Travelers who fly the most and pay the most will soon earn more miles on United Airlines' frequent-flier program.
The change will help elite members of United's loyalty program—those who fly at least 25,000 miles a year on the airline. It will be far less-rewarding for people who currently rack up miles by taking occasional long flights at bargain fares.
Starting next March 1, elite-level members of MileagePlus will earn between 7 and 11 miles for every dollar they spend on tickets, not counting taxes. Regular members—people who fly less than 25,000 miles and spend less than $2,500 a year on United—will get 5 miles per dollar toward free travel.