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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2010, 11:17:05 PM »
My sister flew on CO and siad it was great, but go with whichever works better for your schedule and for your wallet :)

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2010, 01:32:34 AM »
So i have a potential 39 to 69 thousand miles to use towards a flight to israel, preferably on *A which is the best airline to bank in?

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2010, 03:19:32 AM »
1- cant blame them , Id feel the same way

  2- I got to know numerous FAs on TWA who would come over and say Hi when they saw me in the Terms wherever it was, sometimes on the moving walkway at STL going in the opposite direction and a couple told me to wait and turned around and came over to chat. So if a person doesnt fill the sterotype of being an Obnoxious Religious Jewish Traveler (wheres the milk I asked for, wheres this wheres that, dont tell me I cant stand up etc etc) they dont think any different about a Religious Jew
its actually because of all the extra attention/needs we have. usually flying with kids, kosher meals, extra hand luggage etc and not so much because of being obnoxious.

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010, 03:22:15 AM »
the fake smiles are awful, but its better than the antisemitic rudeness that i have experienced on Iberia
i dont think you can generalize for an airline based on a specific experience. ive flown iberia numerous times without feeling an iota of anti semitism - and that was with a plane full of israelis who thought they were still in israel. and ive had a bad experience or two on aa, but usually not

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2010, 03:23:36 AM »
I actually loved the breakfast on my last CO BusinessFirst EWR-TLV meal.
Great cheese blintzes, Norman Peach nonfat Yogurt, a bagel with J&J reduced fat cream cheese, a cheese plate, and a fruit cup.

But I've never flown US internationally so I can't comment.
pretty impressive that you remembered what they served you a while back - i cant remember what i ate five minutes ago! (unless you took a pic)

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2010, 07:47:33 AM »
its actually because of all the extra attention/needs we have. usually flying with kids, kosher meals, extra hand luggage etc and not so much because of being obnoxious.

 that was my exact point.

Its the way they go about demanding these things ,Ok sometimes asking (rather than demand). I've seen familys with 3-4 kids also flying and no way do they come near what a reg Frum family does. Unfortunately there is an Attitude problem on the Frum peoples part, and at times yes the FAs as well

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2010, 10:34:34 AM »
Do all US Airways flights to Tel Aviv have the new business class seats?

4/5 of them

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2010, 02:00:41 PM »
i flew the US airways flight today from Israel to PHL.

We originally has 2 business class seats flying through Europe and were rebooked on US.

There was only one seat left in Envoy, so we took that and a coach seat.
When the flight departed, there was an extra seat in Envoy, but they would not let my wife sit there even though we paid for BIZ class originally. They said it was a revenue seat and she could not sit there because we paid with miles.

The seat- very comfortable, lies completely flat (much more comfortable than the LH airbus biz clas seats).

The crew- WOW! Have never had nastier service. I was wearing a baseball cap, but perhaps my sefira beard and the kosher meal gave it away). I was in Envoy and my wife was in coach with my son. The head flight attendant would not let my pregnant wife sit in business instead of me. When i tried to go back and help her, she got mad at me and told me i can only go back once. i ignored her and went back to help her every so often.

The food was airline food. Nothing special (better than the kosher lepesach meal i had the day after pesach in biz class on LH)

If i had a choice, i would take anything else other than US. I really despised the service and the way we were treated. There was one nice flight attendant out of the crew...

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2010, 02:08:15 PM »
i flew the US airways flight today from Israel to PHL.

We originally has 2 business class seats flying through Europe and were rebooked on US.

There was only one seat left in Envoy, so we took that and a coach seat.
When the flight departed, there was an extra seat in Envoy, but they would not let my wife sit there even though we paid for BIZ class originally. They said it was a revenue seat and she could not sit there because we paid with miles.

The seat- very comfortable, lies completely flat (much more comfortable than the LH airbus biz clas seats).

The crew- WOW! Have never had nastier service. I was wearing a baseball cap, but perhaps my sefira beard and the kosher meal gave it away). I was in Envoy and my wife was in coach with my son. The head flight attendant would not let my pregnant wife sit in business instead of me. When i tried to go back and help her, she got mad at me and told me i can only go back once. i ignored her and went back to help her every so often.

The food was airline food. Nothing special (better than the kosher lepesach meal i had the day after pesach in biz class on LH)

If i had a choice, i would take anything else other than US. I really despised the service and the way we were treated. There was one nice flight attendant out of the crew...
Exactly why I avoid US...I can't wait for CO to finish with their lie-flat installations!
Did you ask the gate agent before you boarded if there was an extra envoy seat?
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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2010, 02:27:57 PM »
i flew the US airways flight today from Israel to PHL.

We originally has 2 business class seats flying through Europe and were rebooked on US.

There was only one seat left in Envoy, so we took that and a coach seat.
When the flight departed, there was an extra seat in Envoy, but they would not let my wife sit there even though we paid for BIZ class originally. They said it was a revenue seat and she could not sit there because we paid with miles.

The seat- very comfortable, lies completely flat (much more comfortable than the LH airbus biz clas seats).

The crew- WOW! Have never had nastier service. I was wearing a baseball cap, but perhaps my sefira beard and the kosher meal gave it away). I was in Envoy and my wife was in coach with my son. The head flight attendant would not let my pregnant wife sit in business instead of me. When i tried to go back and help her, she got mad at me and told me i can only go back once. i ignored her and went back to help her every so often.

The food was airline food. Nothing special (better than the kosher lepesach meal i had the day after pesach in biz class on LH)

If i had a choice, i would take anything else other than US. I really despised the service and the way we were treated. There was one nice flight attendant out of the crew...

 I dont think there was anything she could have done if you wanted to switch with your wife. Of cause she would be 100% correct if she refused to allow you to walk up to Biz if you were in coach

 also if the GA didnt put you in Biz then the FAs can lose their job if they do w/o being told to do so by the GA. CO is no different when it comes to guarding their FC/BF cabins. It doesnt make a difference what your tkt is for the FAs arent empowered to change things.

also CO allows for 1 seat switch = you can start off in it and tell them your wife is gonna now sit there but once done you cant reswitch and  go back to it. Maybe US doesnt even allow for that, which is hard for me to believe

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2010, 03:00:56 PM »
Exactly why I avoid US...I can't wait for CO to finish with their lie-flat installations!
Did you ask the gate agent before you boarded if there was an extra envoy seat?

Of course i did. The supervisor, a classic hard nosed israeli wanted me to pay him $700.00 even though she had a business class seat originally on our original itinerary. I asked if we could switch and her stay there permanently and was told she absolutely could not! Also, walking from coach to biz i understand....but from biz to coach??? of course you are allowed to do that...

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2010, 04:07:09 PM »
but from biz to coach??? of course you are allowed to do that...
+1, never had a problem on numerous CO flights walking from BusinessFirst to Coach or switching mid-flight with a coach passenger.
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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2010, 05:11:59 PM »
+1, never had a problem on numerous CO flights walking from BusinessFirst to Coach or switching mid-flight with a coach passenger.

 did they allow you to reswitch back? I know people who switched and when they wanted to switch back were Told Sorry we dont allow more then 1 switch. Nor do I Blame them for such a policy! CO that is

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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2010, 06:14:18 PM »
did they allow you to reswitch back?
Didn't try.
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Re: US AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2010, 08:50:35 PM »
We are furious at US airways. We used 230k United miles for business class seats, paid $116 in taxes for each of us and $585 in taxes for my son (under 2 -lap child). On the way to TLV, we got our business seats and had 2 amazing flights on LH. On the way back, we got 1 business class seat and terrible service. Should i be complaining to United or US?