American Airlines has a hub at Charlotte, the Hornet’s Nest city - a ‘hornet’s nest’ of revolutionaries during the War of Independence. It’s where American Airlines connects outlying airports to the rest of its expansive route network. Norfolk, one of those outlying airports, is the city of mermaids, with over 300 bronze statues and countless more painted and placed around. This flight - Charlotte to Norfolk - is a very important one for the Hampton Roads region. It’s one of my favorites to do.
Flight Time: 1 hour and 2 minutes
Parked at gate B13 at Charlotte, getting ready to pushback
Takeoff on runway 18C at Charlotte
Banking east towards Norfolk with a view of Charlotte and the airport
On the approach to Norfolk over the Elizabeth River, with the Lafayette ahead to the left
About to touch down for a windy, but fairly smooth, landing on Runway 5 at Norfolk
Parked at Gate A01 at Norfolk, about to keep going to Philly
It’s a route I’d absolutely recommend you try, and you might catch me flying it on your way.