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10-Dec-2013 6:29 AM

US Airways to join oneworld on 31-Mar-2014

US Airways announced (09-Dec-2013) plans to join oneworld on 31-Mar-2014 following the completion of its merger with American Airlines, departing from the Star Alliance on 30-Mar-2014. US Airways' regional affiliates operating under the US Airways Express brand will also transition to oneworld. During the transition period working towards their full integration, American and US Airways will maintain their current loyalty programmes. All dividend miles members will be able to earn mileage and status points when flying on any oneworld member carrier from 31-Mar-2014, but the ability to redeem mileage rewards for services on other oneworld airlines may be phased in shortly afterwards. American Airlines’ CEO Doug Parker said: “As we work toward creating the new American, network strength and breadth are essential components in building what will be world’s greatest airline. We look forward to providing our customers with access to key points all around the world via oneworld. Adding US Airways to the roster of oneworld member airlines is a significant step we will take as we combine the two carriers to create the new American.” [more - original PR] [more - original PR - II]

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