2016 was a banner year for disruptive changes to airline loyalty programs. Fueled by pressure to increase revenue and protected by swollen loyalty program ranks, U.S. carriers tightened the financial screws on consumers, exploring new types of fare structures and cabin designs to boost profits. As a result, many of the luxuries once enjoyed by frequent flyers have now been limited, lost to restrictions or wholesale program changes. The folks at Skift have taken inventory of the negative consequences for frequent flyers, including the loss of overhead baggage privileges, restricted access to upgrades and a more difficult path to elite status. To read the report, click here.