How the Major Non-Alliance Airlines Rate for the Person Who Has Few or No Miles, But Wants to Get In the Upgrade Game Overnight

No Miles? No Points? No Problem. – June 2015 Edition

This is part four of FCF’s five-part series grading mileage programs of the three major alliances and non-alliances, based on how easy they make it for the novice, or the person with no or few miles, to get into the game through mileage-purchase or mileage-transfer opportunities. (You mileage vets will also find this useful.) In short, we’re grading carriers on the ease of getting miles, which FCF calls the Rapid Miles Accumulation Rating.

In January, FCF rated SkyTeam and in April Star Alliance airlines. This month Non-Alliance airlines are up; next, we’ll do a recap of the carriers that are best at offering easy mileage access—the A-list.

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