Delta making changes to systemwide upgrade instruments, complementary upgrades

Today Delta announced some huge changes to their frequent flyer program for 2014. The changes take effect on March 1, 2014. Full details are at Delta’s website, but here are the biggest points: Changes to complementary upgrades Medallion Complementary Upgrades will now be offered on flights between Hawaii and LAX, SEA, SFO, or SLC. Medallion Complementary…

No more “soft landings” on American.

American Airlines has traditionally offered its elite members a “soft landing”, meaning that American would only drop your frequent flyer status one tier if you didn’t qualify for your current level of status during the year. For example, if you were an Executive Platinum in 2012 and only flew enough in 2012 to earn Gold…