Aeroplan to US Airways Dividend Miles on GONE :(

I’ve written extensively on how you can convert Aeroplan points to US Airways Dividend Miles (USDM) at a 1:0.84 ratio. USDM miles offered excellent value, with interesting routing options, no fuel surcharges, and the option of waiting to convert them to AAdvantage miles with the US/AA merger.  Unfortunately, the option to convert Aeroplan to USDM has disappeared from This isn’t too surprising as the merger is coming soon, however, it would have been nice to have some notice. This was the only valuable option that offered, which I would now consider as a very poor tool in terms of value.