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Old Mar 6, 05, 11:54 am
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Between RIC and IAD
Programs: AA Gold, Amex Plat
Posts: 3,918
AirTran actually has one of the best frequent flyer programs of the LCCs...they allow redemption for international travel on any airline (not sure of the specifics) and feature an elite level with upgrades and bonuses.

Southwest's program works well if you fly lots of short hops, and the companion pass for 100 segments is great, but there's still the issue of no international awards, which is a big drawback in my book.

Independence's FF program is the worst of the worst, being based on money spent rather than distance flown. I fly Independence a few times a year for short segments such as IAD-SAV and IAD-EWR, since I could care less about an extra 500 miles in my US or AA account and want to avoid UAX and the IAD G terminal like the plague, but with the majors matching Indy's West Coast fares there's no way I'm going to miss out on all the miles I'll get by flying AA/UA/US.
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