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It’s Official: American Airlines & US Airways Merge

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American Airlines and US Airways have finally made the legal commitment of merging. So what does this mean for passengers and future bookers? At this time, and any mileage balance or elite status you have earned in either frequent flyer program is completely safe. You can continue to earn miles through existing AAdvantage participating companies — including the Citi® / AAdvantage credit cards — and redeem those miles for the same great awards.

They will function as two separate airlines for quite some time, and very few changes will happen immediately. But, beginning in early January, the airlines will announce new benefits such as the ability to earn and redeem miles on both carriers and reciprocal lounge access.

Stay up-to-date on the latest developments by visiting aa.com/arriving, as well as following their social channels.

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