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Why Some Frequent Flyers Will Soon Have To Say Goodbye To Their Miles

Why Some Frequent Flyers Will Soon Have To Say Goodbye To Their Miles

You may be a frequent flyer but with some new changes ahead in the airline industry you may not be earning any rewards from your air travel. Delta recently announced its plans to change the way they hand out flyer miles, rewarding those who purchase more expensive fares than those who actually may fly the most.

The Associated Press reports how those of us who fly in economy will have to bump up to first or business class in order to see the rewards from frequent flyer programs. Though Delta is the first major airline instituting these changes other airlines may follow suit if they see the airline has success in luring in customers who purchase the premium fares.

Programs like JetBlue’s “TrueBlue” frequent flyer and Southwest Airlines work on a reward for money spent system, but Delta will be the first airline of its size to cater to the big spenders. Delta’s new changes will not take affect until 2015 giving travelers ample time to plan accordingly.

What do you think of Delta’s plan to reward those who purchase pricier tickets?

Will these types of changes affect the way you travel?
 

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  • MadHatter By MadHatter
    03.05.14  

    So they are trying to make their card a platinum members card only? I think what they are doing is ridiculous and wouldn't work. they would be losing more business then earning it. Its like they value the rich over the middle or lower class, good slogan Delta.

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