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US Airways companion ticket 2015 blackout dates + when to use it

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The US Airways MasterCard’s $99 Companion Ticket from Barclaycard is about to disappear.

Barclays will stop issuing the card this Spring, so if you already received one this year it’s the last one you’ll receive. It’s a casualty of the American / US Airways merger, and cards will be converted to ‘American Aviator’ cards that don’t offer the Companion Ticket benefit.

But if you don’t have the card yet you can still get in on a voucher this year because when you open a new account, you’ll receive one as part of your welcome kit 2-4 weeks after your card is issued. It will be valid for bookings made within 9 months of the date of issue for travel. The most recent certificates are valid for travel up to December 31, 2015, but must be ticketed by October 31st.

The Companion Ticket is currently valid on all US Airways domestic and Canada flights (with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii, as well as all flights operated by American Airlines). It lets you bring up to 2 companions for a fare of $99 each. All you have to do is buy yourself a roundtrip coach ticket of $250 or more.

The biggest caveat is the blackout dates restriction of the voucher. While you don’t have to book special fare codes or anything like that to take advantage of the $99 fare, you do need to avoid travel on specific blackout dates.

We cover all of the Q&A on the fine print here, but if you’re interested in the blackout dates on the voucher, here is a full rundown of them for 2015.

2015 Blackout Dates:

  • January: 3, 4 (from Dallas January 15, to Phoenix January 29, 30)
  • February: 13 (from Phoenix February 2, 3, from New Orleans February 18)
  • March: 15, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29
  • April: 2, 3, 6, 12 (from Indianapolis April 7, to Louisville April 30)
  • May: 21, 22 (to Louisville May 1, from Louisville May 3)
  • June: 25, 26
  • July: 5, 6
  • October: 18
  • November: 20, 29, 30
  • December: 18, 19, 26, 27

So when is the best time to use the Companion Ticket?

The cool thing about the certificate is that it’s not limited to just days when cheap airfares are available. A lot of companion certificates, like the ones from Delta, restrict you to flights where certain low fare codes are available, which makes it hard to use them, especially during popular travel times.

The US Airways certificate can be used on any flight you want in the lower 48 United States or Canada

As long as the flight doesn’t fall on a blackout date and the airfare you pay is more than $250 (which is just about any ticket) you’re good to go.

Since you can bring two people along as companions you can save a lot on your family’s vacation. But you’ll want to check to make sure buying three tickets on another airline doesn’t work out to be cheaper than buying one ticket on US Airways and paying $99 for each of your companions. Depending on the market you live in and demand conditions you might find that’s a cheaper alternative.

Here’s an example…

Let’s say you want to go from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles on a holiday weekend.

In this case the lowest U.S. Airways fare for a non-red eye flight ($803 roundtrip) is more expensive than the lowest overall fare on another airline ($470 roundtrip), but you still end up saving over $400 with the companion ticket versus buying three tickets.

Here’s how…

US Airways Companion Certificate

  • First ticket: $803
  • 2nd ticket: $99
  • 3rd ticket: $99
  • Total: $1,001

Lowest other airline

  • 1st ticket: $470
  • 2nd ticket: $470
  • 3rd ticket: $470
  • Total: $1,452

And you’ll save more if you’re willing to book red-eye flights that are often cheaper on US Airways, but for a fair comparison we left those out above.

Another popular use is to head up to Canada where base airfares can be very expensive and the Companion Ticket savings can be substantial.

So if you’re thinking of family travel this year, pull up some US Airways airfares, and do the math to see if paying the $89 fee for the card this year is worth the savings of $99 companion airfare with the voucher. There’s still plenty of time to use it for travel later this summer.

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136 thoughts on US Airways companion ticket 2015 blackout dates + when to use it

  1. Marva

    Question #1: I want to use my air miles to purchase one roundtrip airline ticket. What are the 2016 blackout dates? I live in Anchorage Alaska and will be traveling roundtrip from Anchorage Alaska to Fort Walton Beach Florida.

    Question #2: can I purchase two companion tickets at the same time I purchase one roundtrip airline ticket from Anchorage Alaska to Fort Walton Beach Florida?

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  2. Joy James

    I failed to buy a ticket and use the companion tickets by the 9/30 expiration date. Is there a good chance they can extend it to October 31st for me?

    Reply
  3. Roger Fallon

    I never received my companion tkt this year and am planning a trip this December. I need to know what my number is . Can you help. Phone lines are hours on hold.
    My advantage number is 2j3ea70 Thank you Roger

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Roger – You need to call the number on the back of your credit card and talk to Barclaycard, though it may be too late at this point if you don’t have a certificate number yet.

      Reply
  4. Sara

    Concerning blackout dates for the companion certificate: do both the departure flight and the return flight have to fall on non-blackout dates? Or is it only the departure date that counts? For example, could I use the certificate if I had a departure on a non-blackout date but returned on a blackout date?

    Reply
  5. Jessica

    Can a $99 Companion Certificate be used for the purchase of a one-way ticket as long as it is over $250 for the first ticket?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. LL Bean

      Can the companion certificate be transferable to another person/sold? I can’t imagine if/how they even enforce the ticket once its ticketed and once the certificate is mailed in.

      Reply
  6. Mary

    Am I understanding this correctly, that the buy one ticket , get two tickets for $99 each is only valid until 12-31-15 & must be purchased by 10-31-15??? So that if I am planning a trip in May 2016, this offer is not valid for that time frame?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Mary – You are understanding it correctly if those are the expiration dates listed on your certificate.

      Reply
  7. Brittany Isabelle

    Based on when the merger will take full effect, I had to purchase my ticket and use my companion ticket over the phone with an American Airlines representative. The full price for both tickets was charged to my card and I sent the companion form in the mail over a week ago. How long does it take for the form to be processed and the discount reflected in my credit card account?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Brittany – Hopefully an American agent who is new to this didn’t flub it. They’ve generally only charged the full price for one ticket plus $99 and taxes for the 2nd upfront. There shouldn’t be any adjustment after they receive the certificate. Might be worth giving them a call again to check your reservation specifically.

      Reply
  8. JACKIE G.

    Hi I’d like to use my companion certificate, however, I was planning on using miles to fly out, am I able to use the certificate with a flight ‘purchased’ with miles? Thanks!

    Reply
  9. Fiona

    My husband and I used the companion ticket to book round trip tickets, me being the card holder. Now I have an emergency at work. If I leave early, can my husband still use the return ticket to come back even I won’t be traveling with him anymore?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Fiona – Officially, no – but some have had luck calling to get their reservation record split. So when you don’t show for the return it’s not tied to his reservation any more. It’s also possible that you miss your flight, while he makes it – say due to a flat tire for the car you’re taking to the airport. It’s unlikely they would force him to wait for you.

      At the end of the day, US Airways already has the money it wants for this ticket, and they don’t lose any money by you not flying on the return.

      Reply
  10. ilovepoints

    Hi,

    Effective Oct 17th 2015, there won’t be any US Airways flights as from that date, all flights will be American. However, these certificates are valid till 31 Dec 2015 but only on Us airways flights. How can these be used for flight dates port Oct 17th?

    Regards,

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  11. Dave

    My daughter is starting college on the opposite side of the country and I am flying out with her and coming back but she will obviously be staying. Although both tickets will be purchased as round trip non-stop between two cities, hers will effectively be one way, i.e. she will not return with me. I’m fine with her return trip being cancelled as long as mine is not. Any problems?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Dave – Officially you’re not supposed to do that, so you’re taking a risk. In practice sometimes you can have the reservations split from each other into separate records if you call ahead.

      Reply
  12. Julie

    Hi, Any idea if I will earn ‘elite qualifying points’ if I am the one flying on my husbands companion pass. In middle of Status Challenge and need to not miss out on these 3100 qualifying points! Help… trip is July and it is beginning to worry me, thinking about booking some back up flights but dang July flights are so high right now.

    Reply
  13. Brad

    I had to book my trip under 3 different transactions. One with air miles miles, one with companion certificate and one for the remaining. There was 7 of us traveling. Is there a way to credit my FF account for these trips?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Brad – You get credit for the flight you yourself fly, as long as it wasn’t booked with air miles.

      Reply
  14. Nancy

    I’ve booked my flight using my certificate and saw a comment on another sight that there was an error in the mailing address that it should go US Airways-TBC not TBM as shown on the certificate. Is that correct you should mail to US Airways- TBC? Thanks

    Reply
  15. Chris

    I received my companion certificate in mid-April 2015, but why am I restricted to purchasing my ticket by 9/30/15 (5 months after receiving the pass) and traveling/using my pass by12/31/15 (8 months after receiving the pass)? Why am I losing 3 & 1/2 months (1/1/2016 – mid 04/2016) of possible travel with this pass? It appears I’m being penalized by the time of yearI signed up for the card (March 2014) by losing 3+ months of possible travel. May I get my pass extended? Can anyone explain the logic of this pass issuance?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Chris – Part of the reason is US Airways won’t exist as an airline after this fall. So requiring booking by 9/30 ensures they will still be around as a standalone airline when you book.

      But if you had to pay an annual fee upfront, it may be worth calling the number on the back of your card and expressing your concern.

      Reply
  16. Linda

    Is your companion ticket voucher automatically mailed to you? I have had this cc since March 2014 and have never received a voucher or certificate for a $99 companion ticket.

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Linda – It is supposed to be mailed separately. Give Barclaycard a call on the number listed on the back of your card to check up on it.

      Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @tracy – Just call the Barclaycar (not US Airways) phone number on the back of your card to request a replacement.

      Reply
  17. gaspipe1

    Do we have any confirmation that the companion ticket must be used by October? I am looking to fly my family from JFK to MCO on Nov 2-6? What if I book the tickets before hand?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @gaspipe – For the latest certificates you need to make the reservation by October 31. But the travel can be up until December 31. We’ve updated it above now.

      Reply
  18. Courtney

    Hi, with this card can you use the bonus miles to purchase the initial traveling ticket if you are also using a companion pass? Or does it have to be a cash purchase of at least $250?

    Also, the 50,000 bonus miles can be used for international travel correct? Or is it strictly U.S.?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Courtney – The bonus miles can be used for travel anywhere in the world award seats are available. The primary ticket to go along with the companion voucher must be purchased in cash though.

      Reply
  19. Sue

    Can i still apply for the card and receive the 2 vouchers? From the blackout dates, it looks like Dec. 25th and Jan. 2nd are ok to travel?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Sue – If they approve you for the card yes they are still offering the 2 vouchers for travel through December 31st on US Airways flights only. They may get tighter or pull the card entirely any day now.

      Reply
  20. thesmith7

    Does the companion certificate work on AA with the merger now? and if my roundtrip has a connecting flight can it be used with it?
    thx

    Reply
  21. Nan A

    Can I purchase a ticket using multiple destination cities? For Example: Fly from Rochester to Myrtle Beach SC with a return ticket from Charlotte NC to Rochester NY

    Reply
  22. Deb K

    I received my credit card in August, but still have never received the companion certificates, how do I get them?

    Reply
  23. patty camme

    The certificate is in my husbands name, does he have to travel with me or can I (who is listed on the credit card account) travel with 2 other companions?
    Thank you

    Reply
  24. kim w.

    I want to book a flight from phl to tampa, but the return would be ft. myers to phl. Can I use a companion ticket?

    Reply
  25. Deb

    I’ve been thinking about applying for a card. It’s just my husband and i, no children. If I, as the card holder, purchase a ticket for myself, min of 250. Use it, say in sept. by myself. Can I then just purchase the 2 companion tickets separately for the two of us later? In other words I don’t want to use three tickets at one time. Is there a max value for the companion ticket. A cap of sorts?

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      1. MileCards.com

        @Deb – It’s for people who have kids or other friends / family members they want to bring on the same trip.

        Reply
  26. Jane dwiggins

    I want to use the voucher for me and 2 others at the $99 price. Can me and 1 other travel together on tues, the one other return on thur… Then the 2nd other arrive on thur and we travel back together on Sunday? Whew!!! I guess what I’m asking is do we all have to book the exact same depart and arrive flights?

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  27. Elle

    I booked my flight for me and two travelers this week and the fare went down $100 two days later. Will they adjust the fare to the lower price?

    Reply
  28. paul juray

    I just sent my companion fare stub to an adress in N.C. and I think I put the wrong reservation code
    on the ticket. What recourse do I have to rectify the situation. I can’t find an email address, phone,
    nu,mber, fax no……..nothing. Thank you

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Paul – Give US Airways a call. They will probably just look it up by certificate number or your name, since that’s probably in the reservation as well.

      Reply
  29. Bryan

    Travel by 12/31/15 ????? If my outbound leg is on 12/25/15 but my return leg is 1/5/16….would that work, since my RT trip started before 12/31? Thanks!

    Reply
  30. Jim

    I just received and activated card. I have not received my physical vouchers. Is there any way for me to book a flight and use the $99 companion voucher without physical document in hand?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Jim – Unfortunately you have to wait until those vouchers arrive, which is usually within a month.

      Reply
  31. Vicky

    I have a certificate with purchase by 09/30 and travel by 12/31. Before then US airway will still be operating all its current flights, correct? they won’t be converted to AA? Just making sure. Because I guess ones they are converted certificates become useless…

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Vicky – It should still be valid – they aren’t expected to be fully combined as airlines until the fall, and even then they should find a way to honor the remaining validity.

      Reply
  32. Kelly

    I am wanting to fly to St Thomas in mid June with two friends. I want to buy my rt ticket ( cost currently $ 568 00 and up) and the two companion tickets for $99.00. Would the tickets purchased be classified as non refundable and would it be possible to use the certificates on a trip to St Thomas or is it considered out of the United States ?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Kelly – Unfortunately that’s considered outside the 48 contiguous states and it’s eligible for companion travel.

      Reply
  33. Stephanie S

    I have been trying to call to make a reservation to use my companion certificates. No matter what time I call, I go through the prompts and then it tells me to call back later. This is frustrating. Is there anything I can do to by-pass this?

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  34. M Ya

    Hello. Been trying to call, but continue to get a recorder telling me to go through these prompts only to be told that I have to call back at a later time – frustrating. Simple question and am hoping that I get a quick answer: I want to fly with my husband to Chicago with one of my $99 companion fares at the end of this month and book another flight to PDX next month – can I use the other $99 companion fare for the PDX trip? Appreciate your quick response.

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @M Ya – Unfortunately the winter storms have pushed their call centers to the limit. As for your question, you must use the certificate on one single trip. Either with one companion or two companions.

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      1. M Ya

        Hello. Been trying to call, but continue to get a recorder telling me to go through these prompts only to be told that I have to call back at a later time – frustrating. Simple question and am hoping that I get a quick answer: I want to fly with my husband to Chicago with one of my $99 companion fares at the end of this month and book another flight to PDX next month – can I use the other $99 companion fare for the PDX trip? Appreciate your quick response.

        RESPONSE: Appreciate the information – have some re-thinking to do.

        Reply
  35. Dawn Cornell

    We have been trying to book tickets using our companion certificate and US airways do not answer the phone. After going thru all the prompts, they tell you to call back later. How are we supposed to book?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Dawn – The winter storms through the South have really put a strain on their phone lines with so many cancellations this past week. When the weather settles down you’ll be able to get through.

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      1. Frank

        WRONG! I have received the same crummy message for over a month eveb before March began! What a waste of time and terrible airline. Truth is – with the merger they’re running lean to save money and dont want to give out ANY companion tickets. There is just NO WAY to book them and they know it! FLY another airline!

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        1. MileCards.com

          @Frank – One shortcut to try is to call American Airlines on 800-433-7300 and ask to be transferred to the US Airways desk.

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  36. Chaylyn Miles

    Are these black out dates updated? I want to use the companion tickets to fly for the birth of our first grandbaby. I don’t want to sign up for the card unless I know I can use those companion tickets. And I called and they won’t give me the black out dates and said ‘the black out dates will be mailed with your certificate’

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Charlyn – Yes they are from a certificate issued for 2015 travel. Just note it can take several weeks before the certificate arrives in the mail.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Kate – Who is traveling? Just you and your husband?

      If it’s just the two of you, you shouldn’t have to use any miles. Just buy your ticket at the regular price, and your husband gets to travel for $99 plus tax using the certificate.

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        1. MileCards.com

          @Kate – Here’s what you should do then. Buy your ticket in cash and use the 2 kids as your $99 companions. Then use miles from your account to book your husband’s ticket with miles. US Airways lets you book a ticket for anyone you’d like with your miles.

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          1. Kate

            Perfect thanks.
            Only issue now is that us airways is busy for the last three days because of weather so you can’t even get anyone in the phone to buy the ticket for the companion ticket. Let me know if you have a way around this.

          2. MileCards.com

            @Kate – No real tricks there other than to try early in the morning or their web support number which is 1 (800) 327-7810.

  37. Steve S

    I was all set to use my certificate for me and two companions. I checked the price on USAIR.COM and found it would be $486 for the single roundtrip, and I expected to pay that plus $99 and taxes for each of the companions. When I called, I was told the full-price round-trip would be $542 rather than the $486 I saw on-line. After much discussion, I was told this was because only one “seat” remained at the $486 price and they have to price it for three travelers and then the price of the other two gets “discounted to $99.” She even checked with a supervisor.

    I argued that the language on the certificate states “book YOUR roundtrip ticket of $250 or more” but it got me nowhere.

    So if you’re pricing one of these trips, you need to put the total number of travelers including the companions into the reservations system to see what you will be paying for the one full-price ticket.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Steve S – Thanks for the tip. Looks like they must be booking all three into the same fare code inventory – which is governed by whatever the cash fare is paid in. So if ‘Q’ is only 1 seat but a higher ‘M’ is available, then you’re stuck paying the ‘M’ fare code price.

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      1. Kate

        I can’t remember if my husband or if I am the account holder and correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t the account holder have to buy the first ticket in order to use the companion tickets?

        My issue is that I have 35k miles to use (I need 45k for our trip). My husband has 20k.
        I planned on sharing 10k of his miles to me so my ticket would be free but can’t do that if I am the account holder and need to buy one ticket in order to use companion tickets.

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        1. Kate

          I inquired with us airways credit card and found that the account holder does have to purchase their ticket in order to use the companion tickets.
          This has complicated things since according to the rules I will have to purchase my ticket instead of using my miles.
          My next question is how can the U.S. airways rep tell who is the account holder?
          I could technically buy my husbands ticket and say he is the account holder so that the companion tickets can be used.
          I can then use my miles to get my free ticket.
          What do you think???

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  38. Jason Jones

    I want to use the companion ticket for a flight that will leave on April 11 but will not arrive until the 12. The 12th is a back out date. It is a non stop flight, so there will be no flight that starts on the 12th. Does anyone know if the black out date counts for just the day the flight starts or if it would be blocked because if doesn’t land until the 12th.

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  39. CDKing

    Once US&AA become one carrier later this year will the cert become useless if that happens before the certificate expiration date? I’m trying to figure out a way to make the flights eligible to earn AS miles. Only AA operated and AA issued qualify for credit to AS

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @CDKing – It seems the expiration dates are around October/November this year. AA/US are not expected to completely merge until then or a bit later. So you probably won’t get a chance to use the certificate for a true AA flight.

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  40. Joe M.

    With the merger coming up, will I be able to use my $99 companion tickets for a USair flight that is operated by American airlines?
    Or for that matter could I use a companion ticket for a USair flight that has one leg operated by Air-Wisconsin?
    Thanks,

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Joe M. – Unfortunately it’s unlikely as they will still be operating as separate airlines in terms of flight numbers for most of this year.

      Reply
        1. MileCards.com

          @Joe – That one is operated by American Airlines. But there are other flights that are operated by US Airways. Just pick a flight that doesn’t say ‘operated by American Airlines’ when you search for it on the US Airways site.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Stephanie West – Just give Barclays a call at the number on the back of your card and they can issue a replacement.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @griffin – The whole ticket could end up cancelled. If it’s the very last leg then there isn’t much left to cancel.

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  41. Robin Stewart

    Question about using USAir Companion Certificate and black out dates.

    If the return on a RT flight initiates on a 2 leg non- blackout date, has a connection overnight and the second leg is on a black out date, can it still be utilized ?

    IE: 3/28/15 : depart Las Vegas for Norfolk, Va. @. 10:59 pm. (Non-blackout date)
    Arrive Charlotte 5:59 am on 3/29/ 15. (Black out date)
    Depart for Norfolk at 7:31 am on 3/29/15

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Robin- It should be fine, the blackout date is designed for the city where the travel begins for each direction. But call the agents at 800 428 4322 to double check.

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    2. mike Palumbo

      I am confused alittle.
      Is the companion ticket program still available?
      If so, when do you think will be the last day or month to buy ticketes under this progresm?
      If i purchase 2 coach seats to California them I assume I will be awarded 2 companion seats for each coach ticket, 4 companions in total.

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      1. MileCards.com

        @mike – If you already have a card, you were sent the last companion certificate sometime last year. If you’re getting a new card, you’ll get one within about a month after getting the card.

        Certificates are being issued with travel expiration dates of around late October of 2015.

        For your example, you can only get 2 companions on one coach ticket, as each card is only given one certificate.

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  42. Taylor

    What if I book the flight on US Airways miles. I assume that means I can’t use the companion certificate for my SO’s ticket?

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  43. Vicky

    Only two of us are flying, but would love extra room…..could I purchase on ticket and use the voucher for the two companion tickets. Two people three seats?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Vicky – Very clever idea. Unfortunately when we called they said no, an actual person needs to be in the seat for the companion ticket, though the certificate doesn’t make any specific stipulation. US Airways does sell ‘extra’ seats to keep the seat next to you empty. Maybe try a couple of times and see if a representative can get a different supervisor.

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  44. Vicky

    Only two of us need to travel, but it would like some extra room…. Can I purchase a ticket and use the voucher for a total of three seats when only two of us would be actually be flying?

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  45. Lauren

    We just returned from a flight and my daughter signed up for a new card. On both legs the attendant’s announcement said Carribean was included?? I double checked and the attendant showed us her cell phone – which she used to read the script for selling the card- it said Carribean. So…… Where in Carribean can she go?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Lauren- She must be talking about using your miles rather than the companion certificate. It’s pretty clear on the terms of the certificate itself that it’s just US and Canada. Otherwise there’s an error in their script.

      Reply
  46. Tiffany

    If I book a multi-leg flight and plan to share just 1 of the legs with my companion, would my companion ticket be able to be used for his roundtrip flight if we only share 1 leg?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Tiffany – There is a chance the return leg will be cancelled if you miss one of the outbound legs. You might be able to ask US Airways to separate your reservation records beforehand, but no guarantees that will help.

      Reply
  47. Dana

    We are a family of 4 who is planning a vacation for summer 2015. Can we use the 40,000 miles, pay for a full fare ticket, and pay for two companion passes and travel to anywhere in the Caribbean (i.e., Mexico, Jamaica, Punta Cana, Aruba)?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Dana – Unfortunately the companion ticket is only valid for travel in the mainland U.S. and Canada, not Mexico or the Caribbean.

      Reply
  48. Mike S

    I would like to plan a vacation next year for my family of 4.
    Can I use my 40,000 bonus points for myself and get the 2 $99 companion tickets if I purchase a full fare ticket (over $250) for my wife?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Mike – Use the 40,000 points for your wife. Then use the full fare ticket for yourself, and bring 2 companions with that. The technicality is the full fare companion ticket must have you as a traveler. But it’s okay to use miles to book a ticket in someone else’s name.

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  49. Monica M Heltz

    I have misplaced my companion certificate issued for 2014. Can I receive a duplicate or the number on the certificate in order to use it? Thanks
    Monica Heltz

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Monica – Just give Barclaycard a call at the number on the back of your card and they can issue you a replacement

      Reply
  50. Kevin V

    In the above comparison, you forgot to add fee & tax in addition to $99 for each companion ticket.

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