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A few weeks ago US Airways announced that their loyalty program will finally merge with American Airlines AAdvantage program next month (exact time is TBD, but at some point within the first two weeks of April). With this merger, there are some things to know to ensure you do not miss out on anything!
- Link your accounts by March 20, 2015 for a smooth transition. You can do that here.
- Although the date is still TBD, you have only a few more weeks to book flights with your US Airways miles. If you are looking to redeem those miles, do that now! US Airways miles require you to redeem for a roundtrip flight, although do allow a free stopover.
- If you have US Airways Chairman Preferred status and have systemwide upgrade certificates that still have not been used, you will need to redeem them prior to the programs merging. While they can be used for a future date, they must be redeemed within the next few weeks (exact date is still TBD).
- Apply for the US Airways credit card before it is obsolete! This is valuable for those trying to increase their American Airlines account. You can read more about this here.
Hopefully there will be an exact date for the final loyalty merger and I will be sure to share that with you all once I find out for sure. Just make sure to link your account, redeem your miles (if it makes sense), use your systemwide upgrades, and apply for the US Airways credit card if it was on your radar!