Many people have a huge investment in their frequent flier
programs, having spent years accumulating miles for a
long-awaited trip. But with
Delta Air Lines
changing its frequent-flier program rules, many fear that their
miles might be at risk and that they won't get the full benefits
they're used to receiving in the future.
In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool's
director of investment planning, goes through the changes to
Delta's frequent-flier program and the potential impact on
American Airlines Group
. Dan notes that
made similar changes to its program, emphasizing the amount you
pay for a ticket rather than the number of trips or the distance
you travel. As airlines work to be more profitable, they want to
reward the customers that are most important for their success,
and that means rewarding business travelers even more than
traditional airline-mile programs did. Dan concludes that if
Delta's program is a success, then you can expect United and
American to follow suit soon.
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