TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5897 times:
US Airways to became full member of Star Alliance on May 4
Star Alliance today announced that US Airways will become a full member
effective May 4, 2004, further enhancing US Airways' and Star Alliance's
global reach and expanding the breath of service available to customers.
US Airways, the seventh-largest airline in the U.S, offers nearly 3,300
daily non-stop flights to 187 destinations in the U.S Caribbean, Latin
America, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Once it joins, the Star Alliance
network will comprise 14,000 flights per day to 755 destinations in 132
countries across the globe, in addition to 575 airport lounges worldwide.
With US Airways as part of Star Alliance, its frequent fliers will now be
able to accrue and redeem miles on any of the 15 member airlines and will
be eligible to achieve Star Alliance Silver or Star Alliance Gold status.
US Airways Dividend Miles Chairman's Preferred and Gold Preferred members
automatically become Star Gold members, and Silver Preferred members will
be recognized as Star Silver members.
As a member of Star Alliance, US Airways also will have the opportunity to
participate in a wide range of cost saving initiatives, such as fuel
purchasing and media procurement, with other member carriers.
Star Alliance was established in 1997 as the first global airline
alliance. The members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana
Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian
Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, Thai Airways International,
United, and VARIG Brazilian Airlines.
Ifly2eat From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5580 times:
Star Alliance is now the only airline alliance to have two of its members currently in bankruptcy and a third standing on the precipice of liquidation. That being said, hopefully, this will help USAirways survive.
Domestic: Coach and First feature "In-Flight Cafe" on all but transcons. You pay in Coach, not in First, but its the same. On Transcons, First gets quite impressive food, Coach is the same In-Flight Cafe.
Coach gets typical hot meals, in line with UA or AC. Envoy meals are similar to/a little better than the transcon First meals.
Drop Down LCDs:
319, 320, 321, Some 733, Some 734, 752
11 movie AVOD (Sony P@ssport):
762 Envoy only
CRJ, ERJ, 733, 734 (733 and 734:9 channels installed, but only movie soundtrack used on aircraft equipped with LCDs, otherwise none at all)
319, 320, 321. 752, 762 (with Noise Cancelling headphones in Envoy)
Wide Variety of Digital Music, Noise Cancelling Headphones in Envoy:
Nudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5263 times:
aweosme, thanks a lot. I totally underestimated US, as I was shopping for flights. 460$ RT on a transatlantic are hard to beat, especially with a generous 34" pitch. Now I don't have to consider LH when shopping for flights, providing me with Star miles...
US653 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5111 times:
US also provides Star Alliance with a Caribbean presence that they don't currently have. Actually, I think they are the only airline that will provide more than just a couple flights. Here is the list of destinations served (I think the frequencies are correct):
BDA (daily) - June '04
STT (weekends) - June '04
BDA (weekends) - May '04
BDA (weekends) - May '04
BDA (weekends) - June '04
West Palm Beach:
MHH (daily) - US Express
ELH (daily) - US Express
US653...PHL-AUA...The best place in the Caribbean!!!