Frontier revamps FF program, AA stops CLT-Brazil service, 2/3 have no preferred airline


Frontier revamps EarlyReturns frequent flyer program

Frontier Airlines is making multiple changes to its EaryReturns frequent flyer program.

The airline is doing away with its Ascent and Summit elite tiers and creating one single elite status, Frontier Elite. The change goes into effect February 20, 2015.

American Airlines eliminates Charlotte-Brazil flights, adds Miami-Viracopos

American Airlines is revamping its Latin America service, ending its Charlotte-Brazil service to focus on Miami, Fla., as its gateway to South America.

The carrier said it will end Charlotte-São Paolo service in October, but passengers will be able to connect via Miami to Brazil’s financial center. From October, American will have no direct service between South America and Charlotte. American will continue operating direct flights from Charlotte to several cities in Mexico and the Caribbean as well as to Belize and Costa Rica in Central America, a spokesman said.

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New survey: Nearly two thirds of Americans do not have a preferred airline

A new poll by The Street finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t have a preferred airline.

The survey found that:
•63 percent of Americans do not have an airline they prefer to fly and only 5 percent consider getting frequent flier miles to be the most important consideration when selecting a flight.

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