American Airlines and US Airways Merging Flight Operating Systems October 1

American Airlines is bracing itself for another significant merger milestone come October 1: merging flight operating systems (FOS) with US Airways. Should you expect delays? Though the merger was approved more than two years ago and US Airways flew its last flight last year, next month will see a major step forward in finally completing the…

Deal Alert: East Coast Cities to Hawaii from $539 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency,…

Watch the Trailer for “Sully,” a Movie About Miracle on the Hudson

On a winter day seven years ago, US Airways Flight 1549 lost power in both of its engines just after take off from LaGuardia Airport and plummeted towards the ground. But Captain Sully Sullenberger successfully ditched the plane in the Hudson River, in one of the most high-profile water landings in aviation history. The “Miracle on the Hudson,”…

US Airways and American Merge Reservations Systems Tomorrow

As of October 17, US Airways will no longer exist — its signage will be removed from airports, and its website will be taken offline. In February 2013, US Airways and American announced plans to merge the two companies, creating the largest airline in the world. The two-year process, including the transition to a single…

The Final US Airways Flight Takes Off Tomorrow

It’s the end of an era in the airline industry. US Airways announced that its final flight will start in Philadelphia on Friday, October 16 and complete its four-city tour there the next day. Flight 1939, named for the year the airline was founded as All American Aviation, will be operated by an Airbus A321. The…

One Week Left to Redeem the Barclaycard US Airways Companion Certificate

Holders of the Barclaycard US Airways companion certificate have just one week left to redeem it for a flight. Under the terms, companions can join the same flight for $99 each, plus taxes and fees. The certificate was originally given to cardholders of the US Airways Premier World MasterCard, which has since been retired. Originally these certificates…

Your Layover Guide to Los Angeles (LAX)

Our “Your Layover Guide” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon guides…

How Do I Use US Airways Companion Tickets After the Merger?

TPG reader @PaulTurec tweeted me a question about the US Airways and American Airlines merger: @ThePointsGuy — “Will my US Airways companion certificate still be good for redemption on flights after the merger is completed?” Airline mergers don’t happen overnight; it’s already been more than two years since the merger between US Airways and American Airlines…

The Easiest Way to Prevent Your Miles from Expiring

The sign-up offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been increased from 40,000 to 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first three months. You can earn an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months as well. There are few things worse than…

Flight Review: US Airways A330 Business Class, Philly-Dublin

Last month, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne took her first trip to Ireland, and to get there and back, she opted for the comfort of US Airways’ (soon to be AA’s) international business class. Here’s her review of her flight experience.  I’m always up for an adventure, so when I was recently invited by a handsome Irish gentleman to visit…