I frequently refer to the legacy US Airways fleet as a ‘basket of deplorables’. We’re four years into the merger and they never added seat power or extra legroom seats to most of the planes. The old tattered first class seats on A321s have gotten new seat covers, but they didn’t even clean the seats themselves from the scuff marks and pen drawings that have accumulated over the years.
That’s just what we can see. Here’s something I hadn’t considered: the air vents on those planes.
An airline that invests heavily in share repurchases, reservation system and frequent flyer program integration (and reprogramming for devaluation), revenue-based mileage-earning and basic economy… hasn’t been bothering to clean the air vents?
Here’s what the flight attendants union has to say on the subject in last Friday’s APFA newsletter: