The American airline company United Airlines recently announced a major change in their frequent flyer program, revamping the structure and awarding points not only for flights taken but also for credit card spending. Under the new program, customers will receive points based on the amount they spend using their United Airlines-affiliated credit card, or they can alternatively transfer points from their preferred credit card. Tiers of frequent flyer benefits will range from Gold to Silver and from Platinum to Premier, with each tier increasing in benefits and rewards. In addition to the new credit card-based rewards system, United Airlines will also be offering “MileagePlus Preferred” status to those who use their credit cards for travel-related purchases. The status will give members preferred access to certain airport amenities such as priority boarding and received discounted flights. This change follows a growing trend among airline companies to reward their most dedicated customers. Delta Airlines, for instance, now offers what it calls the “SkyMiles Program,” giving customers rewards for buying tickets from the Delta Airlines website and by using the Delta-branded credit cards. The popularity of loyalty programs among frequent flyers has been steadily increasing as airlines recognize the potential value of rewarding their most dedicated customers. With the new changes to the United Airlines frequent flyer program, customers will now be able to take advantage of rewards that were previously unavailable to them. This new program comes with a variety of benefits for customers, including points for all airline-related purchases, more access to airport amenities, preferred boarding and discounted fares. The changes demonstrate United Airlines’ commitment to rewarding their most loyal customers and ensuring their continued business.