Save Miles with Short-Haul Awards on Four Major Airlines

Yesterday I discussed the importance of utility: What can you do with your frequent flyer miles? In addition to flexible routing rules and one-way awards, another useful feature of some loyalty programs is discounted award prices for shorter routes. This … [Read more...]

The Best Airline Loyalty Programs in 2015

As I did earlier this week for the best hotel loyalty programs, it's now time for the third annual comparison of airline loyalty programs! A lot has changed since last year's edition, and I put off this project for many reasons. It's intimidating. I'm sure I … [Read more...]

How to Redeem Upgrades on Delta, United, American, and Alaska

There are four major airlines in the United States that still have something resembling a traditional loyalty program. Though Delta and United have moved to revenue-based schemes for awarding elite status and frequent flier miles, all four stand out for their … [Read more...]