US Airways today
unveiled its fifteenth GoFare market, introducing new simplified fares
between Philadelphia and San Diego, available immediately.US Airways’ Philadelphia-San Diego GoFares start at as low as $94* each
way in Coach Class. The one-way First Class fare is $699* each way and the
new GoFirst fare is $698* roundtrip, with a seven day advance purchase and
one-night minimum stay. Coach Class GoFares are never more than $499* each
way on this route. The previous walkup fare on this route was $1286** each
“As we have said, GoFares will continue to appear throughout our system,
and the introduction of low, simplified fares on an attractive
transcontinental route like Philadelphia-San Diego underscores our
commitment to changing the way we do business,” said B. Ben Baldanza, US
Airways senior vice president of marketing and planning.
US Airways introduced the first phase of its GoFares in Philadelphia on
April 29, 2004, making them available on 13 routes. In addition to San
Diego, US Airways now offers GoFares between Philadelphia and Boston
(introduced May 13), Chicago (O’Hare), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Las Vegas,
Orlando, Phoenix, Providence, R.I., and Tampa, Fla. US Airways also
announced GoFares between Philadelphia and Houston, Los Angeles,
Manchester, N.H., New Orleans, Raleigh- Durham, N.C., and West Palm Beach,
Fla., for travel beginning July 6, 2004. GoFares range from $29 - $499*
each way, with no Coach fare ever more than $499*, and there is no
Saturday-night stay requirement.
In addition to low fares, customers flying US Airways enjoy:—Advance
seat assignments—Pre-boarding for Preferred Dividend Miles members—A
First Class cabin with the ability to upgrade from Coach Class—
In-flight Cafe on select flights—Ability to earn frequent flier miles
for travel to and from more than 700 worldwide destinations through US
Airways’ participation in the Star Alliance.
* US Airways’ GoFares are simple, however, in addition to the fare, the
federal government requires that the company collect a tax of $3.10 every
time a customer takes off on one of US Airways’ planes, plus $2.50 per
segment, up to $10 per trip (the September 11th Security Fee). Some of the
airports that customers might visit also charge up to $4.50 for passing
through, but the total is capped at $18 per trip. The lowest fares must be
purchased seven, 14 or 21 days in advance and are nonrefundable.
** Highest walkup fare charged before the implementation of GoFares.
At Philadelphia, US Airways and US Airways Express operate 392 daily
nonstop departures, and at San Diego, US Airways operates three nonstop
roundtrip flights each day to Philadelphia as well as daily nonstop
service to Charlotte, N.C., and twice-daily nonstop service to Pittsburgh.
US Airways has many other airline partners, and a part of a GoFare or any
other trip might be on one of the partner’s airplanes. These GoFares are
available for travel on the US Airways Express carriers Allegheny, Air
Midwest, Chautauqua, Colgan, Mesa, MidAtlantic Airways, Piedmont, PSA,
Shuttle America or Trans States. A flight also might be operated by our
Star Alliance partner United Airlines(R). For all of the details about
GoFares, including a few other restrictions, please go to