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United adds spending requirement for elite status

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CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is making it a little harder to get a higher frequent-flier status. That status used to require flying 25,000 miles per year. Now, United is adding a requirement for at least $2,500 in spending, too, to qualify for status in its MileagePlus program. Most frequent fliers would spend that much anyway if they are earning 25,000 miles. But those who buy discounted...

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