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US Airways


US Airways was a major American airline that come to an end on October 2015 after merging with American airlines. The airline operated a wide international and domestic network with 193 destinations in 24 countries. The airline operated flights to North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

US Airways was a member of the OneWorld Alliance since 2014 and had a fleet that consisted of approximately 600 aircraft. As a result if US Airways and American Airlines merging, it created the largest airline company in the world.

American Airlines was founded in 1930 and has grown to become one of the largest airlines in the world, offering an average of nearly 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations in 50 countries.

The baggage allowances as set out by American Airlines (now joined with US Airways) are as follows:

You can check up to 10 bags if your trip is:

  • Domestic
  • Transatlantic
  • Transpacific

You can check up to 5 bags if you’re travelling to / through / from:

  • Mexico / Caribbean / Central America
  • South America
  • Brazil

The online check-in begins 24 hours and up to 45 minutes prior to departure and 90 minutes for international flights. American Airlines offers a connecting flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to London and then to the United States of America.

When you travel internationally, you’re responsible to make sure you have the correct documents to enter and pass through any countries during your trip, and then make your way back home. The following are some tips to following when travelling internationally:

  • Everyone traveling, regardless of age, needs their own set of travel documents.
  • Always use the information exactly as it appears on your passport (to book and fill out any documents).
  • Check with the legation of every country you’re entering (or passing through) to make sure you meet all travel requirements.
  • Some countries require proof of return or onward travel, a visiting address and sufficient funds for your stay.

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