Senator Wants Investigation Of Frequent Flyer Programs

Senator Wants Investigation Of Frequent Flyer Programs

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling for a probe of frequent flyer programs to determine whether they deliver the value that they promise. In particular, he wants the Department of Transportation to look into the issue of evaporating miles, a relatively new phenomenon brought introduced via expiration dates in recent years.

US Airways Downgrades Frequent Flyer Program

US Airways Downgrades Frequent Flyer Program

US Airways sent out an email this morning to frequent flyer members announcing that it was going to make it harder to earn frequent flyer miles. It used to be that no matter how far the trip was, you would earn at least 500 frequent flyer miles per leg. Now you will only earn the actual number of miles flown. “This pretty much kills anyone who makes US Air Shuttle Trips from NYC / Bos. / DC locations,” writes reader Mike. In addition, if you use your frequent flyer miles to schedule a ticket within 14 days of purchase, they will charge you a $50 fee. Full text of the announcement, inside…