In one minute, you can link your American Airlines and US Airways accounts online. In three to six months, when the AAdvantage and Dividend Miles programs are combined, your miles should then be combined seamlessly into your American Airlines account.

To link the accounts, sign into your American Airlines or US Airways accounts on their full–not mobile–websites.

Signing in on aa.com, I was hit with this pop up.

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I typed in my US Airways account number and clicked submit.

I immediately received confirmation of the link with a new pop up.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.08.39 AM

I also immediately received two emails–one from each loyalty program–about the successful link.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.10.27 AMSpend the one minute to link your accounts now to save time and hassle later. If you don’t link your accounts, the programs will have to guess which accounts to link when the combination of the programs occurs in a few months. I would hate for them not to correctly combine my miles immediately at that point.

It is worth noting that when you link your accounts, nothing happens for now.

There are still two separate frequent flyer programs, and you cannot voluntarily transfer miles between your two accounts.

The combination only makes life easier on American, US Airways, and you in a few months when the miles are combined. The exact date of the combination, we still don’t know. Everything still says the second quarter of 2015 (April to June 2015.)

 

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