North Las Vegas - North Grand Canyon - West Grand Canyon/Y, Do 228-200: SOMEWHERE HERE!
Las Vegas - Los Angeles DL/ Y+,CRJ 900: CHECK IN OPEN
Los Angeles - Paris CDG AF/ Y, A380
Paris CDG - Basle AF / Y, ATR72
If you don't like free upgrades and eventless DL flights, you should better skip to another report, as this one will be quite a routine shuttle flight between LAS and LAX. Maybe the sightseeing bonus can interest you ;)
Every good thing has to come to an end, and it is time to go home via LAX and CDG. We'll quickly drop off our car at the rental center and take the bus to the terminal.
TSA will be a breeze as the agent did open the priority lane for us due to the stroller we had. That's very kind.
Here the tram that links the main terminal to gates D:
Going to the gates:
MD 90 DL for MSP:
A 321 US:
Our CR9, operated by Skywest:
Glad to see that my mom and I are first on the upgrade list, and we will stay there until the flight will close. I like those screens, very handy with lots of useful information:
Shortly before the flight we'll be called at the podium for a boarding pass exchange. My father was not keen to travel first, my brother must stay with his wife and kid (he would have choosen to be seated in first, but his wife said no!) So my mom and I take the seats :)
Last view of our plane before boarding:
As babies, families and those who need assistance board first, my brother, his wife and their daughter will board before us… He will have a laugh while passing us by!
That's the first cabin and the first rows of E/C with a superb legroom:
Next to us:
Front office view:
The water bottle will be joined by a bailey's. My mom: -Do you drink alcool at 09:30a ? -Nope, just some bailey's flavored ice cubes. -Aaaaaaah.
Safety on board card:
A bit of spotting before we take off:
By the way, beautiful livery of this Southwest 737-700.
Take off from 25R/7L :
Some intersting SkyMall stuff:
Could be a first prize for the next FR quizz, unfortunately not delivered with the Cheerleaders :)
But the price is just crazy!! $4'499 and $999 delivery fee. Are there fools to buy this??
Me thirsty now :p ^^
- I hope it's a coke? - Of course, it's even a diet coke. - Does diet means with bacardi in english? - Your english improves every day mom. - I'll have the same then. - Sure, Sue Elen.
Some nice aerial views:
Start of descend and uneventful landing on 25L/7R :
Some more spotting, with a Fedex A300 and DC10 and this vintage DC3
More classic stuff with some 738, 343, 752, 763, 320, etc … etc… and the Encounter restaurant. I took all this pictures while waiting 25 minutes for our gate to be free. As we landed at 10:50, we'll have an on time arrival though.
Valley of Fire:
Las Vegas - LAS
Los Angeles - LAX
In my opinion, the CR9 is one of the most comfortable plane in DL's fleet, should you seat First or in E/C. The crew was nice but there was nothing to write a book about. The catering was fine for a short flight like this. The WIFI was out of order, I haven't used it, but the entertainment mark will be reduced. Everything else was great, but the cleaning at LAX, specially at T5 was really average. Could be much better.
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