U.S. Airways In Financial Partnership Talks So It Can Keep Flirting With American Airlines

U.S. Airways In Financial Partnership Talks So It Can Keep Flirting With American Airlines

U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker recently showed his company’s hand a bit, admitting that merging with American Airlines’ parent, AMR Corp “represents a unique opportunity that we should not ignore.” And now it may have a potential wingman interested in joining its pursuit of hooking up, private equity firm TPG Capital. [More]

Consumers Get Screwed Because Airlines Can't Agree On Unaccompanied Minor Policies

Consumers Get Screwed Because Airlines Can't Agree On Unaccompanied Minor Policies

For parents, it can be stressful enough to put your children on a plane on their own. And it only gets more irritating when you have to sort through each airline’s particular policy for unaccompanied minors to make sure your child will actually be able to fly without an adult — and how much it’s going to cost. But even then, the airlines can throw in a hitch that invalidates all your efforts. [More]

U.S. Airways Passenger Arrested After Saying She Has "Surgically Implanted Device" Inside Her

U.S. Airways Passenger Arrested After Saying She Has "Surgically Implanted Device" Inside Her

A U.S. Airways flight en route from Paris to North Carolina had to be rerouted to Bangor, Maine, where an allegedly unruly passenger was arrested because she reportedly told a member of the cabin crew she had a “surgically implanted device” inside of her body. [More]

Survey Finds Best & Worst Airlines For Redeeming Rewards Miles

Survey Finds Best & Worst Airlines For Redeeming Rewards Miles

It’s incredibly easy to pile up airline miles. I think I just earned 400 miles for merely mentioning this fact. But as you may have already discovered, it’s not always so simple to actually redeem those miles. A new survey looked at dozens of domestic and international carriers to find which ones were more likely to have seats available for rewards travel. [More]

US Airways Now Offering Priority Boarding For A Fee

US Airways Now Offering Priority Boarding For A Fee

Add another airline to the list of carriers that sells upgrades to priority boarding and the use of the speedier security checkpoint lanes, to passengers not flying in first class. [More]

Refusing To Turn Off Electronics & Sit Down Will Get You Booted From Your Flight

Refusing To Turn Off Electronics & Sit Down Will Get You Booted From Your Flight

You’ve got basically two options on a flight — do what the flight attendants tell you to do when they tell you to do it, or end up watching the plane leave without you. A woman from Massachusetts was unable to do as she was told, and missed her flight as a result. [More]

U.S. Airways CEO Really Wants To Get His Merge On With American Airlines

U.S. Airways CEO Really Wants To Get His Merge On With American Airlines

To date, the folks at U.S. Airways have been quite coy about their intentions regarding a possible marriage to struggling-but-adorable American Airlines, saying things like “we’re not opposed,” and that they “wouldn’t rule it out,” but all that double talk may have ended with the latest hot-and-heavy chatter from U.S. Airways’ CEO. [More]

U.S. Airways May Make You Check Your Bag Even If The Plane Isn't Full

U.S. Airways May Make You Check Your Bag Even If The Plane Isn't Full

Consumerist reader Andrew was recently boarding a U.S. Airways flight out of Newark when he noticed that airline staffers were forcing people to gate-check their bags even though fewer than 1/3 of the passengers had actually gotten on the plane. [More]

Passengers Can Fight, Too: Woman Allegedly Attacks Crew Mid-Flight

Passengers Can Fight, Too: Woman Allegedly Attacks Crew Mid-Flight

Although it’s been flight attendants and captains making the headlines lately for disrupting flights with scary and sometimes violent outbursts, let’s not forget that passengers can exhibit wild behavior as well. A woman flying on US Airways yesterday had to be restrained after attacking the flight crew, say cops and airline officials. [More]

American Airlines CEO Plays Coy On Merger Possibilities

American Airlines CEO Plays Coy On Merger Possibilities

Even though U.S. Airways has made it known to struggling American Airlines that it would like to go on a few dates — only coffee, maybe a drink or two; no heavy petting — its bankrupt object of affection may not be rushing to the altar. [More]

Have New Domain Names Outed U.S. Airways & American Airlines' Merger Plans?

Have New Domain Names Outed U.S. Airways & American Airlines' Merger Plans?

This is like finding out your friend is getting married because you inadvertently see them browsing for reception halls or wedding DJs. If a slew of recently registered website domain names are to be believed, the much-hinted merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways might be closer to reality than merely mulling over a dream pre-nup. [More]

Airlines Hike Up Fares Yet Again, Blaming Higher Fuel Costs

Airlines aren’t just good at lifting planes into the air, but with yet another hike on round-trip fares, they’re showing how great they are at sending prices skyward as well. Zing! This latest increase is the third already this year. [More]

U.S. Airways Confirms It's Out To Woo American Airlines

U.S. Airways Confirms It's Out To Woo American Airlines

Late last week, it was revealed that U.S. Airways was checking out American Airlines’ OKcupid profile in the hope the two could go on a nice coffee date and maybe get married and have a bunch of kids and a huge house in the suburbs. At the time U.S. Airways, who got burned a couple years back after getting hot-and-heavy with United, played coy about its intentions. But today the carrier is being more open about its amorous intentions. [More]

U.S. Airways Does Me A Solid & Waives Change Fees Even Though I Booked The Wrong Flights

U.S. Airways Does Me A Solid & Waives Change Fees Even Though I Booked The Wrong Flights

Marc was in a jam after he accidentally booked his mother on the wrong flights to come visit — he had her starting in her destination city and going back to her starting city. In short, it was a big ol’ mess and he was facing change fees and a fare difference of around $200. But luckily, U.S. Airways reps felt like being kind. [More]

Woman Claims Husband's Ashes Went Missing After TSA Made Her Move Them To Checked Baggage

Woman Claims Husband's Ashes Went Missing After TSA Made Her Move Them To Checked Baggage

A woman flying from Philadelphia to England to return her deceased husband’s ashes to his hometown says US Airways lost them somewhere along the way to her destination. That is what is called a major, major fail. [More]

Report: U.S. Airways Once Again Considering A Merger Marriage, This Time With American

Report: U.S. Airways Once Again Considering A Merger Marriage, This Time With American

It hasn’t even been two years since U.S. Airways called off its pre-nuptial pillow talk with United Airlines, opting instead to remain single. And while it hasn’t rebounded as quickly as its spurned beau, who ran off with that Continental cad only a few shot months later, a new report says that U.S. Airlines is considering the possibility of a happily ever after ending with American Airlines. [More]

Report: Delta, U.S. Airways Among Those With An Eye To Buy American Airlines Parent Company

Report: Delta, U.S. Airways Among Those With An Eye To Buy American Airlines Parent Company

As American Airlines parent company AMR tries to sort itself out during bankruptcy proceedings, there are already a few vultures circling it. A report says Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airways are considering buying AMR, along with a buyout firm called TPG Capital. [More]

You Can't Score A Free Plane Seat For Your Baby By Putting Him On Your 3-Year-Old's Lap

You Can't Score A Free Plane Seat For Your Baby By Putting Him On Your 3-Year-Old's Lap

As any parents who have flown with little babies probably knows, many airlines will not require a ticket for children under two years of age, so long as the child is seated on an adult’s lap. But U.S. Airways had to give the boot to a family of six after the parents figured they could simply seat one of their under-2 children with their ticketed 3-year-old. [More]