USAirways Twitter Followers Offer Travel Tips for the Holidays

Ten Twitter Tipsters Win US Airways Gift Cards for Offering Helpful Holiday Travel Tips

‘Tis the season for busy holiday travel. US Airways (NYSE:LCC) turned to its more than 80,000 @USAirways Twitter followers to offer helpful travel-savvy hints for breezing through the hustle and bustle of the holiday travel season.

Each day from Nov. 15-19, @USAirways asked the Twittersphere to chime in with helpful travel tips across several categories, including traveling with children, staying healthy and packing light. The two best tips of the day were selected and each Tweeter received a $100 US Airways gift card for their tips. Here, in 140 characters or less, are the top 10 travel tip Tweets (say that 10 times fast!):

Traveling With Kids:

@RNDMTHNKR: Make sure you remain calm- kids pick up the stress in adults. Make it fun by explaining what’s going on, they’re curious.

Getting Through Security:

@kctravels: Put items on the security belt in the order of how u would put them back together when they come out (shoes, belt, then suitcase).

Day of Departure:

@avoidingregret: Travel tip: Make sure all your electronics (laptop, phone, camera) are fully charged before your flt! #dayofdeparture @usairways

Packing:

@VaReynolds: @USAirways Pack either a black or brown wardrobe, not both. You’ll pack fewer shoes/boots. Less weight or space to bring more home.

Traveling Internationally:

@SGelfond: @USAirways Intl travel: Photocopy passport, lock all valuables in hotel safe, and alert credit card company about your trip before you go.

Checking In:

@inanothercast1e: @USAirways Always check in online. When you do, check your seat assignment as a preferable seat may have opened up after you booked!

Healthy Travel:

@ElizabethElmore: @USAirways Order beverages on the flight that can help combat the “ickies,” like OJ, H20 or tea. Add vitamin C/Airborne for addtl. defense.

Staying Entertained:

@Cizzle1: @USAirways forget the usual reading magazines & books, how about you personalize regular greeting cards with a message from the heart!!!

Wild Card:

@beazkidz: Don’t embarrass your mother. Make sure you don’t have holes in your socks when you check in at @USAirways for your holiday travel.

@OSBO1102: @USAirways Size matters! Flat (calendars), folding (scarf), fluffy (soft & takes no space), fine (jewelry). Big or breakable=bad potential!

“US Airways’ 31,000 employees wish each and every one of our customers good tidings this holiday season. We’ll be working diligently to ensure that our passengers arrive at their holiday destinations on-time, with their bags and in good cheer,” said US Airways Senior Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, Kerry Hester. “We hope that the helpful tips shared by our travel-savvy Twitter community will help provide a more joyful journey for our seasonal holiday travelers.”

In addition to our top 10 Twitter Travel Tips, more helpful holiday travel tips are available by visiting www.usairways.com/holidaytips. For the most up-to-date security requirements and information from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), visit www.tsa.gov/travelers.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 31,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine’s 50 Report for 2010. For the sixth year in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index, a leading indicator of companies’ attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)

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