It would seem that at some point in the past 10 days or so the US Airways award chart has seen a change for the worse. The 60,000 point business class award between North America an Europe has disappeared. This was one of the gems of the Dividend Miles program and losing it will be quite unfortunate for their members. Here’s what the chart looks like now:
And here’s what it looked like on January 27, 2013, the last date there is a copy in the archive.org system:
US Airways has also split out Alaska as a separate destination zone for flights from the continental US, raising the rates at the medium and high levels. And low-level first class awards between North America and Hawaii are now 80K rather than 70K.
High level business class between North America/Hawaii and Europe are up to 350K from 325K. High level business class between North America/Hawaii and Europe/South America are actually going down to 325K from 35oK. Finally, the middle and high tier rates between North America/Hawaii and the Middle East have spiked dramatically; at the top end a first class award goes from 240K to 350K.