Delta Air Lines has been busy destroying loyalty over the last several years and once again Delta is hitting frequent flyers with another award chart devaluation. In February 2017, Delta stopped … [Read more...] about Comprehensive Guide to Delta’s New Partner Awards
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... I did warn you this was coming. Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a post entitled "Is the Citi Prestige Already Ripe For a Devaluation?" in which I … [Read more...] about Even After The Citi Prestige Devaluation, Is It Still Worth Keeping?
The news isn't as fresh, but I thought it worth reminding some readers that Delta will be rolling out two big devaluations this year. The first change was announced last week. Effective … [Read more...] about Two Delta SkyMiles Devaluations to Watch for This Year
Apparently the recent update to the Gold Passport systems has already had one consequence: Diamond Suite Upgrades can no longer be applied to reservations past their expiration date. Existing suite … [Read more...] about Rumor: Hyatt Will Limit Expiration of Diamond Suite Upgrades in 2016
Zach emailed me yesterday with a very good question: What's going to happen to award tickets if you need to make a change after the American Airlines award chart devalues on March 22, 2016? You might … [Read more...] about How Will the American Devaluation Affect Changes to Award Tickets?
Earning one million miles doesn't mean what it used to. I personally have a few million miles spread across multiple accounts. Gary at View from the Wing claims to have a few million miles just with … [Read more...] about Is United Planning to Devalue Its Million Miler Status?
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… So the long predicted American AAdvantage devaluation finally came to be this week, and as expected, it wasn't pretty. Of course, no one thought it was going … [Read more...] about Elite Ranks Won’t Swell & Other Misconceptions about the AA Devaluation
Several readers emailed me yesterday asking about alternatives to American Airlines. They know I'm a fan of Alaska Airlines, one of American's partners, and were wondering how American's changes would … [Read more...] about Should American’s Customers Switch to Alaska Airlines?
Yesterday American Airlines announced a huge number of changes to their AAdvantage loyalty program, including much higher award prices for their most valuable redemptions in business and first class. … [Read more...] about Elite Status on American Airlines Will Be Easier to Earn, but More Competitive
American Airlines announced today several changes that affect its loyalty program, including how it awards status, miles, and upgrades, as well as how you can redeem your miles for award flights. I'll … [Read more...] about American Airlines Releases Huge Award Chart Devaluation for 2016