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US Airways Matches Competitors’ Bag Fees

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US Airways Matches Competitors’ Bag Fees

US Airways Matches Competitors’ Bag Fees

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE:LCC) today announced it will match the $20 first checked bag and $30 second checked bag fees put into place by American Airlines earlier this summer. In addition, US Airways announced it will also match a $50 second checked bag fee on its trans-Atlantic flights, a change recently introduced by some competitors. The new trans-Atlantic second bag fee will apply to all European destinations served by the airline.

To encourage customers to continue choosing self-service tools at usairways.com and to cover the additional expense associated with checking bags at the airport, the airline will continue to charge a $5 airport service fee per checked bag.

The fee changes will become effective on tickets purchased starting today for travel on or after October 7. The following customers will continue to be exempt from the policy, and for a full list of exemptions, please visit usairways.com/baggage:

  • US Airways’ Dividend Miles Preferred members who have achieved Silver, Gold, Platinum or Chairman's Preferred status, as well as all Star Alliance Silver and Gold status members
  • Confirmed First Class and Envoy passengers at time of check-in
  • Military personnel on active duty

About US Airways

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 Middle East, 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 its customers more than 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 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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