US Airways News – Goes Cashless and Downsizing in Boston

Effective April 2, US Airways will no longer accept cash for in-flight purchases on its mainline aircraft. Instead, flight attendants will only accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or Diners Club cards, as well as debit cards that carry a Visa or MasterCard logo. On US Airways Express regional aircraft, only cash will be accepted. And on US Airways international routes, flight attendants will take either cash or a credit card.

Meanwhile, US Airways is closing its crew base at Boston Logan as part of a downsizing there. According to media reports, the airline is planning a major downsizing of its Boston operations, with a planned reduction in May from its current 84 daily departures to just 44. The reductions will reportedly mean the loss of 181 pilot jobs and 242 flight attendant jobs based at Logan. The flight cutbacks will reportedly not affect US Airways’ hourly Shuttle schedules from Boston to New York LaGuardia and Washington Reagan National.

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