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It’s Time to Ditch U.S. Frequent-Flyer Programs for International Ones

They’re changing the rules of the game—but you can still outwit them.

American And Delta Vie For Market Share At LaGuardia

Photographer: Bloomberg

Are you a Delta loyalist? Fly only American Airlines or United? It’s time to switch.

With the news last week that, like Delta, United will start pricing award tickets dynamically (i.e., more expensively) later this year, flyers were left wondering whether investing the time and effort to rack up miles with U.S. frequent-flyer programs is even worth it anymore. Even more so since this is only the latest airline to devalue its loyalty program.