Mindscape From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3973 times:
Hi everyone !
Newly based in NYC, I am about to apply for a US Frequent Flyer program, but really don't know which one to choose between CO, NW, AA, DL and UA.
May be some of u can give me some advice ? Which FFP enables to quickly reach the elite status, has a fair recognition policy towards Elite members (e.g. upgrade, lounge access), etc.
7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3959 times:
I would go for either DL, CO or NW. THey are part of Skyteam and you could get into each other's clubs if you are a member of one of them. I have seemed to be able to accrue miles pretty fast on NW...they seem to have a lot of promotions such as getting 1000 miles by checking in at NWA.com, etc.
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
Mindscape From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3922 times:
Actually I will do both kind of travels, but for my international travels I aim to use my future US FFP for destinations such as US-Asia, US-South America, US-Canada... while I am using AF-KL FFP for transatlantic flights...
BigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3850 times:
Quoting Mindscape (Reply 4): Actually I will do both kind of travels, but for my international travels I aim to use my future US FFP for destinations such as US-Asia, US-South America, US-Canada... while I am using AF-KL FFP for transatlantic flights...
If you have an AF-KL FF already, why join another Skyteam one? You should be able to get NW/DL/CO points on the AF one.
Airtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3771 times:
Hi, just my two cents but I'd go for UA, they give you FF miles for every booking class, not bad at all compared to some other airlines. Being a Mileage Plus member myself, I'm very satisfied with the service, especially with the mileage credit after each flight. Feel free to contact me if you choose UA, sometimes they have special promotions giving extra miles for new members enrolled by existing members...
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3767 times:
If you travel US-Asia a lot, then you should pick UA, simply because they, with NW (covered by AF-KL), have the strongest networks between Asia and the US. I'm a UA Mileage Plus member myself, and I'm very happy with it.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
NWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3691 times:
It all depends on where you off to, and what you want out of the program. Join NW as we do have one of the best progams where your not locked into a limited number of upgrades once you reach an elite level like on UA or AA. NWA also has the most number of FC seats on domestic narrow bodies (Airbus, and Dc9s all have 16 seats vs UA, AA, CO, DL which will have either 8 or 12) which means more chances to uprade. If your flying INTL, NW is part of SkyTeam and you can use your miles on ANY member of SkyTeam for anything form upgrading, reward tickets etc.
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