Required safety assistant
US Airways requires that the certain passengers travel with a personal safety assistant. The attendant is required to purchase a ticket. A safety assistant is someone to help the passenger to exit the aircraft in case of an emergency evacuation or to establish communication with US Airways for purposes of the required safety briefing.
- A passenger who, because of a mental disability, is unable to comprehend or respond appropriately to safety instructions from US Airways personnel, including the safety briefing required by FAA regulations or the safety regulations of a foreign carrier's government (for international codeshare flights)
- A passenger with a mobility impairment so severe that the person is unable to physically assist in his or her own evacuation of the aircraft
- A passenger who has both severe hearing and severe vision impairments.
If US Airways determines that a passenger meeting one of the criteria listed must travel with a safety assistant, contrary to the passenger's self-assessment that he or she is capable of traveling independently, US Airways is not required to find or provide a safety assistant. If the passenger is unable to arrange for a safety assistant to accompany him or her, US Airways may deny boarding to the passenger.
- US Airways personnel do not provide personal care services (e.g., assistance in using lavatory facilities or with eating).