Which Game Do You Play? Milenomics, or The Airline’s Game?

We’ll be discussing the game we play today.  I use the term “game” to describe our travel with miles because like most games there are winners and losers. Can everyone fly free everywhere they want to go, anytime, anywhere? No. We’ve covered why Miles are hard to use, and the costs of miles, and discussed […]

Breaking the Cycle of Free Upgrades: Delta’s latest Changes for Medallions

Stay with me on this post–I’ll be covering Delta’s latest changes. For everyone (non elites included) except Delta’s JFK Based Elite we’re seeing a change for the positive occur here. Delta’s Flyertalk representative just announced  the following changes: Changes to Systemwide Upgrades (SWUs): We are always looking for opportunities to fine-tune the Medallion program and […]

Bearish or Bullish? The Answer Will Define What Cards you Apply For

We’re continuing to do research into what cards to apply for our Winter Credit card Calendar applications. A few days ago in the post on Market Timing I wrote that I’m feeling rather bearish right now about US and AA miles.  Because of this I’m in a holding pattern for the US Airways Buy Miles Promo.  In […]

United in 2014: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Note: This post is  intended for #301’s, and #401’s. Today I’ll discuss strategies for those of you currently holding status and trying to decide what to do with your travel next year.  In case you’ve missed it–the requirements to qualify for Elite status with both United and Delta are getting tougher next year.  Both have […]