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Star Alliance Gold or Silver status benefits

Star Alliance Gold or Silver status benefits

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Please use your 8-character MileagePlus number when booking travel on Star Alliance™ member airlines in order to ensure that you receive the benefits associated with your status.

As part of the Star AllianceTM network, United’s MileagePlus Premier® members automatically have Star Alliance Gold or Silver status.

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Premier Platinum
Premier Gold
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With Star Alliance Gold or Silver status, Premier members enjoy worldwide recognition and travel benefits on all Star Alliance member airlines and earn Premier qualifying miles (PQM)* and Premier qualifying segments (PQS)* in the MileagePlus program when traveling to more than 1,100 destinations. Star Alliance Gold members also have lounge access to the largest lounge network in the world. Learn more about lounge access.

Take a look at the additional benefits our MileagePlus Premier members enjoy with Star Alliance Gold or Silver status:

Star Alliance Gold or Silver status benefits Gold status Silver status
Priority reservations waitlisting** - when there aren't any seats left on your preferred flight, gives you a higher priority should a seat become available prior to day of departure. Premier Platinum Premier Gold
Priority airport standby** - gives you higher priority when standing by for a flight at the airport. Premier Platinum Premier Gold
Priority airport check-in† - allows you to check in at the United Business® and/or United First® counter. Premier Platinum
Priority baggage handling - like you, your bags get priority treatment and are among the first to be unloaded. Premier Platinum
Extra baggage allowance†† - an additional 44 pounds (20 kg) or one additional piece of luggage. Premier Platinum
Priority boarding† - ability to board through priority lanes and before the general boarding process. Premier Platinum
Airport lounge access††† - available worldwide for you and a friend when you travel on an eligible Star Alliance member flight. Platinum Platinum

* On eligible fare classes, which vary by Star Alliance member airline.

** Not permitted for Star Alliance award tickets.

† Where available.

†† Please refer to each member carrier’s baggage allowance policies for further information.

††† The following rules and restrictions apply:

When traveling on a Star Alliance member-operated flight, eligible Star Alliance Gold members (MileagePlus Premier 1K, Premier Platinum and Premier Gold) may visit designated Star Alliance member lounges. United Star Alliance Gold members may access any United Club only when holding a boarding pass for a same-day international Star Alliance member flight. United Star Alliance Gold members may access other Star Alliance member lounges before any departure on a Star Alliance member airline flight.

Guests must enter with eligible Star Alliance Gold members (MileagePlus Premier 1K, Premier Platinum and Premier Gold) and must depart on a Star Alliance airline, though not necessarily on the same flight as the member. At some destinations, where no member carrier lounge is present, a contract lounge may be available. Star Alliance Gold members may access these facilities when traveling with a Star Alliance member airline that has an agreement with the contract lounge. The same rules and restrictions for member carrier lounge access apply to a contract lounge facility.

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