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  • Tuberculosis scare delays flight

    December 2, 2013 9:35 AM

    PHOENIX- About 70 passengers on a US Airways Express flight from Texas to Arizona were briefly kept on the plane after it landed, and some say they were told to get tuberculosis tests and vaccinations. Responders on Saturday boarded the plane in Phoenix and removed a man who was asked... more »
  • Airline merger moving forward

    November 12, 2013 12:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The CEO of US Airways calls it "very good news." Doug Parker is reacting to an agreement announced by the Justice Department that will allow US Airways and American Airlines to merge. Parker will be in charge at the new company. The settlement still requires approval by... more »
  • Suspicious note on US Airways plane in Charlotte

    October 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A US Airways flight from Buffalo, N.Y., has been stopped on the taxiway in Charlotte after a threatening note was found. Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials said the note was found Monday afternoon and the plane landed and was kept away from the terminal. Authorities called the note... more »
  • Government, states challenge proposed airline merger

    August 13, 2013 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says a merger between US Airways and the parent company of American Airlines would bring "higher airfares, higher fees and fewer choices." The Justice Department is joining with attorneys general from a half-dozen states in challenging the proposed $11 billion merger between the two.... more »
  • American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

    February 14, 2013 7:14 AM

    DALLAS - American Airlines and US Airways say they're merging in a deal they value at $11 billion, creating the world's biggest airline. The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker. The airlines announced their deal Thursday. It reduces... more »
  • American Airlines, US Airways to merge

    February 13, 2013 7:30 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the merger late Wednesday, according to three people close to the situation. The carrier keeps the American Airlines name but will be run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.... more »
  • Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

    December 7, 2012 1:34 PM

    DALLAS - Pilots at American Airlines are approving a new labor contract, which could clear the way for consideration of a merger with US Airways. The pilots' union announced the results Friday. Pilots rejected a similar offer in August, but union leaders lobbied hard for passage the second time around.... more »
  • Pa. bag handler charged in theft of new $100 bills

    October 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Federal authorities in Philadelphia say an airport baggage handler has been charged with stealing $20,000 in a new type of $100 bill never released to the public. Prosecutors say Alex Price was working Oct. 11 when a US Airways flight arrived from Dallas carrying millions of dollars in... more »
  • Flight diverted because of remark by French passenger

    May 22, 2012 2:38 PM

    BANGOR - A New York congressman says a US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina diverted to Maine because a French passenger passed a note mentioning that she had a surgically implanted device. Rep. Peter King was briefed on the investigation and said the passenger was a French... more »
  • F15 jets sent to divert passenger plane

    May 22, 2012 12:04 PM

    NEW YORK - 2 F-15 fighter jets were sent to direct a US Airways plane to land in Bangor, Maine. The jet which carries nearly 2 hundred passengers was en route to Charlotte, North Carolina from Paris, France. The flight, number 787, was diverted according to US Airways... more »
  • US Airways flight diverted, "security issue"

    May 22, 2012 11:26 AM

    NEW YORK - US Airways has confirmed that flight 787 from Paris to Charlotte has been diverted to Bangor, Maine. The reason, according to US Airways, there is security issue. A passenger apparently exhibited "suspicious behavior" according to the airline. However, no further details exactly about what is... more »
  • Missing Ashes

    January 23, 2012 7:27 PM

    A woman from suburban Philadelphia says her husband's ashes disappeared from her luggage on a US Airways flight as she flew to England to bury them. Angelina O'Grady was told she couldn't take them through airport security, so she was directed to the US Airways counter and put the ashes... more »
  • Overweight Bag Fees Go Sky High

    February 9, 2011 7:29 PM

    US Airways, which serves Baton Rouge Metro Airport, raised the fee to check heavy bags to $90 each from $50. That's on top of the $25 fee to check a first regular bag and $35 for the second. The higher fee for bags over 50 pounds went into effect last... more »
  • Emergency Landing for Plane Hit by Lightning

    January 26, 2011 7:25 PM

    A US Airways plane that was hit by lightening made an emergency landing in Lynchburg,Virginia with three crew members and 16 passengers aboard, who were not hurt. It was enroute from Charlotte, North Carolina to Lynchburg when it was hit 20 miles south of the airport. The pilot declared an... more »
  • Dog Bites Cause Emergency Landing

    December 6, 2010 7:23 PM

    A dog accompanying an elderly woman on a US Airways flight to Phoenix forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Pittsburgh because the dog became agitated and bit a passenger and a flight attendant. "Mandy" was riding in an approved carrier from Newark, New Jersey but bit a... more »
  • Aeroframe takes on maintenance for US Airways

    October 5, 2010 6:10 AM

    Aeroframe's operation at Chennault International Airport has been selected to handle airframe base maintenance on US Airways A330 aircraft. According to Tuesday's American Press, the maintenance work will begin this week. Aeroframe took delivery of the first plane from the company on Sunday. Aeroframe CEO Roger Porter says the work... more »
  • Near Miss over Minneapolis

    September 23, 2010 7:44 PM

    Federal investigators are looking at the near miss of a US Airways jet and a cargo plane that came within 50 to 100 feet of each other over Minneapolis last week. The National Transportation Safety Board says US Airways flight 1848 took off for Philadelphia with 90 passengers and five... more »
  • Maggots force plane back to gate in Atlanta

    June 30, 2010 3:35 PM

    US Airways says maggots falling from an overhead bin from a container of spoiled meat forced a plane to return to the gate in Atlanta. US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher says a passenger brought the container onto the plane and passengers noticed the maggots on Monday on the flight... more »
  • US Airways resumes service to Baton Rouge

    March 24, 2010 2:30 PM

    US Airways has announced they are resuming service to Baton Rouge. The airline will bring back daily nonstop service between Baton Rouge and Charlotte, North Carolina. All three daily flights will be operated by US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines using 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jets. Once launched,... more »
  • Miracle on the Hudson pilot retiring

    March 3, 2010 9:46 AM

    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who piloted a US Airways flight to land in the middle of the Hudson River last year says he's retiring. Sullenberger, 59, joined US Airways' predecessor airline in 1980. Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, who was also on the flight is also retiring. All 150 passengers survived... more »
  • US Airways increases online baggage fees

    January 15, 2010 8:08 PM

    If you fly US Airways it will cost more to check your luggage online. Starting February 1, it will cost $23 to check the first bag online, and $32 to check the second. Fees to check bags at the airport will remain the same at $25 for the first and... more »

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