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US Airways - MAN-PHL-LAS-LAX-PHL-MAN (Pics/Vids)

Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:47 am

Briefing....

For my latest trip, I decided to try US Airways, and compare my experience to the last time I flew this carrier in 2004. Have they improved since then? Read On....


Leg 1:-

Date: Thursday 22 March 2007
Departure Apt: MAN
Arrival Apt: PHL
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300 (N272AY)
Flight No: US 1597
Seat: 35A
Sched Departure Time (Local): 10:00
Actual: 10:50
Sched Arrival Time (Local): 13:55
Actual: 14:30

My first flight since January, was taken in late March. I invited myself to the 2007 Las Vegas a.net meet, and thought I would fly US Airways, to see how things have changed since I last flew them back in 2004.

I arrived at MAN by train, at around 7am on the Thursday morning, 22nd March. After making my way from "The Station" to Terminal 2, I checked in for the flight at the Envoy Class/Star Gold counter, and I managed to get myself a window seat. My bags were checked thru to Vegas for me. There is no Star Alliance Gold lounge for US Airways customers yet at MAN. I had to wait in the main airport terminal, not that it bothered me much.

Here are some pics....

Manchester Airport T2 (MAN)


The flight today would be leaving from gate - 214. I last flew from this gate when I went to DOH on QR back in 2006, what a coincidence Big grin

To pass the time, I made a video from the gate, of various aircraft, while we all waited for the inbound to arrive (late). My eyes lit up when I saw what aircraft was infront of me  bigthumbsup 

Apron Action Video Big grin


My Aircraft



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Here's what she looks like in her new colours (This is sister ship 273).

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Boarding commenced at 1000 (actual sched departure time) and was completed by 10:25, ready for departure.

From My Seat


The Captain informed us that the flight time across the pond would be roughly 7Hrs 31mins, giving us an estimated arrival into PHL at 1430. After takeoff, headsets were offered for sale at US$5, which I purchased. You can keep these for future flights we were told, so thats what I did. I still have them with me at home now.  Smile



Shortly after departure, a snack service was offered. The F/A's worked in teams of 2, quickly serving all the passengers in the cabin.



Roughly 1 hour after take-off, lunch was served - Chicken, Potatoes, Veg. Cheese and crackers. Chocolate mousse, bread rolls and Orange Juice for a drink. All finished off in no time at all, a truly nice meal.

The Meal.


Progress


After lunch, I watched the movie "The Guardian", followed by an episode of "The Simpsons", then I listened to a few music albums. The AVOD on the A330 is very good. We were served a snack over the Maine, a small Chicken Sandwich, pretzels and a drink. This was quite an ideal pre landing snack.

Afternoon snack.


Landing in PHL soon followed, and was pretty smooth too. I made a video, for the hell of it Big grin



After arriving at the Gate, I left the aircraft, and managed to clear immigration and customs in about 35 minutes, absolutely fantastic  Smile


I have to say that this flight gave me a great 1st impression of the "new" US Airways.  Smile



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Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:50 am

Leg 2:-

Date: Thursday 22 March 2007
Departure Apt: PHL
Arrival Apt: LAS
Aircraft: Airbus A320 (N659AW)
Flight No: US 436
Seat: 7A
Sched Departure Time (Local): 16:15
Actual: 16:30
Sched Arrival Time (Local): 18:59
Actual: 19:10

After clearing customs/immigration, I made my way to Terminal B, and passed thru security.

The Airport.




The flight was leaving from Gate B4, which I arrived at just after 1535. I decided not to visit the US airways Club, due to the fact it was another 10 min walk there, and back again, not really worth it! Boarding commenced on time at 15:45, for a 16:15 departure.


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My Seat.


Window View.


Here is a video of the pushback, taxi and departure  


About 30 mins after takeoff, a snack service commenced, the usual pretzels with a drink. Then it was time for the buy on board service, for which I got a sandwich for US$5.

Yummy 


For entertainment, we watched a movie, although i cant remember the title, lol. But alas, the flight soon passed by, and we got closer to LAS by the minute. About an hour before landing, we took a detour over the Grand Canyon, where the captain pointed out the new skywalk, on our left hand side. Shortly after we passed over the Hoover Dam, and descended into Vegas, while I shot a video 

Approach / Landing into LAS.


We landed at 19:10, and arrived into the terminal shortly afterwards. I waited till 19:45 for my baggage, then headed to the hotel.  

The rest of the weekend events can be found in the following thread  Wink The LAS 2007 Meet - Official Aftermath Thread! (by BMIFlyer Mar 26 2007 in Non Aviation)


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[Edited 2007-03-27 23:12:00]
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:52 am

Leg 3:-

Date: Sunday 25 March 2007
Departure Apt: LAS
Arrival Apt: LAX
Aircraft: Boeing 737-300 (N166AW)
Flight No: US 103
Seat: 1A
Sched Departure Time (Local): 09:15
Actual: 09:30
Sched Arrival Time (Local): 10:25
Actual: 10:20

After arriving at McCarran Airport at roughly 7:30am, I made my way thru the maze to check in. I waited a few minutes at the "First Class" counter, then was called forward by a cheerful customer service agent. She checked me in for the 3 flights that would get me home, and then asked me if I would like a 1st class seat on the first flight, so I thought yeah why not Big grin

I paid US$50 for the privilage, and was handed a new boarding pass  Smile My bags were tagged and off they went. following this, I proceeded to the 1st class line at security, which was completely empty, the economy lines however were very long. Needless to say I was thru security within 2 minutes.

Making my way to the gate, I eventually reached it, and waited for the aircraft to arrive, which it did after a few minutes. It was a 737-300 in the new US Airways scheme  Smile


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Here are my boarding passes for the flights home.




The Gate Area.


Boarding soon commenced, and I was number 3 onto the aircraft, then took my seat in 1A. I was immediately offered a drink, so I asked for orange juice. After boarding was complete, the F/A's noticed that the captain was not onboard the aircraft, only the F.O. So, a member of gate staff went to find him! He eventually arrived 2 minutes before we pushed back.

Takeoff soon followed, with a swift climb to around 30,000ft. The inflight service started, and I was offerd a choice of snacks, so I picked chips, after which I was given another bag when I had finished those! for the remainder of the flight I relaxed in my wide seat, and just admired the outside views. while inflight, I noticed what a "worn" look the aircraft had. It looked very well used, even in F class. Nevertheless, the service was good.

View outside


Forward View From My Seat


Landing in LAX was smooth, and was followed by a quick taxi to the gate, where I spotted an A321 parked 3 stands down from our arrival one, I thougt, that must be my aircraft, and I was correct  Smile


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Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:53 am

Leg 4:-

Date: Sunday 25 March 2007
Departure Apt: LAX
Arrival Apt: PHL
Aircraft: Airbus A321 (N167US)
Flight No: US 734
Seat: 12B
Sched Departure Time (Local): 11:00
Actual: 11:10
Sched Arrival Time (Local): 18:30
Actual: 19:15

After leaving the B733 behind, I turned left in the terminal and headed straight for my new gate, where the PHL flight was already boarding. The aircraft was an A321. I quickly got on board and took my seat, which was a "middle" seat on this particular trip. This was the only flight on my whole trip where I didn't get a window seat.


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After takeoff, cabin service started, comprisng of a snack service, then buy on board meals. Again I opted for a sandwich, the same as on the PHL - LAS flight earlier in the week. I watched the movie "DejaVu", then listened to my ipod for the remainder of the flight. The aircraft was clean, and the seats were all in good shape. There really isn't much more to report regarding this leg.

We landed in PHL about 45 mins late, then everyone disembarked the aircraft. I thanked te crew, and walked to terminal A for my next flight.


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Leg 5:-

Date: Sunday 25 March 2007
Departure Apt: PHL
Arrival Apt: MAN
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300 (N271AY)
Flight No: US 734
Seat: 9H
Sched Departure Time (Local): 20:30
Actual: 08:00
Sched Arrival Time (Local): 21:35
Actual: 09:15

Boarding of the aircraft was scheduled to begin at 8pm, however it started at 7:45! I wasn't complaining, this made me think tha maybe we would end up departing early.

When I approached the gate agent, I asked her if the flight was full, to which she replied "No", there will be about 20 empty seats.


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Once onboard, I settled in. At 8:35, the doors were closed, and I found myself with an empty seat next to me. In fact when I looked around the cabin I found it was only 2/3 full, and there were quite a few empty seats. A few people in window seats had an empty aisle seat with them too. This was an advantage dor me, as I could curl up later in the flight and sleep.

At 8:40pm, I noticed an FA open the boarding door again, and I wonderd why. My question was answered when the Captain announced we would be "Delayed". Apparently, 2 passengers who had checked in for the flight (with bags) had not turned up at the gate, and could not be found in the airport either. The rampers had to go in the hold and search for the bags, so they could be removed from the flight. This took nearly 30 mins.

We eventually pushed back nearly an hour after sched departure time, and taxied to runway 27L, then took off after a BA772, 2 US CRJ's and a couple of WN 73Gs.

Dinner was served about 40 mins after we took off, and I chose the beef with mashed potatoes. Following this I went to sleep on my 2 seats, and woke up about 5 hrs later when the cabin lights were switched on for breakfast! Breakfast was a donut, with a drink - Coffee was my choice.

Outside View


Breakfast - Donut / Coffee.


Landing in Manchester was smooth, but then we had to wait for a few aircraft to take off before taxying to the remote stand. 3 Buses were provided to take all the passengers to the terminal, where we arrived about 10 mins later, after what seemed like a tour of the entire airport, lol.

Immigration was a pain in the rear, with huge lines of people waiting to have passports checked, in both the UK/Europe section, and the Foreign Passport section too.

I waited here nearly 15 mins before I got to pass thru. After this I collected my bags, and it was off to my home, where I arrived 4 hours later, due to 2 trains being cancelled, thanks to vandals damaging the railway lines.

I enjoyed this trip on US airways, and will certainly fly them again sometime in the future, although my travel plans for the rest of the year mean that this will likely not happen till the end of the summer season now.


Hope you liked the report, and as usual comments are welcome......  Smile



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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:07 am

Very good trip report, just as good as your QR report Big grin

How was the loads on your MAN-PHL flight?

I must try US Airways across the Atlantic soon; they are the only Major US carrier I've yet to try transatlanticly!

Loved the pics!

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:14 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
How was the loads on your MAN-PHL flight?

Completely full  Smile

Thanks for the comments  Smile
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:23 am

Great trip report Lee. It was good to see you again, even if it was only for a half hour.
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:25 am

Nice report. And those US headphones are way cool  Smile
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:35 am

Very good TR. The pics were very good also.

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:38 am

It was nice being able to use the First counter wasn't it. Not much waiting for me when I checked in about an hour after you.

Great report Lee.
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:41 am

That Snack on your flight to LAS, Was it a Chicken Cesar sandwich? If it was then I had the Exact same sandwich on US610 back in Nov of 2006! Great report, Glad you had a good experience with US.
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:53 am

Quoting Treebeard787 (Reply 11):
That Snack on your flight to LAS, Was it a Chicken Cesar sandwich? If it was then I had the Exact same sandwich on US610 back in Nov of 2006!

Must be a bit stale, by now?

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:29 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
After takeoff, headsets were offered for sale at US$5,

What the F***???
Is this the norm with American carriers?


Nice report though. I wouldnt mind trying US across the pond


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Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:00 am

Cool report and pics, I happened to be at the viewing park that day with Jetset7E7 so here's a pic of your aircraft on taxi to runway 06L in the usual Manchester sunshine!

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:23 am

Hi thanks for the detailed and well written TR. I have read a few TR on US Airways now and it seems to be that Y is better than J for TransAtlantic. I flew last year PHL to LGW in Envoy and I had a very bad experience. It has put me off flying in J with them again. I am due to fly with them in October in First on some US Domestic flights so will do a TR myself then.

Quoting Demoose (Reply 14):
Cool report and pics, I happened to be at the viewing park that day with Jetset7E7 so here's a pic of your aircraft on taxi to runway 06L in the usual Manchester sunshine!

How cool is that , small world. I do like the new livery though its much better than the dark one.
 
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:20 am

Great Report, loved the pics and video....


BTW, the chicken you got on the MAN-PHL flight looked soooooooo good.

Again, great TR

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:43 am

Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 8):
And those US headphones are way cool

Actually they stink. They pinch your ears, and are uncomfortable.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 13):
What the F***???
Is this the norm with American carriers?

I got mine for free. But then again, I was in First:

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:44 pm

fantastic report Lee! Nice pics, not too detailed and a cool itinerary, a very enjoyable read  Smile
 
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:21 pm

Great report. For some reason I always enjoy flying US Airways across the pond. I find them better than United anyways, although I wish they'd get an airshow put on their A330 IFE. also good to see they are now giving something out for breakfast as the last few times they gave out nothing flying PHL-UK. Pretty lousy compared with some carriers who provide a nice continental breakfast.

As a tip to avoid getting a middle seat I always call them for assignments if I can't reserve online. I find their call centre in Europe is very good, much better than perhaps any other airline I have called of late.

I'm off to Vegas next week for the Grand Prix flying United/Ted. A slightly off topic question but does anyone know if the US Airways club at LAS is now a Star Gold lounge? I had difficulty getting in there last time (by difficulty I mean i was told to go away) but that was when the HP/US merger was in its infancy. Not a big deal as there's plenty to do at LAS although perhaps not at 11pm.
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:05 pm

Great pic's and report, I've been on the MAN to PHL flight myself and had a similar experience, good value and a/c on the route!

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:04 pm

Good report and pictures!!

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:08 pm

A good report. But I flew US LGW-CLT-LGW last October on the 330s and the food was truly atrocious! Bad pasta or worse chicken was the choice, no such nice snackboxes and sandwiches like in the report here - maybe things have changed?

Was nice flying back in the forward economy section with the 2 extra inches of legroom...although we lost a bolt off the wing during approach. Hmph.

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:50 pm

Great report. I have a question about flight numbers, I've travelled Us air MAN-PHL about 5 times ever since they used the 762 back in 2000, it was then called 197 to PHL, then it became US197 to SFO via PHL for half the year, complete equipment change to a 734, then another year it was us 197 to MCO via PHL and the LAS via PHL, but if they change aircraft, why not keep 197 flight as only MAN-PHL, and have a seprate number like they do with the rest of the flights.

I love the us A330, ptv in every seat  Smile
 
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:03 am

Quoting Fca767 (Reply 23):
Great report. I have a question about flight numbers

US/HP changed around the flight numbers - 1-699 are HP flights now, and 700 and up are US operated. As for why they have the same number for different flights, I don't know.
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:54 am

Nice report Lee, thanks.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
managed to clear immigration and customs in about 35 minutes, absolutely fantastic

- That's stunning, it always seems to take forever when I travel through PHL  Sad

I like US, never had a bad flight with them and I've had a fair few now in F, J & Y.

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Quoting Go3Team (Reply 24):
US/HP changed around the flight numbers - 1-699 are HP flights now, and 700 and up are US operated. As for why they have the same number for different flights, I don't know.

Simple. By having the same flight number for MAN-PHL as they do for PHL-MCO they can market MAN-MCO as a direct flight and it shows up towards the top of the travel agent GDS. Travel agents are lazy and unless you ask they will just read out the first page or 2 to you unless you know what you are asking for. Its all about marketing really. It is hovever pretty anoying as you only get frequent flyer miles as if you were flying MAN-MCO and not the distance of the two seperate legs which can sometimes be quite a lot.
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting Treebeard787 (Reply 11):
Was it a Chicken Cesar sandwich?

Yes Big grin

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 13):
What the F***???
Is this the norm with American carriers?

No

Quoting Demoose (Reply 14):
I happened to be at the viewing park that day with Jetset7E7 so here's a pic of your aircraft on taxi to runway 06L in the usual Manchester sunshine!

Sweet Big grin Big grin



Thanks for all the replies  Smile


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Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:16 am

Nice report Lee. Shame you weren't sat up the front end, would have been even better.  Wink

Love the "LB Productions" bit. Big grin
 
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:40 pm

Lee, great to see you again my friend . . . . .

We'll do this again next March . . . . .

And hope to see you in ANC this winter.

Great report!
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:16 am

Thanks go3teamn and manchester flyer, you cleared up something that has been boggling my mind for years  Smile
 
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:50 pm

Another fantastic trip report Lee.

Thanks for sharing the photos.


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Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 13):
What the F***???
Is this the norm with American carriers?

I know most charge for liquor, but this is the first time I have heard of headsets across the pond. I am pretty sure this is only US, since I know DL,AA,NW, and CO don't.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:47 pm

Good Report, I liked your pictures, and your writing made it feel as if I was travelling with you!

I flew US Airways 1597 MAN-PHL..but onwards to YYZ instead of LAS on 3rd January 2007, we left at Gate 214 that day too...I'm assuming it's the normal gate for that flight???? I flew in Envoy Class (on my dad's Aeroplan points Smile ) and compared at least to bmi's The Business I was not very impressed. (I like to think that I don't have high standards). The flight attendant in our section was damn right rude, walking away from me when I was trying to tell him that my seat had misfunctioned and it wouldn't go up for landing), another one ignored me when doing predeparture beverages, the food was garbage (I know, I know..you don't fly for the food), the forks and knife were plastic, and they served us pizza from a cardboard box!!! They also wouldn't not stop advertising their Dividend Miles Visa, the cabin crew went down the aisle twice handing out applications! To their credit, the IFE was really really good, and some of the other cabin crew were much better. As well I found the check-in agents to be very pleasant. In short- if I were to fly US again, it'd be in economy, not Envoy...it's just not worth the money, although Economy class doesn't seem too bad. It's a shame that they are reducing the pitch on their Airbus A330s to 31in from 34in....

I look forward to reading more of your travels...
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Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:07 pm

No noise-canceling headsets in F Class? And why pay in Y class for headsets on a long-haul? Pathetic. Couldn't they factor that into the cost? Part of flying passengers long distances is to provide food, beverage and entertainment. The last time I paid for headsets on a long-haul was on a SABENA flight from Brussels to Douala in 1983! I have flown a lot since then many times to the US and have never paid. I have purchased those same headsets when flying domestically within the US. They are nothing special, Continental (and I believe AA) use the same ones. Different logo, different color. Yes the bright blue looks cool.
 
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Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:03 am



Quoting TJCAB (Reply 34):
No noise-canceling headsets in F Class? And why pay in Y class for headsets on a long-haul?

Actually in Envoy you get real headphones not the cheap blue sets.
 
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Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:06 pm



Quoting TJCAB (Reply 34):
No noise-canceling headsets in F Class? And why pay in Y class for headsets on a long-haul?

The reason for buying headseats in Y class is for hearing the main screen TV.
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Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:59 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 36):
The reason for buying headseats in Y class is for hearing the main screen TV.

No main screen TV, its all an AVOD system on the US A330s - seat back TVs  Smile
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Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:09 am

If you have ever flown on the US 333, you should have seen the "Airport Wayfinder". It begins with the US insignia, then a beautiful 333 flying. Then it says, From all of us at US Airways, Welcome to the United States of America. To Pennsylvania. And to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Then it guides you through the airport. What I really think is interesting is the graphics of the Airport. They are amazing and identical!
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Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:14 am

Great TR, really enjoyed the pics and videos. Good to see US is providing a fairly good service on the TATL routes for all of the negative publicity they get here domestically. Keep up the excellent reports!
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Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:00 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 36):

The reason for buying headseats in Y class is for hearing the main screen TV.

the point is, they should be free!
 
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Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:25 am

I flew FRA-CLT and PHL - ZRH in J class last december. L really loved that flight, good service, nice food. The food was even better than I food I had on my J class flight with LH from FRA to BKK last january. The good experiance I had with US was the main reason I booked them again for my sommer trip to the US. I will fly FRA-CLT-DEN and LAS-PHL-FRA once again in J with them. From my point of view the price for envoy is really worth the money. Hope to write my first trip report.
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Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:03 pm

I'm so happy you did this TR! Great job. Everybody seems to dislike US, I don't know why. I have some contacts at US and they're the major carrier I fly most often. I love US!

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Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:09 am

Well done. I enjoyed your report very much.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
After takeoff, headsets were offered for sale at US$5, which I purchased. You can keep these for future flights we were told, so thats what I did.

I'm surprised that US charges $5.00 for those headsets. On DL, the same exact headsets cost only $2.00 and are free on International flights.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Roughly 1 hour after take-off, lunch was served - Chicken, Potatoes, Veg. Cheese and crackers. Chocolate mousse, bread rolls and Orange Juice for a drink. All finished off in no time at all, a truly nice meal.

The meal does look rather good. The box thingy that it comes in looks a little weird though.

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