The Difference Between Award Miles and Elite Qualifying Miles

Ross emailed me yesterday with a question about the United MileagePlus Explorer credit card. His question wasn’t so much about how to earn the bonus miles offered for new applications but what the difference is between award miles, qualifying miles, and … [Read more...]

United and Delta’s Revenue-Based Programs Are Bad News for Corporate Travel

I was in New York last year with a day to spare and decided to look for some new travel startups. One of them was Rocketrip, and I had a nice chat with its CEO, Daniel Ruch. The basic concept behind Rocketrip is that it helps companies incentivize their … [Read more...]

A Revenue Model for Alaska’s Mileage Plan Could Be Good

I first heard rumors from One Mile at a Time that Alaska Airlines is sending out a survey with questions that suggest it plans to implement a new revenue-based loyalty program instead of the traditional model that awards miles and status based on distance … [Read more...]