US Airways has commenced new daily, non-stop services from its Philadelphia international hub to Austin-Bergstrom and San Antonio in Texas, and has increased flights on Charlotte – New York JFK and Philadelphia – Dallas/Forth Worth.
The Texas routes are being operated with 99-seat, two-class Embraer 190 aircraft. The Charlotte – New York JFK service increases to twice daily with 124-seat, two-class A319s and 150-seat, two-class A320s, while the Philadelphia – Dallas/Fort Worth service increases from three to five flights daily using 150-seat, two-class A320s.
DineFresh Meal Option
Meanwhile, last month US Airways became the first US airline to offer a premium meal option in Economy Class on select international flights to Europe, the Middle East and South America. “The new DineFresh meal option, which is paired with complimentary wine, gives our customers more choices when travelling internationally in Economy,” said Hector Adler, Vice President InFlight Services.
The premium entrée, which is priced at $19.99, must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to the flight. Customers travelling on flights where DineFresh meals are offered are notified in advance via email as to their availability and can order on dinefresh.usairways.com
All US Airways international flights now only accept credit and debit cards for onboard purchases. US Airways domestic flights went to a cashless system in 2010.