American Airlines is making international first-class award flights more expensive. Delta is making free upgrades to seats with more legroom more elusive for elites traveling with low-status companions. Marriott is acquiring Starwood, which will likely spell the end of a top hotel loyalty program. As reward programs continue to be devalued, is it still worth being loyal? “Times like these can be good,” said Brian Kelly, a miles expert and founder of Thepointsguy.com. “It forces people to be smart about their strategy.” Stephanie Rosenbloom at the New York Times sat down with Kelly and compiled a primer for business travelers regarding this changing landscape. The good news? It’s not all bad news. To read the article, click here.