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Five United Airlines non-answers about the frequent-flier future
So, what was on the agenda? The frequent-flier program was of course top of mind, as many of the people in attendance hold elite-level memberships. Despite being pressed by customers and media, however, the United Airlines executives kept their lips sealed on future plans for the program.
Here are five key topics from the event:
2. Doubling down for the end of the year: USA Today pushed to see if United would be offering any year-end double-elite-qualifying mile offers. The company was "noncommittal."
3. A place to put your feet up: United would only say that a rebranding effort for its Untied and Continental lounges is "a possibility." It may use one of the existing names – United's Red Carpet or Continental's Presidents Club – or it may not.
4. Slightly better seating: United wouldn't reveal whether it's premium economy section would be retained post-merger. Continental doesn't have a similar offer.
5. Thresholds for top-tier: will it take 75,000 miles or 100,000 miles to become the top dog? Well, there's still no answer.
So, United made itself visible and accessible, but it didn't bring much to the table. This leads to the obvious question ... why bother?
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