Saturday, March 08, 2008

The DL 777-200LR: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Dallas TX (DFW) to Houston Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH)

AA1367 08MAR08 Dallas/Ft. Worth International, Dallas TX (DFW) to Houston Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH) 7:15p 8:25p M80 N?????

Flight Time: 0:41
Seat Map

I greeted the flight attendant on entry and she said hello back. This aircraft has a 2-2 leather seat configuration in First and 2-3 cloth seats in Economy. We quickly made our way back to our seats and got settled.

I placed my jacket in a small space I saw in the overhead and almost immediately after I sat down the guy under that row got up and pulled his jacket out, refolded it and placed it over mine. I thought it was quite funny as he re-took his seat.

Once we were all seated and ready to go, the Captain came on the PA to say that there would be a slight 5-10 minutes delay as they were waiting for last minute bags. He said it was 60F and we would cruise at 31,000' for the 0:41 flight. At 7:27p, we pushed back while the flight attendants did the demo manually. The hum of the number 1 engine commenced followed by that of the #2 engine next to our heads. From these seats, you really feel like you are flying.

We commenced our taxi out to the runway and at 7:36p, we lined up along the runway and were airborne shortly thereafter.

Very soon after takeoff, there was a beverage service offered which started from the back of the plane forward. I had some apple juice and my colleague had some ginger ale.

At 31,000’ about 7:49p, the Captain came on the PA and said that we are at our cruising altitude for a few minuted and would start our descent soon. He said the weather was partly cloudy and the winds were out of the east at 10mph with a temperature of 58F. He expected us to land at 8:25p. He then added that is his hello and good by in the same message as the flight is so short.

We than cruised for another two minutes then commenced our descend at about 120 miles out of Houston.

The trash was taken up and I dosed off for a few minutes and awoke when the rear wheels touched the runway at Houston Intercontinental.

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