Hello everyone! I just landed in Baltimore from Manchester. It was an uneventful flight, aside from the minor turbulence on Landing. Even though I love planes and aviation, I always tend to think about the worst, so I can prepare myself in such a situation.
Overview of the Trip
I woke up after only sleeping like, barely 4 1/2 hours because I have a hard time sleeping. Everything was prepared, I packed my Laptop and all the essentials with me. I woke up my brother and I then gave my Mom a good hug goodbye, I told her I’ll be fine and I know the airplane I am flying in well, as she tends to worry.
I Arrived at the airport at roughly 4:11am, and I asked to get a Boarding Upgrade, as I checked in around 10am on Wednesday before the flight and was in the C-13 group, which is not what I wanted. I was surprised to know it was available, and Surprisingly only paid $30 (I Thought It was going to cost more). I told my brother goodbye and we parted ways. I am now travelling alone.
I Decided to take some pictures before the flight
An American Eagle E175 at the gate
An American Eagle CRJ900 going to Charlotte, NC.
I then proceeded to my Gate, which was Gate 11
My ride for the first leg of the trip, N959WN, a Boeing 737-700 with Split Scimitar winglets
Southwest is the largest Carrier at MHT. Here’s my plane alongside another 737 at Gate 12
I then waited and boarding started at roughly 5am
Since I paid and Got an A-9 boarding position, I lucked out and got a window seat, which unfortunately was misaligned, and made taking photos and videos hard.
Now taxiing to Runway 35, Most gates occupied.
Takeoff! With the city in the background blurred.
For most of the flight, I took video.
The sun is coming up
The flight went smoothly, until we started descent, and that’s when it got bumpy. We were nearing the airport and I could see other traffic in the air. As we approached the runway, I was thinking that we were going to have a rough landing.
And so, we had a rough landing. I think we bounced when we landed, but it was awesome! The Thrust Reversers came on and then we taxied off to the Terminal.
We parked at Gate B9 next to this Boeing 737-800. Unknown where it was going.
Everything went very well, we did have an awesome crew on board. Due to the Turbulence though, Cabin service was suspended, which meant half of the passengers didn’t receive their food or drinks (And they deeply apologize about it ). All in all it was an awesome flight.
I brought Water on board, because being hydrated is important.
Spotting at BWI
As you may have known, I am now in Baltimore. I have many photos to share!
our plane at the Gate being serviced after arriving
It started to turn Day Time, and the airport was busy as usual
A Southwest 737-800 after pushing back
An American Airlines Boeing 737-800. They have some of the gates at Concourse C
American Airlines Airbus A319 (N722US) at Gate C1
Another American 737-800 that’s being pulled into the gate, headed to O’hare.
United Airlines Airbus A320 at the E Concourse.
A Southwest 737 sits at the Gate while a DHL Boeing 752F Taxi’s in the background
Many Southwest 737’s at the B concourse. Can you guess the plane we were in?
Face to face with this Southwest 737-800 that just pushed back from the gate
I then walked to Concourse A, thinking that my next flight was out of Gate A9. I WAS WRONG
Spoiler Alert: It was Gate A3. The flight didn’t depart until 10:55am
Southwest lineup at Concourse A
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 in the current Livery with Scimitar winglets. First time seeing Alaska Airlines :)
Thats all the photos I have. I will leave this topic As Is until I depart to Cleveland, OH.
If you wish to track my flight to Ohio, the flight is SW600
See you all in Cleveland Ohio!