US Airways Posts

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

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 announcements ...

Merge your American Airlines And US Airways Frequent Flyer Accounts

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

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 my ...
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LATAM VIP Lounge Sao Paulo T3 (GRU)

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 morning ...

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

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

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 prudent ...
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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 miles ...
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