US Airways Awards

US Airways Awards

US Airways has transitioned to oneworld from Star Alliance as the airline continues its merger with American Airlines and Dividend Miles members are discovering the changes coming to award travel because of the merger. One thing that has not changed, is Dividend Miles will remain a separate program for now and will continue to offer the US Airways award chart. That chart, however, has been changed slightly including the cost of a much-loved business class award between the U.S. and North Asia for only 90,000 miles–that award is now 110,000 miles and the change was made without advance notice to members.

US Airways will also continue partnerships with some Star Alliance carriers including Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Avianca, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAM, TAP and Turkish Airlines. And Dividend Miles members who spend their miles for award flights on British Airways and Iberia will be asked to pay the sometimes hefty fuel surcharges for awards on these carriers (especially for BA awards), just as American Airlines passes along fuel surcharges when AAdvantage members use their miles on these airlines.

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