZ-DTW segment on Sunday, this time, drinks are offered in glassware. How inconsistent. Is it random? Is it GoJet versus SkyWest? Is it ex-DTW versus ex-oustation? Who knows.
And speaking of inconsistencies — while one flight attendant serves First Class, the other one makes a number of aft with trays of glasses of water. I’m not sure if she got the whole plane, but certainly Comfort Plus at least got water.
And this flight is a few miles shorter than my ORD-DTW flight on the mainline, in which Comfort Plus clearly got nothing. Weird inconsistencies.
By the time I’m done my drink and my snack, we’re beginning our descent. It’s overcast, but soon enough, we break through the clouds.
Touchdown at about ten minutes to ten — we’re actually landing ahead of schedule. Hooray for padded slot times!
It’s a short taxi over to Terminal 3, where it’s instantly obvious that this trip truly is ending where it began — at the dreaded gate 6 at Terminal 3, which means we’ll get to take a stroll in the cool night air.
At least it’s above freezing by a whole single degree.
It’s a long walk from Gate 6 back to immigration — made even longer by the fact that renovations mean we have to walk around the first available escalator and stairs down to the customs hall.
Getting through immigration with my Nexus takes a bit longer than usual. They’re in the middle of setting up new machines that use facial recognition, and there are only three of them up and running at this point. And each passenger takes longer than usual to get through the process, since it has to scan our passports for the reference photo.
But soon enough, I’m through, and off to catch a pair of trains back home.
Thank you for joining me for this short final leg of this journey. I hope to see you on future adventures.
A fine regional jet experience in Delta F — it’s about what you’d expect. I’m just glad it got me home in a timely fashion. But the differences between this and my YYZ-DTW flight, and between this and my ORD-DTW flight, in terms of service, are puzzling.