Is Southwest About To Change How Revenue Based Programs Work?

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    Generally speaking there are two types of airline frequent flyer programs on the redemption side: -- There are revenue based frequent flyer programs, whereby the number of points required for a free ticket is directly related to how much that ticket would cost in cash; these programs generally don't have blackout dates -- There are frequent flyer programs with awards charts, whereby the number of points required is pre-determined, and it doesn't matter how much a paid ticket would cost; these programs generally have blackout dates, and also have different award tiers For the leisure traveler, I tend to think a revenue based frequent flyer program is a great option. There's no learning curve, since each point gets you a set amount towards the cost of a ticket. In other words, there's typically no wrong way to redeem. They won't be outrageously lucrative, but you also won't get screwed. The post Is Southwest About To Change How Revenue Based Programs Work? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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