American AAdvantage & US Airways to be merged in Q2-2015 – Here are some of the details

Thanks to our long time reader Andrew S. for forwarding the email to us (I assume we’ll get the email later today as it takes some time to send out notices to millions of AAdvantage members) outlining the details of the new AAdvantage program for 2015 which includes the integration of US Airways Dividend Miles. You can read all about the new program here. Here are some of the highlights:

US Airways Dividend Miles integration

In the second quarter of 2015 we’ll the see the end of US Airways Dividend Miles as it gets absorbed into American AAdvantage. Sometime before that you’ll be able to link your Dividend Miles and AAdvantage accounts to make combining them easier when the time comes.  You will not be able to transfer miles between accounts however.

Elite Status/Qualification

US Airways has four elite levels while American AAdvanage has three, here is how they will line up:

The only change for AAdvantage members is the 120 segment requirement for Executive Platinum which is increased to match the Dividend Miles requirement for the top elite level.

In terms of 2015 status, they will look at your combined elite-qualifying activity for 2014, and separately
your combined 2015 year-to-date elite-qualifying activity to determine
your elite status level.

Mileage Earning

Starting January 1, 2015, you’ll earn a 50% bonus for travel on business
class tickets on American and US Airways – an increase from the 25%
class of service bonus today.


Upgrades will be different on American and US Airways flights
until they have a single reservation system towards the end of 2015.

These are the biggest highlights of the changes. If you want the complete details you can visit this page on the AA website.

As always we’d love to hear your comments on this announcement! Are you pleased with changes and integration process? Let us know in the comment section below.

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