American Airlines and US Airways are proceeding apace with the merger integration. The two carriers dreamed of days like this a few months ago when the Justice Department's antitrust suit threw the whole thing into doubt.
American Airlines and US Airways will begin selling seats on each other’s flights as American announced that codeshares on select flights would begin January 23.
The codeshares will be phased in as the US Airways code will be placed on most American Airlines-operated flights between American’s hubs, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and JFK, and US Airways hubs Phoenix, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington (DCA), for example.
The codeshare agreement follows the announcement in December that the airlines would offer reciprocal benefits such as frequent flyer miles and lounge access in early January.
One of the next big steps in the integration process is that US Airways will exit the Star Alliance and join American in the oneworld alliance on March 31.
Here’s further details from American’s announcement about the codeshares:
- The US Airways code on most American-operated flights between American’s hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York (JFK), and US Airways hubs in Phoenix, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (DCA).
- The American code on most US Airways-operated flights between US Airways’ hubs in Phoenix, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (DCA), and American’s hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York (JFK).
- The American code on US Airways’ East Coast Shuttle service, which includes flights between Boston, Washington, D.C. (DCA) and New York (LGA).
- The US Airways code on select American domestic flights from Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth providing US Airways customers immediate access to small- and medium-size destinations currently served by American but not US Airways.
- The American and US Airways code on select international flights operated by the other carrier.
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