Reflections on a EWR-LAX in C on a 777

Old Nov 11, 18, 12:57 pm
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And do I recall that PS flights had a dedicated crew roster? Seemed I saw a lot of the same FAs between JFK and SFO. They took great pride in working those flights and looked phenomenal. Men had their top button done and their tie all the way up for the whole flight. Women were in heels and skirts, instead of poorly tailored pants and clogs as soon as the door closed. The whole thing actually felt it was worth the price you paid. When was the last time anyone thought that???
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Old Nov 11, 18, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Colin View Post
it puts UA at a competitive disadvantage for everyone buying J & traveling from LA to Manhattan.
for these passengers, the LAX & JFK AA Flagships lounges are so much better than United Clubs.
lounge quality is not immaterial when considering getting to these airports a bit early to account for the possible hellish traffic at either end.

perhaps UA is fine with the revenue from people needing EWR and locked-in elite.
for me, i pick UA only if cheaper.
well UNited is upgrading the United Clubs, so they will be good enough for the trascon flights.
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Old Nov 11, 18, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by EnvoyBoy View Post
And do I recall that PS flights had a dedicated crew roster? Seemed I saw a lot of the same FAs between JFK and SFO. They took great pride in working those flights and looked phenomenal. Men had their top button done and their tie all the way up for the whole flight. Women were in heels and skirts, instead of poorly tailored pants and clogs as soon as the door closed. The whole thing actually felt it was worth the price you paid. When was the last time anyone thought that???
It was dedicated because it was solely staffed with JFK-based crew. Without any international flights, the senior FAs would choose to fly on the transcon instead of multi-legs out of LGA. Furthermore, they used to staff the flight with 6 flight attendants instead of 5 today, so the service level was much higher.

Once the flights were moved to EWR, they started staffing the flights out of both LAX and SFO base, as well as s-CO FAs from various bases for those 16 seats 757 in rotation (had a Houston-based crew once, which felt really out of place). In addition, with the base move to EWR, the former JFK flight attendants once again have international options instead of solely on transcon flights.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by PTahCha View Post
It was dedicated because it was solely staffed with JFK-based crew. Without any international flights, the senior FAs would choose to fly on the transcon instead of multi-legs out of LGA. Furthermore, they used to staff the flight with 6 flight attendants instead of 5 today, so the service level was much higher..
+1 to this. I had some of the best crews of my travel career LAX <> JFK which I used to do monthly. Several of them still recognize me when I run into them today (mostly on INTL flights) which they opted for when JFK unwound.
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