Boston und Philadelphia - USA (06.-13.03.2004) / Boston and Philadelphia - USA (March 6 to 13, 2004)

 
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The first trip in 2004 brought me to Boston and Philadelphia. In the morning I was going to Vienna airport. After check-in at the
Senator - Star Alliance Gold Counter I had time for a coffee in the lounge. Boarding for flight LH 3543 was at 06.30am at gate C59.
Aircraft was an Airbus A321-131 D-AIRX. With a delay of aprox. 1 hour we took off twoards Frankfurt at runway 11. In fact of the
delay in Vienna I was very short on time in Frankfurt to catch my connecting flight to Boston. Landing in Frankfurt was at runway 25R.
I made my way straight up to gate A63. This time our aircraft was a Boeing 747-430(M) D-ABTH in star c/s. Takeoff was aprox.
at 10.30am to our 8 hours flight to Boston. At 12.35am local time - 6.35pm. MEZ we finally landed in Boston at runway 22L.
After customs I realised the my luggage was still in Frankfurt. I took a taxi to may hotel.



Some pictures of flight Lufthansa 422 ...


Unfortunately the weather in Boston was very bad, sometimes raining and the temperature was at 15 degrees. But I made a short
walk throught a nice park and along the Charles River. Finally the weather was better the next morning, so I started with my
sightseeing walk through Boston. You can have a very good view over Boston on top of the Prudential Tower, then I continued
twoards the harbour, with an marevlous view to the Boston skyline. Along the freedom trail - this is a red line through the city
center - I continued my walk. Then I took the metro to Cambridge where 2 famous universities
are located - Havard and the
MIT. In the evening I made some pictures from Boston at night at the observation deck at the Prudential tower. The next
morning the weather was very bad again. It started snowing and raining, so I could not walk throught the city again. I decided
to watch a movie in a cinema.


Some pictures from Boston ...


At March 9 I was going to my next destination - Philadelphia. I was going to Boston Logan Airport, boarding for flight DL 6190
was at 1.00pm. at gate C42. The aircraft was a Fairchild Dornier 328-310 N424FJ. The flight was operated by Atlantic Coast
Airlines/Delta Connection. Takeoff was at 1.30pm. at runway 09, the flight time was 1:15 hours. We were landing at
Philadelphia at runway 35. Then I took the train into the city and finally to my hotel.

In the evening I made a short walk through the streets around the hotel Club Qurters in Chestnut Street. The next morning I
started my sightseeing tour with a walk to Delaware River, then to Liberty Bell Pavilion where the freedom bell is located.
Next stop was at Indepence Hall. At the last day of my trip i visited City Hall and finally the Phildelphia Museum of Art.


Some pictures from Philadelphia ...



My visit in Boston and Philadelphia ends at March 12. I took the train to the airport, where check-in started at aprox 2.00pm.
The I had a lot of time spending in the US Airways lounge, spotting the planes on the apron. At 5.00pm. boarding for flight
LH 427 started at gate A15. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-223 D-AIMB which was initial delivered to Swissair as HB-IQM.
So I had the the rare opportunity of IFE on LH economy class. Takeoff was at 6.00pm. at runway 27L, the flight time to Frankfurt
was aprox. 8 hours. We landed in Frankfurt at runway 25R the next morning.


A couple of pictures of flight LH 427 ...

After a short stop in Frankfurt I finally continued to Vienna at 08.35am. Boading for flight LH 3530 was at gate A26, takeoff was
at runway 18 and the landing in Vienna was at runway 11.




On the following map you can see the routes of all flights




Here are the links to all pictures I made during this trip

Lufthansa 422 from Frankfurt to Boston - March 6, 2004 (mehr)
Philadelphia International - March 12, 2004 (mehr)
Lufthansa 427 from Philadelphia to Frankfurt - March 12, 2004 (mehr)