Combining AAdvantage and Dividend miles


Old Feb 28, 13, 1:26 pm
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Combining AAdvantage and Dividend miles

Hello all,
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.
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Old Feb 28, 13, 1:29 pm
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Yes you will be able to combine the both accounts but the chances of that happening before the end of the year are slim. I remember that when UA and CO merged it took about 18 months before the two programs were merged.
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Old Feb 28, 13, 1:45 pm
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for $730ish you get ~18k us & 75k aa mi, assuming dfw-fra-nbo rt....less than 1cpm...
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