AA and US reciprocal benefits, etc...

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  1. brodyf

    brodyf Gold Member

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    Anyone else get the email notification that effective today elites get to earn AA miles for US flights, etc?


    Dear,

    AAdvantage[​IMG] Executive Platinum Number:

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    It's an exciting time at American Airlines, and we're kicking off the new year with you, our most loyal customers, in mind.

    For now, we will continue to maintain our separate loyalty programs — AAdvantage® and Dividend Miles — with rules and benefits of each program still applying, but rest assured your mileage balance and elite status are safe, secure and will continue to be honored.

    There is much work to be done as we combine two great airlines — American Airlines and US Airways, and since the close of our merger, we have been working to bring you our first phase of enhanced benefits, effective today. Here are a few highlights:

    Earning and redeeming miles
    You can now earn and redeem AAdvantage miles when flying on American or US Airways. All eligible travel on either airline will count toward elite status qualification in the program of your choosing.

    Elite benefits
    Elite members of each airline can now enjoy select reciprocal benefits when flying either airline, including First and Business Class check-in, complimentary checked bags, priority security and boarding and many more.

    More lounge access
    In addition to the 35 Admirals Club® locations currently in major airports worldwide, Admirals Club members (including Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® cardmembers) can now access all 19 domestic US Airways Clubs, 10 of which are in airports where Admirals Club lounges are not currently offered.

    Same great benefits with the Citi® / AAdvantage® card
    Your credit card benefits will remain unchanged. You'll continue to earn AAdvantage miles for purchases on your Citi® / AAdvantage® card without disruption.

    Coming soon, we'll begin the first phase of a codeshare agreement with US Airways, which will bring you easy access to the combined company's global network.

    Stay up-to-date on the latest developments and benefits coming your way by visiting aa.com/arriving and following our social channels. If you're traveling soon, check out aa.com/findyourway for day-of-travel information.

    Sincerely,
    [​IMG]
    Andrew Nocella
    Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
    American Airlines
     
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  2. MSYgirl

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    Mine came in from US Airways 5 hours ago (no status), but not AA (status).
     
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  3. Newscience

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    Yes, thanks for posting! This notice came in both US (status) and AA (no status) account emails.
     
  4. chef4u
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    I need some clarification as AA Gold flying on US Air. I'm flying YYZ-PHI-ISP later this month. Will each flight get me 500 miles + 25% bonus, or actual miles +25% bonus?
     
  5. Betty Boop

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    I got the notice from both AA and US.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    Mine came this morning from US (no status) but not AA (EXP).
     
  7. DestinationDavid
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    AA's Twitter team noted the minimum mileage guarantee applies to US flights.
     
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    I didn't get any emails from either. Good to see this so fast. Look forward to further benefits.
     
  9. pnoeric

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    Oddly, nothing from AA, though I'm exec plat. I'm so happy to read this news, though. It's definitely the "honeymoon" period and us travelers win for now... this just opens up more options with no "downside" (yet). Great to know US flights are an option, though I can't wait for the recip upgrades to kick in. ;-)
     
  10. FEV77

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    Got an email from AA yesterday
    (AA Plat)
     
  11. KAITLYNANDREW88

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    I got its from AA yesterday
     
  12. Seat6A

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    What's the word on EXP upgrades on US?
     
  13. DestinationDavid
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    The word is that ... there is no word. Wait and see, anything else is speculation. ;)
     
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