American Airlines and US Airways merger
Posted: 12 December 2013 | US Airways & American Airlines | No comments yet
The companies are one step closer to bringing passengers a stronger airline…
With the legal close of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, the companies are one step closer to bringing passengers a stronger airline that offers greater schedule options, access to more destinations around the globe and a modern, fuel-efficient fleet.
The combined company will retain the iconic American Airlines brand name and will be headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth while maintaining a corporate, operational and hub presence in Phoenix.
While the airlines have legally combined as one company, they will continue to function as two separate airlines for quite some time and very few changes will happen immediately. This is especially important throughout the busy holiday travel season, as the priority will be for the airlines to deliver a superior operation for customers of both airlines. There is no impact to any existing travel reservations passengers may have with American Airlines or US Airways at this time, and any mileage balance or elite status you have earned in either frequent flyer program is completely safe.
The combined company plans to begin rolling out exciting new benefits in early January 2014, such as the ability to earn and redeem miles on both carriers and reciprocal lounge access. On March 31, 2014, US Airways plans to join the American Airlines oneworld® alliance. In the meantime, US Airways will remain a member of Star Alliance.