Showing posts from January, 2012

Delta Connection - First Class on the CRJ900

A lot of the larger CRJ's flying around the USA these days are fitted with First Class cabins. This includes the Delta Connection (operated by Skywest) CRJ900. I had never flown on a CRJ900 but on a recent trip to the USA I had my chance and I took it! Today's flight is from Salt Lake City to Vancouver. My CRJ900 parked at gate B2 in Salt Lake City Airline: Delta Airlines (operated by Skywest) Flight: DL4710 Salt Lake City - Vancouver Aircraft: Bombardier CRJ-900 Seat: 3D - First Class Scheduled Departure: 11.00 Actual Departure: 10.53 Scheduled Arrival: 12.22 Actual Arrival: 11.57 my CRJ900 parked at the jetbridge  I had arrived off a flight from Las Vegas with a pretty tight connection so I made my way immediately to gate B02. There was no time to visit any lounge. I was originally booked in economy but had been on the upgrade list due to my Flying Blue platinum status and I noticed my name was on the board as a confirmed upgrade. I made my way to the g

A Short Hop on Air Canada Express from Vancouver to Seattle

On a recent trip to the USA and Canada I was looking for a good deal for a flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas. happened to spit out a routing which appealed to the aviation geek in me! Vancouver-Seattle-San Francisco-Las Vegas. With rides on Dash 8-300, Bombardier CRJ700 and Airbus A320-200. I snapped it up in an instant! I would get to add both a new carrier and TWO new types to my log.  Airline:  Air Canada Flight:  AC8099 Vancouver - Seattle Aircraft:  DeHavilland Dash 8 - 300 C-GETA (delivered in 1989, 22 years young) Seat: 8A (Economy Class) Scheduled Departure:  17.50 Actual Departure:  18.08 Scheduled Arrival:  18.39 Actual Arrival:  18.48 (9 mins late) I took the hotel shuttle from the Hilton Vancouver Airport (Richmond) and arrived almost 2 hours before departure time. A quick check of the departures board reveals 2 direct flights to Las Vegas leaving within 10 minutes of my flight to Seattle. Well, why fly direct when you can con