If you’ve been (im) patiently waiting for your US Airways Dividend miles to merge with your AAdvantage account, you might want to check your balance. I logged into my Award Wallet account last night and noticed an increase in the AAdvantage balances that I manage. With the exception of my dad, none of us have a credit card sign-up bonus on the way, so I knew this had to be the Dividend Miles being deposited into each AAdvantage account. Upon logging into my AAdvantage account, I discovered that the miles had in fact transferred. The transfer date is listed as 3/25/15, though I checked my balance on Saturday and it hadn’t been updated.
I don’t know about you, but I’m glad to finally have my mileage balances combined. My AAdvantage account took quite a hit after I booked several flights to Bali this summer. The 54,823 “stray” Dividend miles I had left were difficult to redeem since US Airways did not allow one-way award redemptions for half the cost of a round-trip. So now they’re all together in one account, where I can put them to good use. The only thing that worries me is that the merger will trigger major changes to American’s award chart. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen or that they’ll at least give us a heads up before it does.
Be sure to check your AAdvantage account to see if your AAdvantage and Dividend Miles accounts have merged. I wouldn’t worry about it if your miles take a while longer to transfer. Millions of accounts are being merged, a process that is likely not without flaws.
Have your Dividend Miles and AAdvantage accounts merged yet?
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