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Any FF Program As Generous As TWA's?  
User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

As someone who was a TWA Aviators Member I was wondering is there any Frequent Flier program as generous as there's was? It was very easy to book a flight and you didn't need to book a month in advance. Also a flight to Europe during the winter was only 40,000 miles. I used to fly JFK to Europe (usually LIS) twice a year and I racked up over 100,000 miles on them and they became Advantage Miles on AA, but I found AA was much more stingy and so I used them all up. Right now I have and Aeroplan membership on Air Canada and it's also not as good for me as TWA's was. Here's a link to the awards chart on TWA's website.

http://web.archive.org/web/200008230...fo/ft_ap_program_awards_chart.html

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

I don't know, but every time I look for an available mileage seat on TWA, I can't seem to find one...


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

I think part of it is the serious downturn in the economy -- especially as far as airlines are concerned. I was looking at the booklet NW sent when I signed up for Worldperks (2000, so about the same time as the TW award chart) and it wasn't too much worse than the TW chart, but if you look at what it takes now to redeem a seat... At least 5,000 and possibly 10,000 more miles.

Airlines are always tweaking their FF programs...

Lincoln



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

United lets you buy a roundtrip w/ only 15,000 miles provided it's within 750 miles of the hub airport (SFO, LAX, DEN, ORD, IAD) you connect in.


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
I don't know, but every time I look for an available mileage seat on TWA, I can't seem to find one...

cant imagine why....  stirthepot 



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User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 3):
I think part of it is the serious downturn in the economy -- especially as far as airlines are concerned. I was looking at the booklet NW sent when I signed up for Worldperks (2000, so about the same time as the TW award chart) and it wasn't too much worse than the TW chart, but if you look at what it takes now to redeem a seat... At least 5,000 and possibly 10,000 more miles.

I was going to ask if FF programs have been cut back since September 11. I'd imagine in the US with the legacy carriers having the problems that they do that there would have been some reductions. I was once told that TWA's program was more generous simply because they could not offer the worldwide service that the larger carriers that were part of alliances offered and they only had a few codeshare partners.


User currently offlineSCEagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

The best part is the airline alliance... You can earn frequent flier miles with TWA, Eastern, Pan Am, Swiss Air, Air South, Air Florida, and Tower Air!

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 4):
United lets you buy a roundtrip w/ only 15,000 miles provided it's within 750 miles of the hub airport (SFO, LAX, DEN, ORD, IAD) you connect in.

For a limited time only. and it has to be Non-stop, no connecting is allowed.



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