Yesterday, American Airlines and US Airways announced that they had settled with the Department of Justice and would be merging. So what does that mean for miles?
The answer: Not much. Technically, US Airways is purchasing American, but the American Airlines brand is better known, so that is what the new airline will be called. Any US Airways miles will likely be turned into American miles one for one, so there is no net loss. It will be slightly harder to redeem for tickets, since total capacity will be down a bit, but the number of destinations that you have open to you will go way up.
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