Airlines are flying some nearly empty planes from the United States to Mexico, a strong indication that swine flu concerns are keeping travelers at home. Continental Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways offer the most services to Mexico from the US and they are all seeing big falls in demand.
Beginning in May, US Airways customers will be able to enjoy seamless travel between the United States and Qatar, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Qatar Airways and US Airways. The agreement is subject to both United States and foreign government approval. A filing in support of the carriers’ new agreement was submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation this week.
The US Airways Airbus A320 that made its spectacular landing in the Hudson river last week had three unsung heroes on board.The pilot, Chesley “Sulley” Sullenburger kept his cool and saved all 155 lives with his quick thinking and acute judgement however the three flight attendants on board the plane also remind us what it really means to work in the skies.
Black box data has confirmed that a collision with a flock of birds caused the US Airways Airbus A320 to lose power, forcing the pilot to crash land into the Hudson River shortly after take-off. The pilot also told crash investigators that he ditched the plane in the Hudson River to avoid a potentially “catastrophic” crash in Manhattan.
US Airways flight 1549, an Airbus A320 en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia, with at least 152 people aboard, has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City but no loss of life has been reported.
US Airways has freshened up its Envoy (trans-Atlantic business class service) experience to meet the expectations of “today’s discerning travelers”.
US Airways has introduced new, upgraded menus for customers seated in its First Class cabin on flights in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
US Airways hasentered into a partnership with Travel Channel to produce a 60-minuteentertainment program, which began airing onboard video-equipped flights this month.
US Airways has toldthe U.S. Department of Transportation that the airline’s bid fordaily service to China in 2009 provides maximum competition for U.S. consumersand greater convenience for shippers, while also establishing a new gateway toChina for more than 150,000 passengers annually.
US Airways launched a bid for daily non-stop flights from Philadelphia to Beijing that will bring new competitive options to China throughout the East Coast and mid-Atlantic regions.
US Airways has agreed to terms with Airbus S.A.S. for 60 single-aisle A320-family aircraft and 32 widebody aircraft, including the next generation A350 XWB.
US Airways is offering a “Buy Three Online, Get One Free*” program which rewards customers with free* travel for purchasing tickets and flying on US Airways, US Airways Express or US Airways Shuttle between Feb. 13, 2004 and June 15, 2004.