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US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!  
User currently offlineTransatlantic From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I just got my airliners.net membership. Now I try to write my first trip report about my flight to the USA during my summer holidays.

US Airways
US893

Date: 11th June 2006
From: Frankfurt (FRA)
To: Philadelphia (PHL)

Boeing 767-200ER
Seat: 4A


This summer I wanted to visit some friends in Providence. I checked flights with different airlines and finally I decided to fly US Airways, because they had the best connection with a just two hour layover in PHL and I can collect Miles for my Miles and More Card.

My parents brought me to the airport. When we arrived at the airport, the first I saw:
Flight US 893 -- two hours delayed.
I thought, great my flight is two hours delayed and my layover time in PHL is two hours. But the friendly check-in agent told me, don't worry you will get your connection to PVD, the plane is now just one hour delayed. And she was right. Our scheduled departure time was 12.55 and about 2.00p.m we stand ready for takeoff next to the runway. Finally, we arrived in PHL just 10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time. Good job!


Here is downtown Frankfurt just after takeoff from RWY 07L

http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/7820/a004gk2.jpg


The end of continental Europe -- somewhere over The Netherlands

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4480/a005nd8.jpg


Before take off I was welcomed with a drink and got the menu card to choose my meal. Sorry, but I don't remember the different meals. The lunch was served about one hour after takeoff.
The service onboard of US Airway is really great. The cabin crew was very nice and helpful and the meals were very delicious.
The cabin of the US 767 is old, but the service and the crew is a lot better compared to some other transatlantic airlines with better seats.
On the way back, I flew onboard the A330-300 with the new Envoy Class seats and new entertainment system, which was a bit more comfortable.

A cabin picture from my seat 4A -- the seat are old but very comfortable

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5994/a008mg0.jpg


A lot of legroom onboard the US 767-200

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3441/a013rj0.jpg


Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3706/a010sh6.jpg


Landfall over Newfoundland -- I'm not really sure, because there is no moving map onboard

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4743/a017dy7.jpg


PHL Airport and Philadelphia downtown a few minutes before landing

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9484/a020sc5.jpg


The US Airways Club in PHL

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4692/a022un1.jpg


Looking down from the US Airways Club

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So this is the first part of my trip report. When I have time I will write the report about the return flight from PVD via CLT to FRA on board the A330-300.

I hope you liked my first report a little bit. I'm looking forward for your comments and tips for making it better the next time.

Florian

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User currently offlineA3 From Greece, joined Oct 2006, 262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Welcome to A.net .
Nice report.
Rgds
A3



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User currently offlineCs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Thats for the report and PICs! That US 737 at PHL could stand some time in the paint shop..............

User currently offlineKE086 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very nice trip report hope to see more from you soon!


KE THE ONLY WAY TO FLY
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice report, pictures too.

Thanks  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

welcome! great trip report, I look forward to reading about the return

User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 438 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Welcome to A.net!
great trip report, looking forward to read the return trip report!
Cheers



Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Welcome to the A.Net
Good and rare report about US. Have you got any pics from the return flight
to post?

regards: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1690 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Florian,

Welcome to A.net; a great trip-report you've written here, and the pictures along with it are just awesome; the place you see exiting the Netherlands is Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland) just south of the city of Den Haag (The Hague) and you can well see the glittering green-houses, well known for this area. The islands towards to top of your pictures is looking towards the province of Zeeland (Sealand)...great shot !!!



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8541 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Welcome aboard Florian, nice to have you join us.

Thanks for the report & pictures, most enjoyable.

Quoting Transatlantic (Thread starter):
A cabin picture from my seat 4A -- the seat are old but very comfortable

- I agree, flew PHL>AMS on a US 762 seated in 3G a few years ago, though comfy, the 333 is much nicer  Smile

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1937 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Great report!! Nice pictures from your flight in "Envoy Class." It sounds like you had some nice flights!

The legroom looks great on the 767-200!

Looking forward to more reports.

767747


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Welcome to A.net mate!

Quoting Cs03 (Reply 2):
That US 737 at PHL could stand some time in the paint shop..............

I was about to same the SAME THING.

nice report... yeah the cabin doesn't look any better then when i flew it a while ago or when my dad flew ages ago (I know from his pictures)

hope that you get the second part out!
I also hope to see more reports from you!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice T/R. I agree the A333's have way better seats and entertainment.

User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Seats doesn't look to much inviting. They look more like economy seats!!!
USAirways has got to do something about it...!

get the home work done: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5169 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi, Florian,
also a warm welcome from me.
Great to have another guy here with homeport STR.
Nice pics and report.
Waiting for the return story.
Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: Capital travel on schedule!.
User currently offlineTransatlantic From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Thank you for all the nice comments and the information. I think I will write the return report at the weekend

User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Transatlantic (Thread starter):
I'm not really sure, because there is no moving map onboard

I know...they don't even have them on the A330! I flew PHL-FCO-PHL this past August and September, and thought the flights were so-so. I upgraded to Envoy Sleeper Seats on the FCO-PHL segment, which was ok, but eventually the seat started malfunctioning towards the end of the flight.

Most airlines have the moving map...but not US. Drove me nuts!

Anyway...great report, thanks for posting, and welcome to the A-Net jungle!


User currently offlineTransatlantic From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting DALelite (Reply 13):

At the first view, the seats doesn't look much invitig, but they are very comfortable for the 7 1/2 hour flight from FRA to PHL. But compared to the other transatlantic airlines I flew (DL and LH ) the service where much better and the employees where more helpful and friendly. I think thats more important than a lieflat seat


User currently offlineTransatlantic From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting DALelite (Reply 7):
Welcome to the A.Net
Good and rare report about US.

Yes, it would be nice to get more US long haul reports


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