Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by SH0CK, Feb 14, 2013.
I just hope this one isn't as big of a headache as the United/Continental merger was...
Seems likely to be worse.
AA is part of OneWorld, while US is a part of Star Alliance. I think there will be some pains as they cut ties from one alliance and join another. One of the big hurdles will be connecting the backend infrastructure up. Airlines seem to use fairly ancient systems, so getting two old systems to talk to one another will surely take longer than anyone thinks
The SA redemption rates on US seem to be one of the best bargains of all airlines. I have hundreds of thousands of US miles for this reason (and of course now I feel like an idiot for buying them well in advance of being able to use them).
Saw announcement today that they will keep the two frequent flier programs separate at least for now. Will be curious to see what they do longer term.
Advantage = will stay Dividend Miles = goodbye
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