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Merger of frequent flier programs brings good and bad news
Merger of frequent flier programs brings good and bad news

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways took another key step forward this weekend as the nation’s largest carrier began to fold the loyalty reward programs for the two airlines together. Once the loyalty programs are merged, nearly 100 million travelers will be members of American’s AAdvantage program, making it the largest airline rewards program in the world. The good news for American’s AAdvantage members is that the number of accumulated miles needed to book a flight hasn’t changed, said Brian Karimzad, founder of the rewards program monitoring site, MileCards.com. Also, the merger will do away with some fees previously charged to US Airways Dividend...

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