(Dive Travel Business News - May 29, 2010) -- FareCompare.com recently analyzed summer airline prices and found that consumers will be paying a surcharge for flying on a "peak travel day" starting June 10 through August 22, 2010. According to the study, so-called "peak travel" days will be every day this summer, with the only exception being July 4th.
American, Delta, Continental, United and US Airways are placing a $10 - $30 surcharge (per one way flight) on most domestic flights operating this summer. The surcharge will be included in the cost of the ticket. Southwest and JetBlue have no surcharges on any flights.
The most common surcharge is $20 and is frequently found on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Monday flights. A $10 surcharge is most common Tuesdays and Wednesdays - the least busy travel. The most expensive surcharge — $30 — is usually in effect on Sundays and typically the busiest of summer travel days.
(Dive Travel Business News - May 6, 2010 ) -- On Thursday April 29, 2010, new US Transportation Department legislation was put into effect that requires all U.S. airlines to deplane passengers after 3 hours or face potential fines of up to $27,500 per passenger. International airlines are not subject to the 3-hour delay rule, even if they land or takeoff from U.S. airports. The rule applies only to domestic flights and will not affect international flights.
It all started last August when a Continental Express jet with 47 passengers was diverted from Minneapolis due to bad weather and was stranded overnight in the plane Rochester, Minn. some 50 yards from the terminal gate: The horror stories emminating from that incident - airline passengers young and old, stranded on the tarmac for hours without food or water, without access to their medications or sanitary bathroom conditions - prompted the Transportation Department to draw up the new 3-hour tarmac delay rules, which were approved in December 2009 and are now in effect.
(TravelPulse.com - Oct 19, 2009) - A new partnership between the Barbados Tourism Authority and US Airways Vacations is discounting packages from Oct. 12 through Nov. 22. During that period Barbados vacation packages are $150 off for bookings of five nights or more. Travel must be completed by April 7.
US Airways reinstated non-stop flying from Philadelphia to Barbados four days a week earlier this month and will begin to offer daily service to the island for the winter season on Dec. 19. Flights are operated by Airbus A319 aircraft with 12 seats in First Class and 112 in the main cabin. For full terms and conditions of this offer, visit www.usairwaysvacations.com/barbados . For Barbados information and accommodation options, visit www.visitbarbados.org. read more »
(May 30, 2008 - DTB) -- Starting June 1, US Airways Group says it will eliminate free snacks in coach class on all its domestic flights. The airline is still providing complimentary soft drinks.
US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant says the move to cut free snacks was needed to save money in a time of extremely high fuel costs. The price of jet fuel has soared this year with crude oil prices in the $130-per-barrel range.
US Airways also says it has matched last week’s fare hikes by United Airlines, AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc. The increases are from $10 to $60 per round trip and vary based on the length of the flight.