Journey to Muscat: Morning Flight to New York

ecause the flight from Minneapolis arrived at approximately 11:00 in the evening — and because the morning flight to New York was scheduled to depart at 6:00 — it really did not make much sense to me to grab a hotel room for what at most would be a stay of five hours or so; so I decided to work on my laptop computer at Washington Dulles International Airport through the night.

The Embraer ERJ-145 (A) aircraft had no premium class cabin; and I was seated on the left side of the aircraft with the single seats — so I had both an aisle and a window seat. There were only 26 passengers on this aircraft, which can seat 50 people.

The interior of the aircraft appeared to be in rough shape:

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

These are the bulkhead seats across the aisle from where I sat aboard the regional jet aircraft. Much of the interior of this aircraft looked quite ratty. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

It was dark throughout the short flight of less than an hour in duration; but the sun was trying to peak through the clouds as it was rising over the horizon…

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Dawn breaks over an icy New York just prior to landing. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

…and I started to see glimpses of my original home: Brooklyn.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Flatbush Avenue is one of the longest and busiest streets in Brooklyn and connects to Queens at its southern terminus over the Marine Parkway Bridge in the foreground; and it connects to Manhattan at its northern terminus over the Manhattan Bridge. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The straight vertical line of lights in the distance is Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn; and in the foreground is the Rockaways. The tall buildings of Manhattan can be seen in the background. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The Cross Bay Bridge, which connects Cross Bay Boulevard to the Rockaways. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The A Train on its way through the Rockaways. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The flight was uneventful; and all that was served was coffee, which I politely refused — and thus ended the first leg of my journey to Muscat…

All photographs ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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