Consolidating frequent flyer miles
In 1979, after passage of the Airline Deregulation Act, Allegheny Airlines changed its name to USAir and began seeking to expand its operations.
A decade later, it had acquired Piedmont Airlines and Pacific Southwest Airlines, and was one of the U.
The airline had an extensive international and domestic network, with 193 destinations in 24 countries in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East.
After the negotiations with Mc Donnell Douglas broke down, Boeing came forward with a proposed variant of the 737.
US Airways utilized a fleet of 343 mainline jet aircraft, as well as 278 regional jet and turbo-prop aircraft operated by contract and subsidiary airlines under the name US Airways Express via code sharing agreements.