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US Airways (US)

US Airways is one of America's major airlines, the 6th largest in fact in terms of passenger numbers. US Airways operates out of Charlotte (Phoenix) and Philadelphia and services more than 200 destinations around the world from North to South America, Europe and the Middle East thanks to its affiliation with Star Alliance.

Identity Card

  • IATA code: US
  • Number of serviced cities: 141 destinations
  • Main hub: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Alliance: Star Alliance
  • Fleet: 347 aircraft

History of US Airways

US Airways can trace its history back to the last 1930s when it began operating as the All American Aviation Company in Pittsburgh. It carried airmail until the 1950s when it switched to flying passengers. By the 1970s the airline was the largest in northeast USA with the name Allegheny Airlines. At this same time the airline changed its name again to USAir and welcomed some of the first Boeing 737s to its fleet.

By the early 1990s the airline was one of the biggest in the world, flying transatlantic to London Gatwick Airport, Paris, Frankfurt and destinations all over the USA. At the time the airline operated 5000+ flights a day. Being the largest airline operating out of Washington-Reagan Airport, US Airways was hit heavily when it was closed after the September 11th terrorist attack. The airline never quite recovered from the financial loss, claiming bankruptcy in 2002 for one year and then claiming again in 2004. More recently, April 2010, US Airways announced plans to merge with Continental Airlines.

Travel with US Airways: practical information

  • Onboard Services

    • Meals: On flights within North America passengers can shop from the MarketPlace, paying with credit card. On transatlantic flights, passengers have a choice of two entrées. Passengers with special dietary needs must inform the airline 24 hours in advance.
    • Entertainment: There are movies and audio programs available on long-haul flights only. Domestic passengers can enjoy several magazines, newspapers and shopping guides.
  • Baggage Allowances

    • Cabin: 1 carry-on luggage and 1 personal item are allowed. It must be no larger than 36 x 23 x 56 cm or heavier than 18kg.
    • Checked: Passengers flying to/from Europe can allowed 2 backs, each with a maximum weight of 50 lbs (23 kg). Domestic passengers must pay a fee of $20 per piece of luggage (if bought online, otherwise $25 at the airport).
    • Excess: There is a fee of $50 for bags weighing 51-70 lbs, $100 for bags heavier.

Discounts and Special Offers

Infants can travel for 10% of the adult fare on international flights.

Contact:

Website: www.usairways.com
Telephone: +1 480 693 0800

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US Airways will begin daily flights to London’s Heathrow Airport from Charlotte beginning March in 2013. The route will use the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft featuring international business class. This cross-Atlantic route will supplement US Airways’ daily flights from Philadelphia […]

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US Airways is celebrating today as they launch new daily non-stop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and to San Antonio International Airport. This will no doubt give flyers in these two cities more possibilities when it […]

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After a trial run, US Airways has given the thumbs up to expand its Gogo Wi-Fi in-flight internet service to its entire fleet of Airbus and Embraer aircraft, about 90% of its domestic fleet. This is a win for both […]