For many travelers, the current crop of award schemes are at best a distraction and at worst a false promise. With the lackluster earning rates and high-priced awards, it will be years before average travelers accumulate enough miles to book an award trip. Learn the changes and see possible alternatives in this article.
Source: USA Today, February 25, 2015.
With the conversion of American’s AAdvantage program to a spend-based scheme in the second half of 2016, the travel-rewards landscape will be fundamentally transformed. Every one of the largest U.S. carriers except for Alaska Airlines will then reward customers’ loyalty in direct proportion to the dollar amount of their spend on airfare vs miles traveled.