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American, US Airways merging mile programs in ’15

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DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, will continue to base free flights on how many miles customers fly.

Delta and United, on the other hand, plan to base awards on how much customers spend. That helps travelers who buy expensive first-class and business-class tickets.

Executives of American Airlines Group Inc. said Tuesday that they want to deal with the mechanics of combining two big programs before addressing such a major change.

The combined program will have about 100 million members. There will be three levels of elite customers, like in American’s AAdvantage plan, and not four levels, as in US Airways’ Dividend Miles.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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