Well on 10/9/99 I flew from PVD to MSY on a 1-stop Metrojet flight. It was the 630am departure. The PVD-BWI portion was jam-packed, but even so, I found the plane to be comfortable. Now i'm a big guy(6'1,230), so thats saying alot. Flight was smooth and we touched down at 740am...right on time.
Besides myself, they had 9 other passengers going to New Orleans, so of course, I thought that the flight wouldn't be too full. To my surprise, the flight was totally full. We left BWI on-time at 8:30am and headed southwest for MSY. The flight was perfect, but I was dissapointed with the cabin service, for i was only offered one glass of juice for a 2h30m flight..kinda cheeky even for metrojet. Southwest serves 2 rounds on its BWI-MSY flight, and u get the whole can.......I appreciate little things like that. Anyway, we arrived into MSY just a few minutes last due to weather....overall not a bad experience...flight attendants were friendly, plane was clean.
On the way back, I was on USAir proper. MSY-PIT-PVD. I got on a 737-300 up to PIT, once agian the flight was packed!!! I never knew how US does on the MSY-PIT route, but now i have an idea!!! We got served a "snack", although it was not a good one. The snacks on United and Delta were better. US gave me a small chicken sandwhich, an almost-rotten apple, and a tiny piece of candy. Kinda bad, but i survived. Flight was on-time, plane was comfy and spotless, and crew was extremely professional.
At PIT i transfered to the gate to board flight 88, a Boeing 757, to Providence. The flight was full, and I sat in the rear of the aircraft...row 30 to be exact. Now I LOVE the 75.......takeoff is amazing..but i feel that the plane was quite cramped compared to UA, DL, NW 757's...and even the US 733 i found to be more comfy.....just me maybe. But we left on-time and the flight lasted 1h5m to PVD. 757 is a very slick plane. In-flight service consisted of a bag of pretzels and a soda.
We landed in PVD 15 min. early. Bags arrived 10 min. later.
Overall I had a good experiemce on USAirways/Metrojet. I prefer United and Delta a bit more, but US is very good. I'll be back on USAir one day. Keep up the good work. And bring a 75 into MSY!!!!