More Turbulence for Frequent Fliers Trying to Cash in Their Miles

United joins a growing list of airlines overhauling their frequent flier programs, which could affect your mileage points.
1:26 | 06/10/14

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We moved to the uproar over that big new move by United Airlines tonight changing the rules and how passengers -- those frequent flier miles no longer getting a mile for every mile you go. Instead it depends on how much you spend but is that fair. ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis on the big debate tonight. Okay you remember George Clooney in up in the air. -- is not ups and who hasn't done back. I don't spend a nickel if I can help and unless it somehow profits my mileage account it used to be for every -- you -- earned a frequent -- my. Now -- United's changes it's based on what you spent not miles traveled. Take one flight. The people -- the front of the plane that pay more we'll be getting more miles -- the people in the back there are no longer frequent flier programs are frequent spender. It's a -- -- business travelers but not for the people in the back. Delta southwest and virgin America and jetBlue already implemented similar plans and now United's on board to and why are they doing it because too many American families are getting too savvy -- those miles. Just like Clinton. Yeah Jackson's -- Ten million I and now United's new plan takes effect next year on March 1 and the experts tell us tonight David if you do have those frequent flier miles. Now was the time to use them to start playing that summer trip with -- a lot of humor and -- happy about this Rebecca thank you.

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