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Beware: Merged, code-sharing airlines don't always have prices in sync
Beware: Merged, code-sharing airlines don't always have prices in sync

Question: Here is something I cannot figure out: On a US Airways flight my parents want to take from Chicago's O'Hare to San Francisco on Dec. 23, a first-class nonrefundable ticket is not available, but a first-class flexible ticket costs $1,222. The same flight number and flight on American Airlines for first class costs $878. My parents are booked on the US Airways flight. Any suggestions on how I can get American and/or US Airways to honor the first-class airfare on the American website? Rebecca Keenan San Diego Answer: As Brian Kelly, founder of ThePointsGuy.com, which helps travelers maximize awards points, always says, you can ask. And as we often say in this column,...

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