United Airlines has announced that beginning March 31, 2017, it will no longer offer duty-free merchandise on any of its flights.
United cited declining sales revenue as the reason for this change in its official press release announcing the change.
Oddly enough, United has said that, despite ending duty-free sales, it will keep retail catalogs on board its planes until the end of June.
Given that Delta eliminated on board duty-free sales in 2014 and American Airlines ended them in 2015, this isn’t entirely a surprise. But nevertheless, some United frequent flyers may be bummed by the news.
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