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Re: Ditching United

Postby saba » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:35 pm

I got rid of my United and Delta cards as I like American airlines better. Better points structure and not as much bs with booking awards flights. Delta was about the worst.


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Re: Ditching United

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:30 pm

saba wrote:I got rid of my United and Delta cards as I like American airlines better. Better points structure and not as much bs with booking awards flights. Delta was about the worst.

Some Delta award prices are absurd, but at least when a good value comes along, there's no close-in booking fee.
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Re: Ditching United

Postby Tubpbs » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:45 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
saba wrote:I got rid of my United and Delta cards as I like American airlines better. Better points structure and not as much bs with booking awards flights. Delta was about the worst.

Some Delta award prices are absurd, but at least when a good value comes along, there's no close-in booking fee.


I've found some good redemptions with Delta. I've never been able to find anything on United that wasn't actually completely absurd.
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Re: Ditching United

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Tubpbs wrote:
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
saba wrote:I got rid of my United and Delta cards as I like American airlines better. Better points structure and not as much bs with booking awards flights. Delta was about the worst.

Some Delta award prices are absurd, but at least when a good value comes along, there's no close-in booking fee.


I've found some good redemptions with Delta. I've never been able to find anything on United that wasn't actually completely absurd.

Well, Delta and American will (I think always) at least quote an award price, while United will sometimes say no awards are available for any number of miles.

My idea of absurd is 30k American or 32.5k Delta miles for a one-way economy flight in the contiguous 48 states. I suppose it's still better to have the option, though, then no award price for a flight.
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Re: Ditching United

Postby Tubpbs » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:20 pm

I've literally only had like 65K miles for similar flights from United. I haven't out tremendous effort into it.

I know someone who lives in a United hub and gets excellent redemptions. I don't know if it's me or what...
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Re: Ditching United

Postby TXviking » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:27 pm

saba wrote:I got rid of my United and Delta cards as I like American airlines better. Better points structure and not as much bs with booking awards flights. Delta was about the worst.


How was Delta bad? I've considered their card again due to good flight routing from my home airport (PBI) but I'm on the fence about it.



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