Independence Day Holiday Travel Tips From US Airways

Customers Urged to Arrive at Airport at Least 90 Minutes Before Departure

ARLINGTON, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — For what is shaping up to be one of the busiest holiday travel weekends ever, US Airways would like to remind our passengers of the importance of arriving at the airport early, at least 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express carriers expect over 243,000 passengers today. We anticipate that over the holiday, our aircraft will be over 80 percent full.

US Airways is committed to keeping our customers informed, and usairways.com is the ideal source for travel information. Online, customers can check in for flights, find forms and procedures for children traveling alone, and view up-to-the-minute weather advisories.

Here are some tips from US Airways to help smooth travel this holiday weekend:

* Check in online and leave early for the airport. Flight Check-In at
usairways.com allows customers to check in for flights departing
within 24 hours of, and no later than 90 minutes before departure.
Customers also can select seats and print boarding passes from a home
or office computer. For checked baggage, see a curbside attendant or
visit one of our 565 Self-Service Check-In Kiosks located at ticket
counters in 88 airports.

* US Airways is committed to our youngest travelers, and our Kids Class
program for unaccompanied minors is designed to ensure that they are
safe, supervised and comfortable at every step of their journey.
Parents and guardians can review a thorough pre-departure checklist at
usairways.com, as well as complete and print out the required forms.
Even so, we advise customers to arrive extra early at the airport when
seeing off their children.

* Pack medication and other essential personal belongings in carry-on
baggage.

* Be aware of excess, oversize and overweight baggage rules when packing
for a long vacation this summer. US Airways customers can check up to
two pieces of luggage, each weighing less than 50 pounds, without
charge.

* Be sure that US Airways has all customer contact information for the
duration of the trip, so that we can make contact with travelers if
there is a flight irregularity. Take the time to replace outdated
luggage tags, and include contact information — and ideally, the
itinerary — inside bags as well, in case the outside tag is separated
from the suitcase.

* Customers requiring special assistance can visit our “Ask A Question”
feature at usairways.com for information to make your trip go more
smoothly.

US Airways is the nation’s seventh-largest airline, serving 183 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate approximately 3,400 flights per day.

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