In this week's frequent flyer discussion, we talk about the mid-tier (50,000 mile) elite level of the major carriers in the U.S. We know many of our listeners maintain this status and want to know some of the differences of the programs including:
- Free upgrades vs coupon or sticker paid upgrades
- First class seat count and how it affects your choice of airline for upgrades
- Whether you should choose a program based on your location only
- Does a program like Delta or Continental, with their current 75,000 mile top tier, make it easier to get to the next level
We also discuss Continental's recent comments that a merger is not out of the question anymore, and recent Delta Airlines changes.
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