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Final Days to Use US Airways Companion Certificates

Earlier this year as the merger between US Airways and American Airlines progressed, the US Airways MasterCard issued by BarclayCard stopped accepting new customers.  Those who were already customers by a certain date went on to be American Airlines Aviator cardholders, but Barclaycard could not issue new American Airlines branded cards, only convert existing US Airways cardholders.  The Aviator Card has some similar benefits to the new extinct US Airways MasterCard, but there is one very big difference. The US…

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Smiles from a First International Business Class Flight

Beginning many months ago I started helping my in-laws plan their next big trip to Europe using airline miles.  They had been to Europe a few times before, but like most people lucky enough to travel on Trans-Atlantic flights, they had always done it in coach.  Now, at close to 70 years old, they decided that business class sounded much more comfortable than another long-haul from Kansas to Europe.  Amen! We tweaked their award flights as award availability fluctuated and…

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How We Saved 46% on Peak Airfare Costs

Since I’m now in my third trimester of carrying Tiny Traveler #2, our travels have not surprisingly slowed down a bit.  I had one more one night trip booked for early May, and then that was it for air travel and me for a while.  The precipitous drop-off in travel bookings came both from the pregnancy itself, and from the time when my husband was between jobs and we basically put a freeze on booking new travel.  However, as the…

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How to Merge Your AAdvantage Accounts Online

The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs gave ample time and opportunities for people to link their frequent flyer accounts before the US Airways accounts actually migrated to AAdvantage accounts a week or two ago. However, if you are like me, and got too busy or absent minded to do the linking before the accounts were migrated, then your US Airways accounts were simply sent over to American AAdvantage and assigned new AAdvantage numbers. Until now there was…

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Tip to Earn 2,000 Easy American Airlines Miles

Probably like most of you, I have received lots of emails from US Airways related to the merger with American Airlines.  With all of the emails that have come in recent weeks it is easy to overlook one or two, but there was one that stood out to me because it represented potential missed miles if I didn’t act in time. Many years ago I joined the US Airways Dividend Miles Dining program in order to earn miles in the…

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What’s Next for the US Airways Credit Card

The day that US Airways and American Airlines are combining their loyalty programs is here.  The US Airways Dividend Miles program is officially no more, but what about the US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard? I’ve been screaming from the rooftops, occasionally using exclamation points on my blog to encourage everyone interested to apply for that card as soon as possible before the opportunity goes away for ever, and slowly but surely the avenues to apply for this card are closing.…

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Hours Left to Book Awards via US Airways Award Chart

This is officially the last call for the US Airways Dividend Miles award chart.  As of 11:59 CDT tonight (March 25th) Dividend Miles redemptions will be disabled.  The US Airways award chart will be no more. On March 28th, they will begin moving Dividend Miles members into the AAdvantage program. This transition will take several days, and they need to halt redemptions prior to starting the process of moving over miles and account information. You need to ticket any awards you…

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Things to Do Now Before US Airways Dividend Miles Goes Away

Things seem to be progressing along nicely in the American Airlines and US Airways merger, which on the whole is a good thing (as opposed to everything being a hot mess), but it does mean you need to be very sure that you are personally ready for the two frequent flyer programs to become one.  In other words, be sure that you have maximized anything related to US Airways Dividend Miles before it goes away for good in the next…

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Last Call to Get a US Airways Card and 50,000 Bonus Miles!

A few months ago I got my second US Airways MasterCard (issued by Barclaycard), and as expected the sign-up bonus associated with the second card posted just fine even though the first card is still open and active.  That means I received 50,000 US Airways bonus miles for making a purchase and paying the $89 annual fee.  These will become American Airlines miles during the merger.  I don’t guarantee everyone will be able to get two cards, but that was…

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US Airways Flights Again Bookable via British Airways Site

For the last few weeks US Airways operated flights have not been bookable on the British Airways website using Avios.  However, I wanted to update they are once again bookable online via the British Airways website! This is great news for several reasons, one is that booking US Airways flights via British Airways can be very smart and a good way to conserve miles on shorter routes since British Airways uses a distance based award chart.  For example, you can…

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