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JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:38 am

Hello to you all once again!

As my last daytrip was cut short thanks to oversold flights, I decided I needed to fly again. This time it was JFK-CLT-JFK and it all worked out! I got two upgrades so I could fly in First Class.

I decided to fly to CLT on the 959 flight as F class had seats in it. I got dropped off at Terminal 7 at about 825.


Terminal 7 sign:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos287.jpg


My plane to CLT parked at T7.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos289.jpg

US Airway:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos292.jpg


The flights board inside:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos293.jpg


My flight:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos294.jpg


United check-in:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos295.jpg



I then went over to the US Airways check in and was welcomed by a short line and friendly agents. I was already checked in online but wanted to get another NR upgrade for my way home.

United gate 9:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos296.jpg



Cathy Pacific flight going to Hong Kong. It has just finished boarding when I took this picture:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos297.jpg



Two United jets:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos300.jpg


Two United planes and a British Airways 747 in the background:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos302.jpg


BA’s Concorde room JFK:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos303.jpg


US Airways going to PHX:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos304.jpg



My First Class seat to CLT:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos306.jpg


Really nice blanket was given out, with a decent pillow:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos305.jpg


F/A gave me a bottle of water after he took my coat:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos308.jpg


Cabin:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos311.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos310.jpg


JFK tower:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos313.jpg


Our gate after we pushed back:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos314.jpg


ANA:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos318.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos320.jpg

Ice as we taxi:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos317.jpg


United Airlines with JFK tower in background:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos322.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos323.jpg


United Express:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos324.jpg


Empty Terminal 6:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos325.jpg


JetBlue:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos326.jpg


Terminal 5 = JetBlue City

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos328.jpg


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Air Jamaica with Air India in the background at T4:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos331.jpg


LAN Chile:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos333.jpg


South African:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos334.jpg


Two BIG ELAL 747s:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos335.jpg


Coming up to Delta Nation:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos336.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos338.jpg


OMG Its Delta World!!!:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos340.jpg




The runway we are about to zoom down:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos342.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos343.jpg


JAL:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos345.jpg



http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos347.jpg

Manhattan:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos350.jpg

Howard Beach:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos351.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos352.jpg

Brooklyn:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos358.jpg


Marine Park:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos360.jpg

Verrazano Bridge:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos359.jpg


Coney Island then Staten Island:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos363.jpg


Looking back at NYC:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos368.jpg

We continued down the coast for a while before going more inland. It was a clear day and beautiful!

(Anyone with locations, please share)

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos370.jpg

Soon the snacks came out and I took generous portions of my favorite Fiesta Snack Mix and Biscoff.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos371.jpg

Then my Diet Coke arrived:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos372.jpg

I ate them all and then the F/A came around with seconds: (who could resist?)

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos373.jpg


Locations unknown:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos374.jpg


Nice big airport, anyone recognize it? I was thinking PHL, but I don’t think so when I examined it afterwards.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos375.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos376.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos380.jpg



Decent into CLT:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos384.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos385.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos386.jpg


Unfinished houses:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos387.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos388.jpg

Landing:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos391.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos393.jpg


I have one main thing to say about CLT before I continue…


I was on the ground for about 1hr and 30minutes. Not too long…but still, the entire time I was at CLT the only commercial airline I saw was US Airways. The only other planes I saw were FedEx and UPS. Honestly, CLT is officially US Airways city.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos407.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos405.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos406.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos411.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos413.jpg


We arrived early and had to wait a few minutes for a gate.

All US Airways:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos414.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos415.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos417.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos419.jpg

I then waited for most passengers to get off before I got out of my seat. I walked up to the F/A and asked him if I could take a few pictures of the cockpit. He asked the FO and he said yes!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos424.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos423.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos422.jpg


The FO was really nice and took my picture:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos426.jpg

The FO was really nice and we chatted for a few minutes. I felt bad afterwards as the F/A told me he could not leave until I did but we chatted and laughed as he walked me out. I then asked him if he was going right back to JFK and he said yes. I then told him I was as well and he laughed with me.

Took one more pic of the F seats before I left:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos421.jpg


More US at CLT:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos420.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos431.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos429.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos427.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos432.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos433.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos434.jpg


Hungry…went to get some pizza at the Sbarro at the C gates.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos436.jpg

More CLT:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos430.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos425.jpg

Flights:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos428.jpg

US to EWR:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos437.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos438.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos440.jpg


Went up to the desk to see if they would give me a seat, handed the upgrade to the lady and she gave me a seat in first. Very satisfactory.


US AIRWAYS
CLT-JFK
DEP: 100
ARR: 230
Load:
- first: 8/12
- coach: Almost completely full

Time to get back on:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos442.jpg

Galley:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos443.jpg


Empty cabin as boarding was starting:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos444.jpg

Diet Coke for me as we boarded:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos446.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos447.jpg

Plane about to take off. Nice view with Charlotte skyline in background:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos457.jpg


Another plane about to take off:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos456.jpg


Runway:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos461.jpg



CLT as we takeoff:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos466.jpg



It was a nice flight. I sat next to an American Airlines flight attendant who was on her way home. She was supposed to come the day before but we had snow in New York. I chatted a bit with her and she showed me her town on Long Island. I had a bit of a LI chat with her as I grew up on LI. (I winged it a bit as I was young)

Across from her was another AA F/A. She was going on to Zurich! Exciting! I wished I was going along!

All in all, it was a fun flight! Had more good snacks and looked out my window! Nothing new, so my next pictures are of our decent.

Jones Beach, LI:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos475.jpg


The end of Jones Beach:


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos476.jpg


Our shadow as we landed into JFK:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos477.jpg


British Airways 747 at JFK:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos479.jpg


Sign to United Airlines gates 11 & 12.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/Tommysphotos480.jpg



That’s it Im afraid. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the ride! Next time I travel F class, I would like to go a bit further. JFK-PHX must be fun in first.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading and good night.
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:53 am

Some really nice pics! Looked like a great day for flying.

The airport on your JFK-CLT flight was IAD, and at a guess I'd say the river was either the Susquehanna or the Potomac...

Surprised other airline's FAs got into the F cabin on these flights. You'd think a major business destination to a hub would fill with elites...maybe the LGA moreso though.
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:03 am

Nice report, and wonderful pictures. Traveling in F (or Y) is fun!

I do have to say, those F seats look like the ones on the 737-400 on Alaska, minus the headrest. The middle console looks similar, the seat pocket does, and the general shape. Just a different color. Maybe they are a newer version of the older AS seat?
 
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:21 am



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 2):
Nice report, and wonderful pictures. Traveling in F (or Y) is fun!

I do have to say, those F seats look like the ones on the 737-400 on Alaska, minus the headrest. The middle console looks similar, the seat pocket does, and the general shape. Just a different color. Maybe they are a newer version of the older AS seat?

Possible...since those seats are the old American West seats. The original US domestic F class seats are different.
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JFKMan
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:23 am



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 1):
Some really nice pics! Looked like a great day for flying.

The airport on your JFK-CLT flight was IAD, and at a guess I'd say the river was either the Susquehanna or the Potomac...

Surprised other airline's FAs got into the F cabin on these flights. You'd think a major business destination to a hub would fill with elites...maybe the LGA moreso though.

Thanks for the comments  Smile

IAD! I should of known that...
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:05 am

very cool trip report. Awesome pics of the traffic in JFK, and "US city" lol. Im looking foward to my trip to FLL in march, where ill be flying US thru CLT, its an awesome airport, cant wait.
 
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:31 am

Not much of a true first class product that US offers. Not even real glasses and just snacks, not all that different then FL now is it.
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:44 am

Nice report. You don't get a lot of US Airways trip reports out of JFK. Charlotte is US Airways' biggest hub. I believe they have 574 departures per day. The one time I flew US Airways out of JFK was in May 2007, JFK-LAS. It was an Airbus A320, painted in the new livery, but was an ex-America West interior. It was a very good flight. Left on time. Arrived on time.
 
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:38 am

That sounds like a fun trip! For me the fun would be going to JFK, but you're probably bored with all that!  Big grin

Anyway, great pictures and descriptions. I was thinking that was IAD also, but wasn't going to speak up because I'm not sure of myself, but glad others have filled you in on that.

I'm glad you had a good experience on US. It seems they get such poor press here, but I had two really good experiences with them about a month ago (a trip report I haven't done yet..sorry!).

Thanks for sharing!
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:38 am

The reason you did not see any other airlines is because you were on the starboard side of the aircraft, and landed on 18C. If you had been on the port side A concourse would have been clearly visible, and that is where everyone else is.

The 727 parked out by the cargo facility is owned by Jack Roush of Roush Racing. If you had been able to see a bit around the corner you would have seen an identical one parked there.
 
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:40 am



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 3):

Possible...since those seats are the old American West seats. The original US domestic F class seats are different.

Being both flights were original HP aircraft, probably reason for having the old HP seats.
 
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:36 pm



Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Reply 5):
very cool trip report. Awesome pics of the traffic in JFK, and "US city" lol. Im looking foward to my trip to FLL in march, where ill be flying US thru CLT, its an awesome airport, cant wait.

Its a great airport! I am certain you will enjoy it.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 6):
Not much of a true first class product that US offers. Not even real glasses and just snacks, not all that different then FL now is it.

No not real glass...but thats no surprise nowadays sadly. And its just snacks because it was a short flight. It would be the same on any airline.

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Reply 7):
Nice report. You don't get a lot of US Airways trip reports out of JFK. Charlotte is US Airways' biggest hub. I believe they have 574 departures per day. The one time I flew US Airways out of JFK was in May 2007, JFK-LAS. It was an Airbus A320, painted in the new livery, but was an ex-America West interior. It was a very good flight. Left on time. Arrived on time.

Ya all the US planes at JFK are based in PHX or LAS...so old HP. Which is nice! I like their interior. F seats are nice.

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 8):
That sounds like a fun trip! For me the fun would be going to JFK, but you're probably bored with all that!

Anyway, great pictures and descriptions. I was thinking that was IAD also, but wasn't going to speak up because I'm not sure of myself, but glad others have filled you in on that.

I'm glad you had a good experience on US. It seems they get such poor press here, but I had two really good experiences with them about a month ago (a trip report I haven't done yet..sorry!).

Thanks for sharing!
Matt

JFK rules! Just look at my username! I never get bored with JFK. Thanks for your comment about the pictures and Im happy you had a good experience on US. I love US and will never stop loving them.

Quoting TheGMan (Reply 9):
The reason you did not see any other airlines is because you were on the starboard side of the aircraft, and landed on 18C. If you had been on the port side A concourse would have been clearly visible, and that is where everyone else is.

Well must not be many even at the A concourse...I saw NO other airlines waiting to take off.
Thanks for reading  Smile

Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 10):
Being both flights were original HP aircraft, probably reason for having the old HP seats.

I know...thats why I said it.
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:40 pm

Nice report and pictures, thanks for sharing.

Interesting to see AA FA's in F on the return flight.

Regards

Mark
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:49 pm

Thanks for your kind words...and yes it was great seeing the AA FAs. I had a good chat with one of them.
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:15 pm

how come i cant see any of the pictures? It just says photobucket bandwith exceeded please upgrade to pro...
 
JFKMan
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:10 pm

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Reply 14):
how come i cant see any of the pictures? It just says photobucket bandwith exceeded please upgrade to pro...

Ah...no its not just you. I will try and fix it.

EDIT: It seems to be fixed now.

[Edited 2009-02-23 14:13:04]
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:36 am



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 15):
Nice big airport, anyone recognize it? I was thinking PHL, but I don’t think so when I examined it afterwards.

Looks like IAD
 
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:53 am



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 11):
No not real glass...but thats no surprise nowadays sadly. And its just snacks because it was a short flight. It would be the same on any airline.

Maybe but that's something that struck me in your TR. US doesn't even bother to use proper glasses anymore and man! The legroom for First looks TIGHT!
I do believe AA and UA at least still use proper glassware and plates in their so-called "First" class these days. This is when I shake my head when I hear Canadians complain about Air Canada. On a YOW-YYZ flight of 50 minute duration, I got a fruit bowl with yoghurt as big as a good-sized soup bowl and 2 real glasses of fresh OJ after take-off (served on actual porcelain and glass). So, while it may be standard on US, they are much better business classes for North American domestic flights though. I just wouldn't pay for this so-called First product.

Anyhow, nice TR!

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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:59 am

Safeflyer,

check out my other TR. I went on US in F class from JFK to PHX. For breakfast, it was served on real plates with real silverwear. I have pictures of the meal.

I don't know for sure, but I think the US F class leg room is similar to others. I know it is similar for Alaska Air and Delta is actually a little tighter. (I think its DL...possibly UA)
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:44 am



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 18):
Safeflyer,

check out my other TR. I went on US in F class from JFK to PHX. For breakfast, it was served on real plates with real silverwear. I have pictures of the meal.

I don't know for sure, but I think the US F class leg room is similar to others. I know it is similar for Alaska Air and Delta is actually a little tighter. (I think its DL...possibly UA)

I did check your TR and I totally understand that they do provide better service on longer flights. My point is, when you pay premium prices for a premium product, one could at least expect a proper glass in first and some kind of snack a little better than what was served in the back up to 2-3 years ago on short flights. When you compare US Domestic First with N.A *A equivalent competitors (UA and AC), both come out offering a vastly superior product. Don't get me wrong, I know UA are no angels and have been cutting back!

As far as pitch is concerned, it's around 35' on the 320s at US. UA has Domestic F at 38'.DL ranges from 37-40'. Other *A partner AC has it at 39' on the 319 and 321, 38' on the 320.
All offer superior products for roughly the same fares. It's sad to see US just doesn't get you need to invest money to make money.
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:04 pm

Nice report!

The F seats on US, looked great, almost up to par with some other airline's intl J seats.
When it comes to the in-flight service provided, i must say that i was rather shocked to see how bad it was. Only snacks, and diet coke served in F, seems very cheap, here in Europe, that's not even something you would expect to get in Y on a 1hr flight.

And yes i know that the service in F have suffered from some serious cut downs. I have got the impression of that almost every dirt cheap paying coach pax in the USA, is always running around expecting an upgrade for every flight he/she makes  thumbsdown 
Now, i feel very sorry for both the airline and the full fare paying pax. The full fare pax, won't get what he have paid for, and the airline won't be able to as much profit as they could have.

Anyway, i really enjoyed reading your report, and thank you for posting.

//Jonas
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RE: JFK-CLT-JFK On US Airways (First Class W/ Pics)

Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:13 pm



Quoting SafeFlyer (Reply 19):
My point is, when you pay premium prices for a premium product, one could at least expect a proper glass

I understand what your saying and I agree with the glass part. I also agree with your other points to a certain extent.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Anyway, i really enjoyed reading your report, and thank you for posting

Thank you  Smile
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