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US Airways Shuttle

Sun Sep 22, 2002 11:59 am

Hi Lads:

This week I am making a day business trip to NYC. I will be taking the USAirways shuttle up and down from DCA. It's been a few years for me since I have taken the shuttle; in fact, my last trip was on the Pan Am shuttle in 1990! In any event, what should I expect from the former Allegheny/Piedmont airlines?
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Setjet
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Sun Sep 22, 2002 12:20 pm

At least you should expect that they still fly when you want to fly! Otherwise you're in trouble!
IF they fly: Expect a cookie and a soft drink, that's it. I don't know if they still have the triple mile promotion going on, it's worth looking at their webpage.
 
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wilcharl
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Sun Sep 22, 2002 12:50 pm

the webpage advertises a sandwich or bagel for brekfast... i flew them on sunday and had neither... infact NOTHING for the 30 min flight from LGA-DCA. What I did have was alot of room and a CLOTH seat and about 20 pax on board.... but this was on a SUNDAY Morning
 
L1011
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Sun Sep 22, 2002 10:52 pm

The last few times I flew on the US Airways Shuttle on Saturdays, I got nothing but a drink and a bag of pretzels. But the Delta Shuttle gave me a snack basket with a piece of fruit, cookies, candy, and a couple of other items. But that was over two years ago when they had 727s. I don't know if it is still the same or not. I think US Airways does serve what they advertise on weekday flights. But on weekends, Delta gives you more.

Bob Bradley
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tpowaleny
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Mon Sep 23, 2002 2:44 am

When I flew the Shuttle this August I got a bag o' food. It reminded me of what TWA had with their little lunch bag deals. I got a half salami grinder, a bottle of water, a cookie, and some potato chips. The flight attendants gave them to us as we boarded the plane and as soon as we were in, I dove in. It was actually pretty good.

I will be flying the Shuttle five more times this year and look forward to it. Enjoy your flight.

Tim
 
N628AU
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Mon Sep 23, 2002 3:18 am

This board loves to bash US Airways. If you are flying during the week, expect a light snack (bagel/sandwich type), and complimentary beer and wine. Also, you can expect to see in flight entertainment, a 15 minute updated newsreel from Fox News Channel. 20 minute check-in to gate guarantee, and a triple miles promotion. Enjoy your trip, and thanks for flying US Airways.
 
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RE: N628AU

Mon Sep 23, 2002 6:17 am

Why do you use that tail number if I may ask? I have flown every 757 in the fleet but that one. I was on N626AU Friday night.
 
N628AU
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Mon Sep 23, 2002 7:23 am

Matches my birthday, and happens to be my favorite type in the fleet.
 
tpowaleny
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Mon Sep 23, 2002 8:42 am

N628AU writes: "and happens to be my favorite type in the fleet."

Same here 628, and for some reason I prefer flying the elder Easterns...

Tim
 
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Mon Sep 23, 2002 10:14 am

The older Eastern birds are a pain to support. Many of the parts, especially avionics related, are effective on those birds only. It would tickle me pink if they were not in the fleet anymore!
 
tpowaleny
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Mon Sep 23, 2002 10:58 am

628, arent they on their way out?

Tim
 
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RE: US Airways Shuttle

Mon Sep 23, 2002 11:19 am

Actully, I wrote a trip report on this. I flew LGA-DCA-LGA in August:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/24127/6/
It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal. If you dont want to read it all, I enjoyed it.
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