Based on my current travel plans through the end of the year, it looks like I'm going to be a few 'segments' shorts from holding on to my Chairman status. I've found a few good cheap runs on United that can help fill the gap. Can anyone confirm if flying on *A partners (e.g. United) will earn "segments" that count towards preferred status? All references on USAirways.com explicitly mention the earning of preferred miles on *A partners, but don't mention anything about preferred segments on *A partners.