Retro Review: US Airways First Class, Charlotte-New York

US Airways first class, Charlotte to New York

Flight: US1830
Departure time in Charlotte (CLT): 9:25
Arrival time in New York (JFK): 11:07
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Seat: 2C
Duration: 1h 42m
Date of flight: November 9, 2013
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #38

After spending a night at Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, it was time to continue our journey back to Europe, but first we had a short transit in New York. Mike and I took time to visit one of our good friends, Rico and his partner John.

Charlotte Airport


Check-in


US Airways Club

A quick visit to the US Airways Club.

Boarding, Gate C19

Boarding at Gate C19 started on time.

Pushback & Taxi

View of downtown Charlotte during taxi.

First Class Cabin

The cabin has a 2-2 configuration, total of 12 seats.

Seat 2C

Already waiting at my seat is a pillow.

Legroom

Entertainment controls

Safety information card & wifi gogo card

Wifi sign 👍

Pre-Departure Beverage

A glass of lime water

Dining

Drinks trolley

Cranberry juice for me and coffee for Mike, plus some snacks 👍

Lavatory

Dial liquid soap inside the lavatory

Arrival in New York

It was a cold Saturday morning when we landed in New York (JFK).

Meeting up with one of my best friends, Rico 😍

CONCLUSION

The flight was just less than two hours so there was not really much to review here. The snacks and drinks offered were okay and the wifi service would have been much better if it had been complimentary for the first class passengers. I am not really sure why the US domestic flights have first class and economy, with business class missing. Needless to say, I still prefer the intra-European flights by the European carriers like Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines specially when it comes to service and food offerings. Overall, a nice flight.