Category: American AAdvantage

United follows Delta’s lead on earning miles based on spending

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In a move about as surprising as airline mergers leading to higher fares, United has announced a major change to its frequent flyer program.  It has essentially copied Delta’s move, announced earlier this year, where travelers will earn miles not based on how far they fly, but rather how much they spend.  This new way of earning miles begins March 1, 2015. (more…)

US Airways moves from Star Alliance to Oneworld on March 31

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As part of its merger with American Airlines, US Airways will be moving from Star Alliance to Oneworld.  Sunday, March 30 will be the last day US Airways will participate in Star Alliance.  Here are the real world impacts for you. (more…)

American Airlines ending mileage earning on JetBlue

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For the last few years American Airlines has enjoyed a limited partnership with competitor JetBlue, allowing AAdvantage members to earn frequent flyer miles on certain JetBlue flights to and from New York and Boston.  With the merger-in-progress between American and US Airways, this partnership will end effective April 1st. (more…)

Delta to begin awarding miles based on ticket price

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Earthquakes are getting more common in the frequent flyer world.  As recently as a few years ago, all we had to worry about were occasional benefit changes and small increases to the amount of miles needed to redeem for tickets.

And to think we used to complain back then!

Today Delta Air Lines has initiated a shift that many insiders long thought was coming. (more…)