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When Time Is Tight, Get PreferredAccess With US Airways

Airline offers passengers faster, more convenient airport experience with new program.

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is now offering its customers the option to breeze through the airport and onto the aircraft with PreferredAccess. US Airways' customers checking in online can now purchase PreferredAccess and receive priority check-in, security lanes and boarding, where available. The same benefits will continue to be complimentary to Preferred members of Dividend Miles, US Airways' frequent flyer program.


"We know that our customers' time is important to them and are happy to offer a service that helps them get on their flight more quickly," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior vice president of marketing and planning. "PreferredAccess allows customers to experience a more convenient airport experience, be seated on the plane faster and have greater access to overhead bin space, similar to our Preferred members."

PreferredAccess is available for purchase during Web check-in at and is offered per traveler, per direction. Prices for PreferredAccess start at $10 per passenger. Customers who choose PreferredAccess will receive:

  • Priority Check-in – Dedicated lanes at airport ticket counters for service and checked bags;
  • Priority Security Lane Access – Dedicated airport security checkpoint lanes, where available.
  • Priority Boarding – Zone 1 boarding, after Envoy and First Class passengers and Dividend Miles Preferred members, at all airports and dedicated boarding lanes, where available. Currently, US Airways offers PreferredAccess boarding lanes at most gates in 21 cities.

Cities that currently offer dual-lane boarding include:


Frankfurt, Germany






Las Vegas


Charlotte, N.C.

Los Angeles

San Francisco


New York (LGA)

San Juan, Puerto Rico


Newark, N.J.

Tampa, Fla.


Orlando, Fla.

Washington, D.C. (DCA)

The airline will expand dual-lane boarding to an additional 39 cities by the end of summer 2012. For more information on PreferredAccess, visit

About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 20,500 daily flights to 1,293 airports in 190 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at (LCCG)

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