Thursday, December 18, 2008

Leg 1 done...

Finally I boarded that silly American Airlines plane to LGA (La Guardia Aiport), with a 45 minutes delay it was almost like déja vu all over again...the plane was full, we left at 2pm and landed at LGA at 3pm, now to pick up my luggage, 2 in total with a combine weight of 50 kilos, I was happy that they had trolleys. Next stop, Bus transportation to JFK (John F Kennedy airport), only waited 20 minutes for the NY Transport Service bus which was outside the baggage claim area, after paying 13$ USD for the ride, off I was to JFK. I must say, traffic in New York is crazy, I don't know how they do it, it's not my first time here, but always baffled by the traffic here, and the place is humongous ! Speaking of big, JFK is one hell of an airport , I thought LHR was something, with it's 7 terminal buildings it took the driver almost half and hour to drop everyone to their respective terminal, and of course I was the last one to be dropped off at terminal 4. By the way the plane leaves for Dubai at 11pm ! so I have to kill a good 6 hours, boarding being at 10pm, can't wait to see that...saw the A380 parked next to a 747 from Singapore airlines and British Airways, quite impressive, so is my seat number 73G, and that's only the third section out of 4 in the economy cabin (check out www.seatguru.com). Lazy as I am I opted for fast food to keep my stomach busy for the next few hours, always different menus at McDonald America then Canada, almost feels like 2 different countries on seperate continents ! Anyway last time I asked an American where Canada was the answer was not pretty...no offense to my American readers ! and finally, I almost came down with a river of torrent waters on my face, all the feelings of leaving Montreal (my home for the past 7 years) came gusting in my mind, felt like crying like a baby, and already miss my baby ! my bouzou !

leg 1 down...leg 2 to go ! stay tuned...:)

6 comments:

AviatonCrazy said...

Congratulations to you as you begin your journey as an FA. Bonne Chance et Bon Voyage! Looking forward to hearing all about the days, months and years ahead!!

AviatonCrazy said...

It would be appropriate to post my trip report on Emirates from New York to Dubai, though on the Airbus A340-500! If you read this before you even begin your journey (It's 7:56am right now) it could be déjà vu!!

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-reports/605099-emirates-ek-201-a340-500-jfk-dxb.html#post6426124

CaRiNe in the SaNd PiT said...

Hi I knew you were gonna write from New York. I thought of you today! Have fun on the A380!
AA sucks with schedules, I read that they are the worst airline for pontuality, something like 80% of their flights are delayed or something....
I hope I don't get the same flight as you got the first time (because for sure I'll mix the connexion) I shouldnt say that or I will jinx it.

Anyways,
have a wonderful flight, whatch a lotta movies on ICE, and I hope you have nice passengers beside you.

besos
c u soon!

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Stéphane said...

Where are you now ? No connection in Dubaï ? Too busy ?

Hope you are getting well and that you will love your new life.

Good luck !

CaRiNe in the SaNd PiT said...

Clauderic
puisque tu ne donnes pas de news, j imagine que tu n'as pas accès à internet ou que tu es trop cool pour écrire haha ctune blague!
j ai hâte de te voir a l'école on Monday.
I still have not got my e ticket and its Sunday night 11pm....ahhhhhh

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