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Premier mileage bonuses

Premier mileage bonuses

How you earn award miles on flights will change on March 1, 2015. Learn more ›

Minimum accrual

Premier® members will earn a minimum of 500 award miles and 500 Premier qualifying miles on all paid United and Copa Airlines* flights, as well as eligible flights on select partner carriers. Learn more about earning miles.

Premier bonus award miles

Premier members also earn bonus award miles based on their actual flight miles (minimum of 500 flight miles) every time they fly paid flights on United, Copa Airlines* or select MileagePlus airline partners. The bonus amount is based on the member’s Premier status level and is calculated against the actual flight miles (minimum of 500 flight miles) of each segment flown.

The following Premier bonus award miles are for flights operated by United and Copa Airlines*:

Status level Premier bonus award miles
Premier 1K® +100%
Premier Platinum +75%
Premier Gold +50%
Premier Silver +25%

Premier bonus award miles are also available on select MileagePlus partner carriers, including Air Canada, ANA, Austrian, Brussels, Lufthansa and SWISS. Learn more about earning miles on partner carriers.

Premier mileage bonuses are deposited automatically in the Premier member's account along with the actual flight mileage earned. Premier bonus award miles are applied toward the Premier member's total MileagePlus account award miles balance only and are not valid toward Premier status qualification.

Use the Mileage Calculator to determine how many miles, including Premier bonus award miles, you can earn on United flights.

*Some MileagePlus benefits on Copa Airlines flights will change on July 1, 2015, as Copa Airlines will launch its own loyalty program in July 2015. Learn more>

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