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Frequent Flyer Programs

Top 10 Ways to Make Travel Rewards Programs Go the Distance

Cheapflights | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel

As points become harder to acquire and quick to expire, the price in points for a ticket continues to rise, blackout dates block key travel windows and fees and tax charges for "free" tickets become more common. You have to work harder and be smarter to cash in on past travel for future adventures.

Which Travel Rewards Program Should You Join?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When becoming a rewards program member, you can't pick just any loyalty program to join. Many frequent flier and hotel loyalty programs yield generous rewards, but not all of them make it easy to reap benefits most valuable to you.

Delta Deals the 99 Percent Out: One-percenters Get Twice as Many Miles

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Delta's new airline mileage deal is a deliberate attempt to reward its high-spending customers and take from the unwashed 99 percent -- further widening the gulf between the haves and the have-nots.

New Virgin America Credit Card With Free Ticket Change/Cancel (Sort Of)

George Hobica | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

The Virgin America media folks sent me an email today touting the new Virgin America credit cards. One thing caught my eye: get the "premium" version ...

Which Travel Rewards Program Is Right for You?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

To help you figure out which programs are right for you, we've evaluated frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programs based on how great the perks are -- and how easy it is use them.

WATCH: Airlines With The Best Frequent Flyer Programs

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2013 | Travel

A bizarre truism about frequent flyer miles is that the easier they are to get ahold of, it seems, the harder they are to use. But some airlines' f...

Can You Inherit Frequent Flyer Miles?

George Hobica | Posted 03.07.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

When Martha Toomey's husband Oscar died, she happened to know the user name and password to his Delta frequent flyer account -- and has been helping herself ever since to his 500,000-plus SkyMiles.

Frequent-Flyer Programs Are Convoluted, Mysterious, and a Maddening Fraud

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Blake Fleetwood

This ingenious loyalty scheme succeeded beyond the airline's wildest dreams. Frequent-flyer programs -- which now enroll nearly 200 million customers -- are the largest, and most brazen, commercial bribery systems ever.