I just got my airliners.net membership. Now I try to write my first trip report about my flight to the USA during my summer holidays.
Date: 11th June 2006
From: Frankfurt (FRA
To: Philadelphia (PHL
This summer I wanted to visit some friends in Providence. I checked flights with different airlines and finally I decided to fly US Airways, because they had the best connection with a just two hour layover in PHL
and I can collect Miles for my Miles and More Card.
My parents brought me to the airport. When we arrived at the airport, the first I saw:
Flight US 893 -- two hours delayed.
I thought, great my flight is two hours delayed and my layover time in PHL
is two hours. But the friendly check-in agent told me, don't worry you will get your connection to PVD
, the plane is now just one hour delayed. And she was right. Our scheduled departure time was 12.55 and about 2.00p.m we stand ready for takeoff next to the runway. Finally, we arrived in PHL
just 10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time. Good job!
Here is downtown Frankfurt just after takeoff from RWY 07L
The end of continental Europe -- somewhere over The Netherlands
Before take off I was welcomed with a drink and got the menu card to choose my meal. Sorry, but I don't remember the different meals. The lunch was served about one hour after takeoff.
The service onboard of US Airway is really great. The cabin crew was very nice and helpful and the meals were very delicious.
The cabin of the US 767 is old, but the service and the crew is a lot better compared to some other transatlantic airlines with better seats.
On the way back, I flew onboard the A330-300 with the new Envoy Class seats and new entertainment system, which was a bit more comfortable.
A cabin picture from my seat 4A -- the seat are old but very comfortable
A lot of legroom onboard the US 767-200
Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean
Landfall over Newfoundland -- I'm not really sure, because there is no moving map onboard
Airport and Philadelphia downtown a few minutes before landing
The US Airways Club in PHL
Looking down from the US Airways Club
So this is the first part of my trip report. When I have time I will write the report about the return flight from PVD
on board the A330-300.
I hope you liked my first report a little bit. I'm looking forward for your comments and tips for making it better the next time.