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Premier bonus award miles

Premier members earn bonus award miles on flights operated by United and United Express (with some exclusions) based on the fare1 and the member's Premier status on the date of travel.

Premier bonus award miles are also earned on tickets issued by United (ticket number starting with "016", with some exclusions) for flights operated by Star AllianceTM or MileagePlus partner airlines. See our Airline Partners and Global Alliances page to learn about earning miles on partner airlines.

For eligible flights that earn miles based on the fare1, Premier bonus award miles are based on the following chart:

Premier status Base miles earned
(based on fare1)
Premier bonus award miles
(based on fare1)
Total award miles earned2
(based on fare1)
Premier Silver 5 × fare 2 × fare 7 × fare
Premier Gold 5 × fare 3 × fare 8 × fare
Premier Platinum 5 × fare 4 × fare 9 × fare
Premier 1K® 5 × fare 6 × fare 11 × fare


Premier bonus award miles for the following tickets and flights, with some exclusions, are based on a member's Premier status, as shown in the table below, and base award miles earned.

  • Specialty tickets for flights operated by United or United Express, and
  • Flights ticketed and operated by select MileagePlus partner airlines, including Air Canada, ANA, Austrian, Brussels, Lufthansa and SWISS. See our Airline Partners and Global Alliances page for partner-specific information.

    Premier status Premier bonus award miles
    Premier Silver +25%
    Premier Gold +50%
    Premier Platinum +75%
    Premier 1K +100%


Premier mileage bonuses are deposited automatically in the Premier member's account along with the base miles earned. Premier bonus award miles apply toward your MileagePlus account balance only and are not valid toward Premier status qualification. Visit the Premier Status Qualification page for more information on the requirements for Premier status.


1The fare is the base fare of the ticket plus carrier-imposed surcharges, excluding any government-imposed taxes and surcharges. For tickets purchased in a currency other than U.S. dollars, we will convert the purchase to U.S. dollars using an industry standard exchange rate and then calculate the number of miles you will earn. Please note that the price displayed when purchasing a ticket on united.com includes up to a 7.5% U.S. Federal Transportation Tax on the base amount of the fare on itineraries wholly within the United States. This tax also applies to certain itineraries between the United States and Canada or Mexico. You will not earn PQD or award miles for the full amount of the displayed price for these itineraries because the U.S. Federal Transportation tax is not eligible to earn PQD or miles.

2Members can earn up to a maximum of 75,000 award miles per ticket, excluding Award Accelerator® purchases or bonuses from applicable promotions.

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