Following Merger, US Airways Frequent-Flier Discontinued
US Airways‘ frequent-flier program is set to become a casualty of the 2013 merger between US Airways and American Airlines. US Airways’ Dividend Miles program, the airline’s popular frequent-flier program, is set to be absorbed into American Airlines‘ AAdvantage program within the next 30 days.
Notifying its customer base via email on Friday, American Airlines Group Inc. stated that it will soon start the process of transferring US Airways miles to its program. The company also stated that it will be transferring all elite-status-qualifying points and activities to AAdvantage.
As of this writing, American Airlines has not given in to recent trends among competing airline companies to restructure their frequent-flier programs to benefit high spenders. Instead, American has opted to maintain the current structure of their frequent-flier program, which benefits based on high-mileage. However, American Airlines has not ruled out switching to such a frequent-flier structure in the future.