West 737's Done 12/2011 & 1st Express First Class In September

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  1. Gulfstream 550

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    Get comfortable! We're hard at work improving our fleet.

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    Brand new A321s

    This year, we’re replacing our 737s with new and modern A321s. More comfortable and fuel efficient, these aircraft feature Gogo Inflight Internet and more First Class seats (so more opportunities for Preferred upgrades!) We’re phasing out our West Coast based 737-300s by December 2011 and our East Coast based 737-300s by December 2012.
    • 20% more fuel efficiency
    • Light, bright and clean interiors
    • Gogo Inflight Internet on board
    • More First Class seats featuring fully adjustable headrests
    • In Coach, comfortable seats with more legroom

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    Upgraded CRJ-900s

    This summer, we’re also refreshing the US Airways Express fleet of 38 CRJ-900s. Enjoy more comfortable seats and a lighter, brighter cabin. We’ll also install First Class cabins on this fleet (and 3 others this fall!)
    • New, more cushiony leather seats
    • Polished fixtures and new lighting for a brighter cabin
    • Lavatory makeover

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    Updated A330-300s

    We’re also updating the interiors of our A330-300s. Soon, you’ll enjoy the Envoy Suite and more comfortable Economy seats on most flights to and from Europe and the Middle East.
    • In Economy, a refreshed cabin, comfortable seats with more legroom and new inflight entertainment
    • In business class, the Envoy Suite with fully flat-bed seats
    • Europe & the Middle East
     
  2. Gulfstream 550

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    It is about time the West 737's depart. Those 737's have ALWAYS needed a new interior. The West 737's cannot be disposed of fast enough!!!

    Looking forward to First Class on CLT-RDU and CLT-GSO.
     
  3. UA191

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    I hope US starts to expand their GoGo Internet Access. Right now, I have to go out of my way to get wifi onboard. It would be a great addition to their overall pretty bad product, to at least offer some type of entertainment onboard.
     
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    Being on an A-320 from BOS-PHX is killer when there is not any entertainment or GoGo - especailly when your Dell computer does not have the right Codec loaded so that movie you got at RedBox does not even work on the flight!! I say GoGo on ALL the Airbus fleet
     
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    I find it interesting tha US is replacing 737-300's with A321. Not quite a equal seat replacement...could this mean US is expanding capacity?
     
  6. JetsettingEric
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    US is going to slightly expand ASMs by replacing 737s with A321s. However, they are not going to put the A321s on 737 routes. Most likely, some A320 routes will be upgraded to A321s, some A319 routes will be upgraded to A320s and the 737 routes will be flown by A319s. Anyone want to speculate on which routes get upgraded to A321s?

    i was on a new A321 a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Very subtle differences from a regular 321. I'm sure the additional performance of the new 321s vs. the original East 321s is appreciated in PHX/LAS.
     
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    I second this. I use GoGo every single time I'm on a flight with it...c'mon US, put it on every plane, and I will pay for it on every plane.
     
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    That actually makes pretty good sense, although I'm not sure of the logistics of moving all the planes about rather than replacing the old ones. Still, trickling down new planes is always a good thing... it makes people that fly regularly on these routes notice the changes even though all they're doing really is recycling current product. :)

    Now if they'd only do something with those 757s
     
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    I also look forward to the day when they replace the 737-400 fleet...
     
  10. Gulfstream 550

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    The 737-400 (US East) will be phased out by the end of December 2012 so about 16 more months of the US East 7373's and only 3.5 months of the US West 737's!
     
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    The logistics of the 321->320->319->737 swap shouldn't be that difficult. Remember, the size difference from a 737-300 to a A321 would add way too much capacity to the current 737 markets. The same pilot can fly a 319/320/321, and there is an additional FA on the 321 due to the number of passengers.

    There are some 319 markets that can't go to an 320 - some of the beyond perimeter DCA flights need either a 319 or a 757, and some of the flights that need and EOW plane need the special 319s.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that JFK-PHX gets upgraded to the 321.
     
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    It looks like the 737-400 will still be around, only the East and West 737-300's are being retired ( according to US Air)
     
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    No more playing footsie with the FA's during takeoff/landing?

    ;)
     
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    Will they actually install some power outlets on their planes, too?
     
  15. Gulfstream 550

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    I have been able to get Power Outlets to work on some US A321's at Seat 1A with an outlet!! Saw one a US A319 the other day too at 1A.
     
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    I've heard about this, and the last time I was on a 319 in 1A I looked but couldn't find it (I'm sure I looked like an idiot for about 5 minutes, feeling the side of the plane all along the floor, under the seat, etc). Where is this outlet exactly?
     
  17. Gulfstream 550

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    I don't think it is every A319. It might have been how US picked some up from other carriers/leasing companies or how the plane was configured when delivered. I don't think it is too many. But I have been able to have power from PHL-PHX and PHL-LAX on a few A321's in 1A.
     
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    Is this just an outlet normally intended for use on the ground by a cleaning crew?
     
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    Yes, but where exactly is the outlet? If I'm sitting in 1A looking straight ahead at the bulkhead, where do I look to find this outlet (if the plane happens to have one)?
     
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    That's my understanding...
     
  21. Gulfstream 550

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    The outlets are not on every 321 and 319. Look hard, but usually by your feet on the left wall panel. I was on an A321 in 1A last month and the although I plugged in, there was not any "juice" going through the line. Perhaps we could get a listing of nose numbers with power outlets that work on the 321's and 319's
     
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    Then I guess they're on the cleaner planes and missing from the dirtier planes. ;)
     
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    I just started a thread to have fliers list the nose numbers or the tail numbers of the planes that have it. That way when in the USAirways Club we can get excited or disappointed when looking at the nose numbers....
     
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    Which 321's and 319's Have Power At 1A?
     
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    According to what I have read, the 737-400's are staying until 2014 or thereabouts. The west -300's will go in 2011, and the east -300's will go in 2012.

    That said, I agree with the previous thought- 737 flights to 319, etc....that makes more sense.

    With regard to performance, the west 321's with the IAE engines do perform better than the east 321's with the SNECMA engines, but neither can touch the 757.
     
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