• US Airways moves to Terminal 6 at Los Angeles LAX Airport

    Jetsetters travelling with Qantas to Los Angeles and then onwards with Oneworld partner US Airways will now find their connecting flight departing from Terminal 6 rather than Terminal 3. And for those enjoying a stopover on the Californian coast, that also means heading to the check-in desks at ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • AA, US Airways merger: what it means if you

    With American Airlines and US Airways merging their frequent flyer programs as of next year, what does this mean if you've bought miles on either airline to use for 'free' redemption flights on Oneworld partners such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific and British Airways? Mileage balances held in US Airw...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2014 7 Comments

  • Friday's frequent flyer wrap-up

    If you’re saving a stack of US Airways Dividend Miles for a rainy day, you’ll soon find these merged with your American Airlines AAdvantage balance – we’ve got what you need to know in this week’s wrap. Speaking of points, we’ve got five good reasons for busin...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2014 0 Comments

  • Buying US Airways Dividend Miles for low-cost Oneworld flights

    NOTE: US Airways' Dividend Miles program will begin the process of merging with American Airlines AAdvantage from March 28 2015. As part of this transition, any miles remaining in your Dividend Miles account will be swept across to AAdvantage on a 1:1 basis, and Dividend Miles will cease to exis...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2014 53 Comments

  • American Airlines, US Airways to combine frequent flyer programs

    American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program will supersede Dividend Miles to become the combined loyalty scheme of both AA and US Airways in 2015. Existing members of Dividend Miles will have their points converted across into the AAdvantage program on a 1:1 basis in the second qu...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2014 4 Comments

  • US Airways ditches Turkish, Singapore Airlines partnerships

    US Airways members will lose Turkish and Singapore Airlines from the Dividend Miles roster of partners from next month. Members flying with either airline from August 1 and beyond won’t earn any miles under the Dividend Miles program, nor can they swap miles for Turkish or Singapore flight...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • US Airways to codeshare with Oneworld partner Finnair

    US Airways is cozying up to its Oneworld partner Finnair this month, with codeshares set to appear on a number of Finnish flights. The arrangements see US Airways placing its ‘US’ flight code on Finnair-operated flights between its Helsinki hub and various destinations across Europe ...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • Friday's frequent flyer roundup

    Buying miles in offshore frequent flyer programs sounds like a dodgy practice, but it’s completely above board and could save you thousands on your next business or first class flight with the likes of Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific or Malaysia Airlines. Better yet, both US Airway...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2014 1 Comment

  • British Airways levies fuel surcharges on US Airways awards

    IN BRIEF | US Airways awards booked using British Airways points now come with fuel surcharges, thanks to the way that the airline is now calculating its fares. US Airways, which has traditionally built any fuel surcharge into the base price, has now split this out into a separate component. Wh...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • American Airlines, US Airways to offer reciprocal first class upgrades

    IN BRIEF | American Airlines and US Airways are offering free first class upgrades to elite travellers in the opposite airline’s loyalty program. From July 11, status-bearing members of American Airlines’ AAdvantage can be upgraded to first class on US Airways at no charge when flyin...

    POSTED 10 Jun, 2014 0 Comments

  • Qantas frequent flyers: earn and burn points on US Airways

    With US Airways now part of the Oneworld alliance, Australian travellers are set to earn and burn Qantas Frequent Flyer points on US Airways flights. Status credits are also part of the deal, as is the 'cabin bonus' which sees travellers in business and first class earn extra points over ec...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2014 0 Comments

  • US Airways joins Oneworld: Qantas frequent flyer perks, and more

    As the newest member of the Oneworld alliance, US Airways gives Qantas another stateside partner alongside existing member American Airlines. So what's the impact for Qantas frequent flyers travelling in the USA? Qantas + US Airways Travellers can now earn points and status credits when travel...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2014 10 Comments

  • US Airways: earn & burn for Oneworld and Star Alliance from March 30

    US Airways will allow its frequent flyers to earn and redeem Dividend Miles on a many Star Alliance airlines in addition to all Oneworld members when the airline joins Oneworld on March 31 this year. The surprising move, which a media spokesperson for American Airlines confirmed to&nbs...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2014 16 Comments

  • Oneworld's 2014 triple play: US Airways, TAM, SriLankan signing up

    The oneworld alliance will gain three valuable new members early this year – and Qantas an additional three partners for codeshare flights – as US Airways, Brazil's TAM and SriLankan Airlines all sign up in the first six months of 2014. US Airways and TAM will both sign on ...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2014 3 Comments

  • American's US Airways merger: impacts for Qantas Frequent Flyers

    With a merger between American Airlines and US Airways all but complete, Qantas Frequent Flyers heading to the States and further afield will be keen to know how the new combined airline will affect their points, miles and status. All signs point towards the new airline being essentially a large...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2013 0 Comments

  • How to buy lounge entry and airport priority fast-track access

    Airlines are increasingly offering their frequent flyer benefits -- fast track security, extra bags, lounge access, early boarding -- for a price. If you're flying an unfamiliar airline, one where your silver, gold or platinum frequent flyer card doesn't have any reciprocal benefits, it's a usef...

    POSTED 29 May, 2012 4 Comments

  • Photos: Star Alliance's slick new iPhone app

    Travellers with Star Alliance member airlines such as Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Thai and United have scored a dedicated iPhone app this morning. As you would expect, "Star Alliance Navigator" makes it easy to find flights for any route with a Star Alliance airline, but also...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • In the USA? How to avoid checked bag fees in the land of the luggage charge

    If you're surprised by the amount of stuff that people bring with them on a plane in the USA, here's the reason why: on just about every airline, there's a charge to check even your first piece of hold luggage. No wonder US "road warriors" roll their trusty wheeled luggage down the aisle (and ov...

    POSTED 30 May, 2011 2 Comments

  • Get access to AirNZ and Singapore Airlines lounges for just $300

    If you regularly travel with Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines, but more often in economy than business class, here's a great deal available for a very limited time. US Airways is offering membership to its US Airways Club for just $US259 for one year (plus a one-off US$50 joining fee)....

    POSTED 6 Apr, 2011 5 Comments

  • Get the points: free, instant silver status with Star Alliance

    This week in Get the Points, how to get Star Alliance Silver status instantly — and free of charge! Update: As of 0800 Sydney time on Tuesday 15 March, it appears BMI has pulled the deal and removed the signup page from its site. We'll keep the link in the article below in case the remov...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2011 5 Comments

  • Star Alliance adds upgrade awards for Air Canada, US Airways

    Members of Star Alliance partners – including Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United and Asiana – can now trade their points for upgrades on flights with Air Canada and US Airways. Although already members of Star Alliance, the Canadian and US carriers had yet to sign up to the ...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

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