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Flight Log of American Airlines Flight 3627 from Chicago O’Hare to Syracuse on July 11th, 2016
This post continues on the last one on flight AA186.
After quite some waiting, we went through immigration, rechecked our bags, took the train to Terminal 3 and were ready for more waiting.
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Before, I thought TSA lines at Chicago O’Hare would be notoriously long, for which I picked AA over UA for longer layover. It came quite to my surprise that there’re literally no people waiting at TSA security lines. Perhaps after all the major news channels blasting TSA for their long lines, they really brought changes.
The good thing about US airport is that, the distance between taxi drop-off and boarding gates is really short, at least for O’Hare Terminal 3. This makes it easy for both business travelers and gun-wielding terrorists.
Since we still had time to kill, we went to McDonald’s for lunch, then sat near our boarding gate for hours. The American Airlines narrow-body regional jets were hardly as interesting as the wide-bodies back in Beijing.
AA3627 should be my first flight on a Bombardier CRJ plane. I should be excited, but I guessed back then most of my excitement was due to the return of GPS signals rather than a new plane flown on.
As for service, main cabin was served by a robotic speechless black nanny. I shall say, a Japanese-made robot would make better customer experience than her, period.
There’s a 737 fuselage display at the left of the escalators (not shown), and the cockpit of 737 at the right, with an entrance fee though.
There’re winglets at the tip of the fan, definitely inspired by airplane design. Not sure whether that’s efficient for a fan.
So to conclude, despite its insignificant size, Syracuse Hancock Airport definitely tried to inspire its travelers with some sort of aviation culture, and that’s great.
Since there’s a shuttle service waiting for us (and possibly other passengers) to Cornell, we wasted no time in getting out of the airport. Having met our driver who told us he would be waiting for someone on a later plane, and not having eaten anything since lunch (snacks on the plane doesn’t count), we tried to find some restaurant in the airport. The sad news is that, all the catering facilities of Syracuse Airport are inside security, (I guess this is the same for most US airports), which meant we later starved all the way to Ithaca.
It was blue sky all the way to Ithaca, much contrast to the air pollution of Beijing that I escaped from. This shall serve as the perfect end for this flight report.
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