Below is a great article link showing how the new Mileage Plus program's revenue based earnings scheme is going to result in a major reduction of earned redeemable miles for many passengers. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewb...g-its-mileageplus-program-winners-and-losers/ I like how the article points out redeemable miles earnings will be based upon the price of the ticket. As well as the high yield fare bonus, it is the distance flown that determines the Premier Qualifying Miles and the resulting United elite status. Why not just make status based upon spend, if RDM earnings are based upon it anyways? Just make the elite status equal to the PQD levels of each status level. You can't have your cake and eat it too. I think UA made a major error in copying DL's SkyPeso's revenue based redeemable mileage earnings scheme. DL is the instigator of a scheme that destroys the traditional frequent flyer loyalty program. It is regretful to see United's Mileage Plus become DL's accomplice in copying everything their "friends in ATL do." Perhaps the last founder of the frequent flyer program will keep its AAdvantage and thrive from the potential DL & UA misguided decisions.