Now that US Airways is officially in OneWorld, they’ve published their Dividend Miles earning rates for OneWorld carriers, and unsurprisingly, the accrual rates mirror earning rates for American AAdvantage members.
Earning Dividend Miles for travel on OneWorld
As you’d expect, the majority of fares are mileage earning, with a few exceptions for deep discount economy fares on some carriers, as follows:
Earning Dividend Miles for travel on some Star Alliance carriers:
As was previously announced, US Airways Dividend Miles will also be continuing relationships with a few Star Alliance carriers, including:
- Aegean Airlines
- Air China
- Air New Zealand (through June 29, 2014)
- Avianca (through May 31, 2014)
- EVA Air (through May 14, 2014)
- Shenzhen Airlines
- Singapore Airlines (through July 31, 2014
- South African Airways
- TAP Portugal
- Turkish Airlines
As you can see, relationships with four of those carriers are terminating in the coming months. So really that leaves Aegean, Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, and Turkish Airlines.
While this post is about accruing miles through US Airways, I should mention that if you want to redeem miles on one of the above carriers, you can’t do so in conjunction with an award involving OneWorld partners — you can only redeem US Airways miles for OneWorld partners or their other partners, but not both. You can mix their non-OneWorld partners on a single award, though, meaning you can fly Air China in one direction and EVA in the other direction, for example.
US Airways won’t be partnering with American’s non-OneWorld carriers
American AAdvantage partners with about a dozen airlines that don’t belong to OneWorld, including Air Tahiti Nui, Alaka, El Al, etc.
US Airways Dividend Miles will not be partnering with these airlines, so there’s no way to redeem US Airways miles for travel on any American partner airlines that they don’t directly partner with.
Eventually American and US Airways miles should become transferable between accounts, at which point you’ll be able to use US Airways miles for travel on those partners.
No real surprises here at all. Which is a good thing…