Alaska Airlines and American Airlines are ending parts of their partnership that currently benefit Mileage Plan and AAdvantage members when they fly the other airline.
I have no idea how we got to the middle of 2017. But, here we are! I took a few minutes to figure out where things stand from an airline loyalty standpoint based on my travels through the end of June.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
Basic Economy fares have now spread across all 3 of the legacy carriers. American Airlines and United Airlines took a harsher path than Delta did, taking away even more benefits than Delta did. Is this the beginning or the end of the latest round of cuts customers will have to endure?
If you’re taller than me, you’re probably not going to like the latest changes the airlines are planning. Air travel is about to get a bit less comfortable for all of us. Given all the negative changes over the last few years, that almost doesn’t seem possible.
Now that Delta, American and United have Basic Economy fares, we have lots of questions. What if you purchased a basic economy fare from American Airlines and made a mistake, or changed your mind later? Are you stuck?
Just another thing to be careful about when it comes to Basic Economy fares. Now that the Big 3 are all in the pool when it comes to offering bare bones fares, here’s another pitfall to consider.