I arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport around 6 am to check in for US Airways flight 409 departing at 8:20am to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. US Airways operates out of terminal A at Newark. Arriving at the airport, many passengers were lined up to check in for the early morning flights to Charlotte and Phoenix. The ticketing agents were fast and efficient, and I had dropped off my suitcase within 10 minutes of lining up.
Security lines were short, as not many flights were departing from the section of the terminal mine was, and I made it to the airside with plenty of time before my flight boarded.
Spotted my plane preparing for departure from Gate 38
Terminal A at Newark is divided into sections, and at mine there was only a small shop open selling coffee and breakfast pastries. The flight boarded on time, about 7:45am. Once everyone was onboard, the flight attendants began the safety demo and the aircraft was pushed back from the gate.
Views during boarding
I was seated in 26A, the last row of the aircraft! I booked the trip late and there were few open seats available.
Onboard Seat 26A
Pushback was on-time and the flight attendants performed a manual safety demonstration.
Taxiing past Delta jets at Newark
It was a very short taxi to the runway for departure, and with no departing aircraft ahead of us we were airborne by 8:32am.
Takeoff from Newark
The weather was cloudy and there was some minor turbulence during the climb.
Climbout from Newark
The flight was scheduled to be around 1 hour and 30 minutes. About midway throughout the flight, flight attendants came through the aisle with beverage service and food for purchase.
No entertainment was provided on the flight. About 1 hour and 15 minutes after departing Newark we began our descent into Charlotte.
Charlotte in the Distance
The flight landed at 10:07am, 3 minutes early of our scheduled arrival time of 10:10am.
Landing in Charlotte
We had a long taxi to the gate as our plane had to hold on the taxiway for other aircraft to pass.
US Airways Airbus A320
The total flight time was 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Then it was a short transfer to my connecting flight to St. Kitts!
Here is the video trip report of the flight
Newark - EWR
Charlotte - CLT
US Airways provided standard economy service for the short flight to Charlotte. Considering the flight was only 1 hour and 30 minutes long, one complimentary beverage service was completed efficiently by the crew. No entertainment or snack was provided. US Airways has a hub in Charlotte with many flights a day to Newark and the New York area. This flight was the best choice for flying to Charlotte, and I would consider taking it again.
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