ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2003 - US Airways and United continue to enhance their marketing partnership with additional code share flights to Asia now available for sale.
Through this new phase of code sharing, US Airways customers now have expanded access to 180 new flight segments, including United`s service to Tokyo-Narita from Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Chicago O`Hare, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as San Francisco-Osaka, Japan flights. Additional code share flights to Hong Kong from United`s Chicago hub are also now available to US Airways customers. Both airlines` customers now are able to travel on nearly 1,600 flight segments.
Beginning Aug. 21, the US Airways code will also be placed on United flights between San Francisco and the following cities: Boston (connecting traffic only); Baltimore; Denver; Newark; Orlando, Fla.; Miami; Chicago O`Hare; San Diego; Seattle and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Also on Aug. 21, United and US Airways initiate code-share service on United Express flights operated by SkyWest Airlines between Los Angeles and Colorado Springs; Oakland, Calif.; Phoenix; Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif., as well as United mainline flights from Los Angeles to Newark, and Philadelphia. Code share service is only available to customers originating or completing travel in Los Angeles.
United Mileage Plus Premier members and US Airways Dividend Miles Preferred members 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
United Mileage Plus members and US Airways Dividend Miles members are also 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 the US Airways Dividend Miles Service Center.
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.
About United: In 2002, United`s employees broke 35 company records and achieved the best overall operational performance in the company`s 77-year history. United Airlines finished 2002 ranked No. 1 in the industry in domestic on-time performance among major airlines as published in the Department of Transportation`s Air Travel Consumer Report for 2002. United and United Express operate more than 3,300 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company`s web site atÊwww.united.com.
About US Airways: US Airways, the US Airways Express carriers and US Airways Shuttle offer service to nearly 200 destinations worldwide. News releases and other information about US Airways is available online atÊusairways.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 atÊusairways.com, or contact US Airways reservations at 1-800-428-4322.