US Airways announced today that it has implemented the 90-day “Peace of Mind” flexible travel period, effective tomorrow.
The “Peace of Mind” flexible travel policy, which is being implemented due to the conflict in Iraq, allows customers to make changes to itineraries for travel originating March 19 through June 17, 2003, without incurring standard change fees. Travel within the U.S. or between the U.S. and Canada may be rescheduled to originate on or before June 17, 2003. Customers scheduled to fly to or from Europe, the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and Mexico during the 90-day flexible travel period may reschedule travel to originate on or before Dec. 15, 2003. Among the allowed itinerary changes are:
* Full value of wholly unused tickets can be applied to future travel
* Dates of travel can be changed
* Destination city can be changed
* Itinerary changes can be made for those customers whose trip has not been completed
The “Peace of Mind” flexible travel policy applies to all US Airways itineraries that include travel March 19 through June 17, 2003. The policy applies to tickets purchased, and award tickets issued, on or before April 2, 2003. Itinerary changes must be made prior to the scheduled departure or before April 2, 2003. All rules and restrictions of the fare purchased will apply, and customers are responsible for any difference in fare. US Airways could extend the change and flexible travel periods, and would communicate those dates publicly.
With “Peace of Mind,” customers traveling on Dividend Miles award tickets will be able to reschedule award travel without incurring fast ticket, reissue, redeposit or change fees.
Customers who have purchased US Airways tickets through a booking source other than US Airways Reservations, US Airways Airport or City Ticket Offices or usairways.com - such as a travel Web site or a travel agency - should contact the booking source to request changes. Tickets issued by US Airways for travel on airlines other than US Airways, the US Airways Shuttle or US Airways Express willfollow the rules of the airline operating the flight(s).
US Airways is the nation`s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Most of its route network is concentrated in the eastern U.S., where it is the largest air carrier east of the Mississippi. It employs approximately 33,000 people and operates a fleet of 279 mainline jet aircraft. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle, and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day. For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.