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Old 03-07-2002, 12:43 AM   #1
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AUS - CVG - AUS Mar. 6 - 11 2002

Our trip fro AUS - CVG - AUS is a personal one for the wedding of a close college friend of Anne's.

Our trip started around 9am when we left from our home in Northwest Austin for the usual drive along 183 to the Airport. Traffic had pretty much died down and we moved along at a quick pace. After about 30 minutes we pulled into lot C and parked. Aftger catching a bus and getting to the terminal we proceded to the Delta Ticket counter.

With a surpsingly short wait of about 5 minutes in line we checked our bag and got our boarding passes and were off to the security checkpoint. No big deal here took about 15 minutes to get through the line but we had lots of time to spare. Annes purse got a second look but by the time I had my laptop back in the bag she was ready to go.

We headed off to gate 5 and waited for boarding of Flight 940 at 1040. I enjoyed a few breakfast tacos. Boarding started around 1015 and we quickly figured out that our MD88 was no where near close to being a full flight. They were calling all rows by 1025 and we headed off to our seat in 14 D and E. On board the flight people were scattered about and only people who were clearly traveling together were sitting next to each other. There was about 1 empyt seat per row at the least. By 1035 they completed boarding and were ready to close the door and push back.

The takeoff was surpsingly smooth along with the entire flight. This was perhaps one of the smoothest flights I've ever been on. During the flight Anne and I enjoyed watching AI on my laptop and passed the 2 hour and 10 minute flight rather quickly.

The landing was uneventfull and after taxing past the Comair gates we stop at B21. I don' t know about any of you, but I find the CVG airport to be very well laid out. With people movers through out the B concourse a tram to get you from the concourses to the terminal pleanty of space for all the people. Now granted the Comair Concourse C blows, but hey I won't get into that. Anyways... I was nice to be back in the airport that I considered my home airport for many years.

As much as I know people think Delta stinks they really have done a good thing in CVG to make things work. ATL can be a real pain to get around in, the gates are always overflowing with people, and I find the time you spend taxiing around to get to your gate or the runways very annoying. For that reason I am very glad that Delta continues to keep the non-stop service from AUS to CVG.

After getting our bags we headed off to Enterprise and picked up our 2002 Chevy Impala. We were off to my parents and the first leg of our trip through Ohio and Indiana. We made it safely to my parents around 1830 local time and spent a relaxing evening with the rents.

Thats about it for now...
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AUS - CVG - AUS Mar. 6 - 11 2002

Our trip fro AUS - CVG - AUS is a personal one for the wedding of a close college friend of Anne's.

Our trip started around 9am when we left from our home in Northwest Austin for the usual drive along 183 to the Airport. Traffic had pretty much died down and we moved along at a quick pace. After about 30 minutes we pulled into lot C and parked. Aftger catching a bus and getting to the terminal we proceded to the Delta Ticket counter.

With a surpsingly short wait of about 5 minutes in line we checked our bag and got our boarding passes and were off to the security checkpoint. No big deal here took about 15 minutes to get through the line but we had lots of time to spare. Annes purse got a second look but by the time I had my laptop back in the bag she was ready to go.

We headed off to gate 5 and waited for boarding of Flight 940 at 1040. I enjoyed a few breakfast tacos. Boarding started around 1015 and we quickly figured out that our MD88 was no where near close to being a full flight. They were calling all rows by 1025 and we headed off to our seat in 14 D and E. On board the flight people were scattered about and only people who were clearly traveling together were sitting next to each other. There was about 1 empyt seat per row at the least. By 1035 they completed boarding and were ready to close the door and push back.

The takeoff was surpsingly smooth along with the entire flight. This was perhaps one of the smoothest flights I've ever been on. During the flight Anne and I enjoyed watching AI on my laptop and passed the 2 hour and 10 minute flight rather quickly.

The landing was uneventfull and after taxing past the Comair gates we stop at B21. I don' t know about any of you, but I find the CVG airport to be very well laid out. With people movers through out the B concourse a tram to get you from the concourses to the terminal pleanty of space for all the people. Now granted the Comair Concourse C blows, but hey I won't get into that. Anyways... I was nice to be back in the airport that I considered my home airport for many years.

As much as I know people think Delta stinks they really have done a good thing in CVG to make things work. ATL can be a real pain to get around in, the gates are always overflowing with people, and I find the time you spend taxiing around to get to your gate or the runways very annoying. For that reason I am very glad that Delta continues to keep the non-stop service from AUS to CVG.

After getting our bags we headed off to Enterprise and picked up our 2002 Chevy Impala. We were off to my parents and the first leg of our trip through Ohio and Indiana. We made it safely to my parents around 1830 local time and spent a relaxing evening with the rents.

Thats about it for now...
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Well the trip went well while traveling around the Ohio Indiana tour. The wedding we went to was great and we got to see everyone we planed to see and then some.

Our flight back on Mon March 11th was uneventfull. We arrived early at CVG expecting to see lines. We had been warned by a few friends that the airport was busy.

Turns out we walked into terminal 3 and no one was waiting in line. We walked right up to the counter. After checking our bags we took a few pictures. See the pictures at http://www.ityt.com/gallery/CVG

We headed down to the security checkpoint and walked through the no wait line maze. I guess they do get busy at some point in time.

After the short tram ride we headed up into concourse b and to our gate B13. The wait was pretty boring with few things to note. Soon we were boarding. As I handed my boarding pass to the gate agent I got pulled aside for a "Random" search.

My search consisted of a wanding. Taking my shoes off and lifting my feet up to get wanded. They did not check out my shoes. She then proceeded to search my laptop backpack. This all went uneventfull and I was soon on my way onto the plane. Shortly after taking my seat we were off.

We pushed back ontime. Take off was abit bumpy. We had highwinds but the take off wasn't that bad. Things got rough about 30 minutes into the flight. We hit several pockets of rough air and we climbed higher. The pilot kept taking us up and down in hopes of finding smoother air, but pretty much the rest of the trip was bumpy.

The landing was also rough with the high winds at AUS. Our taxi into the gate was quick and soon our trip was over. After the short wait at baggage claim our bag was in the first 5 bags or so off the plane. We headed off to lot C and on our way home.

All in all this was a very nice trip with very few things that I would call bad. I would recommend that if given the choice of taking a flight through CVG or ATL for Delta to choose CVG. All and all its a very nice airport. Of course Cincinnati is always high on my list.

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Well the trip went well while traveling around the Ohio Indiana tour. The wedding we went to was great and we got to see everyone we planed to see and then some.

Our flight back on Mon March 11th was uneventfull. We arrived early at CVG expecting to see lines. We had been warned by a few friends that the airport was busy.

Turns out we walked into terminal 3 and no one was waiting in line. We walked right up to the counter. After checking our bags we took a few pictures. See the pictures at http://www.ityt.com/gallery/CVG

We headed down to the security checkpoint and walked through the no wait line maze. I guess they do get busy at some point in time.

After the short tram ride we headed up into concourse b and to our gate B13. The wait was pretty boring with few things to note. Soon we were boarding. As I handed my boarding pass to the gate agent I got pulled aside for a "Random" search.

My search consisted of a wanding. Taking my shoes off and lifting my feet up to get wanded. They did not check out my shoes. She then proceeded to search my laptop backpack. This all went uneventfull and I was soon on my way onto the plane. Shortly after taking my seat we were off.

We pushed back ontime. Take off was abit bumpy. We had highwinds but the take off wasn't that bad. Things got rough about 30 minutes into the flight. We hit several pockets of rough air and we climbed higher. The pilot kept taking us up and down in hopes of finding smoother air, but pretty much the rest of the trip was bumpy.

The landing was also rough with the high winds at AUS. Our taxi into the gate was quick and soon our trip was over. After the short wait at baggage claim our bag was in the first 5 bags or so off the plane. We headed off to lot C and on our way home.

All in all this was a very nice trip with very few things that I would call bad. I would recommend that if given the choice of taking a flight through CVG or ATL for Delta to choose CVG. All and all its a very nice airport. Of course Cincinnati is always high on my list.

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