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The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is nearly a done deal, after the government put its stamp of approval on the merger today.
What does that mean for your American AAdvantage miles and US Airways Dividend Miles?
According to USA TODAY the two airlines will have reciprocal frequent flier benefits starting January 7.
While no official details are out yet, this means it’s a good bet that by January 7 you should be able to:
What you won’t be able to do
The two programs will likely operate separately for about a year, like both United / Continental’s and Delta / Northwest’s programs during their mergers. But the rules and award prices will likely be merged into one format, possibly as soon as January.
So if there’s an award you want to take advantage of with your US Airways miles on United or its Star Alliance partners, START BOOKING now…you likely won’t be able to as soon as January 7.
Your US Airways Dividend Miles credit card will still be valid until the programs are finally merged, again for about a year is our guess. You’ll want to take advantage of its bonus mile offers soon. And all miles you earn with it will be combined into your American Airlines mileage account so you won’t lose any of your miles.
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