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Longhaul with USAIR

Dumbarton,Scotland
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Longhaul with USAIR

Travelling to LA from Glasgow.The best price would appear to be with USAIR via Philly.I`ve never flown with them before are they good,bad or indifferent?

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1. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

Indifferent to bad.

On that route it will be a narrowbody 757 if that matters to you.

Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

I haven't flown with US tATL but their transborder flights offer a safe journey and not a lot else.

I think they've got rid of IFE on all domestic services so you'd best bring something with which to amuse yourself for the PHL-LAX sector. Food in Economy is buy on board although they will offer you a soft drink on the house (generous).

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3. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

Keep shopping, you can do MUCH better!

Isle of Man, United...
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4. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

Oh Dear, I must disagree.

'Granny' flew with them this April MAN to PHL and found them very good. A 767 I believe. ON time both ways and good food. You don't have to buy it either on Transatlantics. Granny did the flying and I did the booking which was seamless, and pleasant. Even got to talk to them on the phone when I slight problem arose.

I am sure AA or BA may be better but who wants to schlepp down to London? Not me or Granny.

Changing in PHL is easy enough too. Says Granny, and she is a well travelled & wise woman.

If it is a 757 on GLA-PHL then it is not so bad. I have done LHaul on those and had no problems with them.

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5. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

Thanks Guys,

it`s a 757 on the Glasgow/Philly leg and an Airbus 320/321 on the Philly/LA leg.

The difference in price between USAIR and Continental is about £400.

I really do not want to go anywhere near Heathrow or Gatwick.

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6. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

Go with mufwe's granny! She's as tough to please as he is so you will be OK!

Isle of Man, United...
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7. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

You met her then WV? Formidable lady.

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8. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

…howstuffworks.com/gif/james-bond-18.jpg ~~> aka 'Granny'

You'd best do as you're told, she means business.

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9. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

That's not my Granny. Judy is far too young! Think Giles with attitude!

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10. Re: Longhaul with USAIR

I flew with US Airways from Manchester to Chicago via Philly recently.

It was good! No connections missed, Philly airport was a breeze for the connections, online checkin meant no waiting for ages at the airport.

The flight staff where good. The plane on the way back to Manchester was a bit grotty though, broken tray at my seat, toilet had shelving falling apart, stuff like that!

But there was nothing between them and American Airlines who I last flew with to the US. Both are glorified budget airlines in comparison to say BA, so take that as you will ;-) But I'd fly with them again.