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Achieving elite status with United will soon require hitting an annual spend threshold, as the airline announces a new policy for its frequent fliers beginning in 2014.
Globe-trotters with only carry-on bags arriving at Chicago O'Hare have access to expedited customs processing with the airport's new "1-Stop" program.
Fast-lane airport security access arrives for some Virgin America fliers, as the carrier joins the TSA PreCheck program.
Enjoying breakfast in bed or a late-night snack at New York's largest hotel will soon require that you first trek to the lobby for grab and go items.