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US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:33 pm

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.

US Airways
US893

Date: 11th June 2006
From: Frankfurt (FRA)
To: Philadelphia (PHL)

Boeing 767-200ER
Seat: 4A


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

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The end of continental Europe -- somewhere over The Netherlands

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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

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A lot of legroom onboard the US 767-200

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Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean

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Landfall over Newfoundland -- I'm not really sure, because there is no moving map onboard

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PHL Airport and Philadelphia downtown a few minutes before landing

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The US Airways Club in PHL

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Looking down from the US Airways Club

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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 via CLT to FRA 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.

Florian
 
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RE: US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:58 pm

Welcome to A.net .
Nice report.
Rgds
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RE: US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!

Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:43 pm

Thats for the report and PICs! That US 737 at PHL could stand some time in the paint shop..............
 
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:00 am

Very nice trip report hope to see more from you soon!
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:39 am

Nice report, pictures too.

Thanks  Smile



Lee
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:55 am

welcome! great trip report, I look forward to reading about the return
 
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RE: US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!

Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:35 am

Welcome to A.net!
great trip report, looking forward to read the return trip report!
Cheers
Jorge Meneses
 
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RE: US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!

Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:02 am

Welcome to the A.Net
Good and rare report about US. Have you got any pics from the return flight
to post?

regards: DALelite
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:58 am

Hi Florian,

Welcome to A.net; a great trip-report you've written here, and the pictures along with it are just awesome; the place you see exiting the Netherlands is Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland) just south of the city of Den Haag (The Hague) and you can well see the glittering green-houses, well known for this area. The islands towards to top of your pictures is looking towards the province of Zeeland (Sealand)...great shot !!!
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:42 am

Welcome aboard Florian, nice to have you join us.

Thanks for the report & pictures, most enjoyable.

Quoting Transatlantic (Thread starter):
A cabin picture from my seat 4A -- the seat are old but very comfortable

- I agree, flew PHL>AMS on a US 762 seated in 3G a few years ago, though comfy, the 333 is much nicer  Smile

Rgds

Mark
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:18 am

Great report!! Nice pictures from your flight in "Envoy Class." It sounds like you had some nice flights!

The legroom looks great on the 767-200!

Looking forward to more reports.

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RE: US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!

Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:11 am

Welcome to A.net mate!

Quoting Cs03 (Reply 2):
That US 737 at PHL could stand some time in the paint shop..............

I was about to same the SAME THING.

nice report... yeah the cabin doesn't look any better then when i flew it a while ago or when my dad flew ages ago (I know from his pictures)

hope that you get the second part out!
I also hope to see more reports from you!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.
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RE: US Airways FRA-PHL, Envoy Class, B767-200, Pics!

Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:47 am

Nice T/R. I agree the A333's have way better seats and entertainment.
 
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Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:46 am

Seats doesn't look to much inviting. They look more like economy seats!!!
USAirways has got to do something about it...!

get the home work done: DALelite
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Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:15 am

Hi, Florian,
also a warm welcome from me.
Great to have another guy here with homeport STR.
Nice pics and report.
Waiting for the return story.
Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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transatlantic
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Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:52 am

Thank you for all the nice comments and the information. I think I will write the return report at the weekend
 
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Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:49 am

Quoting Transatlantic (Thread starter):
I'm not really sure, because there is no moving map onboard

I know...they don't even have them on the A330! I flew PHL-FCO-PHL this past August and September, and thought the flights were so-so. I upgraded to Envoy Sleeper Seats on the FCO-PHL segment, which was ok, but eventually the seat started malfunctioning towards the end of the flight.

Most airlines have the moving map...but not US. Drove me nuts!

Anyway...great report, thanks for posting, and welcome to the A-Net jungle!
 
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:04 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 13):

At the first view, the seats doesn't look much invitig, but they are very comfortable for the 7 1/2 hour flight from FRA to PHL. But compared to the other transatlantic airlines I flew (DL and LH ) the service where much better and the employees where more helpful and friendly. I think thats more important than a lieflat seat
 
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Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 7):
Welcome to the A.Net
Good and rare report about US.

Yes, it would be nice to get more US long haul reports

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