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Good news comes to the members of the American and US Airways mileage programs this week as the airlines announced details on their future joint loyalty program. In short, next year’s joint program looks the current product from American — widely regarded as the better of the two.
Precise details and a bit of analysis on the updated mileage program can be found on American’s official site or at View from the Wing, but the most important news to take out of the announcement is that the new program won’t be revenue based. This means that unlike Delta and United, actual miles flown in 2015 for status in 2016 on American will count for frequent flyer miles and elite status; there will be no minimum financial component.
After the merger wraps up in 2015, that story may be different. But for the next year, budget travelers of America still have an airline to call home.
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