United joins Delta in shift to fare-based loyalty plan

Posted: June 11, 2014 at 2:44 a.m.

United Continental Holdings Inc.'s move to base frequent-flier rewards on fares instead of distance flown is seen as likely to force American Airlines Group Inc. and foreign rivals to match.

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