US Airways Posts

Elites Can Skip the Upgrade Queue on US Airways - Secure a First Class Seat

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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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Best Usage of US Airways Dividend Miles Before The Program Ends 2Q 2015

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The AA/US merger is in full swing and the next major miles stone that will affect frequent flyers is when the two programs officially merger into the American Airline Advantage program and the airline only has one loyalty program to manage. The ground work has already been laid, with ...

Merge your American Airlines And US Airways Frequent Flyer Accounts

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Around 10pm PST Wednesday night I logged into my American Airlines Advantage account and instead of being directly logged in, a popup notification greeted me asking me to provide American Airlines with my US Airways Dividend account number.  This was the first time since the merger with US ...

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My 2014 in travel - 1 Million Miles and Beyond

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2014 was a year where the only constant was change, thankfully for me, most of them have been positive.  Most importantly, I became a father in August.  I'm the proud father of a beautiful healthy daughter.  It is amazing how it changes your life.  Of course this blog is about ...

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LATAM VIP Lounge Sao Paulo T3 (GRU)

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LATAM opened their first co-branded LAN-TAM VIP Lounge at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International airport in Terminal 3 on October 27, 2014. My recent trip around the world coincided with the opening, just four days prior to my arrival. I had the opportunity to visit the lounge both in the ...

American Adds Year Long Bonus for First Class & Business Class Passengers

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Since the merger with US Airways, American has been busy aligning airline policies, downgrading the AA flying experience to match one closer to US, and the airlines are now playing catching up quicker than ever before to offer a more premium business class hard product which includes fleet wide ...

5 Great Uses for your 50,000 Bonus US Airways Miles

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The US Airways MasterCard from Barclays is going out in style with a 50,000 mile sign-up bonus offer after your first purchase on the card. This offer and credit card itself is available for a very limited time and now more than ever, even if you have held this card in the past, it would be ...

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US Airways Credit Card Increases Sign Up Bonus to 50,000

In a final push to woe US Airways and American Airline flyers to earn miles with BarclayCard, BarclayCard has announced a limited time sign up bonus of 50,000 miles for new US Airways credit card applicants after making a single purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee! This bonus is 10,000 ...

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Is the Elimination of Stopovers on United MileagePlus Awards Inevitable?

Delta Air Lines has announced that free stopovers will not be part of the 2015 Skymiles program and it seems likely that the combined American and US Airways AAdvantage program will also not offer complimentary stopovers. That would leave United Airlines as the sole major legacy carrier in the ...

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American reshuffles transatlantic routes and schedules for S15

American Airlines is adding five new routes between four of its US hubs and select European cities in summer 2015, although these changes reflect more surgical additions across its gateway cities rather than overall growth for the combined US Airways and American ...

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US Airways 7 Day Upgrade Window - What's the Point?

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As a recent US Airways Chairman, I am adjusting to their system.  My general rule of thumb is that I add my frequent flyer account to whichever airline I am flying.  For example, this week I am flights to Tulsa (on American) and to Omaha (on US Airways) and have put my respective ...

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Is the Sky Blue-er on the other side: Testing US and DeltAA

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I'd love to say "its not me, its you" and fully break up with United, but I don't feel like any US domestic airline is that much better than any other.  Although clearly United is at or very near the bottom.  With that in mind, I used a recent business trip to Los Angeles as a trial run ...

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US Airways Credit Card Adds 2 New Benefits - It only gets better!

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As we all know there is a limited of time remaining to still sign up and earn bonus miles with the US Airways credit card. As US Airways and American merge, the US Airways credit card will stop accepting new card holders after the two airlines frequent flyer programs are aligned. Yet the good ...

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Phoenix US Airways Clubs Rebrand as Admirals Clubs

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If the merger between US Airways and American wasn’t confusing enough for travelers hopping between the two airlines, things just became even more convoluted in Phoenix where US Airway clubs were rebranded as Admiral Clubs on Friday, October 10. The two airlines are still operating as two ...

My Spam Folder Robbed me of 15,000 Bonus US Airways Dividend Miles

I LOVE my US Airways credit card, not because I use it all that often, but because when I do, there tends to be an awesome quarterly bonus offers involved! I swear not including the initial 40,000 sign up bonus I received for signing up for this card, I have earned over 40,000 bonus miles thanks ...

How Much Did My 120,000 Miles + $300 Ticket really cost?

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Recently I purchased a ticket that would take me around the world for 120,000 Dividend Miles and $300. My trip starts and ends in Mexico City but takes me to Miami, San Paulo, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, and Los Angeles before taking me back to Mexico. The trip was booked in a mixture of first, ...

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US Airways 100% Bonus on Purchased Dividend Miles Extended

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US Airways has extended, perhaps for one final time, its 100% bonus on purchased miles. It appears this sale will mark the end of US Airway’s role a consolidator for premium award tickets, as word is there will never be a sale like this again. So is it time to stock up? The answer is still ...

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