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US Airways Miles Have Become American Airlines Miles

Feb. 13, 2015
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In late 2013, US Airways and American Airlines made their plans to merge official. As a result, many US Airways Dividend Miles members have been wondering what’s going to happen to the miles they’ve been racking up.

The Nerds are here to explain the big switchover. Look at the details below for everything you need to know.

Dividend Miles has become AAdvantage miles

In the second quarter of 2015, US Airways Dividend Miles simply became American Airlines AAdvantage miles.

This means that Dividend Miles members won’t have to worry about using or losing their miles before a certain date; there will be plenty of opportunities to redeem them now that the switchover to the AAdvantage program has happened.

What you need to do to combine your miles

The other great thing about Dividend Miles transition to AAdvantage Miles is that the process should be relatively low-touch for most frequent flyers. Here’s what you’ll need to do, based on your particular situation:

If you have Dividend Miles and AAdvantage accounts – When you log into either loyalty account, you’ll see a screen that will step you through the changeover.

Type in your frequent flyer number for the other program, and you should receive a confirmation that your accounts are in good shape to be combined automatically.

If you just have a Dividend Miles account – You’ll receive an AAdvantage number and account from American Airlines. Your Dividend Miles will become AAdvantage miles automatically.

If you just have an AAdvantage account – You don’t need to do anything; your account will go unchanged. Just keep enjoying your miles!

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