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TAM Airlines

Effective March 30, 2014, our MileagePlus partnership with TAM Airlines has ended. As a result, after this date, MileagePlus members will be unable to earn miles for travel on TAM Airlines, and will also be ineligible to receive MileagePlus Premier® member benefits when flying TAM Airlines.

Members may continue to claim mileage credit for TAM Airlines flights flown on or before March 30, 2014. Credit for these flights must be claimed by March 30, 2015. Please visit the requesting mileage credit page for information on obtaining missing mileage credit. Award tickets issued on or before March 30, 2014, will continue to be honored by TAM Airlines and are valid for one year from the original date of issue.

TAM is the largest airline in Brazil. Through its hub in Sao Paulo, TAM offers convenient scheduled service to 42 destinations within Brazil as well as 18 destinations in Europe, the United States and South America.

Codeshare: United Airlines® flight numbers UA 7324-7423 are operated by TAM Airlines.

Destinations: From gateways in the United States to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and São Paulo, Brazil, (GRU) and to points beyond within Brazil.

Earning miles

Earn MileagePlus® miles on all qualifying TAM 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 TAM Airlines qualify toward MileagePlus Premier® status.

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Phone Number:  718.751.3690

Mileage Accrual Chart

(Effective for flights through March 30, 2014)

Mileage accrual chart - Effective for flights through March 30, 2014
Eligible TAM and TAM Mercosur fare classes MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
First F, A 150% 100% 1
Business C 125% 100% 1
Discount Business D, J, Z 100% 100% 1
Full Fare Economy Y, B 100% 100% 1
Economy E, U, S, M, H, K, G 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy Q, V, L 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines® and TAM 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 TAM.

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.

You can book award travel on TAM Airlines through united.com. 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. Call 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) to reach the United Customer Contact Center within the U.S. and Canada, or view more contact and language options.