Summer travel is here, and hopefully everyone has been successful finding deals for flights. My usual travel pattern has not changed and so far summer is shaping up to be busy.
United has been in the news the past week or so with a significant devaluation of miles for their program. OneMileAtaTime has a story here. Suffice it to say this is disappointing for future redemptions. While there still seems to be value for last minute bookings and shorter connects, the value for longhaul business redemptions has decreased considerably based on initial searches. I haven't given up on trying to find deals though I suspect I'll need to plan much more in advance and set alerts for changes.
If you use transferrable points programs such as Chase UR or Citi Thankyou, there still seems to be value in other programs such as Avianca and Aeroplan.