US Airways - November 2012 - (Page 11)
Did You Know?
News, Notes, and Inflight Insights
illustrations by nigel holmes
Can Children travel alone?
What happens if there’s a medical emergency onboard?
The inflight crew is trained to handle medical emergencies. All flight attendants are trained in CPR, but if the emergency requires other medical attention, crewmembers can contact MedLink. The service is designed specifically for airlines and provides 24/7 access to the MedLink Global Response Center, which is staffed with board-certified physicians and aviation specialists. Conversant in more than 140 languages, MedLink manages the calls from the flight crew and relays all information to the physicians. The specialists then give instructions on how to best treat the situation. If it’s necessary to divert the flight, MedLink has a database of medical facilities in every city serviced by US Airways and can direct the crew to the nearest one.
Children under the age of five may travel only under the supervision of a legal guardian. Any other child under the age of 15 who is traveling alone is considered an unaccompanied minor, and certain regulations apply. Children ages five to 14 can travel unaccompanied on nonstop flights for a fee, and they will be assisted by a US Airways employee. Young adults ages 15 to 17 can travel on both nonstop and connecting flights without assistance (assistance can be requested for a fee on nonstop
flights). Please check requirements for international travel; regulations may vary. A child’s guardian must obtain a gate-access pass at the ticket counter and accompany the child to the gate. They must stay at the gate until the flight has departed. Any person picking up an unaccompanied minor must also obtain a gate-access pass. (A photo ID is required.) Call a US Airways representative before a child’s flight with any questions or concerns, or visit usairways.com.
How does the airline help travelers with special needs?
us airways is dedicated to accommodating all passengers. anyone needing assistance should talk to an agent at the ticket counter or gate before boarding. Passengers should make sure that any medical equipment and assistive devices are approved for air travel by the Faa (a medical certificate may be required). us airways provides seating accommodations in accordance with aCaa requirements if the passenger selfidentifies as having a disability (a 24hour notice is suggested). us airways will attempt to stow assistive devices in the cabin, but some items may have to
be checked due to size and storage limitations. Passengers with visual or hearing impairments should let an agent know if they need assistance. the agents can help with ticketing, boarding, deplaning, and connections. service animals are welcome on all us airways flights free of charge. Please call 800.428.4322 (tty 800.245.2966) at least 48 hours before your flight if you’re traveling with a service or support animal. For any questions or concerns, call the us airways Disability hotline at 800.892.3624 or visit usairways.com /specialneeds for more information and a full list of policies.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - November 2012
US Airways - November 2012
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Holiday Getaways
Hub Crawl: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Wine & Dine: Mendoza, Argentina Wines
Wine & Dine: Barbecoa Restaurant, London
Adventure: Thrifty in San Francisco
Adventure: Skiing Mt. Baker, Washington
Great Escapes: Red Horse Inn, South Carolina
Gear Up: Bar Ware
Making It Real: America's Historic Sites
Best of Education: Miller School of Albemarle
Silent Heroes: Honor Flight Network
Crossing Borders: Charlotte, North Carolina
Best of Health: Lankenau Medical Center
University Spotlight: University of Dayton
Celebrate Richmond, Virginia
Special Section: Chateau on Central
Must Read: Heisman — The Man Behind the Trophy
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
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®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?
US Airways - November 2012