HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2672 times:
I am flying USAir for the first time soon from LAX-PHL-MAD. I realize that they probably don't serve food on their LAX-PHL flights, but I have an hour and a half between flights in PHL and would like to get something to eat before flying on a 7 hour flight to Madrid. Anyone know what the food options are in PHL at the USAir terminal? Does USAir serve meals on their Trans-Atlantic flights?
As for MAD, is clearing customs there relatively quick or should I allow for a lot of time. Is it possible to catch the Metro from Barajas Airport to Puerta De Toledo in the city with a rollaboard or should I take a taxi? What would a taxi fare be from Barajas to the city center? Anything else I should know before I go?
Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4263 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2660 times:
Quoting HALFA (Thread starter): I am flying USAir for the first time soon from LAX-PHL-MAD. I realize that they probably don't serve food on their LAX-PHL flights, but I have an hour and a half between flights in PHL and would like to get something to eat before flying on a 7 hour flight to Madrid. Anyone know what the food options are in PHL at the USAir terminal? Does USAir serve meals on their Trans-Atlantic flights?
I don't know about the service on transatlantic, but US does have a very nice food court between concourses B and C, and IIRC, there is a Sbarros, and a Chick Fil A among the restaraunts in that area. However, since your connecting flight is internation, you will be departing out of A, and I am not sure how long the walk is from B and C, and I have no clue what eateries are over there either.
ORD14R From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
You'll get dinner and a small breakfast on the flight to MAD. As for taking the metro to the center of Madrid...how much luggage do you have? I made the mistake of hauling a 60+ pound suitcase through three metro lines last December to get to Barajas...and all of the older metro stops are not handicap accessible, so it was a fun workout going up and down stairs, and then jamming myself into the overcrowded trains because it was morning rush hour. However, I made it, and it only cost a euro...
Seeing that Puerta de Toledo is a lenghty metro ride, with various transfers, I would recommend a taxi, and it will cost you €25 to €30 to the city center. Change some money in the airport and you're set. Also, the Madrid taxi drivers are real friendly, if you speak Spanish.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
A West has a few food options from McD's to a few other bistro etc... The best food options are between B/C the area called, "MarketPlace". The walk from that area to A-West is a pretty long walk, so I suggest you keep good track of time.
Cha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 785 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
IIRC, there is a Sushi place in A-West...if you trust airport sushi. There are a few other places to eat there as well. Stay clear of the Chili's at B/C as my wife and I have gotten sick from eating there twice (no fun having to run to the lav when the fastened seatbelt sign is on!).
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