I’m happy to hear the US Airways is making some meaningful improvements in its onboard product offerings.  First, the airline is adding a First Class cabin to its 70 seat and up Express fleet of 110 aircraft.  This is good news for elite customers, and good news for the airline.  I expect this improved product will result in improved revenues for the airline, and since US Airways is making the move, their accountants must agree!

Second, US Airways is investing in its meal offerings  most mainline flights.  In addition to real honest to goodness glassware, better snacks  are on the way too.  And on flights greater than 3.5 hours departing between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m., First Class customers will now enjoy upgraded breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals that include include appetizers, upgraded desserts and a choice of breads. According to US Airways, menus will vary slightly on Embraer 190 and Boeing 737 aircraft.  Finally, US Airways will be making updates to its international business class with better meals, and improved china.

I think all of this is great news for US fliers.  I have a natural connection to US Airways.  The Piedmont frequent flier program was the first mileage scheme I ever joined….at the ripe old age of 17.  I was a big fan of Piedmont, and have really been a little sad about how things have shaken out in the industry madness since then US Air’s takeover.  It’s nice to see the new US Airways investing in its onboard product.  Past due, but appreciated nonetheless.  Hopefully I will be able to experience these new enhancements on a US Airways flight in the near future.

You can read the presser from US Airways here.