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US Airways reports Thanksgiving performance.

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US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has reported its operational performance numbers for the heavy travelperiod surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The carrier said that over the five-day period (22-26 November) its arrivals within 14 minutes of schedule (which is the method the Department of Transportation uses to measure on-time performance in the airline industry) averaged 78.7% and the airline completed 99.6% of its scheduled flights. The airline's mishandled bag rate averaged 6.02 bags for every 1,000 passengers.

The carrier said that to celebrate this outstanding performance it will distribute approximately USD1.8m across its system in the form of a special one-time USD50 bonus to each of its employees.

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