The world’s worst frequent flier programs

By | May 19th, 2014

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  • TonyA_says

    You can read the milecards survey here:

  • jerryatric

    How about a survey for airlines other than U.S. airlines? I have B.A. & would like to know about them for example. Those “free” miles are really a bad joke. Whether it’s an airline or bank card loyalty program. By the time they get you with all the extra surcharges, it hardly pays – your loyal – the banks & airlines don’t give a damn.

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