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...]

Southwest Airlines Offering a Companion Pass after Three Trips

Southwest Airlines is attempting to grow quickly in the Atlanta area after completing its integration of AirTran Airways. AirTran had -- and Delta still has -- a large hub in Atlanta, so Southwest is making it clear that it intends to capture a larger share of … [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...]

Why Are Airlines Shifting to Personal Entertainment Devices?

There's a good article on the growing trend of BYOD -- Bring Your Own Device -- on major airlines, published by Multichannel News (and shared by Runway Girl Network). I found it interesting because it provided more background than usual on the different … [Read more...]

Hertz Providing Status to Delta SkyMiles Elite Members

Several weeks ago I described a new partnership between United Airlines and Hertz, in which some United elite members would get complimentary elite status with Hertz and Hertz would become the only car rental agency to offer discounts to United customers. They … [Read more...]