Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lee - New York-JFK to Washington-National (DCA)

DL6024 17APR08 John F. Kennedy International, Queens NY (JFK) to Washington Reagan National, Washington D.C (DCA) 8:20p 10:00p CR9 operated by Freedom Airlines, Inc.

Seat Map

After our delay waiting for the Captain, we push back at 9:20 p.m. and get in line as about number 32. We waited on the ground for 45 minutes to take off.

I sleep the whole way until final approach and I see we are doing the river approach from the north into DCA. I love this approach as it gives great views of DCA and I am on the left side of the plane to see them. It also involves several turns including a last minute bank over the 14th street bridge to line up with the runway. And the ending is always the best and the same: water…water…water… then plant hard onto the runway reminding me of an aircraft carrier every time followed by heavy thrust reversers and brakes to stop on the short 7,000 ft runway.

What to do this weekend?

I think I may be heading to London via Amsterdam this weekend to see some friends. I have a lot of choices this weekend:
  1. Accompany a friend to Shanghai, People's Republic of China (PVG) leaving on the first flight out to Atlanta tomorrow morning or meet him there on Sunday having flown to London/Frankfurt/Paris/Amsterdam on Friday night and then fly back on a Delta flight with him
  2. Visit friends in N.Y.
  3. Visit friends in Alkamar, Netherlands, but I would have had to leave last night
  4. Head to Mexico City to see my friend Alexis

Decisions, decisions...Which one would you do?