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Friday, February 28, 2014

New twist to mileage programs is bad for vacationers

A Delta flight takes off; the airline has announced that starting Jan. 1, 2015, it will reward passengers for the amount they spend on tickets, not the number of miles they fly. The change to Delta’s SkyMiles program will be great for people who buy expensive tickets in first-class, but bad for vacationers who shop for the cheapest fare.