Saturday, January 22, 2011

Going For Platinum Part 11 - Barbados to New Orleans via Miami, American Airlines Business and First!

Well this trip report has been in progress for a couple of months now and to try and speed things up a bit this chapter is going to be commentary free. Ill just put captions with the pics.

Barbados Grantley Adams International  Check-In

Departures Board - Barbados

local fast food join - Chefette

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 arrives from London Gatwick

my aircraft arrives from Miami - was scheduled to be a B757-200 but a last minute swap to a B737-800. I was glad because the seats are better! Flight is delayed nearly an hour though.

B737-800 first class during boarding - window shades are all down during the turnaround

New York bound B757-200 parked next door

Bulkhead seat, comfortable!

The JFK bound 757i s boarding

liftoff - bye bye Barbados!!

getting comfortable

Vodka and Dry - no glasses were loaded! Catering mistake apparently. had choice of plastic cup or mug. I took the mug!
Chicken with beans for lunch - average taste. cookie was baked in advance and placed on tray cold rather than fresh. sauvignon blanc to go with meal

descent into miami

over the Everglades

short finals to Miami airport - crossing a freeway

parking at Miami airport

my B737 taking a rest before it's next trip



After a few hours in transit it was time to board my late flight to New Orleans. It was delayed by about 30 minutes, meaning we would be landing at New Orleans around midnight! The next leg was again on an American Boeing 737-800 in First Class.


1A Legroom

Drink tray/Armrest

AA logo on front entrance - nice touch

Apple juice and snack mix - no meals on this flight. seat beside me remained free

Arriving beside a Delta A320 (formerly Northwest)

Welcome to New Orleans (MSY)

Below are several photos from New Orleans. It's quite a nice place to walk around with the Mississippi, Bourbon st, casino complex etc.





Bourbon St


Thanks for reading. Next we have New Orleans to Las Vegas via Chicago O'hare

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