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Good news from US Airways... I just got an email this morning stating that they are bringing back the 500 mile minimums retroactive from May and bonus miles retroactive from August for Preferred members. Now, if they would just stop charging all of us $2 for diet cokes and water! :alc:

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Does anyone know of a pic of an AA 738 at Clt arriving from or departing for Mia????

Unless they just started it, I've never seen an AA 738 at CLT. Only AA MD-82s and American Eagle EMB135/145.

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Unless they just started it, I've never seen an AA 738 at CLT. Only AA MD-82s and American Eagle EMB135/145.
it actually ended a few years ago it was like a 8 pm arivval and a 7ish am departure. Edited by CltFlyer

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Any info on the light plane that had breaking issues around 7pm this even on Charlottes Runway near the Military base and cargo apron. We were second in line for take off when the annoucement was made. We had to switch to the cross-field runway and departed from it.( I was not aware it was long enough for a 757-200 to depart from.) This was the first i have ever departed from that runway.

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Jetblue announced this week that they will add another CLT-Boston nonstop flight 5.1.09 for a total of 2.

Competition is a good thing!

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Usairways has uploaded the summer schedule. While it appears that Sacramento and Portland are both back, sadly Tuscon is not. I thought Tuscon was performing the best of Smf and Tus that were just added last year.

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I think Tucson is going to be a seasonal flight. It will operate in the winter months, but not in the summer.

Poor Tucson has been seeing a reduction with other carriers as well. United eliminated its non-stop to and from IAD a while back.

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I found a recently added youtube video that someone took of Lufthansa 742s at Clt that was doing a Fra-Clt-Iah-Clt-Fra flight 3x a week in the early 90s........Enjoy

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I found a recently added youtube video that someone took of Lufthansa 742s at Clt that was doing a Fra-Clt-Iah-Clt-Fra flight 3x a week in the early 90s........Enjoy

I took that flight a number of times to Frankfurt r/t. Back half was configured for cargo. It was a great flight, good service, roomy even in coach.

I remember one time we came in on 23 and hit so hard that overhead bins opened and even a couple of oxygen masks came down.

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I'm flying Charlotte to Munich in a couple of weeks. I've never flown Lufthansa before, so this should be quite an experience. How does it compare to American carriers, and how is the route?

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I'm flying Charlotte to Munich in a couple of weeks. I've never flown Lufthansa before, so this should be quite an experience. How does it compare to American carriers, and how is the route?
There is no comparison. They're FAR superior to American carriers.

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There is no comparison. They're FAR superior to American carriers.

I heartily agree. My main preference is United, but to Europe I fly Lufthansa when possible - for their service and the efficiency of connections (United adds a stop). There are other carriers with more luxury, but I'll take consistency and efficiency any day.

If only each recent experience on US Airways wasn't so dreadful I would choose them and get fewer stops. As it is I have gone as far as changing planned vacation schedules and paying more for a Lufhansa seat, or adding a connection in ORD or even IAD (not a very nice connection airport) to avoid US.

Oh, and Munich's airport is great. Much nicer than Frankfurt, if with a few less connection choices.

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^ What amenities does Lufthansa offer compared to US? And do they charge extra for 2 checked luggage items? I'm studying abroad this upcoming semester in Maastricht, the Netherlands, so I'm flying into Munich and then to Brussels.

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^ What amenities does Lufthansa offer compared to US? And do they charge extra for 2 checked luggage items? I'm studying abroad this upcoming semester in Maastricht, the Netherlands, so I'm flying into Munich and then to Brussels.
No charge for luggage under 50 lbs. (same as US Airways international). Free headphones, free liquor and wine, better food, better inflight entertainment, more attractive (and youthful) flight attendants.

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I'm flying Charlotte to Munich in a couple of weeks. I've never flown Lufthansa before, so this should be quite an experience. How does it compare to American carriers, and how is the route?

Like cars, I find the foreign ones to be much better. I always fly British Air, Virgin, Lufthansa, or Iceland Air. The most uncomfortable flights were on Delta previously. On domestic flights, Jet Blue or Airtran are just fine. Lufthansa is really nice.

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^ What amenities does Lufthansa offer compared to US? And do they charge extra for 2 checked luggage items? I'm studying abroad this upcoming semester in Maastricht, the Netherlands, so I'm flying into Munich and then to Brussels.

While in Maastricht, visit Utrech, my favorite inland Dutch city. It is only 20 kilometers from Amsterdam and much more Dutch. I am at the point in my life where I only go to Amsterdam to have an Indonesian meal. You are a lucky person to get to study in Holland. They are the best people on earth (besides Charlotteans). Oh yea, try to make it to Brugge. It was always my favorite get away from London. Now I have a strong urge for fries with mayonaise on top and Mussels.

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