US Airways today
announced four new GoFares(R) markets for Washington, D.C.-area customers,
offering simplified fares as low as $89* each way, available immediately,
to and from Albany, Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., and Charleston, S.C.US Airways’ Washington-Albany, Buffalo and Rochester GoFares start as low
as $89* each way in Coach Class, with last-minute fares as low as $139*
each way. Washington-Charleston, S.C., GoFares begin at $99* each way,
with last- minute fares available as low as $149* each way. The lowest
fares require a 14-day advance purchase.
“Upstate New York is really turning a corner when it comes to low-fare air
service. When companies consider which region to locate their business in,
they often look at the air service options,” said U.S. Senator Charles E.
Schumer. “Up until a few years ago people complained there was no way to
fly here at a reasonable rate. That has now changed dramatically.”
US Airways first introduced Washington GoFares on June 18, 2004, making
them available on 22 initial routes, with two additional routes unveiled
on July 1. Washington GoFares are simple, with no Coach fare ever more
than $499* each way, and no Saturday-night stay requirement.
Customers flying US Airways also enjoy many benefits not always offered by
low-fare alternatives, including the convenience of Reagan National’s
proximity to D.C., and quick curb-to-gate time; airport Metrorail access;
pre- boarding for Preferred Dividend Miles members; In-flight Cafe on
select flights; and the ability to earn frequent flier miles for travel to
and from more than 750 destinations worldwide through US Airways’
participation in 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 14 days in advance, are based on required roundtrip purchase, a
one-night minimum stay, and are nonrefundable. Last minute fares are
available one-way. Other restrictions may apply. For more details, see
US Airways introduced the first phase of its GoFares in Philadelphia on
April 29, 2004.
US Airways is offering an introductory special of triple Dividend Miles(R)
for Washington GoFares travel booked at usairways.com, when members
register before purchase at usairways.com/dm/9998. Customers can earn
double Dividend Miles when booking Washington GoFares through their travel
professional. Members must register for double miles before departure at
usairways.com/dm/4597 or by calling 1-800-872-4738 and entering bonus
request 4597. This offer may not be combined with other flight bonus
offers, and retroactive mileage credit will not be given prior to
registration. All Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply.
US Airways has many other airline partners, and a part of a GoFare or any
other trip might be on one of the partners’ aircraft. These GoFares are
available for travel on the US Airways Express(R) carriers 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 usairways.com.