U.S. Airways Warns Flier Miles May Expire

The airline said Monday it's planning to erase the frequent-flier accounts of customers who have had zero activity in at least three years, as part of its merger with America West.


Huntsville, Ala., $198

Nashville, Tenn., $198

Seattle, $278

Syracuse, N.Y., $198

-- Stan Choe

Other Ways to Earn Miles Without Flying

Customers can earn US Airways frequent-flier miles from the airline's partners, but it warns that miles may not post for up to 90 days after the transaction.

Stay at a US Airways-affiliated hotel. Such deals may require customers to enroll in other reward membership groups to qualify.

Eat at certain restaurants. On certain days, diners can earn one US Airways mile per $1 spent at restaurants across the country. To enroll for dining or hotel programs, register at https://

usairways.rewardsnetwork.com/

site/enroll/enroll.jhtml.

Fly a Star Alliance carrier, such as United Airlines or Air Canada, before Feb. 15. Make sure, though, to insert your Dividend Miles number into the reservation.

-- US Airways also says the Feb. 15 is not a hard deadline, and accounts may expire after then. Customers with large mileage balances hoping to sweet-talk their way into keeping them or with other questions can call the US Airways Dividend Miles Service Center at (800) 428-4322.

Charlotte Observer


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