CO/Coach/Direct vs. USair/First/1 Stop

 
Old Aug 4, 10, 9:54 am
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CO/Coach/Direct vs. USair/First/1 Stop

Hi all..

EWR to RSW

Which would you do?

US Air with 1 stop adds a few hours in Charlotte NC. I am non-elite and am using miles. I am pretty picky about where I sit. And will change flights if I can't get at least an aisle. I haven't flown US Air in twenty years.

Thanks for the input.
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Old Aug 4, 10, 10:06 am
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USAir F should be better than CO Y, if that's more important to you than schedule. Is there a mileage difference?

Truthfully, this is a question you'll need to answer based on your preferences.
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Old Aug 4, 10, 10:08 am
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I fly because I want to get to where I'm going. I detest layovers. although, we do have a nice airport!
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Old Aug 4, 10, 10:20 am
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There is no mileage difference. I guess I was looking for a reason to avoid US Air.

Thanks!
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Old Aug 4, 10, 10:34 am
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It's such a short flight, but I assume you have an EasyPass domestic Y reward (25k) and are seeing Saver availability in F on US (also 25k). Since I avoid EasyPass redemptions on principle, I would go US F for that reason alone. Plus, US F has pillows, where CO does not. CO has better food, entertainment, and generally nicer planes, though.

The free drinks are good, too.
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Old Aug 4, 10, 10:54 am
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The drinks of course! silly me. LOL
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Old Aug 4, 10, 11:18 am
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CO baggage travels better than US F. Don't do it.
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Old Aug 4, 10, 11:28 am
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I would go with F on US. It's not that bad and you should be more comfortable.
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Old Aug 4, 10, 11:29 am
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What time of day are you departing EWR? A morning flight is a 2.5-3 hour trip. An evening flight may be a 5+ hour ordeal, which is a long time to sit on CO's Y seat.

If it's morning I might pick CO. From mid-afternoon to early evening I'd definitely pick US F.
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Old Aug 4, 10, 8:08 pm
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UA F- just this once

If its going to cost you 25k miles for the saver award, I'd say for the same price do US F over CO coach is the better buy. The service is hit-or-miss on US. As it is through CLT, your FA's will probably be alot nicer than the PHL or DCA based FA's.
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Old Aug 5, 10, 12:17 am
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If you're not in a hurry, then I'd do US F.

As a non-elite you'd at least get priority boarding, and elite benefits with the F ticket, rather than being one of the last to board, fight for overhead bin space etc on CO.

If you're in a hurry though, time wins, go CO.
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Old Aug 5, 10, 9:15 am
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Thanks for all the input.
When I pay for a ticket I usually take the first flight out always. Less chance to get stuck on the runway. I have a real fear of this. The direct flights are after 9:00 am so its not desirable. If I have to get stuck I would like to be in F. I guess I will take nothing I can't bare to lose and take USair. (I remember calling it USscare back when I use to travel for work). I guess I am dating myself.
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Do you have the option of flying US F nonstop out of PHL? It might be worth the drive to PHL to avoid making a connection in CLT.
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Originally Posted by gawhite411 View Post
CO baggage travels better than US F. Don't do it.
This is not true.
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This is not true.
Friends don't let friends fly US.
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