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Miles will buy even less in ’14

Posted: December 22, 2013 at 4:02 a.m.

Delta and United have recently devalued their frequent-flier programs for travel starting next spring. United’s changes are effective in February. Delta, for some reason, decided to make two changes, one effective Feb. 1 and another effective June 1. Cutting off the puppy dog’s tail an inch at a time rather than all at once? American and US Airways, presumably preoccupied with the merger, haven’t responded yet, but you can almost certainly expect some changes.

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Travel, Pages 52 on 12/22/2013

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