Randy Petersen has a new post up on his blog, imagining what an America West-USAirways tie-up would mean for integration of the two airlines’ frequent flyer programs.
He believes a merger or acquisition would be on the whole good for members
- miles would be far safer
- integration would happen over a couple of years with reciprocal space available upgrades for elites introduced quickly
- new redemption options would be introduced
- partners would be streamlined so some current relationships would disappear