I have to fly US Airways every once in a while. Going in and out of Charlotte (CLT), which I do every so often, forces one to do so. One of my peeves with US Airways (amongst several others), is that when earning miles on United, I would not earn a 500 minimum miles. Dulles (IAD) to Charlotte is 321 miles. United stopped giving the 500 minimum to even it’s Elites a few years ago and only awards the actual miles earned. Continental, on the other hand always gave the 500 mile minimum. So, ever since the United-Continental merger was announced, I started taking my US Airways miles on Continental. Once they allowed it, I started transferring miles to United. As a side note, before the merger, I would earn my US Airways miles on BMI. They award 600 minimum miles!
I took my first US Airways flight since the United-Continental merger finished last week. To my pleasant surprise, I got awarded 500 miles! Thankfully, the new merged United is following Continental’s minimum mile policy. Another point that proves that the new United is Continental under the covers – not that anyone is complaining about that.
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