Hey guys! Friday night I made the trek over to Dallas. So here’s a Tripreport of that flight!
For the first time in my personal history, we got to the airport with more than an hour before boarding. My family usually likes to give the least amount of time possible. So I was finally excited to get be earlier to have more time to walk around and spot.
The parking garage was completely full, which is a good thing. Airport was a lot less busy than the parking garage. Security was a breeze, lucky we got in when we did cause as soon as we got through the wait time jumped to 30+ minutes.
From parking into the garage to getting through security was about 10 minutes. Then I realized that our flight was delayed for an hour. That gave me 2:30 hours to kill at the airport, which was maybe a little more than I wanted to spend. Oh well, I did a little spotting and watched the PSA livery takeoff
After that I got bored and went and found a place to eat and settled with a chicken quesadilla from a small Mexican place. 9/10 would def recommend. I struggled to find a place to sit cause the concourses themselves were packed.
One gate change later and waiting for boarding to begin for 15 minutes, we were finally on the plane.
Shortly after that, we pushed back with a full airplane. Literally not one seat was open. We taxied out to PHX’s 25R and made a long and heavy departure west bound to shortly make a 180 to head east to Dallas
Soon after we reached out initial cruise of FL390. The FAs came around with the drink service and snacks. I chose the Diet Coke and it comes with the classic Southwest snack mix. I do not have a picture of that unfortunately.
The flight was uneventful with a few small bumps here and there an just over an hour later we started our descent into the Dallas area
Bonus points if you can spot Dallas Ft Worth airport.
We made a windy and bumpy approach down to DAL’s runway 13L and made a fast decel to exit the runway
Pictures weren’t as clear due to it being almost midnight when we landed.
We then proceeded to sit on the ramp for over 20 minutes waiting for our gate to open up. We didn’t end up pulling into Gate 5 until after 12am. We exited the aircraft into DAL’s pretty modern and nice terminal
Despite it being past midnight, there were quite a few other flights pulling in making DAL busy with exiting people.
We ended up getting to the hotel after 1am and we all went directly to sleep.
All in all, even being all snug together on a full -700, it was a routine and enjoyable flight by SouthBest despite the 1 hour delay.
Thanks for reading and I’ll catch y’all for the return trip to PHX!