US Air has actually made a move that doesn’t suck for its frequent fliers. They’ve reinstated bonus miles for elite passengers and also put back 500-mile minimums on short flights for their elites. Much like United they will be going back and issuing these credits retroactively to their loyal members so as to make it appear as if the benefit never was cancelled.
I’m glad to see that the airlines are occasionally acting rationally, even if it does take losing a ton of business in the process, as US Air seems to have done. It will be very interesting to see if this is enough for many of the defectors to return to the program.
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