My dirty little secret (which is not so secret anymore) is that I’m a frequent flyer miles and points junkie. One of the major ways my family travels as much as we do is by earning and using airline miles and other loyalty points.
I realize most parents don’t have the time, patience, or interest, however, to be involved in this crazy hobby at the same level. Over at TravelingMom where I write as Frequent Flyer TravelingMom, I’m making it my mission to distill some of the latest news and essential tips from the frequent flyer world for casual traveling families. There are two articles I’ve published in the last week that will keep your family up to date on some recent changes and some solutions for protecting your valuable miles going forward.
Go on over to TravelingMom and check them out. Then come back and let me know in the comments how (if at all) you are going to adjust your family’s frequent flyer strategies:
- Changes to Frequent Flyer Programs in 2015: What You Need to Know: In this piece, you’ll learn all about the major changes already implemented and some coming soon to the major U.S. airlines. Did you know that there is only one major U.S. airline left that awards miles based upon the distances you fly? Find out which one and why this really matters for family travelers flying on discounted tickets.
- Protect Yourself against Airline Frequent Flyer Program Changes: Bummed about the 2015 changes to many U.S. frequent flyer programs? In this article, I’ve laid out some concrete tips that infrequent flyers need to take to protect their mileage balances or perhaps even change their approach to miles entirely. Learn why, for many families, it might actually pay NOT to be loyal anymore.