The news this week about the changes to Delta’s Skymiles program has rocked the points and miles blogosphere. Gary Leff basically hates it. Jeffsetter considers a cross country move to escape the clutches of Skymiles. DeltaPoints wonders if the new program will mean the end of mileage runs.
I don’t live in a Delta hub, and most of my flights are on Southwest or American. That being said, if American pulled this stunt I would likely be looking to get a status match at another airline and bail–despite my ten year history. DeltaPoints thinks that most of the elite fliers will stick around, but the more casual fliers will look elsewhere.