Security screening fee effective July 1, 2010

Import service charge increase

On January 15, 2010 US Airways increased the Import Service Charge (ISC) to $35.00. Import Service Charges are applicable to all transborder international shipments into the United States. Please call our Cargo Contact Center at 888-300-0099 with any questions.

New service to Rio de Janeiro

On December 15, 2009, US Airways began wide body service between Charlotte and Rio de Janeiro.

NAS handling update

Effective March 23, 2009 US Airways only accepts cargo inbound to NAS. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide an update as soon as we resume export service out of NAS. Please call the Cargo Contact Center if you have any questions or concerns, 888-300-0099.

Cargo security update

January 28, 2009

On Sunday, February 1, 2009, the airline industry implemented new congressional mandates pertaining to security of air cargo on passenger aircraft. The new mandates entail increased security procedures for cargo originating within the United States and its territories.

We want to assure you we have worked closely with the TSA and are well-prepared to comply with the new regulations. Through investments in advanced screening technology and training, we are meeting this congressional mandate.

Important changes to our cargo acceptance procedures:

  • Cargo booked or transported over narrow body aircraft routes, not tendered by a TSA-approved Certified Cargo Screening Program participant, must be tendered loose. No consolidated skids, to include shrink-wrapped and/or banded skids will be accepted.
  • We will continue to accept consolidated skids, to include shipper-built pallets and shrink-wrapped and/or banded skids for booking and transportation on our wide body aircraft routes.
  • Cargo tendered by a TSA-approved Certified Cargo Screening Program participant may be tendered loose or consolidated in pallets, skids or container configurations.

Every piece of cargo tendered for transport over our narrow body routes must be individually labeled. At the present time, we are not adding any new screening fees nor do we anticipate an increase to our current tendering cut-off times.

At US Airways, we are committed to excellence and taking care of our customers. For further information or for questions, please contact us at 888-300-0099.

Electronic Shipper's Export Declaration (SED)

On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, it became mandatory that U.S. exporters electronically file their Shipper's Export Declarations (SED). The Census Bureau will require that exporters file their information electronically through the Automated Export System (AES). After a 90-day implementation period which ended September 30, 2008, paper SEDs would no longer be accepted and violations would incur penalties.

Cargo Customers should be directed to the Census Bureau who is available to assist exporters with electronic filing at 800-549-0595.

Carriage of dangerous goods

US Airways has a 'limited carry' status for dangerous goods. US Airways will accept 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) of dry ice per package when being used to cool non-restricted items. Dangerous goods will be accepted only on US Airways mainline flights and will not be accepted for carriage on US Airways Express flights.

IATA Resolution 600b changes to the Conditions of Contract for International Air Waybills

International air waybills issued by US Airways will be modified with the new IATA Resolution 600b changes effective July 1, 2010. We will accept previous versions of international air waybills, but we will honor the changes to the Conditions of Contract established under the new resolution effective July 1, 2010.

Inflation adjustments to the International Air Waybill

The Department of Transportation has made inflation adjustments to the liability limits governed by the Montreal Convention that are effective December 30, 2009. The Conditions of Contract for the International Air Waybill will be modified reflecting these adjustments. We will accept the previous version of these documents after December 30, 2009 but will honor the Conditions of Contract established under the new inflation adjustments.