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US Airways To Became Full Member Of Star Alliance  
User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 6019 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.

Source: SAS

39 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

This is great news, especially for Philadelphia!


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5865 times:

Great news.

A great airline, in a great alliance


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5842 times:

YES!!

Fantastic!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

It is great news, just in time for the summer season. Let's hope it goes well for all involved.

User currently offlineFRASYD From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5810 times:

Good news for my fav US-carrier!

User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5781 times:

Quick question probably has an easy answer:

Why would the Star Alliance accept a carrier that is in deep financial straits? I am sure there is something else that is being looked at here?

Thanks  Smile

Bruno



I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5737 times:

Is it out of solidarity with LH who since months drives a strong partnership with US?

Anyways, good to have them in Star, that should help them out of their trouble.

What are the cabin experiences like, e.g. seat-pitch, seat quality, food, IFE, crew?



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineErj170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6789 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5729 times:

They are probably looking at the fact that USAirways blankets the Eastern US. It is the perfect scenerio for the Star Alliance members to get to any Eastern US city they want to.


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineIfly2eat From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5702 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.


Fly the friendly skys and stay out of mine.
User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5661 times:

Ifly2eat,

Which airlines are those? I know about US. But who are the 2 others?


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5637 times:

Air Canada and United are both in recievership (bankruptcy).

User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Qlguy,

That would be United and Air Canada.



User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5605 times:

Oh yeah! That's true... Forgot about those 2. I should have remembered those 2 since it has been a big "theme" here on a.net.
Thanx guys for the reminder..


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 5572 times:

Nudelhirsch
Seating:
A319:
First: 37" pitch, 21" width
Coach: 32" pitch, 17.2" width
A320:
First: 38" pitch, 21" width
Coach: Same as 319
A321:
Same as 320
A330-300:
Envoy Row 1 (former First, reserved for Elites): flat beds, 94" pitch, 19.5" width
Envoy: 60" pitch, 19.5" width, electronic recline and lumbar
Coach: 34" pitch, 17" width
737-300:
First: 37" pitch, 20.3" width
Coach: 31" pitch, 17" width
737-400:
Same as 733
757-200:
First: 38" pitch, 20.2" width
Coach: 32" pitch, 17.1" width
767-200:
Envoy: 55" pitch, 18.5" width, manual controls
Coach: 32" pitch, 17" width
CRJ:
Coach: 31" pitch, 17.5" width
ERJ:
Coach: 31" pitch, 17.3" width

Food:
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.
International:
Coach gets typical hot meals, in line with UA or AC. Envoy meals are similar to/a little better than the transcon First meals.

IFE:
Video:
None:
CRJ, ERJ
Drop Down LCDs:
319, 320, 321, Some 733, Some 734, 752
11 movie AVOD (Sony P@ssport):
333
7-channel PTV:
762 Envoy only
Projectors:
762 Coach
Audio:
None:
CRJ, ERJ, 733, 734 (733 and 734:9 channels installed, but only movie soundtrack used on aircraft equipped with LCDs, otherwise none at all)
9 channels:
319, 320, 321. 752, 762 (with Noise Cancelling headphones in Envoy)
Wide Variety of Digital Music, Noise Cancelling Headphones in Envoy:
333

Other Amenities:
EmPower: 319, 320, 321, 333
Verizon Airfone: 319, 320, 321, 733, 734, 752, 762
JetConnect: 319, 320, 321

Crews I can't tell you about.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5549 times:

Crews are great, all ways a smile, chat to everyone, i flew in teh 330 and 757 a few weeks ago, had a great experience, even met the captains and co pilots, and saw the flight decks (on the ground)

IFE on the 330 was great, like a video player, u could stop, pause, rewind, fast forward at any time, and there was a good range of thngs to keep u occupied.

Food was yummy, had chicken on the way out, and was very supruised it was so nice.

In flight cafe, i got the $5 snack box as it looked better than the $10 meals they were offering.



User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5517 times:

Excellent news... Another trans Atlantic choice that'll give me miles now, and their TA service is pretty good IMHO too.

Andy


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2129 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5509 times:

Excellent news for US Airways and Star. Their IFE on 333 is top shelf, as other Star airlines SQ, BMI, SAS. Good luck US and Star.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

It is very good to hear for US Airways are join with Star Alliances. It would be perfect for used with their UA mileage Plus. Big grin

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

Envoy Row 1 (former First, reserved for Elites): flat beds, 94" pitch, 19.5" width

This is no longer true. They have retrofitted the first class seats with another row of Envoy Class seats, from what I've been told.

I could be quite mistaken.

N


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5385 times:

L1011,

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...

Thanks, gotta hurry to try them...



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineTripseven From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 5328 times:

Will I be able to combine my existing US and UA miles? I don't think they let do that but just wanted to check. Thx.

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Gotta be said...


....May the Fourth be with them. Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineUS653 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 5233 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):

Philadelphia:
ANU (weekends)
AUA (daily)
BGI (daily)
BDA (daily)
CUN (daily)
CZM
FPO (weekends)
GCM (daily)
GND (weekends)
MBJ (daily)
NAS (daily)
PLS (weekends)
SJU (daily)
PUJ (daily)
SDQ (daily)
SKB (weekends)
UVF (weekends)
SXM (daily)
STT (daily)

Charlotte:
ANU (weekends)
AUA (daily)
BZE
BDA (daily)
CUN (daily)
CZM
FPO (daily)
GCM (daily)
LRM (weekends)
MBJ (daily)
NAS (daily)
PLS (daily)
SJU (daily)
PUJ (daily)
STX (weekends)
SKB (weekends)
SXM (daily)
STT (daily)

Boston:
AUA (weekends)
BDA (daily)
CUN (weekends)
MBJ (daily)
NAS (weekends)
SJU (daily)

Pittsburgh:
CUN (weekends)
SJU (weekends)

NY-LaGuardia:
AUA (weekends)
BDA (daily) - June '04
FPO (weekends)
NAS (daily)
SJU (weekends)
STT (weekends) - June '04

Washington-National:
BDA (daily)
NAS (daily)

Washington-Dulles:
SJU (weekends)

Orlando:
BDA (weekends) - May '04

Ft. Lauderdale:
BDA (weekends) - May '04

Baltimore:
BDA (weekends) - June '04

West Palm Beach:
MHH (daily) - US Express

Miami:
ELH (daily) - US Express


Jeff



US653...PHL-AUA...The best place in the Caribbean!!!
User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

Don't forget STAR have already lost 1 member from liquidation.

Ansett.



25 SQ325 : Finally grea to see another US carrier than UA in STAR alliance even i don't think US is much better than UA. My US experience was a nihgt flight SFO-
26 Contrails : Finally, some good news for US...and for US frequent flyers.
27 DeltaRules : Can't wait to see them officially join-it'll be different to see the Star decals behind the cockpit! L.1011- Where did you get all that information? T
28 Airways6max : Let's hope that this can help US Airways turn round.
29 ATLhomeCMH : This is a great opportunity and hopefully it'll help to boost their business...I'm praying it's a sign that they're not in as much trouble as the pres
30 UALPHLCS : BTW, just an interesting little detail...I added the US Chairmen's Prefered number into a man's UA reservation this afternoon, and there on the bottom
31 Captaink : Great for US Airways.. I think they are a pretty decent airline, in a real mess. I hope they survive. With that in mind, I am flying them tommrow, BGI
32 ScandinA340 : It also opens up US-Spain for Star Alliance - a better option than LH thru FRA or UA & BD through LHR... Sure, US has its difficulties, but well done
33 KKMolokai : Tuesday, 27 April 2004 US Airways to become full member of Star a week today Star yesterday announced that US Airways would become a full member of th
34 Bmacleod : So if UA liquidates, US Airways will become the only US carrier for Star Alliance, right?
35 Post contains links L.1011 : DeltaRules, Try http://www.seatguru.com Covers all aircraft of all the majors in the US, plus AirTran, Alaska, America West, ATA, BA 772/744, Frontier
36 UALPHLCS : Bmacleod US is closer to liquidation than UA. They are in far worse trouble than UA w/ management and the Unions at loggerheads and Siegle having to q
37 LAN767Andres : Great new! Great Airline! The best alliance around!
38 Ual777contrail : UALPHLCS, What problems are you talking about? With us/ua? profit sharing problems? UAL 777 CONTRAIL
39 Bmacleod : Interesting too, when just 3 years ago US Airways and UA were set to merge, a few months before 9/11 hit....[Edited 2004-04-28 19:29:43]
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