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United frequent fliers to get miles based on ticket cost, not distance
United frequent fliers to get miles based on ticket cost, not distance

Beginning next year, United frequent fliers will accumulate awards miles based on the cost of a ticket, not on the number of miles flown. United's change is good news for those who buy expensive tickets (read: wealthy fliers and business travelers, especially those who fly at the last minute) and not so good for leisure travelers, who tend to be more price-driven. The move will take effect March 1, 2015, according to its website. United is one of the largest carriers serving Los Angeles International Airport. United follows in the footsteps of Delta, which recently announced a similar move to its SkyMiles program. The programs, in fact, are so similar, said Brian Kelly, whose...

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