US Airways - December 2012 - (Page 6)

embark CEO Letter Thank You for Flying With US Working for You It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking ahead to the future and wondering what the new year will bring. While we’re looking forward to 2013, it’s also important to reflect on the accomplishments made in 2012. Here at US Airways, we’ve made changes designed to give you more reasons to travel with us and make your experience more enjoyable. From the boarding gate to the inflight experience, you’ll see changes that will simplify your journey. If you’re in a hurry, our PreferredAccess program, launched last spring, allows you to quickly board your flight. This service provides you with the opportunity to receive priority check-in, security, and boarding — which means less time spent in lines at the airport. If you’re traveling across the Atlantic, you may be getting a taste of the changes we’ve made onboard. US Airways became the first domestic carrier to offer a premium meal option in our Economy cabin. We also enhanced our MarketPlace Menu with a selection of new snacks and beverages. Maybe it’s not food you’re craving, but a little extra room to stretch out. Arriving refreshed after a long flight is now easier since we’ve completed the installation of our Envoy Suite on all of our Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. The Envoy Suite features a seat that reclines into a fully flat bed, more space, and personalized service. This past spring and summer, US Airways launched daily nonstop service to 22 communities from Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. We began connecting cities of all sizes to Washington’s downtown airport and providing you access to more connecting service throughout the East Coast. Whether you’re traveling for business ★ or leisure, you’ll be happy to know that we now offer 237 daily nonstop flights to and from the nation’s capital, including first-time service to San Diego. And on the ground, we’re working our hardest to get you to your destination on time and, above all, safely. We are especially proud of our maintenance team for receiving the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for airline maintenance excellence by Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine. This award is given to the world’s top MRO and maintenancerelated companies for demonstrating excellence and innovation in the area of technical operations. In 2012, we had seven mechanics receive the FAA’s prestigious Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years of distinguished service in aircraft maintenance. I’m happy to say that we have the best of the best in our operations division. We’ve shattered company records this year when it comes to on-time arrivals, departures, and ensuring that your bags arrive when you do. And we look forward to continuing that trend in the new year. On behalf of the 32,000 employees of US Airways, I hope that you enjoy your travels with us this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you on another flight with us soon. Doug Parker Chairman and CEO 6 DECEMBER 2012

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