Weekend in St Maarten ( FLIGHT 1 )

Itโ€™s getting warmer here in Florida ๐ŸŒดโ˜€๏ธ since summer is approaching which means no school for 2 months which is great and I got a massive list of places to go not necessarily just for the summer, for anytime and one of those was going to St Maarten ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ and Iโ€™m glad to say this, itโ€™s time we check it off the list as I head over there for the weekend just for fun! And Iโ€™ll have a full day to spot on the famous Maho Beach ๐Ÿ๏ธ without further to do, letโ€™s get over to the airport and get this trip started!

Origin: Miami Intl ( KMIA )
Destination: Princess Juliana Intl ( TNCM )
Flight Time: 2:18
Boeing 737-800 ( American Airlines )
Server: Expert


I will admit that it is such a change to fly to a warm Caribbean destination since the last time I was here, I came in from Buenos Aires, Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท not to mention Ushuaia and Antarctica ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ถ as well so a trip to a warm place was needed, but I am flying economy so I didnโ€™t have lounge access so I stopped at Cafe Versailles before heading to Gate D27 where this 737-800 was waiting for us to take us to av geek paradise! ๐Ÿ๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Despite flying in economy, I didnโ€™t want to be in complete discomfort so I booked a seat towards the front so I can 1, provide a good engine and wing view 2, I can have more legroom and 3 I wonโ€™t have to deal with Babies so yeah this was a great seat even though it was a traditional economy seat for a plane usually used on domestic flights!


Speaking of babies, we had very turbulent takeoff with high crosswinds which was great ๐Ÿ™„ and all the shaking set the babies off not even a MINUTE after take off so I didnโ€™t save myself from the infamous crying babies.


But once positive thing about this take off, we had an amazing view of Miami โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด as we left the US east coast behind on the way to the Caribbean!


Climbed up to FL380 and cruised over the Bahamas ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ, Turks and Caicos ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ, Puerto Rico ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท and some of the US Virgin Islands ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ before landing in St Maarten ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ, I was handed a pack of pretzels and I got in my opinion AAs best hub, MIAMI ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒด๐Ÿคฉ I also got a coke as a complimentary drink for free!


We started our decent right above San Juan, Puerto Rico ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท a lovely place which I hope to come back to since I was only there for like 5 or 6 hours on a cruise I went on over winter break.


Well that decent was quick and here is a view of Maho Beach ๐Ÿ๏ธ while on short final and since this flight was slightly delayed, we landed with a sunset ๐ŸŒ… which is nice! and all those spotters on the beach with cameras ๐Ÿ“ธ made me feel like a celebrity!


TOUCHDOWN! Welcome to Princess Juliana International Airport serving the island of St Maarten ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝโค๏ธ


Buy the time I got through customs, picked up my bag and left the airport, itโ€™s already dark out so there was no beach or spotting now but did have a nice dinner near my hotel to wrap this day up, tomorrow Iโ€™m going to be spotting here ALL DAY so that sounds like fun and Sunday I cry since we head back to Miami but between now and time, see you at the beach! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Such a cool roleplay, St Maarten is one of my favorite airports. ๐Ÿ›ซ

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Thereโ€™s nothing like flying a 747 in.

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