The flight with Continental
28/01/2005 - 29/01/2005
We had a choice to fly with Iberia via Spain or with Continental via US. Except of some difference in price (Continental was little bit cheaper) it was pretty same trip – about 2 days way with connections and change of time zone. Iberia is extremely popular for Latin American destinations, so, we begun with it. But travel-agencies that sold Iberia service by awful way. It drove us out. Continental were polite, accurate and very straight-mind. We appreciated it and were not disappointed – all the flight was managed by the best way.
At 9PM friends picked us up to the airport. The 3rd terminal was barely new. It looked ultra-modern, big and shiny. At this hour there were only some departures, airport was not crowded and we have got luxury service and personal attention.
At 23:55 our plain left and 5 mins later the new day begun. Goodbye, home! Adios!
We enjoyed flying with “Continental”: service was good and food was eatable. We tried to sleep long 11 hrs of way to Newark (NY). In NY we had a connection to Guatemala City.
Newark (NY) airport also was new, very big and organized pretty good. We wished to get out to New York, but it was freezing (–12C) outdoors and we were not equipped for winter.
So we decided that we’d better stay into the airport.
It's 10 hours (back) difference between Isr and US. We were pretty tired and had some jetlag already in NY.
At 10AM (NY time) we got another plain to GUA (Guatemala City)
The second plain was much smaller then the 1st one and most passengers were Guatemalans. They bolded in the airport with their atypical dress and dark faces. All of them were smiling and laughing all the way to GUA. They smiled also to us and tried to communicate us in Spanish. 5 hrs passed fast and we landed in Guatemala