US Airways and American Airlines merged last year, and their frequent flyer programs will combine in 2015.

We don’t know quite what that program will look like or what its award chart will be, but Barclaycard seemingly confirmed one of my biggest hopes, that one way awards still be allowed for half the roundtrip price.

Currently American Airlines publishes a one way award chart. One way awards cost a certain price and roundtrip awards are double that price. US Airways publishes a roundtrip award chart. Roundtrips cost a certain price, and one ways are the same price!

American clearly has the more flexible and friendly rule, and we all hope that the New American has the same one way rule.

In mailings sent out to cardholders, first reported by One Mile at a Time, Barclaycard, the bank that issues the US Airways credit card seems to confirm that the New American will allow one way redemptions:

In 2015, the US Airways and American Airlines frequent flyer prorams will be integrated. Your card will become the American Airlines AAdvantage MasterCard® issued by Barclaycard and will offer new benefits, including:

Additional redemption flexibility

Enhance your award travel experience with redemption for one-way travel…

More Analysis of the Mailer and The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®‘s New Benefits Is Here

That’s the first (semi-)official confirmation I’ve seen of what I long suspected and hoped.

Thumbs up, New American! Now, show us a good award chart for 2015, and show it to us with as much advance notice as possible.

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