While the integration between American and US Airways has been well underway for a long time now, one detail that has remained a bit murky is the integration between AAdvantage and Dividend Miles. As frequent flyer nerds, I think that’s probably one of the most important details for us. 😉
So far here’s the official communication we’ve received:
- On October 28, 2014, we learned that AAdvantage and Dividend Miles would merge in the second quarter of 2015
- On March 12, 2015, we learned that AAdvantage and Dividend Miles would merge in April 2015
- On March 13, 2015, we learned that AAdvantage and Dividend Miles would merge within 30 days
Based on the latest announcement we could assume that Dividend Miles would be merged into AAdvantage in the first half of April at the latest.
Well, it looks like it might be even sooner than that. Via JonNYC on Traveling Better, March 28, 2015 is the target date for the Dividend Miles program being integrated into AAdvantage. It’s worth noting that this is just a target date and is subject to change, so I wouldn’t count on that being set in stone.
Keep in mind that American recently announced that Dividend Miles awards would be shut off a few days before the programs integrate:
Dividend Miles award bookings and mileage upgrade requests will be disabled a few days before we combine programs to allow us to integrate your accounts. If you plan to redeem Dividend Miles for an upcoming trip, we encourage you to book now. Once our programs are combined, Dividend Miles will be converted into AAdvantage miles, and you’ll be able to redeem AAdvantage miles with American.
That means you potentially only have a few days left to redeem your Dividend Miles before the programs integrate.
If American does indeed plan on integrating loyalty programs next weekend I suspect we’ll hear about it officially tomorrow morning. If you want to redeem Dividend Miles I’d do so as soon as possible, since I’m sure the queues will only continue to get progressively longer over the next few days. As a reminder, here’s what happens if you need to change Dividend Miles awards after the loyalty programs integrate.
Time to redeem US Airways miles for travel to North Asia in Cathay Pacific first class!
Do you plan on redeeming any more Dividend Miles before the programs integrate?