United Airlines has introduced a nifty new website for tracking MileagePlus status: nothing revolutionary, but knowing how much you have to spend to attain or maintain elite status is now very transparent.
Here’s the website and watch this one minute video United put out explaining it:
Here’s a look at my details with the specifics removed-
Certainly a smooth interface, which also tracks spending on your United-branded Chase credit cards, but it won’t get me to spend money any faster on United.
With award charts inflated and a new revenue-based earning structures for award miles coming in March, flying on United is must less attractive than before for the leisure and price-conscious traveler, but this is the reality of a healthy and compacted airline industry in 2014, so rather than complain, we must adjust.
This site is a glaring reminder that I am a frequent, but not a valuable customer to United. As a MillionMiler, I ostensibly have gold status locked away for life (unless UA changes its mind) and starting in 2015, I am going to have to get used to no longer being a top-tier elite.