What's Happening with Frequent Fliers in 2024?

Bargain airfares are back, but use your frequent-flier miles before they lose value.

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Programs for frequent fliers in 2024 differ from past years. Bargain hunters will be happy to see a return to low-cost flight deals, but watch out for fees that might take a bite right back out of your travel budget.

To understand what the year will bring for frequent fliers, Sandra Block, senior editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, sat down with Katy Nastro.  Ms. Nasto is a travel expert for Going.com (formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights), a subscription service that alerts travelers to deals on airfares.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.