CBS News Transportation Correspondent Kris Van Cleave says United Airlines is making a significant change to its mileage program. Here’s a Tweet from Van Cleave:  (United Airlines)  “just made it harder for many to earn elite status, especially its most elite levels. UA is shifting away from miles flown to a system that focuses on how much a flyer spends…and 1K is expensive! But for flyers who spend A LOT this isn’t terrible.”

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