Infinite Flight Trip Report; KSFO - KMCO (w/stop in Vegas)
Southwest 2719 / 5607
A few weeks ago I took a “short” trip from KSFO to KMCO on Southwest Airlines. Since they have no direct flight between the two cities I took a flight to Vegas, and then from there, a flight to Orlando. Unfortunately my camera ran out of battery in Vegas so they won’t be shown here. I later charged it back up with my portable battery onboard SWA5607.
2:15pm - delayed due to bird strike!
Here is a photo of our first aircraft, although they usually operate this route with a -700, due to a bird strike with that aircraft, we get this one instead:
The Flight is delayed for a little more than an hour although once I get on the full flight, the crew cheerfully (and quickly) welcome us aboard.
3:45pm - pushback
Doors armed, crosscheck complete. And we’re out of here! I captured this pic right after pushback as they run through the pre-taxi checklist.
~3:55 - Takeoff!
After a while of waiting for taxi at busy SFO, we taxi down to runway 1L and takeoff. The takeoff is very long and we fly very close to the water for a few moments.
A bit after takeoff - right turn
About 10 minutes after we takeoff (after getting over Bay Area Traffic), we begin a right turn towards Las Vegas, unfortunately I do not have any pictures of Vegas as the battery on my camera ran out.
About 10 minutes later…
We reach cruising altitude and I grab this picture of East Bay (area east of the bay, within the bay area).
Flying over Yosemite I take this photo:
My camera runs out of battery
Due to heavy turbulence drinks were not served and only a short run through of snacks happens, although everyone is still excited for Vegas!
About 2 hours later…
In Vegas it turns out my flight was also delayed so I didn’t miss my flight like I thought I would. While in Vegas I looked for some power outlets I found were either not working or occupied.
Somewhere over Arizona:
A thick cloud layer forms
Further into Arizona:
The sunsets as I jump into a good movie.
After that I take a “short” nap.
After I wake up from my nap, I realize we were on approach into MCO, I quickly whip out my camera.
After a not so smooth arrival into MCO, I snap this final shot of the wing.
Overall, both flights were great and had friendly crew. Thanks for reading this Trip report!
Should I do more IF trip reports?
- I love tests!