TRI-ATL-LGA on Delta Air Lines 21 Dec 2009

Mon 21 Dec 2009
DL 5570 TRI-ATL 12:45 pm – 1:58 pm CRJ Seat 8B Exit
DL 1784 ATL-LGA 2:40 pm – 5:06 pm MD-88 Seat 2C First Class

It’s been a while since I wrote a trip report, but that is because the service has been consistent and good.

On my flight from TRI-ATL, we departed on time, perhaps a bit early, and landed early in ATL.  There was no in-flight service and I had no seatmate. When we landed, I discovered my flight to LGA was delayed, but that was to be expected because it was the day after the blizzard in the Northeast.  I passed my time in the B10 Delta Sky Club, where I had the best Bloody Mary of my life, made with the mixer, vodka, three limes, and splashes of Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and red wine.  Yes, red wine.  Who knew?

I arrived at my gate about 30 minutes before our rescheduled departure and boarded shortly thereafter.  We departed almost exactly an hour late. I was seated beside a very young serviceman returning home from six months of training and service.  He had been rerouted to LGA instead of EWR, after having been trying to get home since the Saturday before. He was thrilled to be finally on a plane headed home.  He was so tired, he slept nearly the whole way.

The flight had Gogo Inflight Internet service, so I spent most of the flight surfing.  On-board service included the snack basket and full beverage service.  We landed just a few minutes late of our originally scheduled arrival, but because of delayed departures from LGA, our gate was not available and we waited almost an hour on the tarmac before arriving at the gate.  Still, I considered myself lucky, given the weekend weather, cancellations, and delays.

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