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United Miles for EVA Air (* Alliance Member as of 18 June 2013) Flights

United Miles for EVA Air (* Alliance Member as of 18 June 2013) Flights

Old Mar 6, 12, 4:16 pm
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United Miles for EVA Air (* Alliance Member as of 18 June 2013) Flights

Someone on the Asian airlines group found: http://pss.united.com/CMS/en-US/mark...aspx?ItemId=71

None of us has heard any announcement on this on the UA or BR side...and Can someone confirm this?

The CO/BR mileage relationship was completely terminated 12/31/2011 (has been very restricted the last few years).

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Old Mar 6, 12, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by username View Post
Someone on the Asian airlines group found: http://pss.united.com/CMS/en-US/mark...aspx?ItemId=71

None of us has heard any announcement on this on the UA or BR side...and Can someone confirm this?

The CO/BR mileage relationship was completely terminated 12/31/2011 (has been very restricted the last few years).

Thanks.
Are you asking whether someone has already flown BR post-integration & can attest the proper mileage has been credited to new MP? At this point, I am not sure if you would get a definitive answer even when you call UA.

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Old Mar 6, 12, 5:24 pm
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Are you asking whether someone has already flown BR post-integration & can attest the proper mileage has been credited to new MP? At this point, I am not sure if you would get a definitive answer even when you call UA.

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I guess I am trying to get someone from UA to confirm this or correct the web page. I called BR and they said their system would not take a UA FFP #.
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Old Mar 13, 12, 10:07 pm
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United Miles for EVA Air Flights

Need some help. Trying to understand if I can get UA miles for flying EVA Air now that the merger is in full force. The UA website seems to indicate I can, but called EVA to confirm and was told they don't have a mileage agreement with UA. Can anyone please clear this up?

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Old Mar 13, 12, 10:11 pm
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The answer is no, until BR joins star alliance in a few months, hopefully.
You could credit BR flights to NH if you'd like to (for convenient award search tool on NH's website and longer expiration of miles).
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Old Mar 13, 12, 10:22 pm
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Something is NOT right: the EVA page on new United.com changed:

https://pss.united.com/CMS/en-US/mar...aspx?ItemId=71
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Old Mar 13, 12, 11:57 pm
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Originally Posted by NickP 1K View Post
Something is NOT right: the EVA page on new United.com changed:

https://pss.united.com/CMS/en-US/mar...aspx?ItemId=71
Of course it wasn't right, it said economy plus on BR.

BR's elite class (or previous ED class) is miles ahead of economy plus.

Aside from that, isn't previously only CO coded BR's flight would earn OP miles ?
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Old Mar 14, 12, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by ORDnHKG:18197032
Originally Posted by NickP 1K View Post
Something is NOT right: the EVA page on new United.com changed:

https://pss.united.com/CMS/en-US/mar...aspx?ItemId=71
Of course it wasn't right, it said economy plus on BR.

BR's elite class (or previous ED class) is miles ahead of economy plus.
Your point? We are talking about crediting not service names united interprets.
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Old Mar 14, 12, 12:16 am
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I also asked this a few days ago on http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...s-partner.html and there is a thread on http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...s-eva-air.html

All indications are that this is either a mistake when they revamped the webpages or a premature announcement.

If you think they screwed up the cabin names on the mileage chart, this is even funnier: http://pss.united.com/web/en-US/cont...iance/eva.aspx - must be a botched Search/Replace job.

I wrote to the 1k Desk about this but no answer yet.

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Old Mar 14, 12, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by ORDnHKG View Post
Aside from that, isn't previously only CO coded BR's flight would earn OP miles ?
When the deal first started in the mid/late 90s, you can earn OnePass miles on all BR operated flights. On top of that, if the flight is codeshared with CO (EWR/SFO/SEA/LAX), you earned EQM!

Then it went to only regular miles and full Y and C/J/F fares.

Then it stopped all together 12/31/2011.
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Old Mar 27, 12, 8:44 am
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A glimmer of hope...

EVA to confirm 3/29th will join Star Alliance later in 2013.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/eva-airways-...ance-this-week
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Old Mar 28, 12, 12:01 am
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Finally I was able to get through to their office in TPE and they said the webpage is an error and they have requested it to be fixed. I guess it is just not the passengers who cannot get timely help
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Old Mar 28, 12, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by ORDnHKG View Post
Of course it wasn't right, it said economy plus on BR.
E+ is a trademark by United.

Funny enough, Copa shows E+ as well...
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Old Mar 30, 12, 3:23 pm
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EVA Air will join star: Official release from Star Alliance

Posted to Lufthansa Group Corporate site yesterday

http://presse.lufthansa.com/en/news-...icle/2106.html

Further Alliance Expansion in Asia
Taipei, Taiwan - Star Alliance announced today that its Chief Executive Board (CEB) has unanimously accepted the membership application of EVA Air. This decision underscores the Alliance's long term strategy of seeking network growth and providing access to new regions which show strong economic potential and development.

“EVA Air is a very good fit for Star Alliance as the airline will add many new routes to our global network, with a specific focus on the growing Far East aviation market. This will increase the choice for our customers and is in line with our mission of being the leading global airline alliance for the international traveller”, said Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance.

Since its founding nearly 15 years ago, Star Alliance has progressively built its presence in Asia/Pacific and will have eight member carriers based in this region by mid-2013.

Through its future membership in Star Alliance, EVA Air will be able to offer its customers access to a global network, along with seamless travel and status recognition within the various member carrier frequent flyer programmes.

“After careful evaluation we concluded that Star Alliance offers the best match for EVA Air. Our networks complement each other and we will expand the existing Alliance flight options in the growing cross-straits market. We look forward to significant synergy in both service enhancement and expansion of our customer base. In addition, our partnership with Air China makes the Star Alliance especially attractive to us”, said James Jeng, Chairman, EVA Air.

The integration process will now begin, with the respective teams at EVA Air and Star Alliance commencing the work which needs to be completed before a new airline can join the Star Alliance network. Air China will be assisting in this process as the mentor airline.
EVA Air's network of around 60 destinations will add Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Surabaya in Indonesia as unique airports to the Star Alliance network. In addition, Taiwan's geographic location adds to the quality of the Star Alliance hubs in Asia, is it has the shortest average distance to all major cities in the Asia-Pacific region. In total, the network of 30 airlines (the current 26 and four future members) will offer more than 22,000 daily flights to 1,345 destinations in 191 countries.
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Old Mar 30, 12, 5:27 pm
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not to be $hitty, but who would actually choose to fly on Eva? got forced into this a couple of times (even economy) last year from PEK to TPE after nice(ish) AC flights in bus from Toronto. my fear is that Eva actually causes travel policies to kick in and force routings through TPE from west coast because of cheaper fares. hated sliding my way to Asia.
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