Free checked bag with US Airways Mastercard

First Checked Bag Free with US Airways Mastercard

I just got an e-mail from Barclays stating that beginning April 30th, each US Airways Mastercard cardmember can check 1 bag for free for themselves and up to 4 companions.  This will only be available on US Airways operated flights, so until the merger is complete, you won’t get a free … [Read more...]

United Airlines Will Match Your US Airways Elite Status

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Yesterday I listed a couple of opportunities to buy or match elite status within the Star Alliance after the departure of US Airways and TAM, including some offers from various Star Alliance carriers to match TAM elite status. Unfortunately Air Canada seemed to be the only carrier with a … [Read more...]

You Can Now Book US Airways with Avios Online

Phoenix to Vancouver nonstop is 30,000 Avios in First Class (3x the coach rate)

March 31st is the Oneworld join date for US Airways, and it’s already Monday in the UK.  You can now book flights on US Airways with Avios on US Airways has hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington DC (DCA/National).  They also run some shuttle routes … [Read more...]

Update on AmEx Platinum Credit for Losing AA/US Lounges

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On Monday, I reminded people to either (1) use the AmEx Platinum credit they received for losing American Airlines/US Airways lounge access, or (2) to call in to American Express and ask if they could get a credit on their Platinum card(s) if they didn't already have one. Regarding #2, … [Read more...]

AmEx Platinum Statement Credit for losing AA/US lounges

Did you receive a statement credit offer on your AmEx Platinum?

Over the weekend, American Express Platinum members lost lounge access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs and US Airways Clubs. This policy change was announced in the beginning of December (December 4, 2013, to be exact).  Many of us received e-mails from American Express with the … [Read more...]

American Airlines lounge access with Citi Prestige

I noticed on the American Airlines Admirals Club page that the Citi Prestige card now get Admirals Club access for the card holder as well as 2 guests.  Per the page, the rules regarding access: Citi Prestige Card holder must present a stand-by ticket or boarding pass (other than a … [Read more...]