Today, January 7, 2014, marks the day that US Airways and American Airlines loyalty programs allow for recriprocal award redemptions. That means American Airlines members can redeem their AAdvantage miles on US Airways and US Airways members can redeem their Dividend miles on American Airlines.
The timing couldn’t be better for me. I just found out I need to book several domestic First Class awards on the same flight. There are significant advantages and disadvantages to booking with each airline depending on your situation.
Customers traveling on both airlines will now see the following reciprocal benefits, among others:
- The ability for AAdvantage and Dividend Miles members to earn and redeem miles across either airline’s network
- Select Elite member benefits, including First and Business Class check-in, priority security and priority boarding, complimentary access to Preferred Seats, priority baggage delivery, and checked bags at no charge, consistent with the current baggage policies for each carrier
- Club benefits for members of the American Admirals Club or US Airways Club, including access to airport lounges
American Airlines members and US Airways members can now redeem miles on both American and US Airways flights via both AA.com and USairways.com.
This is welcome news for those looking to redeem a ton of their miles before the next devaluation.
This is huge! Must. Book. Awards. Now…More to come…
Hat tip to (Flyertalk)
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