Perhaps I’m the luckiest SOB on earth, but I have to tell you something. I have never failed to redeem frequent flier miles for the award I’ve wanted. Yes, you read that correctly. NEVER. I’ve flown first class around the country and across the pond on miles. Other times, I use miles to upgrade tickets that I purchase…..and earn more miles!
Just this week, I took a look at availability on United from IAD to London. While I couldn’t find seats on every single flight, there was no shortage of availability at the “restricted” level on the days I wanted to fly. I’ve had even greater luck with American AAdvantage, and that’s one reason why I continue to stick with AA and the AAdvantage program. Of course, my having worked there for 10 plus years provided me with some insight into how the program works that others might not have. But there is plenty of anecdotal evidence out there to support that American has the best award availability of all the airlines.
In any event, I just felt like blabbering. I’ve had enough of the world is ending for frequent flier miles posts and wanted to say something. Pick the program that works best for you and start earning miles.