I recently took a trip out to San Francisco on U.S. Airways.
Here's my report
U.S. Airways flight 129
Charlotte, North Carolina(CLT) to San Francisco,California(SFO)
Scheduled time for departure: 9:50 A.M.
Actual departure time: 10:07 A.M.
Scheduled time of arrival: 12:36 P.M.
Actual Arrival time: 12:40 P.M.
Aircraft: Airbus A321
My Dad and I arrived at the airport in Charlotte at around 8:40 A.M., parked our car in the daily parking, and took the shuttle over to the terminal. We checked in, and went down to Gate B3. I was very excited since I was going to be flying on a brand new A321! So, we waited, and they finally began boarding. So we get on the plane, and I am seated in 16A. Nice view of the wing! The A321 was a beautiful jet, and it seemed like all of the passengers were impressed with it alot. We taxi down the runway, with a little bit of traffic in front of us, but not much. I believe it was a 737 and MD80, both U.S. Airways.
So, at 10:07 A.M. we take off from CLT. It was a very smooth take off. We then made a turn towards the west, and begin heading over to San Francisco.
Not long after takeoff, the flight attendants began doing there job. And I have to say, that the flight crew on this flight was the best I have ever had on U.S. Airways, they were very friendly, and the one I had most of the time was also very funny, she joked around with me when i asked her for some Tea, she said "That'll be 3 bucks", and I looked at her funny, and she said "I'm just kidding".
She later on got a map out and was showing any passengers interested where they were flying over when we started getting closer to S.F. On the flight, they served us a breakfast, I had french toast souflette(or however you spell it), 2 sausages, some fruit, an orange juice, and a small piece of chocolate. Not bad! Not bad at all! The movie they showed on board was Chocolat, didn't watch it though. We finally began out descent into SFO, and we made our final approach from the south. Just flying over San Jose. It's very interesting flying over the Bay. We touched down at SFO around 12:40 A.M., arrived at gate 5, I was able to take a look at the cockpit, the pilot was very friendly, and he showed me some things, and explained how they fly the A321, after that we got our luggage, and left.
Spent the rest of the day, Friday,Saturday, and Sunday morning in San Francisco! Nice city by the way! Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular in person.
June 3, 2001
U.S. Airways flight 58
San Francisco, California(SFO) to Charlotte, North Carolina(CLT)
Scheduled time for departure: 2:00 P.M.
Actual time of departure: 3:45 p.m.
Scheduled time of arrival: 9:45 P.M.
Actual time of arrival: 11:20 P.M.
Aircraft: Airbus A320
I actually got a call on my cell phone from my mom while waiting for the Cable Car, she said that she had just gotten a call from U.S. Airways and they said my flight was delayed till 3:20. Well, my Dad had arranged for an airport shuttle to take us from our hotel in downtown S.F. to the airport at noon.
So we get to the airport at about 12:45 p.m. , we go ahead and check in, and decide since it's right next to us, to walk over to the new international terminal!
It was VERY VERY nice!! I was just amazed by it, SFO did a great job!
Okay, so we leave and go back to gate 3, we wait, and wait, and wait some more. And finally the plane arrives, they unload it, and the flight attendants go on to straighten it up. They call for boarding, and the flight was not that full at all, so they get everyone on in about 8 minutes. Then we are out of there.
We taxi out the runway(sorry, forgot which one), we were 2nd for takeoff, behind an Air China 747-400. We begin rolling down the runway shortly after the Air China jet takes off. And after takeoff we fly over the coast, and it is a breath-taking view, we turn towards the northwest, and fly over the downtown area, and I get a great view of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge! then we are on our way to CLT. I was originally seated in 7A, but since the flight was empty, I moved up to 5F to get better views. Now lets talk about the flight attendants, the one who served me most of the time was terrible, she was very unfriendly, and rude. I asked her if there was a meal on this flight, and she rudly replied" Yes, there is, but I have to serve you this first, it's regulations". And then later on in the flight I got up to go to the bathroom, and she said "Where do you think you are going?", and I said "to the bathroom", and she rolled her eyes. I wanted to tell her off so bad. The movie they were playing didn't seem interesting. I also noticed that the flight attendants did not do a great job in cleaning the plane, as I noticed crumbs in the seat and on the floor.
then Dinner came, again, the same rude flight attendant asked "What do you want, Chicken or Beef?", and I took Chicken. It was Chicken with tomato sauce and mushrooms on top of it, some vegetables on the side, a salad, a piece of cheescake, and a roll with butter. Later on after dinner, I was looking out the window and I heard a very kind voice ask "Would you like some coffee?", she scared me a little bit because I was in a daze staring out the window. Now let me tell you, it wasn't the same rude flight attendant, this one was VERY VERY VERY nice, she was smiling at me, and I said "Yeah, I'll have one", and she gave it to me, and said "Enjoy", never taking the smile off her face. We finally began our decent into Charlotte, then the pilot came on and apologized once again for the delay in leaving SFO, and told us that the delay had been caused by a computer breakdown earlier that day in Rochester,NY. We touched down at Charlotte around 11:20 P.M. got my bags, got in the car, and went home.
Overall, my flight experience aboard flight 129 to SFO was Excellent!!!! I give them an "A". Coming back on flight 58, a different story. I thought the plane could have been cleaned more, and that certain rude flight attendant ALOT friendlier, but other than that, it was not too bad a flight. I give them a "B-"