Well, that was fast. From a mass breakup email sent out today from US Airways:
We’ll continue to function as two separate airlines for quite some time and very few changes will happen immediately. For now, you won’t see any changes to your travel experience as we will be focusing completely on delivering a superior operation during the busy holiday travel season. But beginning in early January, we’ll announce exciting new benefits such as the ability to earn and redeem miles on both carriers and reciprocal lounge access.
We’re excited to share that we plan to join the oneworld® alliance on March 31, 2014, which means our Dividend Miles members can look forward to mileage earning and redemption opportunities, reciprocal elite benefits and lounge access on oneworld carriers.
We’ll exit Star Alliance on March 30, 2014 and, as of today, we’ll no longer offer codeshare flights for sale on United Airlines. Rest assured any reservations you may have with United Airlines and other Star Alliance partners are safe, and you’ll continue to earn miles and receive benefits until that time. Learn more about our journey to oneworld, as well as new codeshare opportunities coming soon by visiting usairways.com/arriving.
And I just hit gold on Star Alliance. Now, that status will only be meaningful on United. That’s great for Houston, but crappy when I go elsewhere. I’ve already bought tickets on US Airways for Phoenix and Philadelphia in January. Hopefully my status will remain for those trips.