DFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1930 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?
KYAir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 362 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1915 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.
Supa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1899 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.
DFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1801 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?