Although flight62 is a flight attendant and not an official PR person for US Airways, she posted yesterday on Flyertalk that an internal memo stated US Airways would join the oneworld alliance on November 1.
From State of the Airline today.
Code share starts within 10 days of Day 1. That’s all I have right now. How Star is effected was not discussed.
So this means if you are planning on booking anything with US Airways miles you’d better get on that before Nov. 1. If you are planning on booking a trip on oneworld you now have a date for when the integration may all begin.
I have a trip to Europe I need to begin booking soon since I’m right about at 350 days today so in 20-30 days I can get that booked. I may see if it is worth it to just hang on. I may be best off just using US miles on US, I may transfer Chase UR points to United, or I may hang on and see what oneworld can do for me. I think for the part of Europe I’m visiting that Star Alliance makes the most sense. If you are on the same boat you may want to brush up on oneworld now since BA has some taxes and fuel surcharges.
I am looking forward to reading more about oneworld’s around the world tickets since they always seem more interesting than the routings Star Alliance people book.