US Airways - December 2012 - (Page 11)

? photo by brian gomsak; illustration by nigel holmes embark Did You Know? News, Notes, and Inflight Insights US Airways operates clubs and lounges in several major airports. Inside you’ll find business workstations, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary snacks, beer, and wine. The clubs are also outfitted with comfortable chairs and cable television, perfect for relaxing or working in a quiet environment. So, when you need a break from the rush, head to the club. There are several ways to gain access to a club. You can simply walk in and buy a day pass. While you’re there, you can also buy a 90-day pass or an annual membership. You can buy a day pass when buying a ticket online, and you can buy an annual membership anytime at W h How do I get into the US Airways Club? at ub-and-spo s “h ke oe ”m d n? ea ★ Some airlines, including US Airways, use a huband-spoke system to route flights. In this model, a few major airports serve as hubs. Most passengers fly into these hubs and then connect to another flight to reach their final destination. The hub-and-spoke system is an alternative to the point-topoint model, which flies routes directly from point A to point B. The hub-and-spoke model allows for more connections to domestic and international destinations, which means more route options. It’s a cost-effective model, and it serves as a far better system for route planning. US Airways has three hub airports: Charlotte Douglas International, Philadelphia International, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International. US Airways also operates a focus city in Washington, D.C., at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. A focus city is similar to hubs but functions on a smaller level and with less frequency. What’s new at US Airways Clubs and hubs? us airways has invested millions of dollars in new clubs and improvements, with major makeovers in Charlotte, philadelphia, and phoenix. this year, new clubs opened in philadelphia, raleigh-Durham, and ronald reagan Washington national. in 2013, expect the reopening of another club in philadelphia and an all-new club at new york laguardia. the airline also initiated 22 new routes in Washington, D.C., making Washington national a major focus airport. Flights from Charlotte to salt lake City and Des moines were also introduced, along with flights from philadelphia to austin and san antonio. DECEmbEr 2012 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2012

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: New Year's Eve
Hub Crawl: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Spirits
Wine & Dine: Beaudevin Wine Bar, Charlotte, NC
Adventure: Creek Ranch, Florida
Adventure: Palm Springs Golf
Great Escapes: Universal Orlando® Resort
Gear Up: Gifts for Good
Travel Feature: Into the Yucatán
Mapping It Out: US Airways' Route Planning Department
University Spotlight: University of California, Berkeley
Great Tastes: College Eats
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Must Read: The Socialstructed World
Special Section: Kentucky
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2012