DALLAS — American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, still base free flights on how many miles customers fly.
Competitors Delta and United plan to base awards on how much customers spend, which helps travelers who buy expensive first-class and business-class tickets.
But executives of American Airlines Group Inc. said Tuesday that they want to deal with the mechanics of folding the US Airways program into American’s AAdvantage before addressing such a major change. The combined program will have about 100 million members. Read more…
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