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Cancun to Charlotte with US Airways in First Class
Route : CUN-CLT
Airline: US Airways (US)
Cabin Class: First
Equipment : Airbus 330-200
Flight Number: US 884
Seat Number: 1F
Cancun to Charlotte route as shown on the screen
Date: November 8, 2013
Departure time in Cancun (CUN): 12:30
Arrival time in Charlotte (CLT): 16:07
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #37
Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel
December 16, 2013 So this was my first time traveling with US Airways, and having read numerous comments of travellers about the seats here being much better than the intra-Europe flights by the European carriers, I was really curious if there was something more than the better seats.
On the way to the airport, we caught site of this Nordwind Airline. Cool!
The Airbus 330-200
The check-in for our flight to Charlotte was at Terminal 3, with two check-in counters serving the first class passengers.
My boarding pass printed out from the self service machine.
The first class cabin with a 1-2-1 configuration (herringbone)
My envoy suite, 1F with its privacy shell
The seat control unit that turns my seat into a fully flat bed
The water bottle holder
The ottoman, a blanket and the literature holder
The mini-closet for the coats
From the adjustable monitor, I watched World War Z and thought it was a very interesting movie. We were actually informed that the flight was not meant to have the IFE running but those who had their own headphones could use it. Fortunately, I had my lovely Emirates headphones with me.
The reading lamp, USB ports and power outlet, and the entertainment control
Drinks and Snacks
As soon as I was seated, the flight attendant offered me something to drink and I asked for a glass of lime water. Since the departure was delayed due to a slight mechanical problem (a bling bling on the background) and it took more than one and half hours to get fixed, we were continuosly given snacks like pretzels, nuts and chocolate bars.
Toilet and Lavatory
I thought the lavatory was pretty spacious.
It was kind of cool seeing the Dial liquid soap here. I remember it was a popular soap in the Philippines back when I was a kid.
So there it was, my first flight with US Airways from Cancun to Charlotte. And how good was my experience? I have to say the seats were ok as well as the service. One thing I expected to be served on board though was a light meal or something considering that the flight was more than 2 and a half hours long but obviously, they only serve snacks on board. At least in my experience flying business class intra-Europe, they have always served meals like from Stockholm to Frankfurt which is a much shorter flight. Otherwise, I agree with those saying they prefer the US Airways seats because the intra-European have normal seats with the middle seat being blocked. Still, if I were to choose, I would always go for the European carriers.