CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2003 - United and US Airways began the next phase of their marketing partnership with code-share flights available for travel beginning today.
Through code sharing, United customers now have additional access to 14 cities in the East and Southeast. US Airways customers now are able to travel to 10 new cities in the western United States initially, including five cities currently not served by US Airways: Oakland, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and San Jose, Calif. More code-share flights will be introduced later in January and beyond.
United will continue to expand its network by placing its code on US Airways flights within the eastern U.S. and on select international flights including
US Airways’ expanding Caribbean route network. US Airways will add routing options and new destinations for customers whose destinations are in the western U.S., as well as international travelers headed for Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Customers who are booked on code-share flights enjoy the economy and convenience of single-airline ticketing and one-stop check-in at the airport.
Additionally, as of Jan. 1, 2003, miles earned on US Airways flights count toward elite status in United’s Mileage Plus program and United flight miles count toward preferred status in US Airways’ Dividend Miles program. Also, elite members who already earn elite bonus miles in their frequent flier program of choice will now earn the same elite bonus miles when flying the other marketing partner.
- United Mileage Plus Premier members will receive a 25 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by US Airways. US Airways Silver Preferred members will receive a 50 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by United.
- Premier Executive and Premier Executive 1K members will receive a 100 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by US Airways. US Airways Gold Preferred and Chairman’s Preferred members will receive a 100 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by United.
Future Benefits: Beginning March 1, United Mileage Plus Premier members and US Airways Dividend Miles Preferred members will have their elite status recognized when flying on either of the two carriers with the following benefits:
- Priority boarding
- Priority check-in lanes
- Priority waitlist
- Access to Preferred and Premier priority seat assignments
Also, beginning April 1, 2003, United Mileage Plus members and US Airways Dividend Miles members will be able to reserve and redeem award travel on either carrier. To redeem Mileage Plus miles on US Airways flights, customers should call United Reservations. Dividend Miles members redeeming miles on United flights should call US Airways Reservations.
Customers should check their travel documents to determine the operating carrier and terminal for their flight when traveling on itineraries utilizing both US Airways and United. They will be provided boarding passes upon check-in for each part of their journey when checking in with either airline. For questions on policies and procedures, customers should check with the originating carrier.
United operates nearly 1,800 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about United may be found at the company’s Web site at www.united.com
US Airways, the US Airways Express carriers and US Airways Shuttle offer service to 204 destinations worldwide. News releases and other information about US Airways is available online at www.usairways.com.
Information on United’s flight schedules and fares is also available online at united.com, or by calling United’s Reservations at 1-800-UNITED1. For more information on US Airways’ flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or contact US Airways reservations at 1-800-428-4322.