United quietly rolls out mileage program changes for June — too quietly?

Airlines love big splashy advertisements when they roll out new service and when they are offering fare sales. But when they raise fares, add fees or change mileage programs (usually to the detriment of consumers), somehow that’s not a priority communication. The latest mileage-program changes from the United-Continental merger are no different.

3 Elite mileage member tips to start 2010

It’s the time of year when airlines send out their new frequent flier cards, and advise travelers if they have kept, upgraded or lost their status. Whichever category you fall into, here’s three quick tips to make the process smoother.