What do you think of US Airways?

Oct 23rd, 2008, 05:06 AM
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Yes, the prices are usually the cheapest, but I've stopped flying them. Too many maintenance problems and one pretty scary incident involving pilot error and a near collision. On the interior, I found little things like tray tables kept falling down and seats were sometimes broken -- couldn't help wondering about the parts I couldn't see. Plus, their communication wasn't so hot.

I fly mostly Southwest now (mostly for business), because although bad experiences can happen on any airline, they are rare for me on Southwest. Plus, no penalty for change fee (sometimes have to change flight schedules on busines trips), no extra charge for 2 pieces of luggage. Their prices have gone up and aren't as cheap as USAirways, but still pretty good.

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Oct 23rd, 2008, 05:26 AM
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We don't call 'em US SCARE-ways for nuttin!
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 08:11 AM
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Hahaa... And don't forget, the current airline is run by the management team of the old America WORST in Tempe, AZ; after their merger.
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 09:50 AM
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I know all about USAirways, more then I want. - - - They started out being Mohawk Airlines and merged with Allegany Air, making them USAir, from there they got big ideas they should come to the Westcoast and they purchased Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) they took the smile off, cancelled the Disneyland, Seaworld and Universal studio contracts for marketing and closed 24 out of 33 stations out in the west. PSA went from 33 stations to 9, from 450 flights a day to 10. Everything was based on senority. They also merged with Piedmont Airlines at they same time.

After they burned most of there bridges in the west they changed their name to USAirway, I guess thinking everyone would forget.

They have the worst on time performance, they made horrible choices on the retirement package. Some who have worked for over 30 years get a total of $500.00 a month for retirement.

I was told the only reason they came out west was to secure PSA's slots and maybe keep a few (as they put it) talented employees.

nuff said
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 09:54 AM
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I refuse to fly on US Airways any more because almost all flights from Tucson connect through Phoenix (home of the former America's Worst Air Line). Last time through Phoenix, ALL of the flights at nearby gates were either canceled or seriously delayed (3+ hours). After our flight back into Tucson (from CLT) had been rescheduled 4 times, I rented a car and drove back (2 hours). And STILL got in 2 hours before my flight.
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:38 AM
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USAir is OK at flying North & South on the East Coast. We do try and avoid connections in Phil. The Charlotte airport is very nice. We take ski trips out west every year, and my stepson lives in Northern AZ. We flew west once on USAir. Never again, but we did fly in and out of Phoenix shortly after the America West merger. My stepson is flying round trip with them soon from Vegas to Rochester. We will see how that goes. We are loyal to USAir on the East coast. We are trying to find any airline that can get us east and west. We've had our issues on many of the carriers. We now leave ourselves two travel days on each end for our ski trips. When you are lugging around ski gear however, the luggage delivery service the airlines provide is nice, providing you have that extra day cushion.
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:52 PM
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I just flew USAir yesterday from Tucson (through PHX) to SFO.

Any airline can have a mechanical problem and a resulting delay. This happened to me yesterday. I did, however, appreciate the fact that the pilot kept us up-to-date and that USAir managed to secure another plane quickly when it appeared the delay would be more than 2 hours. They got us off the first plane and reboarded quickly.

That being said, I don't know if I'll fly them again. Why? I am thoroughly pizzed off at the idea that I have to pay $15 for my first checked bag and $25 for the second. Even more infuriating is that ALL drinks onboard are now for purchase. That's right, even water. I'd much rather they just raised the fare $20 for the bag and the bottle of water than that they nickel-and-dimed me to death.
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Flown them a few times, nothing of note. Which to me is a good thing.
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 01:12 PM
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Love them. However, I have to admit that my wife works for them.

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Oct 23rd, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Isn't that the airline that lost the leg?
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Oct 23rd, 2008, 07:34 PM
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I haven't read the responses, only the OP. I had a US Airways credit card years ago and I found it very difficult to cash in my "miles". I had so many miles built up but every time I tried to cash them in I was unsuccessful. I switched to a Capital One Master card which is great. So I can't say much about the airline since I was seldom ever able to fly with them but don't sign up for their credit card and expect that you can cash it in for free flights.
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Oct 24th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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Kathy K - That's too bad. We used our USAir miles three times for round trip airfare to St. Thomas. I think it all depends on when and where you go.
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