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Contract of Carriage (1 of 8)

1.0 Introduction

This document summarizes the Contract of Carriage applicable to transportation of customers and their baggage on all domestic and international flights via US Airways (includes US Airways Express and US Airways Shuttle). Foreign air transportation may also be governed by US Airways' tariffs on file with applicable government authorities. These terms and all applicable tariffs constitute the conditions upon which US Airways transports customers and their baggage. Travel on US Airways shall be deemed acceptance by the customer of US Airways’ Contract of Carriage.

US Airways Express service is operated by subsidiary companies of US Airways Group or by independent companies operating under an agreement with US Airways. US Airways Express carriers currently include Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Republic, Sky-West and Trans States airlines. The terms contained herein and all applicable tariffs also apply to US Airways Express flights except as noted in Section 13.

US Airways has entered into codeshare agreements with other air carriers whereby US Airways customers can travel to destinations to which US Airways does not operate service itself. A codeshare agreement is an agreement between air carriers to sell seats on each other's flights to provide more destinations and flight choices. Codeshare flights are displayed as flights for both the operating carrier (the air carrier that uses its aircraft for the flight) and the marketing carrier (the partner air carrier that sells seats on the operating carrier's flights). Codeshare flights use both the operating carrier's and the marketing carrier’s flight number.

When making codeshare reservations, US Airways must disclose the name of the operating carrier. Codeshare information will be provided by the reservations agent, your travel agent or displayed in an online reservation. Codeshare details also will appear on flight coupons and etickets.

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: PURCHASE OF A TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE TRANSPORTATION. US AIRWAYS SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE PERFORMANCE OF, DELAY IN PERFORMANCE OF, OR FAILURE TO PERFORM TRANSPORTATION OF CUSTOMERS AND OTHER SERVICES INCIDENTAL THERETO (EXCEPT BAGGAGE LIABILITY, SECTION 12) WHETHER OR NOT US AIRWAYS HAD KNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH DAMAGES MIGHT BE INCURRED.

NOTE: US Airways’ Contract of Carriage is subject to change with or without notice. The Contract of Carriage that applies to a passenger is the Contract of Carriage in effect at the time the ticket was purchased. The most up−to−date version is available on the US Airways website (usairways.com). Past version of US Airways' Contract of Carriage are available upon request.

2.0 General Information

2.1 Definitions

Carry−on Baggage: Any property of a customer which is accepted for transportation in the cabin of the aircraft and which is not checked into the custody of US Airways.

Checked Baggage: Any property of a customer which is accepted for transportation and delivered into the custody of US Airways whether checked in the cargo compartment or carried in the cabin of the aircraft.

Connecting Flight: Requires customers to change aircraft at an intermediate point for the continuation of their trip to their destination.

Direct Flight: Flight does not require a change of aircraft from point of origin to destination but makes one or more planned intermediate stops en route to customer’s final destination.

Interline: Travel involving two or more airlines.

Montreal Convention: The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, signed at Montreal, Canada, May 28, 1999.

Nonstop: Flights scheduled to depart from origin and arrive at destination without any planned intermediate stop en route.

Special Drawing Rights: A unit of currency established by the International Monetary Fund based on a number of major world currencies. Its value fluctuates. As of March 2010, one SDR was equivalent to approximately 1.52 USD.

Ticket: The customer ticket and baggage check or, in the case of electronic tickets, the confirmation letter, associated notices, and boarding pass into which this Contract of Carriage is incorporated by reference.

US Airways: Unless otherwise noted, US Airways means US Airways, US Airways Express, and US Airways Shuttle.

NOTE: At the time of publication, US Airways Express carriers include Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Republic, Sky-West and Trans States airlines.

Validated Ticket: A ticket that has been purchased (through direct payment or other satisfactory credit arrangement), including electronic tickets, and/or carries the identification stamp of US Airways or another airline whose tickets US Airways accepts.

Warsaw Convention: The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage By Air signed at Warsaw on October 1, 1929, or that Convention as amended at The Hague on September 28, 1955, whichever may be applicable.

2.2 US Airways Acting as Agent for Another Airline

Except for international codeshare flights, US Airways will be responsible for the furnishing of transportation only over its own routes. When US Airways issues a ticket, checks baggage, or makes any other arrangements involving another airline, US Airways acts only as agent for such other airline and assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the other airline. Transportation provided by such other airline shall be governed by the contract of carriage of that airline.

For customers who will be traveling on an international itinerary operated by one of US Airways' codeshare partners, please see Section 16.0 for a discussion of rules that may differ from the rules described in this document.

2.3 Waiver / Modification of Terms

No employee of US Airways has the authority to waive, modify, or alter any provisions of this Contract of Carriage or any applicable fares/charges unless authorized by a corporate officer of US Airways. US Airways−appointed agents and representatives are only authorized to sell tickets for air transportation on US Airways pursuant to the Contract of Carriage and applicable fares/charges of US Airways.

2.4 Specific Fares and Charges

Information on specific fares and charges is available through any authorized US Airways agent and on the US Airways web site (usairways.com).

2.5 Use of Radios TVs, and Other Electronic Devices Onboard Aircraft

Portable electronic device use is allowed as follows:

  • On US Airways Mainline flights, within the United States, smaller devices under two (2) pounds such as: tablets, readers and mobile phones (in aircraft mode) may be used during all phases of flight including taxi, take-off and landing.
  • Larger devices, exceeding two (2) pounds such as full-size laptops, must be turned off and stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing, but may be used above 10,000 feet.
  • If the Captain determines at any time that all electronic devices must be off for safety concerns, all customers must comply.
  • Headsets are required for any audible portable device.

Portable electronic device restrictions are:

  • On Express flights and all flights originating outside the United States, portable electronic devices cannot be used during taxi, takeoff and landing, but may be used above 10,000 feet.
  • Phone calls are still limited and can be made prior to departure, while the aircraft is parked at the gate, after landing while taxiing to the gate or as advised by the flight crew.
  • Items which may not be operated at any time inside the aircraft include: TV receivers, remote controlled toys, and radio transmitters.