US Airways Posts

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines Expand Partnership

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are deepening their partnership and cooperation on flights and mutual benefits for elite frequent flyers at the same time that Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines partnership continues to deteriorate as Delta builds up a Seattle hub. This morning, Alaska Airlines ...

It's Semi-Official - US Airways to Fly Off Into the Sunrise October 17


In early May, I reported a two-minute warning of sorts that the most important step of the American Airlines/US Airways merger integration was on the way, with the reservation systems scheduled to be folded into one sometime in October, with a 90-day wind-down period to begin in July.  ...

Review: US Airways Airbus 330 Business Class

As I've made the transition from primarily a United flyer to an American flyer, I've had some (to me) new experiences.  One more notable new experience was my first flight in reverse herringbone business class.  I had a business trip to Lisbon, and I flew US Airways via Philadelphia and ...
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Delta uses India withdrawal to underscore "unfair" practices of Gulf carriers

Editor's note: this is the second installment two-part series assessing the U.S. - India passenger market and aviation strategy, and the impact of Middle East airlines carring 6th freedom traffic between the two countries. Part I, which can be found here, assessed the restoration of Indian ...
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Five Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

This is part of my introduction series for new readers that may not know of these ways to use miles and points.  
Here are five easy ways to earn frequent flyer miles without actually flying.  Before you know it, you will be looking back through the curtain at coach as the flight ...
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US Airways Dividend Miles Now Merged With American Airlines Advantage Miles

Over the weekend American Airlines and US Airways merged millions of frequent flyer accounts as the two companies sunsetted US Airways Dividend Miles. Throughout the weekend many people reported issues with their American Airline Advantage accounts, such as having issues logging in, seeing miles, ...

In Memoriam: An Ode to US Airways Dividend Miles


Yesterday I shared my sorrow over the passing of US Airways Dividend Miles. Now we are past the wake and it is time for a memorial service to celebrate Dividend Miles. Perhaps we celebrate Ghana-style? To help, I have composed a short "hymn" sung to the tune of "Ode to Joy" in the final ...

RIP US Airways Dividend Miles: I Feel Like I Just Lost An Old Friend


US Airways Dividend Miles is dead. May she rest in peace. 
I will not say it has been an unproductive week, but I have spent a great deal of time around the deathbed of Dividend Miles this week, trying to book one more “trip of trips” as I reflect upon what has been a ...
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URGENT! Chairman's Upgrade Certificates Premature Expiration!

Chairman's Preferred status holder with US Airways (there are many from the challenges offered last year) receive two one-way upgrades and matching companion upgrades every year.  American Airlines indicated that these would need to be spent prior to their loyalty program mergers anticipated in ...
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March 25 - Last Day to Book US Airways Dividend Mile Award Tickets

Early this month we learned that American Airlines and US Airways frequent flyer programs would merge within 30 days. Now, just a couple of weeks later, the New American has announced that the programs will actually merge March 28, 2014 –that this weekend! With said announcement, we also ...

Book Your US Airways Awards ASAP to Fly First Class RTW for 125K Miles!

If you have ever wanted to fly around the world using your US Airways Dividend Miles, now would be the time to book your award redemption. (The New) American Airlines recently announced US Airways' Dividend Miles program will be fully integrated into their AAdvantage program within the first two ...
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Less then 30 Days to Book US Airways Dividend Mile Awards - Top Use of Miles

It's now officially, American Airlines and US Airways are merging their frequent flyer programs during the first two weeks of April! With only a few weeks left before US Airways Dividend miles are folded into American Airlines Advantage miles, there are a few award bookings you should consider ...
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UPDATE: Merged Already? Did American Airlines Match My US Airways Status?

I have a quick update regarding my previous question on whether or not American and US Airways had already essentially merged in regards to frequent flyer program status.  To recap, on American Airlines specifically I only earned 28k EQMs and just 38k PQMs on US Airways (though it was through a ...
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Merged Already? Did American Airlines Match My US Airways Status?


The most dreaded day of the year for most status chasing frequent flyers has to be March 1st.  Most programs allow you to earn from January 1st of a given year until December 31st of the same, but they will let you keep your status another two months following until the end of February. ...
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Place US Airways Reservations on Hold and Select Seats Via AA.com

Last night as I was tinkering around on AA.com I discovered that for the first time I was able to select a seat on a US Airways flight and put it on hold! I have been flying AA/US codeshares for over a year, but have been unable to book seats via the AA web page or put flights on hold which ...
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Elites Can Skip the Upgrade Queue on US Airways - Secure a First Class Seat

It comes to nobody’s surprise that frequent flyers enjoy elite upgrades more than any other benefit the airline offers. As frequent flyers move up the food chain, upgrades typically become move abundant as upgrade priority increases and the upgrade window expands. However, would you be ...
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