Airline Adjustments: Rewards and Bereavement Rates Change

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The rewards and rates many travelers have grown accustomed to when taking to the air are in for a change.

A new announcement from Delta said the carrier will soon base frequent flyer rewards on the fares customers actually pay instead of the miles they travel.

Delta representatives said the airline's new structure will allow for greater flexibility when redeeming miles.

The Delta changes take effect in January of 2015.

Expect changes also from two airlines which have now merged when it comes to the flight no one wants to book.

With American and US Airways merged, the bereavement discount is out the window.

American told CNN Money it made the call because it's aiming to create a single, consistent program and give customers the option to book a changeable, refundable fare instead of a discounted one.

United is still giving a 5% percent discount while Delta's policy states it will offer flexibility.