1. Miles and benefits work with both frequent flyer programs
For now, both AA's AAdvantage and US Airways' Dividend Miles will function as separate programs, but ones that easily work with each other for reciprocal earning and benefits. Let's break it down:
· Earn and redeem AAdvantage or Dividend miles when flying either airline.
· Enjoy your frequent flyer benefits on both airlines.
· Access either AA Admirals Lounges or US Airways Clubs with your frequent flyer status on either airline, or by flying in a premium class on either airline.
For more details, American has created an informational website to answer any customer questions about their merger with US AIrways and upcoming operations.
2. American's A321 began flights
Furthermore, today marked the inaugural flight of American Airlines' brand new Airbus A321 aircraft. By June 2014, these shiny AA A321s will be flying between JFK and LAX up to 13 times a day, and 5 times between JFK and SFO. This is the domestic flagship of the "#newAmerican."
For a ton of photos and the specifics on why the A321 is such a big deal right now for transcontinental travelers, check out our feature story.
Seats are on sale now at AmericanAir.com from $359 roundtrip, but be sure to look for the "32B" in "aircraft type" before you click to book!