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Alternatives to US Air

Old Feb 13, 07, 9:23 am
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Alternatives to US Air

US Air recently cancelled their agreement with my company for corporate rates. What are best alternatives among AA, DL, ATA, NW, or UA for FF programs. I am moderatly sensitive to price, and very interested in best program that enable status matching, complimentary upgrades, partner travel options, etc.

I am based at MCO (Orlando), traveling most frequently to SDF (Louisville, KY) and to the PHL/DCA/ORF seaboard areas.

I am moving regretfully from US Air, but the scrutiny from the boss is too much to stick around.

I am currently US Platinum, DL FF, HH Diamond, Avis mucky muck...., etc

Thanks for your help in advance.

PS: I recently posted this into the USAir Forum, but would like a broader perspective. Thx....
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Old Feb 13, 07, 9:30 am
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Is it possible to book some of those US Airways flights via their UA codeshares and achieve a reasonable price?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 12:33 pm
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If you have a lot of traffic in/out of a DL hub market (and MCO is enough of one) or your company is based in a DL hub, DL will most likely NOT give you a corporate agreement.

However, if you get an agreement with CO or NW, you can still take DL flights and earn miles on CO or NW. Try for a status match.

I have found US to be a high-price leader in many markets.... might want to shop the rates and see who offers lower rates in the markets you frequently fly to.

If you're non-status and can't get/maintain status with any one or more carriers, I've reached the conclusion that WN is seriously worth considering.
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Old Feb 13, 07, 12:37 pm
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On DL, you will be able to get direct flights from MCO to SDF, on an RJ. So, if time is important to you, you might want to consider this.
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