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USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:26 pm

I am flying USAir for the first time soon from LAX-PHL-MAD. I realize that they probably don't serve food on their LAX-PHL flights, but I have an hour and a half between flights in PHL and would like to get something to eat before flying on a 7 hour flight to Madrid. Anyone know what the food options are in PHL at the USAir terminal? Does USAir serve meals on their Trans-Atlantic flights?
As for MAD, is clearing customs there relatively quick or should I allow for a lot of time. Is it possible to catch the Metro from Barajas Airport to Puerta De Toledo in the city with a rollaboard or should I take a taxi? What would a taxi fare be from Barajas to the city center? Anything else I should know before I go?

Thanks for the help.

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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:20 pm

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
I am flying USAir for the first time soon from LAX-PHL-MAD. I realize that they probably don't serve food on their LAX-PHL flights, but I have an hour and a half between flights in PHL and would like to get something to eat before flying on a 7 hour flight to Madrid. Anyone know what the food options are in PHL at the USAir terminal? Does USAir serve meals on their Trans-Atlantic flights?

I don't know about the service on transatlantic, but US does have a very nice food court between concourses B and C, and IIRC, there is a Sbarros, and a Chick Fil A among the restaraunts in that area. However, since your connecting flight is internation, you will be departing out of A, and I am not sure how long the walk is from B and C, and I have no clue what eateries are over there either.
 
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:02 pm

You'll get dinner and a small breakfast on the flight to MAD. As for taking the metro to the center of Madrid...how much luggage do you have? I made the mistake of hauling a 60+ pound suitcase through three metro lines last December to get to Barajas...and all of the older metro stops are not handicap accessible, so it was a fun workout going up and down stairs, and then jamming myself into the overcrowded trains because it was morning rush hour. However, I made it, and it only cost a euro...

Seeing that Puerta de Toledo is a lenghty metro ride, with various transfers, I would recommend a taxi, and it will cost you €25 to €30 to the city center. Change some money in the airport and you're set. Also, the Madrid taxi drivers are real friendly, if you speak Spanish.
 
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:05 pm

On the flight PHL-MAD you will get the good old plastic meal of Chicken or Pasta and about 1.5hrs before arrival into MAD they will come round with with a doughnut and offer you a beverage.

Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

The walk from Concourse B-C to A West can take up to 30 minutes, so I would recommend you make your way over to Terminal A west first and will find a number of fast food chains and bars in that area.

As the majority of US Airways transatlantic flights all operate around the same time give or take a few hours it can get a little chaotic.

I have only flown US Airways transatlantic legs to LGW and MAN so can't really comment on Madrid Airport.
 
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:18 pm

A West has a few food options from McD's to a few other bistro etc... The best food options are between B/C the area called, "MarketPlace". The walk from that area to A-West is a pretty long walk, so I suggest you keep good track of time.
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:45 pm

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

I highly reccomend against even drinking the coffee on US Airways flights.
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:43 am

IIRC, there is a Sushi place in A-West...if you trust airport sushi. There are a few other places to eat there as well. Stay clear of the Chili's at B/C as my wife and I have gotten sick from eating there twice (no fun having to run to the lav when the fastened seatbelt sign is on!).
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:07 am

From B, C, etc to the new A concourse is quite a walk. Don't get me wrong, it's not too bad, but it's not that quick either. Very nice terminal tho
 
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:26 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
The walk from Concourse B-C to A West can take up to 30 minutes

Maybe if you're walking backwards with your eyes shut. It's 15 minutes MAX to the furthest A-West gate from the B-C foodcourt.
 
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:27 am

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
I realize that they probably don't serve food on their LAX-PHL flights

Looks like you should have a buy-on-board meal option for this leg:

http://www.usairways.com/travel/inflight/inflight_cafe/index.htm
 
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

Not a problem, I don't drink coffee. Wine yes, coffee no.  Smile

Quoting Cha747 (Reply 6):
IIRC, there is a Sushi place in A-West...if you trust airport sushi

I live in Hawaii, and I'll stick to the fresh stuff we get here in HNL.

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 9):
Looks like you should have a buy-on-board meal option for this leg:

Thanks for that! And thanks everyone for your replies.

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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:23 am

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
Anyone know what the food options are in PHL at the USAir terminal?

I remember in the old concourse A there was a place called Salad Works that was really good. Is it in A West now?

Quoting Scott2187 (Reply 5):
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 3):
Be warned the coffee on US Airways is so strong it can power the aircraft!

I highly reccomend against even drinking the coffee on US Airways flights.

Please, their coffee is crap. Lufthansa is where you go for good coffee on an airplane
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RE: USAir LAX-PHL-MAD Questions

Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:49 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
I remember in the old concourse A there was a place called Salad Works that was really good. Is it in A West now?

Nope, still in A-East, AFAIK...
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