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?