What would a USAirways-America West Merger Mean for the Two Frequent Flyer Programs

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

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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