If you have a surplus of frequent flyer miles from US Airways and know you want to take a trip using them sometime in the next year, you have only one more week to cash them in for flights on many Star Alliance Carriers.
US Airways and American Airlines are in the midst of a merger. US Airways is a member of the Star Alliance that includes airlines such a United. American is a member of Oneworld with members including British Airways. Next Monday, you won’t be able to trade US Airways miles for flights on some of its current Star Alliance partners.
Now, the two airlines won’t be merging their mileage programs until next year, though you can now use US Airways miles for American tickets. And vice versa. But come Monday, United won’t accept US Airways miles, nor will Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Canada and others.
Just to confuse things though, some of US Airways old partners will still accept those miles. Airlines such as Singapore, South African, Turkish, Air New Zealand, and eight others. But consider booking a flight on ones that are going away. Even if you’re not sure of your travel dates, grab the ticket and change the dates later.