I’m patiently waiting for the day to come when I can merge my US Airways Dividend miles into my American Airlines AAdvantage account. I was approved for the Barclaycard US Airways card back in December to collect an easy 50,000 miles. This is one of the last cards on the market that is offering this high of a signup bonus without minimum spending requirement!
Teddy and I were both approved for the US Airways card and collected 100,000 miles. In order to collect the 50,000 miles each, Barclaycard required 1 purchase and the payment of the $89 annual fee. When we received our new US Airways cards in the mail, we each bought a $1 Amazon gift card and then setup a pre-payment for $90. Once the statement generated, our Dividend miles were posted to our US Airways account within 24 hours!
Now that I have 50,000 US Airways miles, I want to know when my Dividend miles are going to convert to my American Airlines AAdvantage account! I’m trying to plan a trip to Bora Bora with Teddy and my parents, and I want to fly all 4 of us there in Business class. To book all 4 tickets through American Airlines, it’s going to take 500,000 AAdvantage miles!
Our current AAdvantage account status
We each have 125,000 miles in our AAdvantage account now, and once our US Airways Dividend miles convert to our AAdvantage accounts later this year, we’ll be sitting on 175,000 each for a grand total of 350,000 miles.
I’m then planning on signing Teddy and me up for a Citi Business AAdvantage card and collecting 50,000 AAdvantage miles each. That way we’ll only need to collect 50,000 more miles to get us to our goal of 500,000 AAdvantage miles!
When will US Airways Dividend miles merge with American Airlines AAdvantage program?
After doing a bit of research, I found additional information on American Airlines website here:
In the second quarter of 2015, we’ll reach the next milestone on our path to integration by bringing the Dividend Miles® program into the AAdvantage®program, creating one of the largest airline loyalty programs in the world.
The second quarter of 2015 is April – June. Hopefully we’re able to merge our two accounts more towards April than June! I want to start searching for award availability to Bora Bora!
American Airlines has also setup a timeline for additional information per this link here. Because of the wording on this page, I have a feeling that we might be able to merge our US Airways Dividend miles with our AAdvantage accounts before the 2nd quarter:
In early 2015, we’ll launch functionality to enable you to match your Dividend Miles® account with your AAdvantage® account (if you have both).
I talked with a co-worker yesterday, and he remembers Delta and Northwest Airlines allowing customers to merge their rewards miles months beforehand. I think American Airlines may end up doing the same after reading #2 on their timeline page.
Get the Barclaycard US Airways card now if you haven’t already!
The 50,000 miles offer is STILL available! I wasn’t going to get the card because I thought Barclaycard might deny me since I don’t put a whole lot of spending on my Arrival Plus card. I’m glad I took the chance, because now that I’m planning a big trip to Bora Bora, the merger is going to help make this possible with miles!