Articles tagged “mileageplus”

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Grant Martin, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Grant Martin, Skift

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.

2 months ago

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

Grant Martin, Skift

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

4 months ago

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

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

Grant Martin, Skift

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

5 months ago

United’s New Loyalty Boss Confirms Focus on Demand, Not Miles, Is Here to Stay

United’s New Loyalty Boss Confirms Focus on Demand, Not Miles, Is Here to Stay

Grant Martin, Skift

United's new vice president of loyalty is putting his weight behind a new credit card and a handful of other initiatives at the airline. It will be interesting to see how those goals mesh with a weary base of MileagePlus members and a management team eager to turn profit and save cash.

9 months ago

United Loyalty Boss Luc Bondar Relaunches Explorer Card to Compete With Premier Rivals

United Loyalty Boss Luc Bondar Relaunches Explorer Card to Compete With Premier Rivals

Grant Martin, Skift

United's new vice president of loyalty wants to bring more value to MileagePlus customers across a wider spectrum of travelers. He's starting that process by spearheading an overhaul of the company's co-branded credit card.

9 months ago

Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles

Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles

Brian Sumers, Skift

Starting July 1, United will begin hawking Chase-branded credit cards on board, with flight attendants earning a $50 commission for each approval. Will the flight attendants remind customers that they'll need a lot more miles for some trips starting later this year? We doubt it.

2 years ago

United Is Giving Away Even More Elite Status

United Is Giving Away Even More Elite Status

Grant Martin, Skift

United's making more friends within its loyalty ranks by giving away upgraded status.

3 years ago

United Lures Former Elite Customers With New Promotions

United Lures Former Elite Customers With New Promotions

Grant Martin, Skift

United's apology tour just extended to its former frequent flyers.

3 years ago

Refugees from United’s MileagePlus Program Find Loyalty With Other Star Alliance Partners

Refugees from United’s MileagePlus Program Find Loyalty With Other Star Alliance Partners

Grant Martin, Skift

The problem isn't Star Alliance, the problem is United.

4 years ago