US Airways' Economy Class offering is pretty generous. From it's 31-inch seat pitch (with bundles of legroom), to on-demand TV on most flights and an in-seat laptop power supply on the Airbus A330-300 – not to mention complimentary meals – there's plenty of perks for flying cheap.
Entertainment: Enjoy a series of movies screened on overhead screens on B757 and B767 flights going to Mexico, Caribbean, Europe and South America, as well as domestic US flights. Those flying to/from Europe, Middle East and South America on newer A330 aircrafts will benefit from in-seat entertainment in the form of more than 100 movies, TV shows and songs, available on-demand.
Food and Beverage: For your complimentary entrée you have a choice between two meals which rotate monthly and come with free beer or wine on select international flights. Special meals, such as kosher or low-sodium food, can be ordered in advance to replace your inclusive entrée. If you'd prefer something different, you can also opt to purchase a premium DineFresh meal, picked in advance from a more luxurious menu.
Business / First Class
Refreshed, relaxed and ready to do business. That's how you'll feel after a spell in US Airways' Business and First Classes. You'll have hours of films, TV and music to enjoy, restaurant-style meals to chow down on, and priority checkin-in, boarding and baggage handling, as well as lounge access, to take advantage of before you're even in the air. Dependant on the aircraft, your seat will either lie near-flat or fully-flat, perfect for getting some much-needed rest. And when you're ready to unwind or wake up, a personal amenity kit – stuffed with eye shades, socks, ear plugs, mouthwash and much more – will be just the ticket.
Entertainment: Seat-back entertainment comes as standard in Business / First, with Samsung Galaxy tab devices as added extras on B757 and B767 aircrafts. Catch on-demand entertainment right at your fingertips and block out any background noise with a set of Bose® noise-cancelling headphones. If you'd rather use your own devices, you can charge your laptop using the in-seat power outlet.
Food and Beverage: When you fly Business Class to/from Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean or First Class within the US, you'll enjoy an inclusive range of snacks, wines, beers and cocktails. Your meals, designed by a range of chefs, will vary dependant on flight times, but most journeys over two hours will include a fresh three-course meal, followed by a warm cookie for dessert.
US Airways Baggage Allowance
Passengers flying with US Airways are allowed one carry-on bag, plus a personal item, such as a laptop or briefcase. The main bag must be within the dimensions of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm. The second bag should be smaller than your carry-on and must fit under the seat in front of you.
For easy access, place commonly used in-flight items in a smaller bag underneath the seat in front of you.
Checked baggage allowances vary depending on flight routing, cabin class and frequent flyer status. Check with your Flight Centre Airfare Expert in advance for specific baggage policies, but generally bags should not exceed 23kg each. All Transpacific and South America flights are entitled to two bags per person free of charge. Transatlantic flights allow one piece of luggage.
First and Business Class passengers will have their first, second and third bag fees waived.
Baggage allowances may differ on other airlines. Check beforehand if your itinerary includes travel on an alliance partner airline.
Many bulky items such as sporting equipment and musical instruments can be checked in as part of the passengers free baggage allowance. Musical instruments that fit within the carry-on size dimensions can be taken in the cabin. Your Flight Centre Travel Expert can help determine what items are permitted and what items will incur an additional charge.
Non-motorised bicycles are permitted only if packed in a protective case or bag. Pedals should be removed and tyres deflated.
Car seats and prams can be checked in free of charge. If you're travelling outside of the US, infants are allowed one checked bag – although fees apply.
Infants are considered under the age of two. Children aged two and older must have a seat purchased for them.
Restricted Dangerous or Goods
There are many liquids and materials that are banned from flying. Consult with your Flight Centre Airfare Expert on specific items that are banned. Flammable liquids, gases and materials such as matches are not allowed. Explosives, fireworks, poisons, fertilizers are also banned substances.
Equipment with petrol engines are sometimes allowed to fly if drained of fuel before hand. Always check with your Flight Centre consultant before departure on what is allowed on board.
Check-in at Your Leisure
There are various ways to check in for your flight on US Airways:
Online – Online check-in is available from 24 hours before departure, and up to 45 minutes before for domestic flights, and 90 minutes before for international flights. You will need to have your full name, the origin/destination cities, departure dates, passport information and an emergency contact phone number to hand
Mobile – Check-in via usairways.com for up to two people. Simply request for your boarding pass to be sent you you email or Passbook® account
Airport Kiosk – Many airports offer the convenience of kiosks. The touch screens will guide you through the check in process before printing off your boarding pass. Once this is complete, just proceed to the bag drop-off point before heading to the gate.
Counter – Airport check-in counters for international flights usually open about three hours before departure. Bag drop off and travel document checks are quick and easy
International Check-in Guide
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US Airways Lounges
As part of its integration with American Airlines, the US Airways Club has become the Admirals Club. It has around 50 lounges worldwide offering house wine, beer and spirits, soft drinks and light snacks, free Wi-Fi, and work areas for business professionals. Access is for frequest flyers who can use their miles to buy access, or travellers who have subscribed to an annual membership (from $400).
US Airways Loyalty Program
Dividend Miles is US Airways' frequent flyer program and offers perks like complimentary class upgrades, free checked lugagge, Admirals Club membership discount, preferred seating, priority check-in, security lanes and early boarding, and guaranteed seating.
US Airways is also a member of the oneworld alliance and frequent flyer points can be earned and redeemed on these partner carriers. Oneworld members include Qantas Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, JAL, Malaysia Airways, Finnair, LAN and others.