Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend and a Merry Christmas (if you celebrated the holiday). Since 2020 is almost over (thank goodness!), let’s review My Wildly Ambitious 2020 Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions. To be honest, I totally forgot that I wrote this post and I haven’t looked at it since it was published on December 30, 2019. Here is what I wrote last year for my predictions and my thoughts on each prediction (correct in green and wrong in red):
My 2020 Airline Predictions
- Alaska, American, Delta, or United will introduce a “Cash and Miles” payment option for award tickets. Clarification: This is not to be confused with Delta’s “Pay with Points” option where you get 1 CPP for each Delta SkyMiles for paid flights. I’m thinking more along the lines of the way British Airways and Avianca do it for award tickets. No? I haven’t booked any airline tickets in 9+ months, but I don’t think this prediction came true.
- Allegiant Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Sun Country will announce a merger, but I’m not sure who will merge with who. No, there were no airline mergers in 2020 among these airlines, but I expect to see some mergers of domestic and international airlines next year.