Frequent flyer miles . . . you need lots of money, too?
October 23, 2012 10:12 AM Subscribe
Are big-time charges now routine when redeeming frequent flyer miles for overseas flights?
posted by Elsie to Travel & Transportation (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Did the golden years of using frequent flyer miles end, and I didn't have a clue? We've accumulated 150,000 frequent flyer miles on American Airlines, and I thought: "Oh, good. We can go to Europe." There were plenty of flight options, so I plugged in our dates and flights. At the end, the message said the tickets would use up 80,000 miles (round trip for two people travelling from US to Paris) + $1376!!! WTF? I tried other dates, tried buying more miles. Nothing doing. Is this just the way it is now?
Sorry to be so 20th century, but I clearly remember back in the Juraissic Period that one could purchase tickets with frequent flyer miles and few or no fees. Break it to me gently.