ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 880 times:
I have flown US Airways' 737-300s several times on the following routes, going back to 1984 (US Airways was
the launch customer for the 737-300) and when the
plane first debuted in February 1984, US Air had a lot
of magazine ads about them with a close-up of the
engine and the caption "the shape of things to come",
as a play on the new engine types for the 737.
Most are fine. They used to be the backbone of the
US Airways fleet. Some do have TV screens like the
757. But honestly, flying from PHL to DFW, I'd go on
American, not US Airways.
The US Airways 737-400's were nice. I haven't been
on one since 1993 though but the one I did fly on
was very nice.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 871 times:
Definitely go American. If you are doing anything with DFW, American is pretty much it. Delta won't even non-stop you from PHL. And US won't either. It's a DRIECT flight, but you do have to stop. No change of planes, just an extra landing and takeoff.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 869 times:
The 733's all have TV screens, but none of the 734's do...The reason the 733's have screens is because they were used on long-haul flights like PHL-PHX, PHL-LAS, etc. before the massive Airbus order, and the 734's were used mostly on Caribbean flights and East Coast flights not long enough for a movie...
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N628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 849 times:
US B737-300 fleet is broken up into two groups, a standard model, and a long range model. US operates 48 of the standard range, and 37 long range. Long range models have the video screens, along with other ienhanceents for increased range from the days they flew trans-con.
The B737-400 fleet has three groups. 9 standard, 32 long range, and 13 Exteded-Over-Water.
PHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 821 times:
US does fly PHL-DFW direct and also non-stop. I am going PHL-DFW-CLT-PHL 09MAR-11MAR.
One of my pet peeves is hardly anyone, even in the airline community, uses the term "direct flight" appropriately. Non-stop is exactly what it says, direct means at least 1 stop, but no change of equipment. Thus PHL-CLT-DFW would be non-stop to CLT, but direct to DFW.
Even RA230 which operates LGW FRA DXB KTM would still be a direct flight even thought it has 2 enroute stops.
Purdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 801 times:
Just to clarify a small point, a direct flight may have a change fo equipment... it may even have a change of aircraft type. What does not change on a direct flight is the flight number. As an example, AA38 used to operate as a 767 SAN-ORD-ZRH. Later, the SAN-ORD leg was downgraded to a 757, then to an MD-80. All the while, however, both legs remained flight 38, SAN direct to ZRH.