Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Discontinued Programs/Partners > US Airways | Dividend Miles (Pre-Consolidation with American Airlines)
Reload this Page >

US/AA merger- MASTER DISCUSSION THREAD/incl 'when will US leave STAR'

View Poll Results: Is an American Airlines/US Airways merger good for the traveling public?
Yes
84
28.19%
No
214
71.81%
Voters: 298. You may not vote on this poll

US/AA merger- MASTER DISCUSSION THREAD/incl 'when will US leave STAR'

    Hide Wikipost
Old Dec 8, 13, 9:45 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: aztimm
Wiki Link
Note:

There is an existing thread in the AA forum that may be useful to US and AA Flyertalkers:
US-AA Merger: Just the Facts thread

As facts become posted, that should be the place to look.

Merger discussion, speculation, and other questions can be directed here, or the similar thread in the AA forum:
MERGER: US and AA 9 Dec 2013 and implications for AA flyers (new)

AA - US Merger Agreement / Announcement / DOJ Action Discussion (consolidated, and now closed to new posts)
Print Wikipost

 
Old May 28, 13, 11:43 am
  #676  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Programs: AA Exec Plat, US Plat, Hyatt Plat, Hilton Gold, Marriott Gold
Posts: 94
Any idea if the elite qualification levels for 2014 will count combined AA/US air 2013 mileage, or seperate?

I've currently got 40K AA EQM, and 9700 EQM on US, and am trying to figure out if to shift all my flights to AA to keep my exec plat status.
AJollyLife is offline  
Old May 28, 13, 1:23 pm
  #677  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: LAX; AA EXP, MM; HH Gold
Posts: 31,790
Originally Posted by AJollyLife View Post
Any idea if the elite qualification levels for 2014 will count combined AA/US air 2013 mileage, or seperate?

I've currently got 40K AA EQM, and 9700 EQM on US, and am trying to figure out if to shift all my flights to AA to keep my exec plat status.
Nobody knows. When that info is known, it won't be difficult to find.
FWAAA is offline  
Old May 28, 13, 6:39 pm
  #678  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PHL
Programs: US -Plat, UA-Plat, AA-Plat, Marriott - Platinum,
Posts: 235
Originally Posted by burlax View Post
This heavily depends on your destination and the expected date. A few destinations such as LHR are better served by OW. However, for most destinations, *A will be a better choice because of superior route network. Also, keep in mind that BA, which you have to take to get anywhere east of London on OW, imposes very high YQ on awards. So, if you see suitable flights on *A, book them.



US will honor previously booked tickets. The uncertainty here is that if one of the partner flights is cancelled after US leaves *A, the itinerary will be refunded, as US would no longer be able to rebook on *A. So, if you absolutely have to travel, you should take PWNTrav's advice and try to book on US metal.
Thanks and great points to consider for both. I am more risk adversed on this since it is the whole family traveling, so I may stick with US metal unless the difference is too good to pass up.


I am floored by the BA surcharges, $2k for an award flight...wowsa!
PA Pilot is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 4:54 am
  #679  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Programs: Delta MM, Marriott Plat, SPG Plat, United Premier Silver
Posts: 239
Strategy for booking Us Airways flight and earning miles

We do not fly Us Airways and are not members of its FF program.

We plan to book a US AIrways flight rt PHX/HNL for next April.

If I wait to assign a FF number to the flights, will I be able to earn AA miles for those flights (I have some AA miles and that's where I prefer to earn them)?
pacheco18 is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 5:12 am
  #680  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,014
I doubt if anyone can answer that question now. When the FF programs merge is AFAIK anyones guess at this point...
trooper is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 5:16 am
  #681  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Programs: Delta MM, Marriott Plat, SPG Plat, United Premier Silver
Posts: 239
Thanks

i assume if we both join Dividend Miles and earn US Airways miles for the flights, those miles will transfer over to American when the merger occurs? From what I have read, that seems to be the case.
pacheco18 is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 6:20 am
  #682  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,014
Expect so... and that seems to have been stated by the AA CEO at some point...

I'd be if my several 100,000 US miles did NOT slide across!
trooper is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 7:18 am
  #683  
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PHL (kinda, no airport is really close)
Programs: AA Exp (2020 is first and last year). Enterprise Platinum woo-hoo!
Posts: 3,364
Best plan right now is probably to sign up for US and use your US FF #. At some point, the US miles will definitely become AA miles. I'm also pretty sure that if elite qualifying is an issue, you'll be able to change your program choice before you fly.
redtop43 is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 7:36 am
  #684  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Programs: Delta MM, Marriott Plat, SPG Plat, United Premier Silver
Posts: 239
Originally Posted by redtop43 View Post
Best plan right now is probably to sign up for US and use your US FF #. At some point, the US miles will definitely become AA miles. I'm also pretty sure that if elite qualifying is an issue, you'll be able to change your program choice before you fly.
That's my plan

Thanks for the advice
pacheco18 is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 8:44 am
  #685  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
anyone bought the us airways miles recently?

hi, the us airways dividend miles is bogo, and is ending soon, I've been hesitating whether its worth to buy it or not. I might need a round trip to asia next year. but as us airways is merging to aa, no one can absolutely predict whether it will be devaluated...but still, some experienced, can you share some guesses with me, whether its worth to buy the us airways miles now?
flyingny is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 12:31 pm
  #686  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: SFO
Posts: 3,602
Originally Posted by flyingny View Post
hi, the us airways dividend miles is bogo, and is ending soon, I've been hesitating whether its worth to buy it or not. I might need a round trip to asia next year. but as us airways is merging to aa, no one can absolutely predict whether it will be devaluated...but still, some experienced, can you share some guesses with me, whether its worth to buy the us airways miles now?
Are you talking about buying US miles with cash through the website? Even with the 100% bonus, they're still well above 2 cents per mile, which is more than I'd say they're worth. I'd avoid that. My exception to buying miles is to top off an account for an award - meaning, I have 85k but need 5k more to book that award RT. I might do it speculatively, meaning without a particular trip in mind, if I'm close - but I wouldn't outright buy miles just to have them unless they came in under 2 cents each.
PWMTrav is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 12:47 pm
  #687  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Now in Oz
Programs: Nothing shiny :-(
Posts: 2,287
Originally Posted by PWMTrav View Post
Even with the 100% bonus, they're still well above 2 cents per mile.
Are they? Aren't they (3.5c + 7.5% tax) / 2 = 1.88125 cpm?
louie-m is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 3:25 pm
  #688  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: SFO
Posts: 3,602
Originally Posted by louie-m View Post
Are they? Aren't they (3.5c + 7.5% tax) / 2 = 1.88125 cpm?
Yup, I'm an idiot that cant do math. You're correct, under 2 cpm.

I think I might have looked at a lower purchase amt with less than a 100% bonus and then just used that as the cost. Either way, I'm totally wrong.
PWMTrav is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 4:11 pm
  #689  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 68
This may have been stated earlier, but since the merger is official, is it fairly safe to start flying on AA and consider those miles inevitably merged? AA has a more convenient route map atm. I'm *Silver w/ US, so I'll miss out on a perk or two, but for a regional flight where no bags are necessary, it doesn't really matter.
12fly is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 5:18 pm
  #690  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: IAH
Programs: UA Silver, Marriott Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 209
Originally Posted by 12fly View Post
This may have been stated earlier, but since the merger is official, is it fairly safe to start flying on AA and consider those miles inevitably merged? AA has a more convenient route map atm. I'm *Silver w/ US, so I'll miss out on a perk or two, but for a regional flight where no bags are necessary, it doesn't really matter.
RDM will almost certainly be merged at some point, but right now there's no guarantee when that will happen. Status miles are a bit more sketchy at this point, and if you need those miles to requalify this year, there's some inherent risk that the totals won't be combined between AA and US for this status year.
jr57 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: