US Airways today
announced two new GoFares(R) markets for Washington, D.C., area customers,
offering simplified fares as low as $89* each way, available immediately,
to and from Syracuse, N.Y., and Nashville. This further expands US
Airways’ role as the largest low-fare carrier at Ronald Reagan Washington
National Airport. US Airways’ Washington-Syracuse GoFares start as low as $89* each way in
Coach, with last minute fares as low as $139* each way.
Washington-Nashville GoFares begin at $99* each way, with last minute
fares available as low as $159* each way. The lowest fares for both
Syracuse and Nashville require an advance purchase.
US Airways first introduced Washington GoFares on June 18, 2004, making
them available on 22 initial routes. Washington GoFares are simple, with
no Coach fare ever more than $499* each way, and no Saturday-night stay
“We’ve heard positive feedback from our customers about GoFares, and we
are pleased to continue their expansion into Nashville and Syracuse, both
of which we serve nonstop from Reagan National,” said B. Ben Baldanza, US
Airways senior vice president of marketing and revenue management.
“Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, GoFares make low-fare
travel simpler and more convenient than ever.”
Additionally, Seth, the GoFares guy, will be on the streets of Washington
Thursday celebrating the addition of Syracuse and Nashville GoFares. He
will be handing out special gifts that are representative of these two new
GoFares markets, including country music CDs.
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 * Ability to
earn frequent flier miles for travel to and from more than 750
destinations worldwide through US Airways’ participation in the Star
Alliance * Advance seat assignments and boarding passes
Washington GoFares are available to and from these cities as well as:
Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia and Myrtle Beach,
S.C.; Kansas City, Mo.; Las Vegas; New Orleans; Norfolk, Va.; Phoenix;
Portland, Maine; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; White Plains, N.Y.; and Fort
Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota,
Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla.
*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, making them available on 13 routes. US Airways now offers
GoFares between Philadelphia and Boston (introduced May 13), Chicago
(O’Hare), Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Providence, R.I.,
San Diego (introduced June 10), and Tampa. US Airways also announced
GoFares between Philadelphia and Houston, Los Angeles, Manchester, N.H.,
New Orleans, Raleigh- Durham, N.C., and West Palm Beach, for travel
beginning July 6, 2004.
US Airways is offering an introductory special of triple Dividend Miles(R)
for Washington GoFares travel booked at http://www.usairways.com/, when
members register before purchase at http://www.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 http://www.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 partner’s aircraft. These GoFares are
available for travel on the US Airways Express(R) 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