How could I have neglected US Airways for so long? Now is a great time to talk about this particular miles program because of a GREAT deal they have right now. From now to the end of 2006, ALL MILES EARNED count toward Preferred Status. Of-course there are conditions, but that’s still a pretty generous deal.
With US Airways, much like any other airline, you earn miles by flying on the airline, with partner airlines and using mileage partners. Along with Air Canada and United Airlines, US Airways is part of the Star AllianceTM, which provides flights to 842 destinations in 152 countries. Mileage saver fares begin at 25,000 miles (the magic number for most carriers) within the continental United States.
Airline Partners: ADRIA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air One, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Bahamas Air, Big Sky Airlines, BMI, Caribbean Star, Caribbean Sun, Croatia Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Lufthansa, Qantas, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Portugal, Thai, United, Varig and Virgin Atlantic.
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Hotel Partners: Amerisuites, Arizona Biltomre, Best Western, Candlewood, Circus Circus, Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Conrad, Hilton Properties, Marriott Properties, IC Hotels Group, Econolodge, Embassy Suites, Excalibur, Starwood Properties, Hotel Indigo, Hyatt, Le Meridien, Luxor, Main Stay, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Quality, Radisson, Rodeway, St. Regis, Staybridge, Summerfield, Waldorf Astoria, Westin, Wyndham and World Hotels. This is, by the way, the best list of Vegas properties I’ve ever seen in a miles program.
Car Partners: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty
Other services are provided such as dining, credit cards, cruises and financial services.