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US Airways Considering Eliminating Some First Class Seats

Bad news for US Airways elite flyers:  The airline is considering removing 10 of its 26 first class seats from its A321 aircraft.  These planes typically fly cross-country, where elite flyers were enjoying free upgrades.  You can say goodbye to that.  The 26 seats was pretty generous to begin with, as most airlines had fewer than that so while there’ll be some grumbling, it’s what most frequent flyers are facing these days.  The carrier is also going to add a row of coach seats to its A319s, reducing seat pitch by an inch or so, and removing 4 first class seats (previously 16, now 12) from its A320s.  In short, they’re making the airline look more like America West and less like US Airways.

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