“A Great Experience on an American Carrier”
Flight from Vancouver to Los Cabos
- Number of Stops:
- 1 stop in Phoenix, Arizona
- Date of Flight:
- March 2010
- Seat Class:
I did not appreciate having to pay for my first checked bag ($25 US) and in hindsight would have brought a larger bag to justify the cost. Otherwise, the first leg of the journey was good with the pilots providing commentary as we flew over the US. We arrived early and I was really impressed with my first visit to the Phoenix airport. The airport was very busy for a Monday although for some it was the beginning of Spring Break. Phoenix is a "hub" for US Airways and I was really impressed with the volume of aircraft coming and going. The whole airline experience was very positive. I did not appreciate the hoards of hucksters selling "timeshare" presentations as one tries to navigate towards the exits and awaiting taxi shuttles. The other irony was when you purchase duty free alcohol in Mexico, they hand it "sealed" and you carry it on to the airplane and put it in the overhead compartment. Conversely, when you clear US Customs in Phoenix, the direct you to place that "liquid" in your checked baggage BEFORE making your connecting flight back to Canada....luckily, I was able to make room in my checked bag and I did not experience any spillage. Otherwise, a great time was had by all and I would fly with US Airways again.