TEMPE, Ariz., Jan 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- US Airways' (NYSE: LCC) Dividend Miles members can stretch their miles further with Star Alliance upgrade awards. Now, when traveling on a Star Alliance carrier, Dividend Miles members can use their miles to upgrade to business or first class. It's fast, easy and convenient. Here's how it works:
- Dividend Miles members book a full-fare economy class or business class ticket with any of the participating Star Alliance member airlines
- Dividend Miles members visit usairways.com/starawards to process their Star Alliance upgrade (members will need their confirmation number, flight number and booking class)
US Airways will confirm available upgrades and automatically deduct the miles from a Dividend Miles account. Then the Dividend Miles member can show up to the airport ready to enjoy their Star Alliance upgrade.
"We're giving Dividend Miles members more options to redeem their miles for the benefits they value most," said Fernand Fernandez, US Airways' managing director, customer loyalty and marketing programs. "Using your miles for one-class upgrades can make your trip more enjoyable and provides Dividend Miles members a new option to redeem their miles across Star Alliance carriers."
In addition, frequent flyers with other Star Alliance upgrade award-participating carriers are able to use miles towards an upgrade when traveling on US Airways. Members can contact their frequent flyer program to upgrade their US Airways flight to First class or Envoy, including the airline's new A330-200s featuring the Envoy Suite lie-flat sleeper bed, to make their travel more comfortable.
Star Alliance upgrades are valid with the following airlines & frequent flyer programs: Air Canada (Aeroplan(R)), Air China (PhoenixMiles(R)), Air New Zealand (Airpoints(R)), ANA (ANA Mileage Club(R)), Asiana Airlines (Asiana Club(R)), Austrian (Miles & More(R)), Brussels Airlines (Miles & More(R)), Continental (OnePass), LOT Polish Airlines (Miles & More(R)), Lufthansa (Miles & More(R)), SAS (EuroBonus(R)), Singapore Airlines (KrisFlyer(R)), SWISS (Miles & More(R)), TAM (Fidelidade), TAP Portugal (Victoria(R)), THAI (Royal Orchid Plus(R)), Turkish Airlines (Miles & Smiles(R)), United (Mileage Plus(R)) and US Airways (Dividend Miles(R)).
For complete details on Star Alliance upgrade awards, please visit usairways.com/starawards.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 31,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010. For the sixth year in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index, a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)
SOURCE: US Airways
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