If you are looking for a frequent flyer program primarily for free tickets, Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan is the best choice according to a survey Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk have conducted with 1,323 respondents.
Note, however, that free tickets do not exist. You will have to pay taxes and at some carriers also airline imposed fees.
The survey asked frequent flyers how they rate their level of satisfaction
with the award redemption process of the frequent flyer programs they participate in. Alaska...
MileCards.com has held a survey among 1,600 members of US frequent flyer programs currently saving miles for an award trip.
Compared to other surveys overall satisfaction is amazingly high. The table below shows that 62% of Southwest members are likely to
recommend Rapid Rewards to a friend. US Airways ranks at...
Gold card members of Lufthansa’s frequent flyer program Miles & More are called senators. A reader of our web site is both a senator and a diamond member of HHonors, the Hilton’s frequent guest program.
He stays 2 times in a Hilton property with 1 day in between, when he stays outside the city in another hotel.
He expects to earn 500 miles for each of the 2 stays, but Miles &
More credits 500 miles only for his first stay. Thus, he requests Miles & More...
Frequent flyers' most cited redemption pet peeve is that desired dates of travel are not available.
Carriers often list 2 amounts of miles for award tickets. The
unavailability of low-level award tickets is the second biggest nuisance. Additional charges, including taxes, booking fees, and fuel surcharges come in third place.
Airlines usually market their frequent flyer programs by touting free tickets. In reality, however, free...
Delta Air Lines and Air France/KLM are close Skyteam partners. As a result, platinum elite members of Flying Blue - Air France/KLM's frequent flyer program - should be able to get economy comfort seats for free on Delta flights.
However, several platinum members wrote us they ended up in economy seats although they had reserved economy comfort seats.When asked why they did not get the seat they had reserved, the response was invariably: "Due to an aircraft change."
Most passengers cannot...