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Should I change loyalty to UA (Denver Based)?
Long story short when I started the loyalty/miles accumulation game I directed all of my energy to US Air (the new American lol) based on their FF program, award charts and my home airport being PHL. Recently with the help of Lucky (and TPG) I was able to make a prime RTW redemption for 2016: JFK > CDG (AA J) LHR > AUH (EY F!!!) AUH > SYD (EY J) SYD > NRT (QF J) and NRT > ORD (JL J). Slight digression, but I would like to thank this blog and message board for all of the help. I wouldn’t be experiencing arguably the best F in the world if it wasn’t for you all!
Back to the point of the question. I basically liquidated all my AA miles for the trip and with the devaluation I am considering making UA my next focus. I essentially have no skin in the game at this point. General information: Home airport is DEN, I have the ability to open new CCs to align with the airline of choice, I fly around the lowest level elite mileage qualification and I don’t travel for business so my fares paid are never near the upper edge.
What would you do?
Wow! Sounds like a great trip!
If you’re only paying for about 25,000 miles of flown travel each year, I tend to think you’re better off being loyalty agnostic, really. Get the credit cards that will give you perks like free baggage, and earn miles through means other than flying: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/12/04/miles-and-points-for-infrequent-flyers/[/URL]
Others might disagree though 😉