Nothing really changes next year, except that in order to qualify for each Premier status you must have spent at least $.10 per qualifying mile. Given that I average somewhere around $2 per qualifying mile, I have to ponder why this is even mentioned. Are that many people really qualifying for Premier status without having bought United tickets? Are there really that many Star Alliance members leaching United status?
When the answers come, I’ll let you know but for now this is just a laugh.