“Fly the USA on USAir”
Skytrax rating: 3 stars
Star Alliance member
- 200 destinations in 30 countries
- USA domestic (including hourly air-shuttle service)
USAir is considered to be one of the lowest-priced airlines in the world aviation industry. The airline has a history of operating going back more than 70 years and currently services destinations all over the world through its own network and also its Star Alliance partners. Although it is only the sixth biggest airline in the USA, it provides the highest number of flights in the southern African region of any of the North American airlines (although this is hard to measure because USAir and its Star Alliance provide more than 3000 flights weekly in the southern African region, so it is not always possible to determine at a glance which airline the passengers are travelling with).
US Airways has its primary base of activity in the USA, where it provides domestic flights and also a unique hourly air-shuttle service between the major cities of New York, Washington DC and Boston. Of course, this type of domestic coverage is unheard of in South Africa and is not supported by local demand either, but it does indicate the kind of expertise and infrastructure that US Airways has at its disposal.
USAir provides flights at lower-than-average prices and so one should not expect the same level of in-flight entertainment and catering as on other airlines. In fact, USAir does not provide any entertainment on domestic flights, limiting its offering to long-haul journeys. There are, however, four seating classes, the top one being the Enoy Sleeper seats which recline to 180 degrees and therefore form a bed.
The frequent flyer programme is known as “Dividend Miles” and it has various levels of membership. As an airline with a long track record in the aviation industry, USAir is able to offer you reliability and regular flights to any destination in the world, either in its own planes or using those of its Star Alliance partners. If you are looking for the most cost effective option while choosing a flight within USA, it is always a good idea to ask us to take a look at USAir for you.