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FF Points On US Airways/America West  
User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding the nature of the merger between America West and US Airways with respect to frequent flyer points.

I'm an Air Canada Aeroplan member and in February I'm flying from LAS to YVR on America West. I'd like to be able to collect Aeroplan points on this flight. Now, US Airways is a Star Alliance partner and I can collect Aeroplan points flying with them. So, in light of the fact that America West has merged with US Airways, shouldn't I be able to collect points on the America West flight?

If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd greatly appreciate it because I can't seem to find a straight answer to it.

Also, in Febrary, I'm flying United on a 737-300 from SEA to SFO, it's only about a 2 hour flight. Do they offer a buy on board program for such a flight? I know they offer free non-alcoholic drinks but is there a snack with that? On the same day, I'm flying a TED A319 from SFO to LAS, does TED offer any sort of service on a short flight like that? What about America West LAS to YVR? I've never flown with any of these airlines so I have no clue what to expect. Are they any good compared with Air Canada?

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User currently offlineKYAir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Quoting DFORCE1 (Thread starter):
So, in light of the fact that America West has merged with US Airways, shouldn't I be able to collect points on the America West flight?

Check the website www.usairways.com/merger, but I don't think you can get credit with Star partners for HP flights until sometime in 06. There is also a recent (within last couple days) press release on their website regarding integration of the FF plans.

Here's the press release link:

http://www.americawest.com/awa/conte...utawa/pressroom/pressreleases.aspx

[Edited 2005-11-25 21:04:27]


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User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Quoting DFORCE1 (Thread starter):
I'm an Air Canada Aeroplan member and in February I'm flying from LAS to YVR on America West. I'd like to be able to collect Aeroplan points on this flight.

As HP isn't a Star member yet, you cannot earn *A miles on HP operated flights at this point. This will come later.

Quoting DFORCE1 (Thread starter):
Now, US Airways is a Star Alliance partner and I can collect Aeroplan points flying with them.

Yes, US is a *A member, but HP is not. HP and US are now essentially codeshare partners.

Quoting DFORCE1 (Thread starter):
So, in light of the fact that America West has merged with US Airways, shouldn't I be able to collect points on the America West flight?

They have merged holding companies, but are operating both airlines seperately until next year.



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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

Really hard question. Right now, America West is not part of Star Alliance. It will be once its frequent flier plan merges with US Airways sometime in early 06 and America West completes various training issues related to Star Alliance.

But that has not occurred yet. There is no official word yet when the FF/brand merger will occur, but early Jan is a good bet. America West is still its own airline, though US Airways does codeshare with them and offer Star miles in that way.

If the marketing merger happens by Feb 1 (and it seems as if it might), it will be seamless to input your AC number and collect miles. If not, I see no basis for you to collect Star miles on a non Star-Alliance flight.


User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Does anyone know if you can convert Star Alliance member points from one member airline to the other? For example, if I had a US Airways FF card and collected points on US Airways under the US Airways mileage plan, could I have those points transferred to my Air Canada Aeroplan?

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