Scott McCartney from the Wall Street Journal recently evaluated airlines for reward redemption. Among US carriers Southwest and JetBlue topped the charts with Delta and US Airways rounding out the bottom tied for last amount airlines evaluated.
At a recent travel blogging conference many of us were talking about what kind of a traveler we are. Since I have to travel where I need to go each week for work and want to do it as comfortably as possible I’m not a mileage runner kind of flyer and I’m not a churner to get free vacations all on credit card points. My primary goal is to travel as comfortably as possible and hopefully get first class upgrades often. This is part of why I changed from crediting to United to US Airways since I fly on US. This means I’m actually getting upgrades, but I’m not sure how everything will play out booking my next vacation. I booked my vacation this fall using my remaining United miles since they had low-tier availability and Delta didn’t. I just keep letting Delta miles build up because I can never use them, but I love flying Delta.
So let me rehash an old meme and point out that McKayla is not impressed with Delta and US.