US Airways Expands Onboard Cell Phone Use

10th Oct 2003

US Airways announced today that it has expanded its onboard cellular phone use policy to allow customers to use their phones sooner after landing.

Effective immediately, customers now can turn on and use cellular phones, two-way pagers and PDAs onboard US Airways while taxiing to the gate, once advised by the flight crew.

No changes to the pre-departure cell phone usage policy have been made. US Airways customers still can use cellular phones and other approved electronic devices until the aircraft door is closed.

US Airways’ new wireless communication onboard use policy applies to all US Airways and US Airways Shuttle flights systemwide. The revised policy does not apply to US Airways Express flights at this time, pending completion of further testing. Cell phone use while an aircraft is in flight still is prohibited per Federal Communications Commission rules.

US Airways is the nation’s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Most of its route network is concentrated in the eastern U.S., where it is the largest air carrier east of the Mississippi. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,400 flights per day. For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, visit US Airways online at, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.


Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at (703) 872-5100.



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