Update: A US Airways rep reached out to notify me these dates are wrong, but unwilling to provide correct ones.
According to this report by Frequent Business Traveler, US Airways will be leaving the Star Alliance on March 1, 2014. The airline is set to merge with American on January 7, 2014 and will be joining One World in April 2014.
This is certainly much later than I had anticipated, but it’s good news nonetheless. It offers plenty of time to take advantage of the 90,000 business class award ticket to Asia/Europe, and an opportunity to wrack up some points before the two award programs merge.
I personally will be booking Star Alliance awards, rather than waiting for the miles to be converted to AAdvantage. There are plenty of ways to generate AAdvantage miles nowadays (with several credit card products, transfers from the Starwood Amex card, brokerage accounts, and debit cards), whereas Star Alliance awards are becoming slightly more difficult to book due to the United devaluation.
How will you put your Dividend Miles to use now that US Airways is scheduled to leave Star Alliance in March?
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