American Airlines and US Airways Launch Codeshare

By Paul Riegler on 13 January 2014
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An American Airlines 777-300ER

An American Airlines 777-300ER

American Airlines, which merged with US Airways last December, announced that the two airlines have implemented the first phase of their codeshare agreement between on Monday.

Phase one of the codeshare agreement covers select flights from both airlines in major markets.  Passengers can already book codeshare flights on both airlines for travel starting on January 23.

Travelers will be able to book flights covered by the codeshare on a single itinerary along with flights from the airline on which travel is being booked.

The codeshare agreement places a US Airways code on most American Airlines-operated flights between American’s hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York and US Airways hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. (Reagan National).  It also puts an American Airlines code on most US Airways-operated flights between those hubs.

In addition, the codeshare agreement places American’s code on US Airways East Coast Shuttle, which operates flights between Boston, New York’s LaGuardia Airport, and Washington, D.C., and US Airways’ code on select American flights to domestic destinations from Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth that are not served by US Airways.

Finally, the agreement also covers select international flights operated by American and US Airways.

The codeshare agreement will extend to all flights operated by both airlines within the coming weeks but a specific date has not yet been announced.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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