Stay away from USAirways. They’ve made several policy changes that make it difficult for me to fly them.
- If you don’t use a nonrefundable ticket, you can’t just save it and apply the value to a future purchase (less a change fee). Instead, you now have to make your change before the original flight leaves or you lose all value from the ticket.
- Discounted fares will no longer count towards elite status beginning January 1, 2003.
- Standby will no longer be permitted on nonrefundable tickets.
- No more free alcoholic beverages in coach on transatlantic flights.
Frankly, I’ll just be choosing someone else to fly — period.