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LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:50 pm

Hi folks!
Last week I was flying with US Airways Express from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
I have been flying this route in the old days usually with Southwest or Reno Air but as I am now Star Gold with Lufthansa (Senator) I've chosen US Airways for this route.

(btw they have damaged my luggage very badly - but of course Zippers, Handles and Wheels are not what they cover - but this is another story!)

I've noticed that there was no inflight service on this CRJ-900 of US Airways Express dba Mesa Airlines.
All the other flights I have done several years ago with WN and QQ I at least received a soft drink.
Do other airlines (i.e. AA/UA/WN/DL) still serve anything on this little hop (not that it would be necessary...but I am just wondering!) ?????
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:12 pm

I think we (B6) do an "express" service much like the JFK-ROC/SYR/BTV/PWM/BOS routes where we limit what gets served. "Express" service here in the northeast will limit your drink choices down to (in the morning): bottled water, coffee, or OJ, or (in the afternoon/evening): bottled water and a few different soda choices. The snacks get limited from the full choice down to 2. Obviously if the weather is too bumpy where the f/a's have to stay seated, you're not going to get that service though.

Any B6er that is "in the know", please correct me if I am wrong.
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:19 pm

I remember two years ago on WN, they served coffee and pretzels on our way from LAS to SAN. I have never experienced Mesa's service, so I can't say for sure. I assumed they would..
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:22 pm

btw ... the flight was not full only about 1/3 full (like some 35 pax) on an CRJ-900 ! They did have enough time!
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:19 pm

I was on a US mainline flight LAX-LAS and I do think they did offer drinks. Though I cannot remember because I declined because I was asleep.

A couple of weeks ago I was on a Mesa operated CR9 SFO-LAS and they served drinks then as well.
 
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:34 am

I think the lack of beverage service was not due to the short flight length, but that is was US Airways Express. I have flown LAS-LAX many, many times on both Southwest and US Airways mainline, and there was always beverage service. However, a few years ago I flew PHL-PIT on US Airways Express, and there was no beverage service. The FA said it was due to the short flight length, but I'll bet they have the beverage service on mainline PHL-PIT flights.
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:06 am

Back in the day, airlines offered full hots meals on this route. It was amazing. Wheels up, and the FA's went into fast action.
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:05 am

I've noticed that with US Express a number of shorter routes have stopped the bev service and now make an announcement. The F/A will bring something upon request - though I rarely see anyone requesting.

I've done a number of LGA-PHL segments lately where this is the case and in the past there was beverage service (be it brief).

It doesn't bother me either way.
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RE: LAS-LAX To Short For Inflight Service?

Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:57 pm

Back when US West was America West, they NEVER had a drink service on LAS-ONT/LAX/SNA/BUR. What you saw on the Mesa flight was an extension of those standards.

Southwest always struggled to get a service done on these flights, but they still managed to do it.
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