US Airways ditches Turkish, Singapore Airlines partnerships

By Chris Chamberlin, July 24 2014

US Airways members will lose Turkish and Singapore Airlines from the Dividend Miles roster of partners from next month.

Members flying with either airline from August 1 and beyond won’t earn any miles under the Dividend Miles program, nor can they swap miles for Turkish or Singapore flights beyond this date.

Although having migrated from Star Alliance to Oneworld earlier this year, US Airways surprisingly continued a number of frequent flyer partnerships with members of its old Star Alliance family.

Those partnerships allowed travellers to buy miles in the US Airways Dividend Miles scheme at discounted rates and swap them for seats on both Oneworld and Star Alliance airlines.

Selected other Star Alliance partnerships with Air New Zealand, Avianca and EVA Air have already been wound back, although Air China, South African Airways and more are still party to Dividend Miles.

The bottom line: if you have US Airways miles earmarked for a redemption on Turkish or Singapore Airlines, now is the time to act.

Miles can be used to book up to a year in advance, although you’ll need to finalise that booking by July 31 2014.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!


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