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Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Wed Oct 23, 2002 3:35 pm

Well I'm wondering just what the title says; how do you like US Airways? I'm thinking of flying them soon, and I was wondering the general opinion of them, especially in light of their filing for bankruptcy. If you've flown in any of their RJs, that would particularly be helpful. Thanks!
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RE: Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Wed Oct 23, 2002 3:43 pm

I havn't flown on their RJs but I have flown with US...
The domestic flights were nothing special compared to other airlines which doesn't mean that they were not good - oposite is the fact - but the international flights are the A333 were the best you can experience!

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RE: Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Wed Oct 23, 2002 3:44 pm

okay, I haven't flown in any of their RJs. BUT- I have flown them.

To keep it short, they were an average airline inside the United States. However, I flew their A330 from Philadelphia to Rome and it was really somethign great.

I assume you are flying inside the US. Therefore, I will stick to my guns and say that they are just fine. Nothing to write home about in my experience, but certainly not any worse than any other airline.

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RE: Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Wed Oct 23, 2002 10:57 pm


I flew with them in the summer of 2001 from:

YYZ-CLT - 737-400 - N776AU
CLT-STL - A319 - N744US
STL-PHL - ERJ145 - N285SK

All flights where good, service was US style, nothing compared with european according to the time of flights I had. All the airplanes where in good shape and clean. The longest flight was infact with the smaller airplane, the ERJ145. The plane was completely crowded and only one F/A was taking care of all the passengers. We had a good breakfast box, not bad at all, but it was a 2:15 flight. The ERJ145 was a little swinging on the final aproach to PHL, I think the lack of slots gives a little too nervous attitude to the airplane, apart from that everything was cool!
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RE: Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Thu Oct 24, 2002 1:47 am

I flown with them many, many times. I live outside of Philadelphia (hub), so ever since I was little I have been flying on them. I've never had a problem at all, and their domestic and well as international service is excellent. I really try to fly them at all times, unless where I'm going requires me to take another airline. I have seen no change in their style of service or anything since they filed for bankruptcy. I have not flew one of their RJ's yet, but I plan to go to CVG on one to see a buddy of mine soon. I would advise you to try them out, and see how you like it. You won't be disappointed!

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RE: Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Thu Oct 24, 2002 6:29 am

I have flown them on these routes varying amount of times:


I have had an enjoyable flight each time. I think the flight attendents on the plane were the nicest I have encountered during trips I have had. I love flying their A321, they are really nice and comfortable. They have a great sense of customer service, hopefully they will be able to stick around.
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RE: Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Thu Oct 24, 2002 6:41 am

I have flown this airline my entire life and I have come to the conclusion that US has amongst the nicest crews. I do admit that the service is lacking. The most you will proabably get on an average flight (1-2.5hrs) is some type of snack like pretzels. On short one hour ones you can expect just a drink.

I have only flown their dash 8s on the express line but will be on an RJ this Friday.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at tpowale@ju.edu

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RE: Your Opinion Of US Airways?

Thu Oct 24, 2002 7:33 am

I have flown US Airways on and off since the mid-1980's and I've never really had a truly miserable or a really spectacular flight. They are average at best. The crew are generally friendly, efficient. I have flown them on short segments and longer transcontinental flights and it always seemed there was a better choice in terms of connections, timing, etc...US Airways is a hodge-podge of different carriers. It's best assets apart from its nice Airbus jets are the convenient and nearly stress-free hubs it operates in PIT, CLT, and PHL. They are clean, nice, and easy to transit through.

However, I don't think they're the #1 choice unless you live in those markets.