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US Airways - Las Vegas (LAS) to New York (JFK) - Flight US 052
A Friendly Flight Attendant but Mediocre Food and Drink
Flight Information: US Airways - Las Vegas (LAS) to New York (JFK) - Flight US 052 US Airways is the fifth largest airline in the United States and is a member of the Star Alliance. It connects over 200 destinations in North America, Central America, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Europe, operating more than 3,000 daily flights. In 2005, it merged with America West Airlines, retaining the name US Airways. (Click here to read our Las Vegas resort and restaurant reviews and click here to read our New York hotel and restaurant reviews.)
Check-In: Check-in at the US Airways counter in Las Vegas was surprisingly quick, easy and hassle-free. The agent behind the counter was pleasant and efficient, and the process was completed in a few minutes.
The Lounge: As with most US Carriers, lounge access was not available for domestic flights even though we were flying First Class from Las Vegas to New York.
First Impressions: Previously, we had taken a US Air flight from Chicago to Las Vegas where we had a less-than-impressive flight attendant, so when we were greeted by a smiling, happy and energetic flight attendant I had a good feeling that this flight would be different. My dread of a long, poor serviced flight was erased.
The Cabin: Our plane was an airbus A320 with a 2x2 seating configuration of three rows. While the First Class Cabin felt small, the plane at least seemed updated (but lacked an entertainment system). Personally, it did not at all look or feel like a first class cabin; as far as First Class on US domestic flights go, however, it’s about all one can expect.
The Flight (Service/Food/Drink): In contrast to the boring cabin, the service was amazing—what a stark difference from our last US Airways flight! Our female flight attendant was simply personable and delightful, always making sure that we were relaxed and comfortable. She served us dinner, which consisted of grilled chicken breast and pasta in a creamy tomato sauce. While the food was far from five-star quality, for a night flight, it was not half bad. The best part of the dinner was the warm white chocolate macadamia nut cookies served fresh out of the on-board oven.
The wine “selection” was just one white and one red, both of which were low level California wines. While cheap, it flowed freely and helped to make our over-night flight very enjoyable.
After dinner, we reclined in our partially reclining chairs and caught a couple hours of sleep before arriving into JFK the next morning.
Arrival: Our arrival in JFK at 6:30 on a cold January morning was on time. We had to wait just fifteen minutes for our bags at the baggage claim area, which was quick enough (and satisfying), at least compared to my recent experiences in Las Vegas and Chicago the previous weeks where it was complete chaos.
Overall Impression The US Airways flight from Las Vegas to New York JFK was comfortable, and thanks to our friendly flight attendant, very enjoyable. The uninteresting food, cheap drinks and lack of entertainment, however, did not measure up to a true first class experience. Overall, my rating for this US Airways flight 052 is Between Bombastic and Not.
Flight Time: Flight Time from Las Vegas (LAS) to New York (JFK) 5 Hours
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