United (1,000 Miles)
- Product Code: United MileagePlus
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The United MileagePlus program offers basic membership and Premier membership. Premier is divided into four main levels: Premier Silver, Premier Gold, Premier Platinum and Premier 1K. MileagePlus also offers an invitation-only Global Services program for its most loyal customers.
When you join MileagePlus by signing up for free on United's website, you can start earning and redeeming miles, PQMs, PQSs and PQDs on United and partner airline flights, hotel stays, shopping, dining and more.
When you earn 25,000 PQMs or 30 PQSs and spend $3,000 PQDs on airfare within a calendar year, you'll automatically be upgraded to Premier Silver membership. At this level, you'll earn 7 miles per dollar per ticket fare as well as a 25 percent earning bonus on United, Copa and several other partner airlines. Premier Silver members and one companion will also get complimentary access to Economy Plus seating at check-in. Based on availability on the day you depart, you and one companion can receive complimentary upgrades on select United and Copa flights. Purchase a full-fare "Y" or "B" economy-class ticket and you'll get an upgrade instantly when booking online or by phone. Once you're a Premier Silver member, you'll always earn a minimum of 500 PQMs and 500 award miles for each segment on United, Copa and select partner airlines. At the airport, you'll have access to priority check-in, the priority security line (at participating airports) and the priority boarding line. Silver status means you'll receive priority baggage handling and one free checked bag up to 50 pounds. You'll also get discounts on reward ticket change fees and membership rates for entry to United Club airport lounges. And if you're looking to travel using your miles, you'll see more Saver Awards availability than basic MileagePlus members. Plus, you'll be able to reserve some Standard Award seats that basic MileagePlus members cannot. MileagePlus Premier Silver status also makes you a Star Alliance Silver member. That means when you pay for a ticket on a Star Alliance member airline you'll get higher priority on reservations and airport standby lists. You'll need to meet the PQMs or PQSs minimums, along with the PQDs minimum, each year to maintain your silver status.
You'll reach Premier Gold when you rack up 50,000 PQMs or 60 PQSs and $6,000 PQDs in a single year. In addition to perks of Premier Silver, Premier Gold members earn 8 award miles per dollar spent on fares, plus a 50 percent earning bonus. You and one companion will get complimentary access to Economy Plus seating at booking, rather than at check-in. Based on availability, your complimentary upgrades will be confirmed as early as 48 hours in advance of your flight's departure. You'll get a total of two complimentary checked bags weighing up to 70 pounds each on domestic flights and three complimentary checked bags to select international markets. Travel internationally and you'll have free access to United Club airport lounges. As a MileagePlus Premier Gold member, you'll automatically become a Star Alliance Gold member. On flights with Star Alliance airlines, you'll get all the Star Alliance Silver benefits, plus priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling, along with one additional free checked bag. When you travel on eligible Star Alliance member flights, you and one guest will have access to select Star Alliance airport lounges. Plus, United's partnership with Marriott Rewards means your Premier Gold status (or higher) automatically grants you Gold Elite status when you register with Marriott's loyalty program. You'll need to meet the Premier Gold PQMs or PQSs minimums, along with the PQDs minimums each calendar year in order to maintain your Gold status. If you accrue 1 million miles on United or Copa flights throughout the course of your membership, you and your significant other will become Premier Gold members for life.
When you accrue 75,000 PQMs or 90 PQSs and $9,000 PQDs per calendar year, you'll reach Premier Platinum status. Platinum means you'll receive all the Gold level benefits and more. As a platinum member you will earn 9 award miles per every fare dollars spent, as well as a 75 percent bonus on award miles. You can offer complimentary Economy Plus seating at booking to as many as eight companions. Complimentary upgrades will be confirmed for you as early as 72 hours in advance, and you'll get access to higher priority cabin promotion on even more routes with regional premier upgrades (higher priority, one-way, one-cabin upgrades on United or Copa flights). Two regional premier upgrades per year come with your Platinum status. Plus, you'll get an extra two for each additional 25,000 PQMs or 30 PQSs you fly. In addition, you'll get 10 percent off any in-flight duty-free purchases. Premier Platinum means you'll have access to more Saver Awards when reserving a seat in select premium cabins. Plus, you won't incur any fee to change your award ticket. Another perk: Once you've reached Premier Platinum, United will cover your Global Entry application fee. To maintain your Platinum status, you'll need to meet the PQMs or PQSs minimums, along with the PQDs minimums each calendar year. Accrue 2 million total MileagePlus miles in your time as a member and you'll receive lifetime Premier Platinum status.
You'll reach Premier 1K when you earn 100,000 PQMs or 120 PQSs and $12,000 PQDs in a calendar year. Premier 1K members earn even more award miles — 11 per dollar of their airfare. In addition to Premier Platinum benefits, you'll receive six global premier upgrades each year (and two more for each additional 50,000 PQMs or 60 PQSs) that can be used on all United and Copa flights worldwide. You'll earn double award miles on the miles you fly and confirmation of complimentary premier upgrades 96 hours in advance. Purchase an "M" fare class economy ticket and you'll be instantly upgraded. You'll be able to make reservations faster using a dedicated 24-hour 1K 1Call service line. If you want to keep your Premier 1K status, you will need to accrue 100,000 PQMs or 120 PQSs each calendar year and spend $12,000 PQDs. You'll become a lifetime Premier 1K member when you accrue 3 million total miles in your time as a MileagePlus member.
Global Services is an invitation-only program exclusively for top MileagePlus Premier members. As a Global Services member, you'll receive all the 1K benefits, plus you'll receive lifetime Million Miler status, as well as the highest priority on all upgrade and standby lists (also for life). A Global Services dedicated phone line will be yours to access 24 hours a day. Global Services invitations are sent out annually. If you accrue 4 million total MileagePlus miles, you'll retain a lifetime Global Services membership.