TPA has level 9 in the short term parking deck with first hour parking free. You can walk the full perimeter of the deck for a 360 view. A beautiful spot to enjoy the views of the entire airport area and the Tampa Bay area. Bring or go down to level 3 and buy food and drink, A great spot too is Cypr...Jump to post
Bulkhead row 20 is the best with good legroom and no seat recline in front of you. Row 32 is also good and better than row 31 due to exit door protrusion, no window and people standing in front of you waiting for lav. No issue w/galley traffic or noise in row 32 and is a good 2 seater option if you'...Jump to post
A smart move to break up your trip and concentrate on the cities in line with flying into ATL. The coastal tour could have you fly into CHS and drive on to SAV. Definitely plan a visit to Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort, SC. After visiting SAV, drive south and visit Jekyll Island, and on to ...Jump to post
That one nonstop is cancelled as of next month, with only connections via PHX to fly OAK-DFW. Obviously AA has seen the market cannot support nonstops to DFW and beyond so obviously the SFO, SJC and SMF's have the flights. OAK connections obviously set to route all via PHX so better use of that airp...Jump to post
It has not been operated by AA for at least 3+ years and then only a once-a-day JFK rotation on a regional partner CR9. It would appear logical that a JFK flight is unlikely with the cutback in JFK flights by AA and with the emphasis on PHL as the Northeast hub. DL has the LGA market and with B6, WN...Jump to post
I have stayed at the Hilton that is connected to Terminal 4 via a walkway and last year at the new Hilton Terminal 5. You can use the Hoppa Bus to get to the Terminal 5 property. I liked it as the rate was cheaper, new hotel w/host of amenities and easy to reach. I used Heathrow Express to reach cen...Jump to post
He did not buy a ticket for a nonstop flight, likely because the connection sold by Expedia was cheaper. There are numerous alternate connection options available to re-accommodate this passenger and AA and BA have no obligation to offer him a more premium nonstop option that he did not purchase in ...Jump to post
As mentioned above, flight schedule changes are common and frequent on all airlines. The schedules for July may/can change again. Contact Expedia. AA is not selling a LAX-PHX-LHR connection so your original flight schedule is now considered a "misconnect" and you will have to be rebooked. ...Jump to post
Note to dfwjim1 - I realized part of my original response is now missing at the sentence cutoff at cruise line. To clarify further, you will also be required to purchase a shore excursion from RCCL to meet the rules of travel for US citizens and hold a US passport valid for at least 6 months beyond ...Jump to post
The Majesty is an older ship but maintained to high RCCL standards and suitable for this type cruise. It otherwise does rotations between FL and the Bahamas. I recommend Superior Ocean View rooms located on Deck 9 and a cabin as far forward on that deck you can select. Some cabins on Decks 7 and 8 h...Jump to post
The 1989 merge of US, PI and PS was surprisingly uneventful and without system shutdowns or outages. It took a long time to prepare and digest PI but the system cutover to US system Pacer went smoothly. There was a system outage/issue after the August 1989 cutover due to system upgrades but overall ...Jump to post
Oh grow up. Trades have been going on for decades. As Zeke noted, as long as the trip or shift is covered the airline gives a flip. I was a young, TV dinner eating F/A in 1969 trying to live in Washington, DC on less than military pay I received the year prior. Go figure. I supplemented my monthly i...Jump to post
You'll have a Buy-On-Board menu choice for sandwiches or fruit and cheese plate and likely Biscoff cookies and possibly pretzels. You can pre-order a BOB meal within 30 days of flight. Go to AA.com and use the "Manage Trip" link to order and you pay on board when served. I've not experienc...Jump to post
Money or lack thereof. The merger of PS and PI resulted in USAir having a hodgepodge of various aircraft types and the beginning of financial losses began in 4th quarter 1989 and continued for years. Several high profile accidents quickly marred the reputation and "USScare" suffered the lo...Jump to post
Seabear I am with you! No politics involved. Always was and always will be Washington National.
And don't mess with Gravelly Point.
Advance seat selection on BA is available using the BA confirmation/record locator you can obtain from AA, but you must pay a fee. Otherwise, free seat selection begins at the 24 hour mark before departure. Don't feel slighted being a Y passenger. Business class passengers also have to pay to select...Jump to post
This an amusing incident on boarding WN. Two of us were traveling and had already boarded and seated in row 10. The C group boarded and this lady walked up to my friend and announced he was in her seat and to "get out." When he advised her there was no assigned seating on WN, she waved her...Jump to post
PHL's catchment area has a large Indian population that includes PA, NJ, DE and MD. Don't underestimate the O/D potential for PHL if a nonstop to any Indian city would be offered. A large corporate customer for AA is Merck which is headquartered in nearby Lansdale, PA and big business banking, medic...Jump to post
I am unable to attach the youtube link (operator error probably!) but go to youtube.com and in Search type in "USAir 727 Charlotte-San Francisco". It is from a Sept 1989 segment on a PI 727-200 then operating as US a month after merger. You'll get a feel for noise levels for a seat near th...Jump to post
FL gave up the federal money because it was already a known fact that it was an expensive venture to set up high speed rail in heavily populated areas due to existing infrastructure. If Disney wouldn't come up with the $$ for a stop at Rat World you know most states have even more limited budgets, f...Jump to post
Any info or word on loads on DAB-FLL after first couple weeks?
Any way to determine passenger loads specify to the cruise traffic Silver hoped to generate with the flight?
It does happen with AA at PHL, DCA and on 2 recent occasions CLT. We departed early, arrived early (oh boy, stats would look good!) but we sat on a remote stand for 39 minutes (PHL), 22 minutes (DCA) and CLT about 15 minutes each. An arrival in PHL last week the ground crew marshalled the plane in t...Jump to post
There were a variety of schemes for several years because of fleet size, new aircraft deliveries between US and PI, retirement of aircraft and the number of airplanes required to fly the merged schedules as of August 1989 when PI was officially merged as US. PSA was merged in 1988 and the aircraft w...Jump to post
I use Weather.gov as a no nonsense straightforward accurate forecast for about current to 5 days out.
Simple to use with city name or zip code. Plain language and links for radar and written detailed forecasts.
The 737-8MAX has scimitar's as factory fresh deliveries. Just flew on one and survived the potential for a crash, poor service, surly employee attitudes or a delay. Quite the contrary, a very nice flight with great crew, on time operation and a clean, fresh new cabin. At 5'11" my knees were not...Jump to post
I too highly recommend Old Town Alexandria. Check prices for the Embassy Suites since breakfast and evening reception w/drinks and snacks included in your room rate. It is literally across the street from the King Street Metro stop and Amtrak station. You can walk or use the free trolley to reach th...Jump to post
I flew them a couple times from TPA to JAX and was a bit surprised they could not make the JAX market work for them. The fares however were not cheap and although the schedule was timed well and convenient for business travelers, their reliability did suffer. The last flight I flew last year the fli...Jump to post
I add my Best Wishes for continued success with your treatment. It is an intense life experience. I currently have a spouse undergoing treatment through the Fox Chase Cancer Center in NE Philly so we do our share of travel to and from as well. God speed and safe travels. ALB-PHL is a busy and strong...Jump to post
I think this was a one off as well, because generally the Piedmont crews are known for good personable service. I've flown them on the Dash 8s out of PHL and received beverage service on every flight with exception of one that was a short BWI-PHL segment that was quite bumpy. The majority of Piedmon...Jump to post
This young lady will likely not get much sympathy from this forum of "experts" who know how to make the system work. As a 2 year F/A based in then expensive SFO and later DCA, I worked my butt off to pick up extra trips & I made good money from trades and trip costs I got from my norma...Jump to post
Are you sailing from Southampton? If so, arrive in London on Nov 1 to overnight in London or Southampton. The rail and bus transfers takes several hours plus a taxi transfer to the pier. If you are using a cruise line same day transfer from the airport they still will not guarantee your transfer to ...Jump to post
The suggestion to consider DY to LGW is a good one; however, I too would consider VS for service and being a part of DL joint venture. I would strongly suggest you consult fare rules and/or speak with a VS reservations agent on ticket value if you only fly one-way. Don't assume you'll get "half...Jump to post
On AA the window and aisle passengers may have gotten a last minute upgrade or moved to exit row or MCE seats. I flew recently on AA from PHL and the gate agent assigned me the B seat in exit row and when I boarded discovered the entire row was empty. I moved to the window when the door closed and a...Jump to post
I have family that lives in suburban Philadelphia. A huge craft beer community in nearby DE, MD, NJ and PA. A favorite spot in the Philly area is Manayunk, Lansdale, Doylestown and beyond Center City Philadelphia the Northern Liberties area. Along the coastal areas a vibrant craft beer scene in Ocea...Jump to post
That is an EA Convair 440 not a Martin 404. Note forward left door open w/integral airstairs Martin's boarded thru the tail. We see the NA DC-7B, EA Electra, DC-7B and CV440. It is hard to distinguish the tall tree behind the Convair as a king palm, but suspect it is a FL airport and likely TPA over...Jump to post
You were likely on AA via RDU connecting to an AA Eagle Metroliner on to FAY as AA did fly RDU as a hub city in 1993. US did not fly nonstop between SYR and RDU and would have connected you thru CLT not RDU. You might look at "departedflights.com" as well, and while I found a 1992 US timet...Jump to post
I just flew on AA last Sat with a cabin pet. A 10 pound dog. I had to show him physically to the AA agent who had to create a "pet record" at the counter. A service animal at a kiosk position beside me was on a lease, wearing a vest and again an agent verified the pet status and paperwork ...Jump to post
PHL has direct access from all terminals on Septa Regional Rail direct to all 3 main train stations in Center City. 30th St Station is the main Amtrak and NJ Transit terminal, and all trains continue thru to Suburban and Jefferson stations. Large train cars with luggage racks. You can buy tickets th...Jump to post
Take a look at the cabin layout and comments about specific rows on http://www.seatguru.com. I hope the passenger feedback section on specific seats and rows will be helpful for you. At some point others may comment from their own experience flying the aircraft. SYD is a long ride so important to ge...Jump to post
PS lost 38 employees on this flight as operating crew and employees deadheading or non-revenue pass riding to SAN. I was part of the merger transition team in 1988 and 1989 w/US and PS people had never recovered from this tragic accident nor that of PS1771. An employee I heard about was Nikki St. Ge...Jump to post
PI and US also had a hub by definition in Tampa that included service coast-to-coast. It was not developed further after the 1989 merger, but was part of the original PI service that created the "Piedmont Shuttle" and "Shuttle Link" service by Henson on Dash 8's to feed flights a...Jump to post
Thank you Flighty for keeping the discussion on topic and not debate any other airline and their unrelated issues. This is about USAirways. Flighty also spoke from obvious experience in some form with US and was right on in his assertion US was near cash starvation and shutdown. It was felt within i...Jump to post
Very thorough and well written report on Porter's service. They do offer a great service compared to mainline legacy airlines and in your case at a lower fare. Good to see they continue to operate successfully and have not lost customers with a "prop" aversion. Thanks for a great TR on a s...Jump to post