The Tough Reality Of Partner Fare Classes And Elite Status – What To Do

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    With the changes in the earning structure for award miles this year, many fliers face new choices over which programs are the better ones to credit to. Which program(s) will offer the most/best benefits long term if the redeemable miles are being stripped in the earnings? Mileage Program Earning Shifts We have seen the gutting of several programs over the last year or so when it comes to earning miles flown on airlines. The two that come to mind the quickest are Delta and United. With both airlines, the days of flying cheap fares to earn miles are over since mileage earning is tied to the price of the ticket. Elite Miles Intact The good news was that the earning of the miles when it came to the elite side of things stayed intact. In other words, the earning of miles that could be redeemed for award travel began to be tied to the price of the ticket (so cheaper tickets earned fewer miles, regardless of the distance flown) but the amount of elite... The post The Tough Reality Of Partner Fare Classes And Elite Status – What To Do appeared first on Running with Miles.

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