Are you a Delta loyalist? Fly solely American Airways or United? It’s time to change.
With the information final week that like Delta, United will begin pricing award tickets dynamically (i.e., extra expensively) later this 12 months, fliers had been left questioning whether or not investing the effort and time to rack up miles with U.S. frequent-flier packages is even value it anymore. Much more so since that is solely the newest airline to devalue its loyalty program.
Up to now few years, the main U.S. airline frequent-flier packages have modified not solely how fliers can earn and redeem award miles but in addition the necessities for incomes elite standing. Incomes any standing now means spending from $3,000 to $15,000 per 12 months on airfare along with flying between 25,000 and 125,000 miles. And accruing miles is tougher, too — particularly painful when the worth of some single one-way enterprise class awards can attain an astronomical 465,000 miles.
For individuals uninterested in leaping by means of so many consistently shifting hoops, there’s a brand new sport on the town: pledging loyalty to a world service. Because of in depth accomplice networks,…