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US Airways to Offer Convenient Online Payment for Checking Bags

Dépèche transmise le 23 avril 2009 par Business Wire

US Airways to Offer Convenient Online Payment for Checking Bags

US Airways to Offer Convenient Online Payment for Checking Bags

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE:LCC) announced today that it will begin offering its passengers the convenience of prepaying to check their bags online at usairways.com.

Customers who check in online at usairways.com with tickets booked starting today for flights on or after July 9 will have the option to prepay $15 for their first checked bag and $25 for their second checked bag. Web check-in is available within 24 hours of scheduled departure time. Passengers who choose to pay for checking their bags at the airport will be charged an additional $5 service fee per bag.

The baggage handling fees apply to all flights within the United States and to and from Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline will continue to waive the checked-bag fees for the following customers:

  • All Dividend Miles Preferred members (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Chairman's Preferred)
  • Confirmed First Class and Envoy passengers at time of check-in
  • Star Alliance Silver and Gold status members
  • All trans-Atlantic flight customers
  • Military personnel on active duty
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Passengers checking assistive devices

The ability to prepay for checked bags online at usairways.com adds to the airline’s self-service convenience features including the ability to check flight status, process upgrades and Web check-in 24 hours prior to departure.

US Airways introduced its a la carte business model last summer. The airline expects to generate between $400 million and $500 million in ancillary revenue from its a la carte services, including checked bag fees, Choice Seats and Power-Nap Sacks™.

For additional information on baggage policies and related fees, customers should visit www.usairways.com/baggage.

About US Airways

US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the “Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 33,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries worldwide. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)

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