US Airways Dividend Miles – Guide to the merger with AAdvantage

Posted on June 23, 2015 by in American Airlines AAdvantage

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What’s the scoop with US Airways Dividend Miles?

If you were a US Airways Dividend Miles member, then you will already know that the merger between American Airlines and US Airways means that Dividend Miles are no more. A single frequent flyer loyalty program was created by moving Dividend Miles members into the existing American Airlines AAdvantage program earlier this year and if you try and log in through the US Airways portal, you’re now directed to use the AA site instead.

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The two loyalty programs officially merged at the end of March, 2015 and Dividend Miles redemptions ended several days prior.

Tell me more about the US Airways Dividend Miles merger with AAdvantage…

When Dividend Miles members were moved into the AAdvantage program, it meant new elite upgrade benefits on both airlines (as well as the loss of some benefits).

You now need to use aa.com to redeem your miles, make updates to your account, check your balance and book your flights and award travel. Dividend Miles were transferred to AAdvantage at a one-to-one ratio.

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Even though the two loyalty programs have already merged, American Airlines and US Airways currently continue to operate as two separate airlines with separate websites, mobile sites and apps, and will do until they put a single reservation system in place later this year.

How do I now access my US Airways Dividend Miles?

Now that they’ve transferred over to AAdvantage, you need to log in via the AAdvantage site or mobile app.

If you had a Dividend Miles account, your miles and elite-qualifying activity were either moved into a new AAdvantage account or combined with your existing AAdvantage account.

If you didn’t have an AAdvantage account before the merger, you can look up your new AAdvantage account number here by entering your Dividend Miles number, name and email address.

Alternatively, you can log in here to aa.com using your surname and current password as well as your Dividend Miles or AAdvantage number or username. This method is especially useful if you already have an AAdvantage account.

What else do I need to know about the US Airways Dividend Miles merger?

AAdvantage made the program merger as painless as possible, so that Dividend Miles members were transferred over without too many reported problems.

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