Best flyer mile program for frequent travel to Japan?
March 28, 2010 11:12 PM Subscribe
What is the best frequent-flyer mile program for someone who travels from the US to Japan at least once per year, and makes several trips within the US per year?
posted by twblalock to Travel & Transportation around Japan (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am likely going to be flying to Japan every summer, and I will also be flying to locations within the United States two or three times per year. It seems that being a member of a frequent-flyer program would make financial sense for me.
But which one? They all seem similar. If I use the American Airlines mileage program, I can use the miles on their affiliates, such as Japan Airlines. On the other hand, another major Japanese airline is affiliated with Delta (or United, I forget which.)
Are there any MeFites who travel from the US to Japan regularly? Which mileage programs have you found advantageous?
I'll be flying out of San Francisco or Sacramento most of the time, if that makes any difference.