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US Airways Offers Chance to Purchase 50 Cent Flights

January 20, 2006

US Airways Offers Chance to Purchase 50 Cent Flights
January 20, 2006 – US Airways and Barclays launched a first-of-its-kind program at the beginning of the year that has Americans voting online for their favorite travel destinations. The program then offers them a chance to purchase 50 cent flights to the most popular destinations.

Thousands of Americans have cast their votes at since it was first introduced. To date, Americans have voted Rome, Italy as the top destination international destination and Las Vegas, Nevada as the top U.S. destination.

On Wednesday, February 1, anyone who has already signed up for a US Airways Dividend World MasterCard from Barclays will be eligible to earn a 50 cent flight on US Airways. Cardholders seeking flights to Miami, Las Vegas, Hawaii or Los Angeles also have the chance to purchase 50 cent fares during the first five business days of February. Additional destinations will be announced for each business day throughout the entire month of February and will be available on a first come-first serve basis.

The locations least voted are just as interesting are Salina, Kansas; Ontario, California; and Salisbury, Maryland who each have received only one vote to date.

The top five US destinations rank as follows:

1. Las Vegas, Nevada
2. Orlando, Florida
3. Los Angeles, California
4. Honolulu, Hawaii
5. Phoenix, Arizona

The top five International destinations rank as follows:

1. Rome, Italy
2. Paris, France
3. Venice, Italy
4. London, England
5. Dublin, Ireland

Visit to cast votes and sign up for the card. The card, issued by Barclays, gives new card members an opportunity to earn a roundtrip ticket on US Airways immediately by awarding 15,000 bonus miles upon activation and up to 10,000 bonus miles for balance transfers.

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