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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...