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USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions  
User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2754 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?

Thanks for the help.

Aloha,
HALFA


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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4303 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2742 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.


User currently offlineORD14R From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2713 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.


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3047 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

On the flight PHL-MAD you will get the good old plastic meal of Chicken or Pasta and about 1.5hrs before arrival into MAD they will come round with with a doughnut and offer you a beverage.

Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

The walk from Concourse B-C to A West can take up to 30 minutes, so I would recommend you make your way over to Terminal A west first and will find a number of fast food chains and bars in that area.

As the majority of US Airways transatlantic flights all operate around the same time give or take a few hours it can get a little chaotic.

I have only flown US Airways transatlantic legs to LGW and MAN so can't really comment on Madrid Airport.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2679 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.


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User currently offlineScott2187 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2625 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

I highly reccomend against even drinking the coffee on US Airways flights.



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User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 787 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2593 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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User currently offlineUSAir734 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

From B, C, etc to the new A concourse is quite a walk. Don't get me wrong, it's not too bad, but it's not that quick either. Very nice terminal tho

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
The walk from Concourse B-C to A West can take up to 30 minutes

Maybe if you're walking backwards with your eyes shut. It's 15 minutes MAX to the furthest A-West gate from the B-C foodcourt.


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3202 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
I realize that they probably don't serve food on their LAX-PHL flights

Looks like you should have a buy-on-board meal option for this leg:

http://www.usairways.com/travel/inflight/inflight_cafe/index.htm


User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

Not a problem, I don't drink coffee. Wine yes, coffee no.  Smile

Quoting Cha747 (Reply 6):
IIRC, there is a Sushi place in A-West...if you trust airport sushi

I live in Hawaii, and I'll stick to the fresh stuff we get here in HNL.

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 9):
Looks like you should have a buy-on-board meal option for this leg:

Thanks for that! And thanks everyone for your replies.

Aloha,
HALFA



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26704 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
Anyone know what the food options are in PHL at the USAir terminal?

I remember in the old concourse A there was a place called Salad Works that was really good. Is it in A West now?

Quoting Scott2187 (Reply 5):
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

I highly reccomend against even drinking the coffee on US Airways flights.

Please, their coffee is crap. Lufthansa is where you go for good coffee on an airplane



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
I remember in the old concourse A there was a place called Salad Works that was really good. Is it in A West now?

Nope, still in A-East, AFAIK...



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