American Airlines and US Airways merger confirmed for March 28

So it’s finally confirmed. There are now only hours left to finalise any transactions with US Airways Dividend Miles before the merger happens on March 28.

On March 28, they will begin moving Dividend Miles® accounts into the AAdvantage® program. This transition to a single loyalty program will take several days.

Note to members also included the following information:
As you requested, we’ll transfer your Dividend Miles award mileage balance, Preferred-qualifying activity and million mile balance into your AAdvantage account on a one-to-one ratio. We’ll determine your elite status level by looking at your combined elite-qualifying activity for 2014, and separately, your combined 2015 year-to-date elite-qualifying activity.
We’ll email you when we start moving your Dividend Miles balances and later when everything is combined. During this transition, aa.com and usairways.com will only show your AAdvantage account balance. Until everything is combined, you can continue using your primary loyalty account.

Here’s what you can expect in the coming days:

Redeeming Dividend Miles for travel

Please complete any pending or immediate Dividend Miles redemptions before March 25 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. After that, we’ll disable Dividend Miles redemptions. Once we’ve merged your accounts, which will take several days, you’ll be able to redeem on aa.com and with AAdvantage reservations.

Traveling with us

If you’ve already booked travel on American or US Airways using your Dividend Miles number, we’ll update your reservation with your AAdvantage number.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and for flying with us.

I will miss booking with USDM but looking forward to the merger being completed so we can see if any changes will occur (which I’m sure they will eventually). I did link my accounts so hopefully the points will post easily enough.

You will not be able to make any transactions until the program merger is completed, of which I’m sure we’ll get notification.

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