American Airlines is slated to combine its reservations system with US Airways’ platform in a 90-day process that could begin in July. During the 90-day period, travelers who go to the US Airways website to book flights will be redirected to American’s website
On March 28, American Airlines will begin moving Dividend Miles® members into the AAdvantage program. This transition to a single loyalty program will take several days. American Airlines will send more details about the benefits customers can expect as soon as everything has been completed.
US Airways will be merging its mileage program, Dividend Miles® with the AAdvantage® program within the next 30 days. No miles will be lost in the merger process, but there will be a delay on the elite status due to the process.
As American Airlines and US Airways continue to integrate, gate changes will be taking place at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). US Airways gates are relocating from Terminal 3 to Terminal 6 on November 6, 2014. American Airlines will remain in Terminal 4.
American Airlines and US Airways will combine the mileage totals of those who have active balances in both the AAdvantage and Dividend Miles programs in spring 2015. American will also be combing the miles that count toward earning elite frequent-flier status. Frequent fliers and leisure travelers should expect the least amount of change. Those mid-tier elite fliers on US Airways will receive fewer upgrades in the integration of the programs.
On Saturday, American Airlines and US Airways aligned fare class codes as part of their ongoing merger integration. The change applies to flights that depart on Sept. 17 or later. US Airways is changing to 12 fare classes instead of 15.
If you are flying out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on US Airways Express, you will now check in at Terminal 4. Travelers should allow extra time when arriving at the airport due to this change. For more information, visit usairways.com/findyourway.
Derek Kerr, the chief financial officer for American Airlines, said the integration between American and US Airways is proceeding smoothly. “It’s early and we have a lot of work to do in 2015,” he said. American is reducing debt, returning cash to shareholders and starting “a total fleet replacement program” within four to five years, he said.