I had some really nice flights with Piedmont - having family in North Carolina, sometimes there was no choice but to use them! I flew their B767 service LGW
about a week after the service started. I even saw their 767 land at LGW
after the first test flight late one Saturday afternoon when I was hanging out at the airport - it was great knowing that I would be on that flight heading to CLT
a couple of weeks later. I remember being a bit disappointed (and, at the time, a bit concerned) that I would be crossing the Atlantic in a 767...well, it was 1987! It turned out to be a really nice flight, even if one of the F/A's did deploy the emergency chute when she opened the door on arrival in CLT
...I don't think I've ever seen anyone else go so red!
I also remember once buying one of their East Coast passes, allowing four flights on their network for not much money at all. I used it to fly CLT
- again, all nice flights.
My cousins in NC
say that they were always bumping into old High School friends on flights who had gone on to work as Piedmont flight attendants and consequently spent long periods of time catching up with them in the rear galley, so I know that they miss Piedmont!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb