The thought behind United's new option is that customers will appreciate having one less thing to worry about during the hectic shuffle to the airport.
As long as the renewal application is submitted before the expiration date, travelers will have up to a year afterward to enjoy all the benefits of the program, even if that renewal takes an extended amount of time to process.
When a passenger volunteers to be bumped, that passenger’s compensation is determined by the airline and the passenger — it is a bargaining situation. One passenger ended up with $10,000! Make sure you know the rules before negotiating with the gate agents.
United joins Delta, JetBlue in offering lifetime miles for its loyalty members. Frequent fliers on United Airlines will no longer have to worry about using their award miles before they expire.
The technology is currently opt-in only, and passengers can use their ID’s instead. For now, facial recognition is being used only in Terminal D of the airport, which is used for international flights, but American said it plans to expand the technology.