United Airlines announced late last week that it would be making changes to its frequent flier fees.
Beginning on June 15, “general” members of its Mileage Plus program who book a ticket using frequent flier miles less than 21 days in advance will be subject to a $75 fee.
“Premier” members will pay $50 in the same situation while “premier executive” member will pay just $25.
At the same time, United will lower fees for passengers who wish to change an origin city or destination using their miles.
That service will now cost $75 for general members (down from $150.) Premier members will pay $50 with premier executive members again paying just $25.
The changes were made to mirror Continental Airlines’ frequent flier program more closely. The two airlines merged last October and are currently working to unite their distinct business models.