Combining AAdvantage and Dividend miles
I apologize if this has been asked, I've searched around but can't seem to find a clear answer. With the upcoming merger, I was wondering when, if at all, we will be able to combine Dividend and Aadvantage miles?
I am trying to plan a trip to Africa for the end of the year. As of now, I am Gold status with AA, and should be Platinum by the time of this trip.
My options are:
1. Use 75,000 AA miles to Nairobi, but with taxes, and all internal flights would have to pay $1260.30.
2. Buy a ticket outright on Lufthansa and pay $1990.94 (which includes all internal flight).
The Lufthansa flight is much easier (I wouldn't have to spend the night in Nairobi) but I just wanted to make sure that if I pay for that ticket outright, I would eventually be able to combine those miles that I earn with my AAdvantage account.
Does anyone know when, or if these points can be combined?
Thanks in advance.