ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2002—US Airways has introduced new Fall/Winter season sale fares designed to jump-start travel demand as it heads into the typically slow Winter travel season. The sale, which is valid for travel across the US Airways system, offers customers ticket prices as low as $78 roundtrip in some markets.
Customers booking online through usairways.com can take an additional 5 percent off of the sale price in select markets.“This has been a difficult process, yet US Airways and the CWA together have worked to reach an agreement that meets the target cost reductions,” said Jerry A. Glass, US Airways senior vice president of employee relations. “We thank the CWA’s leadership and recognize the significance of the sacrifices we are asking our employees to make.”
“We have announced a Fall schedule that preserves service to our entire network of 203 cities. We want to give our passengers more reasons to choose us this Fall and Winter by introducing some great travel bargains,” said B. Ben Baldanza, US Airways senior vice president of marketing and planning.
For flights in the U.S., these sale fares are available when completing travel by Dec. 11, 2002, in most markets (in select markets by Jan. 23, 2003). Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure (14 days in select markets), and no later than Sept. 20, 2002. One Saturday-night stay is required in most markets (a three-night minimum stay requirement in some markets). The lowest fares generally are available when traveling midweek.
Customers visiting Europe as part of this seasonal sale must travel Oct. 1, 2002, through Dec. 12, 2002, or Dec. 25, 2002, through March 31, 2003 (for London and Manchester, England, Oct. 1 through Dec. 17, 2002, and Dec. 24, 2002, through March 31, 2003). Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure and no later than Sept. 19, 2002. One Saturday-night stay is required. The lowest fares are available when traveling Monday through Thursday, except for the United Kingdom, which is Monday through Wednesday.
Tickets for travel to and from the Caribbean must be purchased at least seven days before departure and no later than Sept. 20, 2002, with all travel completed by Dec. 12, 2002. US Airways serves Antigua only on Saturdays and St. Lucia on Saturdays and Sundays. The lowest fares are available when traveling Monday through Thursday.