Articles tagged “mileageplus”

Airlines

United Upends Loyalty Program to Prioritize Dollars Over Miles

United's MileagePlus program is changing dramatically in 2020 to focus more on high-spend rather than high-mileage travelers. Translation: It's getting harder for frugal flyers to be elite.

United Upends Loyalty Program to Prioritize Dollars Over Miles

Airlines

United Upgrades Its Upgrade System for Frequent Flyers

United's new points-based system for upgrading MileagePlus members should be more flexible and straightforward for elite travelers. Emphasis on "should be."

United Upgrades Its Upgrade System for Frequent Flyers

Airlines

United Airlines Simplifies Seat Upgrades With Points Incentives

The majority of U.S. travelers don't have to worry about how they'll upgrade on United Airlines. But United's most loyal customers, who contribute more than their share of revenue, care deeply about the process. United can't make things too difficult for them, or they will defect.

United Airlines Simplifies Seat Upgrades With Points Incentives

Airlines

United Airlines Removes Expiration Dates From Frequent Flyer Miles

United's decision to remove the expiration date from MileagePlus accounts is a small gesture toward improving the lives of its loyalty program members — and could eventually be key to its growth.

United Airlines Removes Expiration Dates From Frequent Flyer Miles

Business Travel

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

If United and Chase can't forge an exclusive agreement on how they market credit cards, the door may open for other banks like Citi, Barclays, or American Express to pitch a United co-branded product.

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

Airlines

United Is Switching Frequent Flyer Program to Demand Pricing

United will move to a dynamic-pricing model and remove its award chart on November 15. For flexible and thrifty travelers, this may help some score a bargain-basement award seat. Others who are used to predictable award tiers may find the news distressing.

United Is Switching Frequent Flyer Program to Demand Pricing

Airlines

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Despite the cost of entry getting markedly higher next year, many business travelers don't seem too worried about new qualification standards that American and United have set for next year.

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Airlines

Higher Standards for Airline Elite Status Don’t Bother Elite Travelers

New qualification standards for elite status at American and Delta seem to be working as intended: Business travelers are looking forward to better exclusivity while budget travelers are giving up.

Higher Standards for Airline Elite Status Don’t Bother Elite Travelers

Business Travel

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

Changes to United's MileagePlus program will make it harder for ultra-frequent flyers to stay loyal to the airline.

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

Airlines

United Airlines Moves the Goal Post for Earning Top-Tier Elite Status

It just got 25 percent more expensive to earn top-tier elite status on United Airlines.

United Airlines Moves the Goal Post for Earning Top-Tier Elite Status