MSP-LAX-SAN on a DL 753 Pt. 3 (Pics)
ONBOARD ANEMITIES- the Delta BOB menu for snacks
ARRIVAL- I had about 1 ½ hours till my flight departs for LAX. This would be my first time on a 753 so I was looking forward to this flight.
I enjoyed the underground tunnel from A to B concourse it was rather colorful. From the A Concourse I would need to go all the way to the other side of Terminal 1 to Concourse G. I opted for the long moving sidewalks so I could get some exercise and stretch my legs a little. When I reached my boarding area I managed to grab the usual lunch fare from the airport food court. MSP is a great airport btw and I have flown in and out of there on occasion since I was in Jr. High I made a memorable stop here on my way to basic training at Great Lakes back in 1992.
The queue for boarding was long as we had a full house.
Date: Saturday, September 17 2011
Flight: DL 1559
Registration: N592NW (Ex. NWA) Delivered 7th Jan, 2003
Load Factor: 100%
Equipment: Boeing 757-351
Cruising Altitude: 32,000 feet
Cruising Speed: 451 kts
Duration: 3 hours 25 minutes
Distance: Direct: 1,535 sm Flown: 1,565 sm
Departure Gate MSP: Terminal 1 / Gate G8
Arrival Gate LAX: Terminal 5 / Gate 51B
Scheduled Departure: 11:32AM CDT
Actual Departure: 11:28AM CDT
Route: SCHEP4 ONL SNY RLG HVE BLD J60 HEC RIIVR2
Scheduled Arrival: 01:02PM PDT
Actual Arrival: 12:53PM PDT
Lots of Scenery from Utah, Vegas area and made the usual westerly downwind landing to LAX passing the Gabriel Mountains and suburbs of LA.
When we landed the aircraft taxied next to the entrance of Terminal 5 and stopped as we arrived 10 minutes early. A DL 772 was pushing back and we stopped for 5 mins. The Captain announced that the aircraft would be tugged to the gate.
I had 3 hours to kill at the airport so I stopped for food and got on the Wi-Fi. I was almost home now and was looking forward to arrival as my wife and daughter took me out to a surprise belated birthday dinner in San Diego waiting for me.
Date: Saturday, September 17 2011
Flight: DL 4787
Load Factor: 90%
Equipment: Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-900
Cruising Altitude: 11,000 feet
Cruising Speed: 320 kts
Duration: 29 minutes
Distance: Direct: Direct: 109 sm Flown: 139 sm
Departure Gate LAX: Terminal 5 / Gate 51A
Arrival Gate SAN: Terminal R / Gate C3
Scheduled Departure: 04:25PM PDT
Actual Departure: 04:42PM PDT
Scheduled Arrival: 05:08PM PDT
Actual Arrival: 05:11PM PDT
We made the normal departure over the Ocean and turned south following the coast until we were near MCAS Miramar and flew inland past the old Top Gun base. We continued SSW down to Chula Vista/Eastlake and proceeded NW on final to SAN.
SUMMARY- Delta's service on these flights was decent and typical for economy. Total Delta Sky miles from these trips 7,314 with the Rental car.
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