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February 11, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Starting Wednesday, US Airways passengers at Los Angeles International Airport will need to go to Terminal 3, not Terminal 1, because the airline is moving its operations.  "All US Airways ticketing and check-in, aircraft gates, baggage services and customer service will begin operations in Terminal 3 with the airline's first flights from LAX the morning of Feb. 12," according to an airline statement Tuesday. US Airways will share Terminal 3 with Allegiant Air, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin America and Virgin Australia.
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April 14, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
US Airways apologized Monday for sending out a Twitter message that included a pornographic image. The airline acknowledged that the image came from its Twitter account but said it was sent by mistake. US Airways said the image was originally sent to the airline's account and US Airways tried to flag is as inappropriate. "Unfortunately the image was inadvertently included in a response to a customer," the airline said in a statement. "We immediately realized the error and removed our tweet.
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BUSINESS
April 14, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
US Airways apologized Monday for sending out a Twitter message that included a pornographic image. The airline acknowledged that the image came from its Twitter account but said it was sent by mistake. US Airways said the image was originally sent to the airline's account and US Airways tried to flag is as inappropriate. "Unfortunately the image was inadvertently included in a response to a customer," the airline said in a statement. "We immediately realized the error and removed our tweet.
TRAVEL
March 21, 2014
If you go THE BEST WAY TO DENVER From LAX, United, Southwest, American and Frontier offer nonstop service to Denver; Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane); and US Airways, United, Southwest, American and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $362, including taxes and fees. The Yampah Hot Springs Vapor Caves and the Glenwood Hot Springs pool are both off Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs, Colo., about 180 miles, or three hours, from Denver.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
A month after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways became official, the new carrier took steps Tuesday to give passengers access to the loyalty rewards programs and airport lounges for the two airlines. Airline officials said the merger that became official Dec. 9 may take up to two years to complete, creating the world's largest carrier. Starting Tuesday, members of American's AAdvantage and US Airways' Dividend Miles programs can earn and redeem miles while traveling on either airline.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
American Airlines and US Airways want to get the show on the road in their fight with the U.S. Justice Department, which last week sued to block an $11 billion merger of the two airlines.  On Thursday, the airlines' lawyers filed a motion requesting a trial date be set for Nov. 12 -- about three months sooner than the Justice Department's proposed trial date. "We are eager to show that the DOJ's action would deny millions of customers access to a more competitive airline that will offer customers what they want, delivering significant benefits to consumers, communities and employees," said Doug Parker , US Airways chief executive who would become CEO of the proposed, combined company.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
A proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways that has been challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice has a 50 percent chance of succeeding. That was the analysis of JPMorgan of the proposal that, if successful, would create the nation's largest airline. "The industry dialogue has crescendoed, with airlines, pundits, bloggers, former CEOs, etc, all extolling the folly of DOJ's suit and certainty of an airline win (we frequently hear 75% probability). But when it comes to antitrust experts, we have yet to find any that believe the airlines face anything but a steep, uphill battle, with most citing probabilities below 40%," wrote JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker in a report Tuesday.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
US Airways will have the cash it needs to keep flying through the end of June after a Bankruptcy Court judge approved a deal Thursday between the airline and the federal Air Transportation Stabilization Board. An interim financing deal had been set to expire Saturday, but U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stephen Mitchell granted an extension through June 30.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2004 | From Associated Press and Bloomberg News
The government restructured the terms of its $1-billion loan package to struggling US Airways Group Inc., giving the airline some financial breathing room in exchange for an early repayment of part of the loan. The agreement loosens some financial targets that the seventh-largest U.S. carrier had to meet starting June 30 and requires it to be profitable in 2005. In return, US Airways prepaid $250 million to reduce the remaining loan balance to $726 million.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2002 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc.'s effort to realign its business and avoid a bankruptcy filing was set back after Continental Airlines Inc. broke off talks about sharing airline passengers and frequent-flier programs. Unprofitable US Airways wants to ally with another U.S. carrier to help persuade the Air Transportation Stabilization Board to give it a $900-million loan guarantee. Such agreements let carriers build revenue by sharing passengers.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
A US Airways jet carrying 149 passengers and five crew members crashed in Philadelphia on Thursday evening after a tire blew out during takeoff and the plane's nose gear collapsed when the pilot decided to abort the flight, officials told the Los Angeles Times. Flight 1702 was headed to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but the Airbus 320 jet instead saw its journey conclude at the end of a Philadelphia International Airport runway, where it skidded off the tarmac with its nose to the ground.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
A US Airways jet crashed when a tire blew out during takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday evening, but no injuries were initially reported, a company official said. "Plane just crashed. But we are ok," one apparent passenger, Dennis Fee, posted on Facebook, followed by a photo of passengers fleeing a US Airways jet that appeared intact but whose nose was in contact with the ground. Flight 1702 was taking off en route to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when a tire blew out, US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Hooks told the Los Angeles Times.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
American Airlines has eliminated its so-called bereavement fares for people who need to book a last-minute flight because of the death of a loved one. The airline, which is merging with US Airways, said it discontinued the fare as of Feb. 18 to be consistent with the policies of US Airways. In the past, American Airlines offered a bereavement fare that was lower than typical last-minute fares but varied based on route, departure time, availability and other factors. In a statement, the airline said: "With the advent of more choices, lower cost carriers and larger networks, the industry has started to move away from bereavement fares because walk-up fares are generally lower than in the past, and customers now have more opportunities to find affordable fares at the last minute.
NEWS
February 11, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Starting Wednesday, US Airways passengers at Los Angeles International Airport will need to go to Terminal 3, not Terminal 1, because the airline is moving its operations.  "All US Airways ticketing and check-in, aircraft gates, baggage services and customer service will begin operations in Terminal 3 with the airline's first flights from LAX the morning of Feb. 12," according to an airline statement Tuesday. US Airways will share Terminal 3 with Allegiant Air, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin America and Virgin Australia.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
To beat the competition, the management of American Airlines and US Airways is putting up some reward money. Under a recently announced incentive program, the company that now operates the two airlines has offered each employee a $50 bonus for each government-monitored performance category the merged carrier dominates. The two airlines have agreed to join forces and now operate under the management of the American Airlines Group. In March, the U.S. Department of Transportation is to release a ranking of the nation's airlines for on-time performance, the rate of mishandled baggage and customer satisfaction.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
A month after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways became official, the new carrier took steps Tuesday to give passengers access to the loyalty rewards programs and airport lounges for the two airlines. Airline officials said the merger that became official Dec. 9 may take up to two years to complete, creating the world's largest carrier. Starting Tuesday, members of American's AAdvantage and US Airways' Dividend Miles programs can earn and redeem miles while traveling on either airline.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2002 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc. said it reached a tentative agreement with a union for flight crew training instructors that is needed to help secure a $900-million loan guarantee from the federal government. The agreement was made with the Transport Workers Union of America, which represents 114 flight crew training instructors in Charlotte, N.C., and Pittsburgh, US Airways said. The carrier won conditional approval for the loan guarantee Wednesday from the Air Transportation Stabilization Board.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2004 | From Reuters
The national executive board of the Communications Workers of America, which represents 6,000 ticket, reservation and gate agents at US Airways, voted unanimously to let the union's president call a walkout, if necessary. A strike could be ordered if US Airways Group Inc. voids the group's contract.
TRAVEL
December 22, 2013
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BUSINESS
December 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
More than 70 passengers on a US Airways Express plane were recently surprised to see police and paramedics board the jet in Phoenix and announce that a fellow flier might have tuberculosis, a contagious airborne disease. Further tests by the Maricopa County Public Health Department in Phoenix determined a few days later that the passenger was not infected with TB. But don't fret. It is extremely rare for a passenger with a highly contagious disease to board a commercial plane, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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