I'm interested to see what everyone thinks about the Point FF reward system vs a Mileage based reward system.
Both JetBlue and Southwest have a points based system that provide points based on money spent (higher $$ tickets rewards more points), where it seems that most legacy carriers provide points/miles based on fare class and mileage travelled.
On one hand, the points system means you get the same number of points regardless if the flight is direct or 1, 2+ stops.
On the other hand, a mileage flown based system can encourage longer routings, if everything else is considered (price, schedule, etc...)
Personally, I think the points systems makes more sense, because it better reflects an actual perk value based on what was purchased. However, I think the idea that for the same price, I can get routings that are longer to get more points/miles. Case in point, I fly to YWG-MCO next week, and I intentionally booked the routing to go through DEN as opposed to ORD to gain an extra 600+ United miles.