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American to keep reward program features after US Airways merger
American to keep reward program features after US Airways merger

The merger to create the world's largest airline took a key step Tuesday as American Airlines announced plans to keep most of its loyalty rewards program features when it combines with US Airways and avoid a controversial change taken by its biggest competitors. Starting next year, American Airlines will absorb members of the US Airways Dividend Miles program into its popular AAdvantage rewards program, and will continue to distribute reward points based on miles and segments flown — not on dollars spent. By sticking with its miles-based system, American avoids the criticism that Delta and United have taken for announcing plans to switch next year to dollar-based systems...

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