US Airways Stops Selling Status

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    One of the things I do appreciate about the behind-the-scenes folks at US Airways is that many of their decision-makers are effectively bean-counters. Intelligent bean-counters, if there is such a thing. Operationally, the management team at US Airways has done a good job, and that's partly because they make decisions based on what they think makes the most financial sense. So we've seen them sell miles at ridiculously cheap rates (because it was profitable), replace catering on short domestic routes with a snack basket (because it was profitable), and even outright sell you elite status (because it was profitable). Apparently they've decided that last option no longer makes financial sense, as US Airways has eliminated the ability to purchase elite status through their Buy Up To Preferred program. The post US Airways Stops Selling Status appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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