» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 5 | Wednesday, January 08, 2014

American Airlines Begins Post-Merger Changes

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways began Tuesday to let passengers earn and redeem frequent-flier miles on either airline.

So-called elite frequent fliers – those logging the most miles – began to get extra reciprocal benefits including priority boarding and free bag-checking on either airline. The airlines also gave members of their airport-lounge clubs access to each other's facilities.

The changes are among the first that passengers will notice since American and US Airways merged last month and created a new parent company, American Airlines Group Inc.

However, the two airlines will continue to operate separately for about two years until federal regulators approve combining the fleets. That means separate loyalty programs, reservations systems and websites.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 74 312 15,378
MORTGAGES 125 389 20,168
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 86 3,972
BUILDING PERMITS 0 441 36,283
BANKRUPTCIES 53 231 14,574
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 64 5,193
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 312 22,129
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 73 4,736

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.