United Mileage Plus

For 2014, United Airlines joined Delta as a legacy carrier requiring a minimum spend as well as miles for various levels of Premier Status.


Airlines love big splashy advertisements when they roll out new service and when they are offering fare sales. But when they raise fares, add fees or change mileage programs (usually to the detriment of consumers), somehow that’s not a priority communication. The latest mileage-program changes from the United-Continental merger are no different.


It’s the time of year when airlines send out their new frequent flier cards, and advise travelers if they have kept, upgraded or lost their status. Whichever category you fall into, here’s three quick tips to make the process smoother.

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For some travelers, frequent flier miles are almost as important as the trip. Especially when they are one or two flights away from the miles they need for a dream trip.

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