Delta Airlines has announced a major change in its frequent flyer program. The airline eliminated the expiration date on miles, claiming that loyalty should not have an expiration date. They are the only U.S. airline to offer this incentive, and it will be interesting to see if the other airlines will respond. Miles can still be redeemed for a number of different products, including airline tickets, car or hotel stays, and online auctions. Within other airlines’ frequent flyer programs, miles can expire in as early as one year.
Frequent flyer loyalty has tremendous benefits for the corporate traveler who flies frequently. Travelers can qualify for expedited check-in, free checked baggage, complimentary upgrades to first class, and reduced or no fees for making flight changes. These perks can really expedite the travel experience and save some costs that can quickly add up.
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