US Airways/United Airlines reciprocity to end March 30, 2014

As I predicted in a previous post, reciprocity between US Airways and United Airlines will become a thing of the past due to the merger of American Airlines and US Airways that was consummated Dec. 9.

The suspicions I expressed in a March 11 post about airline club membership post-merger were confirmed by a Dec. 9 e-mail United Airlines sent to customers who have recently flown on soon-to-be ex-partner US Airways.

The e-mail read:

Because you have recently purchased a ticket on US Airways®, or have flown them in the past, we wanted to give you an update on our partnership with them. US Airways has announced that they have legally combined with American Airlines® and that they plan to join oneworld® on March 31, 2014, which means they will leave the Star AllianceTM network.

Our partnership with US Airways will end on March 30, 2014. What this means for you:

  • All current tickets for travel on US Airways will be honored.
  • You can continue to book award travel on US Airways using MileagePlus® miles through March 30, 2014, for travel anytime within the published schedule, even beyond March 30, 2014.
  • You can earn MileagePlus award miles on US Airways flights through March 30, 2014. For as long as you earn award miles you will also earn Premier® qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments. And, on eligible US Airways flights between January 1 and March 30, 2014, you can earn Premier qualifying dollars.
  • Star Alliance status benefits on US Airways will apply through March 30, 2014.
  • If you have a United ClubSM membership, or if you are traveling on a United international premium cabin ticket, you can access the US Airways Club through March 30, 2014.
You can visit to learn more about earning and using miles on US Airways, and learn about our other Star Alliance and partner airlines.

Stay tuned to TheTravelPro; more changes are bound to come!

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