Cheap Business Class Tickets The Flip Side of Revenue Programs?

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    Over the last few weeks, we have seen some great deals for business class tickets. Some of them were ridiculously cheap – like $1,400 from the West Coast to Europe (roundtrip)! Not only that, they were valid for summer travel (which is normally a very expensive time to fly to Europe). These have come and gone and they have not been mistake fares. This lead me to wonder something – might we see more of these after the revenue-based earnings kick in for United and Delta in 2015? Let’s take a look at a few things. Revenue Recap To recap what is happening in 2015, Delta and United will be moving to a revenue-based model for the earning of award miles. How elite qualifying miles are earned will stay the same, but the way award miles are earned will be drastically different. Instead of awarding miles based on the miles actually flown, miles will be awarded based on the cost of the ticket. That means that if you can fly from the Northeast to Singapore... The post Cheap Business Class Tickets The Flip Side of Revenue Programs? appeared first on Running with Miles.

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