Frequent flyer miles?

@estherlou (5017)
United States
June 30, 2008 10:50am CST
Wow! our gas problem is going to cost us every way we turn! Now Delta will charge for people using their frequent flyer miles and booking flights. "$25 fuel surcharge for flights to domestic destinations and Canada. It will charge $50 for international flights." US Airways already announced their plan to do the same thing. http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/item.aspx?type=blog&ak=52068580.blog&csp=Travel
7 responses
• United States
2 Jul 08
Yes it is horrible. My sister and her hubby work for American Airlines. They do not know what they are going to do if they get laid off of work. My sister has been with the company for 18 years and her hubby 33. I hope they do not lose their jobs.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Isn't 33 years long enough to retire? Hope things work out ok for them both!
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• United States
4 Jul 08
33 years long enough to retire, but he still has a 10 year old child to raise. He has to work to bring in the money.
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
6 Jul 08
they have to do something if they want people to fly it is just too darn expensive, people are being squeezed every which way and it is hard to live let alone travel
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
3 Jul 08
It is just going to get worse. Buckle your seatbelts it is going to be a bumpy ride for anyone who flies. And it won't end soon.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Jul 08
the way this is going might be better to plan on driving to Tenn next time I go just might be cheaper!
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
Hi estherlou! Oh my, I think my mother in law will throw a fit on that one especially if her favorite airlines will follow the same suit with the other international airlines. I think I will check on it because we are preparing for her traveling on October. This is really not good news for frequent flyers. Take care and God Bless!
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
1 Jul 08
This is exactly what the airlines are looking for us to do. Just roll over and "go with it". If the American public will save we won't stand for this, and use a different airline, then charging for bags and charging for surcharges insert charging for fuel surcharge isn't charging for anything that they can possibly charge for will be something that will not go over because them they will lose their customer base. However, people that do have frequent flyer miles are kind of getting the short end of the stick. I had a card that got frequent flyer miles and switched it to a card that gets "points". It may not accrue as quickly as airline points do, but it gives me the freedom to use them in a wider variety of genres and also will hopefully keep me out of the situation that people who are using airline points now. My thought on the whole thing "just don't do it". You may end up paying a little more for an airline flight, but this will force that airlines to not use these tactics to try to squeeze every penny that they can out of the American public. It's like buying tires and having to pay for the valve stem in having to pay for the waste removal fee of your old tires and things like that when all you wanna do is by a tire. If the bouts em is attached to the tire how are you supposed to buy a tire when there it if the valve stem is already attached. If this keeps going on things can get out controlled very quickly, and I don't believe that this is anything that anyone wants to see. Great post Thank you, Zelo
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 Jun 08
They are getting us coming and going. I don't know what a person is going to do.