US Airways

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  1. James

    James Newbie

    May 9, 2006
    I am travelling LAX to Tampa, Florida around 23 May. I am trying to get a suitable AA flight (with QF points), the alternative is a USD140 flight with US Airways.

    I've always flown AA so am a little hesitant to go US. Has anyone flown with them and if so what was your experience and would you fly with them again?

    I see QC members can access their lounge which is one positive.

    Thanks for any assistance.

  2. NM


    Aug 27, 2004
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    You might like to verify that the US option is actually operated by US Airways. They do quite a few codeshares out of LAX, mostly with UA via DEN and with HP (America West) via PHX. Note that US and HP are in the process of merging many operations - I am not certain of that status of that merger.

    So I suggest checking the flight operator before assuming you will get lounge access based on Qantas Club membership, as I assume that is only valid for US-operated and coded services.

    Its a long time since I fly US Airways (economy on a 757 LAX-CLT back in 1997 I think) and the flight was just fine as far as domestic travel in the LOTFAP goes. Same with my HP experience, though that is even longer ago (1989).
  3. James

    James Newbie

    May 9, 2006
    Thanks NM you are correct, UA via DEN so no lounge access according to QF website:

    [As a Qantas Club member you can relax pre-flight in American Airlines Admirals Club lounges, British Airways Terraces and Executive lounges and US Airways Club lounges when you have onward travel that day on an eligible flight marketed and operated by the airline whose lounge you wish to use.]

    Per US Airways website the merger with HP does not change QC access rules to US.
  4. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    I've flown US quite a bit in the past and never had a problem, although it's been a few years. My last flight was PIT-LAX in J and it was great.

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