Delta changes frequent flyer rules

A Delta plane is seen in this undated file photo. (Al Behrman)

January 18, 2013 5:51:48 PM PST
Delta Airlines is changing its frequent flier rules by adding a spending requirement.

The carrier will soon require its flyers to spend a minimum amount of money annually to reach the different levels of its frequent flier program.

Flyers will have to spend at least $2500 annually for silver status.

Adding the spending requirement ensures their most valued customers get the best benefits, according to Delta.