Jasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1548 times:
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Beginning July 1, 2008, for flights of less than 500 miles, passengers will earn redeemable miles equal to the actual miles flown. Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) will also be awarded based on actual miles. Elite Qualifying Segments (EQS) are not affected.
This new mileage accrual structure will apply to travel on or after July 1, 2008, regardless of when the travel was ticketed. Flights of less than 500 miles flown on or before June 30, 2008, will accrue Mileage Plus miles under the previous policy of a minimum mileage accrual per individual segment flown.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8925 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
The UA forum on FlyerTalk is very upset about this - many see this as a sign of a UA/US merger.
Hopefully other airlines don't follow through on this - it could be a good way to grab some elites at other airlines by reminding them that they'd get more miles at their airline. I know a lot of people defected from US when they announced this move.
Unlike the baggage charge issue (which does not affect elite customers, who are still allowed their previous allotment), this move strikes right against those very customers.
Jasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
I am quite upset about it myself as I have only flown UA since January. I am very close to getting my first elite status on mileage plus and this move is quite a turn-off.. however, UA has to cut expenses to keep its prices competitive and I would rather have them revise their mileage rules than tack on a hundred bucks for every flight less than 500 miles.