Snowing at JFK this morning

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  1. tom911
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    I'm in the AC near the lower gates waiting for my 0900 departure to LAX. When I left my hotel in Manhattan, and walked over to the E train at 34th and 8th Avenue, it was cold (25F), but the only snow I saw was on TV on a news report from Suffern (my sister was born there a long time ago). Took some quick photos to share before I head out. Starting 2015 quite nice with 5 upgrades in a row this week.

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  2. Betty Boop

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    That's quite a bit of snow. Congrats on the upgrade. I only had two flights so far this year and only 1 upgrade even as ExPlt on AA.

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    Had to be deiced in the alley before departure, but even with that we're only due into LAX 10 mins late. Just over 6 hours flight time today with headwinds. Don't think I've ever been on AA 1 before.
     
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    Hows the song go....
    "All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey
    I've been for a walk on a winters` day
    I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
    California dreamin` on such a winters` day"
     
  5. tom911
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    "Welcome to Fresno".

    My LAX-Sacramento flight had pressurization issues and we did a fast descent and diversion to Fresno. Were warned the masks might drop but they didn't. Have been on the ground a good hour now and aircraft (CRJ200) has been hauled off to a maintenance hangar (FAT is a Skywest maintenance base). Hoping to get out of here soon as I need to be at SFO tomorrow at 7am for a different trip. Worst case might be a 3 hour bus trip if they can secure a bus.
     
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    Looks like we'll be doing the 184 mile journey to the Sacramento Airport by ground. Gate agent waiting a call back from their ground transportation provider as to what they're going to send to accommodate us.
     
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    I'm on highway 99 in Fresno in a yellow cab with three new friends. Expect to be at the Sacramento Airport in 3 hours. Glad my free T-Mobile account that came with my chromebook is working. Might hold me an hour or two until I hit the free monthly data cap.
     
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    Did you notice if they paved paradise and put up a parking lot anywhere on your ride in the big yellow taxi? ;) You should pay AA for the luxury of a ride on CA 99 in a taxi! The scenery knows no end, especially after dark!
     
  9. tom911
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    I was more worried about some drunk driver crashing into us as they weaved in and around all the trucks at 100mph. Fortunately, the cab driver had on a religious station and they were saying the rosary, so I was able to pray right along for our safe arrival in Sacramento which did occur at 2045, some 5.5 hours late. Home now and have a morning SFO-DFW-IAD to prepare for. Just printed my F boarding passes.
     
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    BRRRR.......Looks miserable and thanks for the heads up! I am flying in from HKG through SFO to JFK, where I will arrive around 7:30 pm tomorrow. Returning to freezing weather after some 3 weeks mostly in SE Asia, with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, will be a real shock. I've just pulled my heavy overcoat out of my check-in luggage where it's been the entire trip. BRRRR.....!
     
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    Tom, didn't realize you were in taxi from Fresno to SAC when you emailed me.
    Did you get your original routing miles for this?
     
  12. tom911
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    Miles posted on their own a day late (maybe there was some manual intervention). I also received some miles from AA for my inconvenience after I e-mailed about the experience.
     

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