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
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
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
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’ 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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