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Award Accelerator

Earn extra award miles on your next flight.  Add the Award Accelerator® option to your reservation to increase your mileage balance with more award miles.

If you have an eligible itinerary, you will be given the option to purchase Award Accelerator when you view your reservation on united.com or when you check in online or at an airport kiosk.

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Premier Accelerator

Achieve MileagePlus Premier® status faster by adding the Premier Accelerator option to your Award Accelerator purchase.  Premier Accelerator allows you to purchase additional Premier qualifying miles on qualifying flights.

If you have an eligible itinerary, you will first be given the option to select Award Accelerator when you view your reservation on united.com or when you check in online or at an airport kiosk. Upon selecting one of the Award Accelerator options presented, you will then have the opportunity to add Premier Accelerator.

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Personal Miles

Purchasing Personal Miles® is perfect when you don’t have sufficient award miles. You can apply these miles toward award travel on United or any Star Alliance® or MileagePlus airline partner. You can also use these miles for an upgrade or other awards such as hotel stays, car rentals, name-brand merchandise and more.

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All transactions will be processed in U.S. dollars. Additional taxes and fees may apply.

Award Accelerator®

  • All award miles purchased are nonrefundable.
  • A federal excise tax is included in the displayed price.
  • These miles will be credited to your MileagePlus account within 24 hours of purchase.
  • The miles you purchase with Award Accelerator are award miles and do not count toward Premier® qualification. Award Accelerator purchases do not count toward the Premier qualifying dollar (PQD) requirement for Premier status qualification.
  • Award Accelerator is only available until you board your return flight and cannot be purchased after that. If your travel is one-way then Award Accelerator is only available until you board your flight.
  • Award Accelerator can only be purchased once per itinerary.
  • Pricing and offer may vary by member and are subject to change without notice.
  • Award Accelerator is available only on tickets issued by United (including award tickets), although travel can be operated by another airline. Certain types of tickets may be excluded.
  • Purchased miles are subject to the MileagePlus program rules. For support relating to Award Accelerator purchases, contact the MileagePlus Service Center.

Premier AcceleratorSM

  • All Premier qualifying miles (PQM) purchased are nonrefundable.
  • These qualifying miles will be credited to your MileagePlus account within 24 hours of purchase.
  • The PQM you purchase with Premier Accelerator count toward Premier qualification within a calendar year. PQM may not be used to redeem awards. Premier Accelerator purchases do not count toward the Premier qualifying dollar (PQD) requirement for Premier status qualification.
  • Purchasing miles through Premier Accelerator alone does not guarantee qualification for Premier status. As part of qualification for any Premier level, members must fly a minimum of four paid flights operated by United or Copa Airlines during a calendar year and satisfy any applicable PQD requirement. (Certain Chase cardholders are exempt from the minimum flight requirement.) View Premier Status Qualification Requirements
  • Premier Accelerator is only available until you board your return flight and cannot be purchased after that. If your travel is one-way then Premier Accelerator is only available until you board your flight.
  • You have to purchase Award Accelerator in order to qualify for the option to purchase Premier Accelerator. The option to purchase Premier Accelerator becomes available after you select an Award Accelerator offer.
  • Premier Accelerator can be purchased once per itinerary. If you have already purchased Award Accelerator for your travel but did not purchase Premier Accelerator, then you are no longer eligible for a Premier Accelerator offer on that itinerary.
  • Pricing and offer may vary by member and are subject to change without notice.
  • Premier Accelerator is available only on tickets issued by United (including award tickets), although travel can be operated by another airline. Certain types of tickets may be excluded.
  • Purchased Premier qualifying miles are subject to the MileagePlus program rules. For support relating to Premier Accelerator purchases, contact the MileagePlus Service Center.

Personal Miles®

  • All Personal Miles are nonrefundable.
  • Personal Miles cost $35 per 1,000 award miles, plus a federal excise tax.
  • These miles will be credited to your MileagePlus account within 48 hours of purchase.
  • The miles you purchase with Personal Miles are award miles and do not count toward Premier qualification. Personal Miles purchases do not count toward the Premier qualifying dollar (PQD) requirement for Premier status qualification.
  • Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.
  • There is a minimum purchase of 2,000 miles per purchase for each MileagePlus account.
  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 100,000 miles, and in increments of 5,000 up to a maximum of 150,000 miles.
  • Your credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
  • Purchased miles are subject to all MileagePlus terms and conditions.
  • Program fees and mileage rates are subject to change.
  • For support relating to Personal Miles purchases, email custserv@ual.com.
Award Accelerator® and Premier AcceleratorSM
 
Are Award Accelerator and Premier Accelerator offered for all flights?
Award Accelerator and Premier Accelerator are available for most tickets issued by United, including award tickets and tickets for travel operated by other airlines. The specific number of miles offered and the purchase price may vary by member based on the length of your flight, your itinerary and other criteria. Miles available for purchase may not be directly related to the miles you'll otherwise be earning for your flight. Certain types of tickets may be excluded.
 
Do I need to buy Award Accelerator before I can purchase Premier Accelerator?
Yes, you have to purchase Award Accelerator in order to qualify for the option to purchase Premier Accelerator. The option to purchase Premier Accelerator becomes available only after you have selected an Award Accelerator offer.
 
How many times can I purchase Award Accelerator and Premier Accelerator for my travel?
Award Accelerator and Premier Accelerator can be purchased once per itinerary. If you want to buy Premier Accelerator, then you must purchase it at the same time as Award Accelerator. If you purchase Award Accelerator without purchasing Premier Accelerator, then you will no longer be eligible for a Premier Accelerator offer on that itinerary.
 
When will the miles I purchase post to my account?
Miles purchased with Award Accelerator and Premier Accelerator will post to your account within 24 hours of purchase. The actual flight miles you'll earn for your trip will still post after completion of your flight.
 
Why did I see a different offer during check-in than I saw on united.com?
When you purchase miles during online check-in or at an airport kiosk, offers are based on the flights for which you are checking in. When purchasing miles on united.com outside of check-in, offers are based on the total remaining flights in your reservation.
 
What happens if I change or cancel my flight after purchasing?
All Award Accelerator and Premier Accelerator purchases of miles are nonrefundable. You'll be able to keep any miles you've purchased even if you change or cancel your trip. This also applies when your flight is rerouted or interrupted due to conditions outside of your control.
 
For additional support relating to Award Accelerator and Premier Accelerator purchases, please contact the MileagePlus Service Center.


Personal Miles®
 
How do Personal Miles work?
In order to buy MileagePlus miles for your account, you must be a current MileagePlus member in good standing. A combined total of 150,000 award miles may be purchased per account per calendar year through MileagePlus Personal Miles and/or MileagePlus Give Miles®.  A MileagePlus account number is required when buying miles. Your credit card will be billed immediately for this transaction.

MileagePlus award travel seats are subject to capacity controls. All standard MileagePlus program rules and conditions apply. Please allow 48 hours for your MileagePlus account to be updated. MileagePlus award miles are nonrefundable and non-transferable. Other terms may apply. Program fees and mileage rates are subject to change.
 
How much do award miles cost? Is there tax on the purchase?
Award miles cost $0.035 USD per mile. In addition, a federal excise tax applies and is included in the displayed price. Your credit card will be billed immediately for this transaction.
 
Can I get a refund for Personal Miles purchases?
Personal Miles purchases are nonrefundable and non-transferable.
 
How long will it take for Personal Miles purchases to post to my MileagePlus account?
Please allow 48 hours for Personal Miles purchases to post to your MileagePlus account.
 
How many award miles may I buy through Personal Miles?
You may purchase a maximum of 150,000 award miles per MileagePlus account, per calendar year.
 
Do my Personal Miles purchases help me qualify for MileagePlus Premier® status?
Personal Miles purchases do not count towards qualification for MileagePlus Premier status levels.
 
Will the award miles I buy expire?
Award miles purchased through Personal Miles are treated the same as any MileagePlus award miles and are subject to the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus program.
 
For additional support relating to Personal Miles purchases, email custserv@ual.com.