United Asks Judge To Ground Frequent Flier Suit

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT) -- United Airlines Inc.’s parent company on Friday asked an Illinois federal judge to toss two proposed class actions accusing it of stiffing its rewards program members, saying the contract consumers signed to enroll in the program allowed United to change benefits at any time.

The plaintiffs allege that during 2011, they flew enough miles or “flight segments” with United to qualify for one of the enhanced status levels in MileagePlus, known as the premier levels, for the 2012 program year. But in 2012, they say, United...
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Case Title

Banakus v. United Continental Holdings, Inc. et al


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1:12-cv-06244

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

110(Contract: Insurance)

Date Filed

August 8, 2012


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Hammarquist et al v. United Continental Holdings, Inc., et al.


Case Number

1:13-cv-01509

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

190(Contract: Other)

Date Filed

February 26, 2013

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