Some Airlines Now Award Perks Based on the Money Spent Rather than Miles Flown

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.virtual-strategy.com/201...rd-perks-based-money-spent-rather-miles-flown

    Most major airlines have some kind of frequent flier loyalty program, with the majority of carriers basing rewards on the number of miles flown instead of the cost of tickets. But travel experts at Alpha Flight Guru say this has recently changed with some airlines now offering rewards based on how much is spent on airfare.

    “A strong rewards program can be a major incentive that attracts customers and keeps them loyal to one airline,” said Tim Gibson, CEO of Alpha Flight Guru. “Some individuals will pay more to stick to their airline carrier of choice because of the reward system, instead of going with the lower-cost travel option.”

    One of the biggest complaints the airline industry faces from those using frequent flier miles is not being able to use rewards for the flights customers want. Alpha Flight Guru specializes in helping people redeem frequent flier miles for the tickets they need. Click here to visit the company's website and learn about how it works.
    Gibson said booking flights at the last minute and being flexible with dates are a couple ways people work around the system.

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    the end of the game is drawing near for leisure mileage runners as more airlines seem to be going towards revenue based FF programs.
     
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    Shhh!
     
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    The question is: what happens on the redemption side? If they assign a fixed value to the miles, there may be no reason to keep/use the airline-affiliated credit card if I could instead get an equal yet flexible value from a cashback card.
     

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