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Silver Airways now CODESHARE partner (not UX) -- Experiences? Bag allowance? Mileage?

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2013 -- Silver Airways changed from UX operator to codeshare for Florida flights
2014 -- Silver Airways operations out of IAD also convert to codeshares

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...r-airways.html
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Old Jun 5, 13, 11:32 am
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Silver Airways now CODESHARE partner (not UX) -- Experiences? Bag allowance? Mileage?

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Notice regarding Silver Airways

​Effective June 8, 2013, Silver Airways will transition from a United Express® carrier in Florida and the Bahamas to a codeshare partner. Silver Airways will continue to operate as a United Express carrier at Cleveland and Washington Dulles.

Beginning June 8, customers with an originating flight within Florida or between Florida and the Bahamas on Silver Airways should check in with Silver Airways at gosilver.com or at a Silver Airways ticket counter. Customers traveling on United Express to and from Cleveland or Washington Dulles should check in with United as usual.


My question - will this have any real impact on Silver Airways flights posting to Mileage Plus? will other express carriers become CODESHARE partners in the future?
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Old Jun 5, 13, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by OMAguy View Post

My question - will this have any real impact on Silver Airways flights posting to Mileage Plus? will other express carriers become CODESHARE partners in the future?
1. Theoretically no. But it will have an impact on the 4 flight minimum issue.

2. Let's not start theories about one carrier that was always a little odd and expand this to the other ones.
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Old Jun 5, 13, 11:53 am
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oh, also if my understanding is correct, it won't count anymore towards lifetime mileage either. only UA, UAX and copa count for that.
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Old Jun 5, 13, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by bob_the_d View Post
oh, also if my understanding is correct, it won't count anymore towards lifetime mileage either. only UA, UAX and copa count for that.
Actually, those flights probably will not earn PQM at all, per the Silver Airways earning chart.
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Old Jun 5, 13, 4:09 pm
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and I m guessing no more awards on these flights, at least online?
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Old Jun 6, 13, 10:18 am
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This is disappointing news. I've started many a flight with a hop from MCO-FLL for the extra 500 miles. Those Saabs are seriously loud though.

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Old Jun 6, 13, 10:34 am
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i just received an email notifying me of the change as well (i had flights booked to/from EYW over thanksgiving using silver). i did not even think of the PQM that are going away - and i imagine the 100% 1K elite bonus. interestingly enough it says you still get 500 minimum miles for each flight. i am not going to cancel or change my plans because of this news, but its disappointing the change is happening. interestingly enough, it only affects Florida flights - not those out of IAD or CLE. makes me wonder what is next...
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Old Jun 6, 13, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
and I m guessing no more awards on these flights, at least online?
Well, the Aer Lingus codeshares can be booked, so I don't think it means Silver won't be available.
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Old Jun 6, 13, 10:50 am
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interestingly enough, it only affects Florida flights - not those out of IAD or CLE. makes me wonder what is next...
The ex-IAD and ex-CLE flights are IIRC all EAS routes, so they're contractually obligated to operate them as UA flights I believe. OTOH, Great Lakes operates several EAS routes which they codeshare with UA but no longer as a United Express carrier, so it's possible that requirement could change.
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Old Jun 6, 13, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by stivstiv View Post
This is disappointing news. I've started many a flight with a hop from MCO-FLL for the extra 500 miles. Those Saabs are seriously loud though.

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Same here, MCO-PNS (Pensacola) a nice way to start the day and get an extra PQS.
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Old Jun 6, 13, 11:25 am
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Silver Airways has several lofty goals it wants to achieve, one of which is having more control over its operation and pricing. Silver is migrating off SHARES and onto its own Sabre partition for most flights ( CLE and IAD exceptions). The company also wants the ability to codeshare with other carriers besides UA.
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Old Jun 6, 13, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by denCSA View Post
Silver Airways has several lofty goals it wants to achieve, one of which is having more control over its operation and pricing. Silver is migrating off SHARES and onto its own Sabre partition for most flights ( CLE and IAD exceptions). The company also wants the ability to codeshare with other carriers besides UA.
Now, if they can only make sure they land at the right airport every time...
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Old Jun 7, 13, 10:03 am
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This sucks for us in Florida! No PQMs as far as I can see... and no elite bonuses!
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Old Jun 8, 13, 12:38 pm
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Another bummer, they were not bad.
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Old Jun 17, 13, 2:02 pm
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Sliver airlines now code share rather than sub contractor?

I fly jax to tpa every 2 weeks and in the past I did everything on UA's website and app. My most recent trip booked on UA routed me to Silver's website to check in. In the past I had a paperless UA BP with Permier Access. Now I have a paper Silver Airlines BP with no Premier Access. Also no access to BP in the UA app.
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