US Airways Announces Reduced Fee for Confirmed Changes to Same-Day Travel

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — US Airways (NYSE:LCC) is making it easier — and more affordable — to make confirmed changes to same- day travel, allowing customers to bypass the standby list for a nominal fee.

To take advantage of the Move Up program, customers simply make a request upon airport check-in for an earlier flight. Since there are no time restrictions with the Move Up program, customers can select a standby flight departing any time earlier on the same day. If space is available, a confirmed seat assignment will be provided for only $25 on domestic flights, excluding Hawaii, and $50 for international flights, excluding Europe. If space is not available, customers may still be placed on the standby list, for no fee at all.

“Customer schedules don’t always conform to airline schedules,” said Travis Christ, vice president sales and marketing. “Our Move Up program allows customers to enjoy the peace of mind of a confirmed change on available flights for a very low price — just another way we are keeping both business and leisure travel a customer-friendly process on US Airways.”

Since customers traveling with refundable tickets are never charged change fees at US Airways, they can take advantage of the Move Up program at no cost. The Move Up program applies to tickets whose fare rules allow standby travel.

US Airways and America West’s recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 38,000 aviation professionals. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 4,000 flights per day and serve more than 225 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com or www.americawest.com. (LCCG)

Star Alliance was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers global reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance has been voted Best Airline Alliance by Skytrax in 2003 and 2005. The members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, TAP Portugal, THAI, United, US Airways and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. South African Airways and SWISS will be integrated during the first half of 2006. Overall, the member carriers offer more than 15,000 daily flights to 790 destinations in 138 countries.

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