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Frequent Miler on the Air

May 20, 2023

United steeply increased the cost of award tickets this week and as a result, United miles are worth less. Fear not --- you have many great options for booking Star Alliance awards moving forward. This week, we discuss your alternatives.

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00:00 Intro

00:36 Giant Mailbag: Citi premier *does* have purchase protections

04:13 Award Talk

04:18: Citi adds a new transfer partner (Accor)

08:37 AA slot machine

12:23 United status challenge

17:14 What crazy thing . .  did United Mileage Plus do this week?

21:33 Main Event: The sky fallen on United MileagePlus

25:20 United Good News

31:01 What do you do if you like Star Alliance?

32:18 Air Canada Aeroplan

37:38 Avianca LifeMiles

46:35 Singapore KrisFlyer

47:21 Turkish Miles & Smiles

51:50 ANA

59:35 Will other programs follow suit?

1:15:09 How many points per year can one sustainably earn?

Music credit: Annie Yoder