Where to Search for Award Space on All 26 of US Airways’ Partners

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Since US Airways joined the oneworld Alliance on March 31, I think they have the most valuable miles of any airline. The three main reasons:

  1. The world’s cheapest award chart. See a comparison with AA, Delta, and United.
  2. The laxest routing rules of any major airline because only agents–not computers–need to validate your routing.
  3. The most diverse partners.

For partners, US Airways has the rest of the oneworld alliance, plus it maintained several Star Alliance partners, and it even has a few other bilateral partnerships.

If you want to use your Dividend Miles to book an award, you must book it on usairways.com or by calling US Airways at 800-622-1015. Only American Airlines and US Airways award space is bookable online, so you’ll mostly call US Airways to book awards. (Luckily there is no phone fee for awards that can’t be booked online.)

It’s very helpful to search for award space before calling US Airways agents because they aren’t very good at it. You want to have all your flights picked out to read off to the agent to ticket the award.

So where do you search for award space for each of the 26 airlines bookable with US Airways miles?

I’ll recommend searching for all 26 of the airlines’ award space on one of four websites. Click the link for an article on how to search those sites:

I don’t recommend searching usairways.com even for US Airways award space because aa.com is just a lot easier to use.

When you search on the sites I recommend, US Airways should have access to all Saver award space released by that airline.

Oneworld Partners

Search these on aa.com before calling US Airways to book:

  • airberlin
  • British Airways
  • Finnair
  • Qantas
  • US Airways

Search these on ba.com before calling US Airways to book:

  • Cathay Pacific
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • LAN
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
  • TAM Airlines

Former Star Alliance Partners

Search these on united.com before calling US Airways to book:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • Avianca
  • EVA Air
  • South African Airways
  • TAP Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines

Search this on aeroplan.com before calling US Airways to book:

  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines

Bilateral Partnerships

Search this on aa.com before calling US Airways to book:

  • Hawaiian Airlines

Search this by calling a US Airways agent:

  • Jet Airways

That’s how I’d search all 26 carriers. Do you prefer to search for space on one a different way? Do you have a question about why I prefer to search one that way? Leave it in the comments.

 


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27 COMMENTS

  1. Can anyone confirm that you can still book EVA with US airways miles?
    Because I thought EVA will only be for STAR ALLIANCE partners like UA, etc

    Thank you!

  2. united.com unable to show Singapore Airlines award availability anymore for quite a long while ago, recommend search from ANA website instead.

  3. Does this mean that I can book singapore infra Asia using US miles? And if so, how would I search for it since United does not display sing. Availability any more?

  4. I feel US Airways miles are a lot less valuable than UA or AA because of lack of flexibility ($150 fee for all changes, no matter how far in advance; no changes allowed after travel commences on partner bookings). Caveat Emptor!!

  5. One thing I’m not clear about: if there is 30k space showing on AA (each way) for a flight to Europe, what level will US Airways book it at? 30, 45, or 60?

    • You pay the Saver price on the US Airways chart. It is irrelevant what American charges for the same segment. You pay the price on the chart of the miles you are using.

  6. Can I combine miles at two one world airlines to get one award….for example use 50k from US Air and 25K from British air for a 75K award?

  7. Best advice I ever read! Just booked us to England , returning from France for 4….. 240,000 miles mid summer! Thank you thank you!

    • No, but I expect the program to look more like AA’s than US’s, so I expect one way to be allowed. And now Delta is allowing one way too, so AA would be the worst program in this respect if it didn’t allow half price one ways.

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