IflyORL From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5018 times:
I was just wondering if everyone could give me an Idea what the US Air A321 flight experience is like. I'm flight out of MCO next month to PIT then on to PWM. The first leg is in an A321 just wanted to know what I have to look forward to. Also is it US Air or United that has live ATC?? Thanks for the help.
Kurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 416 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4758 times:
You will see a short video on US A321s on shorter domestic runs e.g. CLT to Florida - after the safety video is shown (on the ground, of course), they turn the monitors back on right after takeoff and show COMMERCIALS for various USAirways products (e.g. the frequent-flyer program, Caribbean vacation packages etc.). The sound is played over the PA so you can't ignore the intrusion. Very tacky, I thought.
Of course UA (my particular frame of reference) plays tons of commercials on its shorter domestic flights in between "Friends" and the other NBC-based programming, but you can ignore it if you don't want to listen with your headset.
USAirways is definitely a notch or two below United in this respect.
L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4579 times:
Well according to Seatguru, the A321 has a 38" pitch and 21" width in First, a 32" pitch and 17" width in Coach. Drop-downn LCDs showm movies on 3 hour+ flights, TV shows on shorter flights. It had 9 channel audio but due to cost cutting they now only have the video soundtrack. Every seat has EmPower. In First, avoid rows 1 and 2. In coach, avoid 8DE, 19ABC and rows 20 and 32.
9ABCF and row 21 are the best seats in Coach.