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My trip to Grand Cayman was great. There are not enough adjectives to describe just how great it was and all winter I will be thinking of going back. Gosh I love this place even with their “funny” way of just deciding that the USD is always worth just 80 cents in “CI” (KYD)
My outbound trip on Pinnacle Air was what I have come to expect from that Delta regional partner (click here to learn who you are really flying with) and mechanical delays kept going as my flight from Grand Cayman was delayed due to an issue with the MD88 in ATL. So, I had to do the Atlanta “dash” from E to C. Then, the “plane train” would not work – AGGGGG!
Then I truly entered the twilight zone once I made it to the last flight of the day from ATL-SBN (Delta had rebooked me on an AM flight and my guess is, had I gone to a self service kiosk, a free hotel night voucher and dinner and breakfast coupons would have come out). Our regional was run by ExpressJet that is owned by SkyWest. Jerry was our FA and was training Jessica. Jerry was, well, great and different. I really did not know what to say. He was entertaining (a bit over-the-top) with the safety demo, but I did listen and that is saying a lot! He then took his list and personally thanked EACH medallion on the flight. On a CJR, really – Jerry, who are you? Wow! Then, for those GM+ he said 1st round was free. What, free Woodford? (I said no as I had enough “CayBrew” for the day already). Then, just before landing, he went through the cabin with a tray of candies & mints etc. that looked like it was personally purchased.
Regionals with no first class are not fun to sit in. But Pinnacle Air could learn a thing or two from this 1st class FA from the “zone”. Well, maybe they should fix their jets first and THEN learn a thing or two from Jerry!- Rene
BTW, I have two sets of 2 Delta Drink coupons that expire 31DEC2012 and if you WILL BE flying before then, comment if you have ever had GREAT CRJ service before and what Delta partner was it with for chance to win these coupons late tonight via Random.org!