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Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines is the flag carrier of Panama. From its Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama, Copa Airlines serves more than 60 destinations throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.

Codeshare: United Airlines® flight numbers UA 7074-7173 are operated by Copa Airlines.

Destinations: From Panama City, Republic of Panama, (PTY) to destinations throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.

Earning miles

Earn a minimum of 500 MileagePlus® miles on all qualifying Copa Airlines flights, except as noted in the chart below. You’ll earn miles according to the booking class that you purchase.

To receive mileage credit, present your MileagePlus number when you make reservations and make sure that it appears on your boarding pass at check-in.

The miles you earn on Copa Airlines qualify toward MileagePlus Premier® status.

Website: www.copaair.com

Mileage Accrual Chart

Mileage Accrual Chart
Eligible Copa Airlines fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Business Flex C 175% 150% 2
Business Promo D 150% 150% 2
Economy Flex Y, B, M, H, Q 125% 150% 2
Economy Extra K, V, U, S, W, E 100% 100% 1
Economy Promo L, T, N 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Copa Airlines reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

Copa Airlines-operated flights within Colombia

Copa Airlines-operated flights within Colombia
Eligible Copa Airlines fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Business Flex C 175% 150% 2
Business Promo D 150% 150% 2
Super Flexi Y, B, M, H 125% 150% 2
Economy Flex Q, K, V 100% 150% 2
Economy Extra U, S, W 100% 100% 1
Economy Promo E, L, T, N 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Copa Airlines reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

Premier benefits

If you're a MileagePlus Premier member, you'll be recognized as a Premier member when flying Copa Airlines.

Note that Premier Access® is not available for purchase on flights operated by Copa Airlines or Copa Airlines Colombia.

Using miles

Star Alliance awards enable you to use your MileagePlus miles for award travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide, on any Star Alliance airline.

  • See our award chart to find out how many miles you'll need, depending on class of service and region of travel. The mileage amounts apply to all Star Alliance carriers, and any combination of carriers.
  • You can use miles to fly one-way or roundtrip.

To book award travel on Copa Airlines, call the United Customer Contact Center at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) within the U.S. and Canada, or view more contact and language options.​​​​ Please note: Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing and travel dates and MileagePlus status. Award tickets cannot be issued at the airport.

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