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Old Jul 4, 12, 6:00 pm   #1
 
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Redeeming US Miles for Premium Economy on *A Partners?

Is it possible to redeem miles for Premium Economy seats on US Airways partners if available?
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Old Jul 4, 12, 6:39 pm   #2
 
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No, only Economy, Business or First.
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Old Jul 4, 12, 9:35 pm   #3
 
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Is it possible to redeem miles for Premium Economy seats on US Airways partners if available?
It's not possible and either way, very few US Airways partners offer premium economy as a distinct class-of-service.
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Old Jul 5, 12, 3:31 pm   #4
 
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hmmm...I've been wondering this for awhile. I was thinking about trying to get a Y+ award on TK for JFK-IST next year. I haven't called anyone yet, but from my research my best bet would be to go for a Y award and do a cash upgrade later, although my rational side demands a better cpm return on my miles via a C reward.
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Old Jul 6, 12, 8:46 am   #5
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No, only Economy, Business or First.
Gotta be careful even with business. US only gives 100% on Z tickets on UA. You need C, D or J and even then it's only 125%.

You'd think they could at least give 150% PQMs on Z and above (hell, even for Y/B) and then keep the RDM bonus standard. PQMs don't cost them anything really.
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Old Jul 6, 12, 9:57 am   #6
 
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The OP is asking about redemption, not earning.
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Old Jul 6, 12, 10:29 am   #7
 
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It's not possible and either way, very few US Airways partners offer premium economy as a distinct class-of-service.
Not yet
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Old Jul 6, 12, 10:40 am   #8
 
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mfr2000 is right. AC alerady has a premium economy cabin on one of its routes and you can be sure that if the test run is succesful it will be expanding it to other routes. I believe UA, SAS Scandinavian and Air New Zealand also offer it.
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Old Jul 6, 12, 10:46 am   #9
 
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mfr2000 is right. AC alerady has a premium economy cabin on one of its routes and you can be sure that if the test run is succesful it will be expanding it to other routes. I believe UA, SAS Scandinavian and Air New Zealand also offer it.
Qantas has completely eliminated F class on certain routes to make room for premium economy. They can stuff more people in by throwing them a few inches more crumbs and hence drive up revenue. I see the F class market shrinking and the business and premium economy taking over.
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