Wow, that's a lot of first's for you on this trip, that's cool. US Airways is pretty good, I fly them the most out of any other airline. Their service is much like any other major carrier I have found. Nothing really stands out as being worse or better then them. It depends on meal service for you, but it's not likely because they only offer the meals for purchase on flights 700 miles and longer. The 767-200 fleet has always been a work horse for US Airways, they never sit around for long that's for sure. I have been on a couple of them before with US Airways, they are a great plane. Don't be surprised if it looks a little rundown because they have been used so often over the years.
is a busy airport, way over crowded on the tarmac, so expect delays. There is a new international terminal that I have seen from the outside but never gone in, but I hear it's very nice. The 767's are usually parked over there. All the other main concourses are I think run down and depressing. I have never been impressed with PHL
, but that's just me, EWR
is much better.
On the other hand, CLT
is an excellent hub. Very clean, modern, and very efficient. If you do have a delay which is rare here, it would be one of the few airports where I wouldn't mind. There are floor to ceiling windows with good views all over the place, good restaurants, and lots of rocking chairs in the main terminal to relax. If your a spotter, don't expect to see a whole bunch of different airlines besides the majors. This is US Airways heaven, as is PHL
, but it's more noticeable in CLT
because they control 90% of the flights out of there.