US Airways began operations in 1979 but its history dates back a further 40 years when it formed as All American Aviation in 1939. Cheap flights from US Airways depart mainly from its three main hubs in the United States, at Charlotte-Douglas Airport in North Carolina, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia and Sky Harbour International Airport, Phoenix. US Airways flights cover destinations in North America and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.
US Airways flights from the UK depart from Glasgow, Manchester, London Heathrow and London Gatwick on direct routes to several US cities along the east coast and Florida. As part of the Star Alliance, cheap flights from US Airways are also available on code-sharing agreements with other airlines. US Airways currently operates with an enormous fleet of almost 350 aircraft, with more being brought into service each year.
Check-in for US Airways flights is available online from 24 hours, up to 90 minutes before departure. Check-in at the airport closes an hour before the scheduled flight time.
All passengers on US Airways flights can check in one item of luggage with a weight limit of 23kg. Extra luggage is charged at 50USD for the second bag and 100USD per bag after that. All passengers can carry on one item of cabin baggage up to 18kg.
Cheap flights from US Airways offer a seat pitch of 31-32 inches in long-haul Economy. Business Class has 55-60 inches, and First Class up to 94 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
The US Airways frequent flyer programme, Dividend Miles, has a four tiered system including Silver, Gold, Platinum and Chairman’s status. Passengers are rewarded with benefits such as upgrades and bonus miles.
US Airways flights on the Airbus A330-300 have six seats that are labelled as ‘Envoy Class’, and at 94 inches have the largest seat pitch of any airline in the world. More significantly, Envoy Class seats are able to fully recline all the way down, forming a flat bed.