Loyalty just got better
Through our merger with US Airways, we’re giving our AAdvantage® members even more opportunities to make the most of their travel. While the AAdvantage and Dividend Miles programs will remain separate for now, they offer the ability to earn and redeem miles on both airlines.
Until we integrate our programs, we will introduce the ability for AAdvantage elite status members to upgrade to First Class on US Airways within 24 hours of departure beginning June 11, 2014.
We plan to bring current Dividend Miles accounts into the AAdvantage program in 2015. That means we will combine your award mileage balances, your Million Miler™ balances, and your elite-qualifying activity from both programs. In the meantime, continue to book travel and earn miles as you normally would. We will follow up with you when we begin the process of integrating accounts, but rest assured your miles and elite status are safe as we work to combine the two programs.
As always, you can book flights and manage your AAdvantage account on aa.com.
Your miles are secure
Rest assured your mileage balance and elite status are safe, secure and will continue to be honored.
Earning and redeeming miles
You can still earn and redeem miles on both American and US Airways through either the AAdvantage program or the US Airways Dividend Miles program. All eligible travel on either airline will count toward elite status qualification in the program of your choice. When booking your reservation, be sure to provide your AAdvantage number to receive AAdvantage credit on US Airways flights. You can also add your AAdvantage number to your existing reservations on aa.com or usairways.com.
Elite status member benefits
AAdvantage elite status members receive select reciprocal benefits to enrich their travel journey when flying on US Airways. This includes First/Business Class check-in, priority through security checkpoints, priority boarding, complimentary checked bags, access to preferred seats, and priority baggage delivery for Executive Platinum and Platinum members.
Until we integrate our loyalty programs, we will introduce the ability for AAdvantage elite status members to upgrade to First Class on US Airways within 24 hours of departure, beginning June 11, 2014. If available, an opportunity to upgrade will be presented at check-in for US Airways-operated flights within and between the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) and Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Central America and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. If a seat is not available, you can also choose to add yourself to the upgrade standby list.
These upgrades are complimentary for AAdvantage elite status members and one companion traveling in the same reservation – just as they are on US Airways today for Dividend Miles elite members.
Your Citi® card remains rewarding
Your Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card benefits will remain the same, and you’ll continue to earn AAdvantage miles for purchases on your Citi® / AAdvantage® card without disruption.
More lounge access
In addition to the 37 Admirals Club® locations in major airports worldwide, Admirals Club members (including Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCardTM cardmembers) can now access all 16 domestic US Airways Clubs, including 10 US Airways Clubs in airports where Admirals Club lounges aren’t currently offered.
On July 2nd, all One-Day Passes will be valid in our combined network of nearly 60 Admirals Club and US Airways Club lounges worldwide and will be available for purchase for $50. We are also aligning our guest policies for One Day Passes which allow for up to three children under the age of 18 to be admitted at no additional cost if accompanied by an adult day pass visitor.
Stay in the know
We’ll continue to share information on the status of our programs and policies as the integration of American and US Airways progresses.
To ensure you’re getting the latest updates: