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US Airways Economy Class Flight Review Philadelphia to Manchester

CABIN FLOWN

Economy Class

ROUTE FLOWN

Philadelphia to Manchester

DATE

9th June 2009

REVIEWER

NOT PUBLISHED

FLIGHT RATING

US Airways US Airways customer 2010
2.0 Star Rating: Poor

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US Airways Economy Class Flight Review Philadelphia to Manchester


DEPARTURE SERVICE

Philadelphia is basically a self service check in (including bags). Staff were helpful and therefore no difficulties but without help it could have been problematic


CABIN APPEARANCE

Immediate impression was that it was cramped but it was clean and the aircraft appeared reasonably well maintained. Toilets were kept clean.


SEATING COMFORT

Seating is the worst I have ever experienced on an international flight. Had to be only 31" seat pitch at most and not certain as to whether it was even 17.5 wide. Recline was limited and the seat itself (although it was leather) was not very comfortable. The [entertainment] box under the seat in front severely restricted room to place feet. Note this aircraft (A330) is their 'flagship'.


ONBOARD CATERING

Evening was a salad with dressing, main meal was some form of BBQ chicken but tasted peculiar and therefore I left it. Interestingly the meal out from Manchester (lunch) was quite tasty. Breakfast was a warm apple roll - I passed on the coffee having tried it with my dinner. I was also unimpressed that I was asked to pay $7.00 for a can of Budweiser.


INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Paid $5.00 for headphones (yes this is an international flight and most other airlines do not charge), the sound level was limited and therefore difficult to hear the soundtack of a movie. Oh and the screen had a rolling problem. Movie Selection was very limited and exactly the same as the trip from Man to Phl - its only changed once a month


CABIN STAFF SERVICE

They did their job efficiently. No arguments here.


FLIGHT ARRIVAL

Arrived early, deplaning and baggage receipt was reasonably ok.


CUSTOMER TRIP VERDICT

US Airways was chosen purely as it was point to point. The fare was not significantly different from its competitors to influence choice. Next time however I will use a European airline as seat pitch is mostly better and I am not expected to pay for headphones or a beer. The major US airlines do not seem to understand there is a difference between domestic and transatlantic and need to look at the European/Middle Eastern/Asian competition to understand what economy passengers on international flights get elsewhere.

 





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