United Airlines appears to be charging more miles for you to book an award flight 30 days or less prior to departure. This appears to be for all travelers, even top-tier 1K members who used to be exempt from a cash fee for close-in bookings.
It was a whirlwind day of information. New flights to London, the Bahamas and Vail Colorado were just a bit of what we learned. Larger overhead bins, 3D interior images and tech to help you make that tight connection are just some of the highlights from United Airlines Media Day.
Check out a sneak peek on a plane configuration that business travelers are going to love. United Airlines will fly customers on the newly configured CRJ-550 this weekend. More legroom, massive amounts of bag storage and a self-serve bar as part of the interior of this plane is sure to be a winner for road warriors.
United Airlines is going all-in on money, as in you’ll earn elite status based almost entirely on how much you pay the airline. The amount you’ll need to spend is going up again. And, if you can’t hit the minimum number of flights, you’ll have to spend even more. There is some good news for international travelers. For everyone else, this is going to be a tough pill to swallow.
Airline employees have unions to band together and discuss their grievances with an airline. Customers don’t have the same ability to band together two let an airline know something disappoints them. A recent experience on a United flight makes me wonder what would happen if customers banded together to air their grievances with the airline.
What is a PlusPoint? Where did my RPUs and GPUs go? All good questions. We have some of those answers, with more likely to come soon. Plenty of questions for United Premier Platinum and 1K members today.