A big winter storm on the East Coast has grounded many flights – Are you one of the many having to change travel plans? Yes, this costs the airlines money having to terminate flights – but it also costs passengers.
Don’t let it cost you in frequent flyer miles! For those of you who are mile mavens, keeping precise track of how many miles you earn and are already calculating to reach a new premier level, every little mile counts.
So if you’ve been rerouted this winter due to storms, make sure you check on how many miles the new route brings you. If it brings you LESS than your original route, you are entitled to collect higher number of miles you originally booked.
Also – if you have been rerouted to another airline, you can call the original airline and try to collect from that airline – presuming it is the airline you fly frequently.
Sometimes you then get to double dip with the airline you actually fly, and the one with which you originally booked.
All of this, of course, ONLY if you get rerouted or rebooked involuntarily.
Yeah yeah I know. It can be a hassle to call the airlines and work it out, and frankly, may people just don’t do it. But trust me.. when you are booking your summer vacation flight to Orlando and are 120 miles short of getting a free ticket, you will appreciate having laid the groundwork.