Great Lakes Airlines
Great Lakes Airlines operates regional airline service to 64 destinations in the U.S. with hubs in Albuquerque, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix.
Earn MileagePlus miles on all qualifying Great Lakes flights with a United flight number, as noted in the charts 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.
Mileage accrual will vary based on MileagePlus status and where you purchased your ticket. Please see the details below.
Ticket number starts with "016" and was purchased from United on united.com, through the United Customer Contact Center or at the airport, or from a travel agency or other travel website
Mileage Accrual Chart for MileagePlus status and MileagePlus multiplier
||Award miles earned|
(based on fare1)
||5 × fare|
||7 × fare|
||8 × fare|
||9 × fare|
||11 × fare|Ticket number does not start with "016" and was purchased from an airline other than United or from a travel agency or other travel website
Mileage accrual is based on flight distance2, class of service and purchased fare class.
Eligible Great Lakes fare classes
|Eligible Great Lakes fare classes|
|Class of service
||Purchased fare class
||Award mile earnings|
(including fare class bonus)
||Y, C, D, I, R, A, E, K, N
All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United and Great Lakes Airlines 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.
I'm not sure about my ticket
If your ticket was purchased directly from united.com, by calling the United Customer Contact Center (including a United specialty desk, such as United Groups, United Meetings or the Premier® Priority Desk), from a United representative at the airport, or through a United ticket office, then you should select the "Ticket number starts with "016" option above. Otherwise, you should select the "Ticket number does not start with 016" option above.
If you don't know how your ticket was purchased, in most cases your ticket number can be found on your confirmation email or receipt. If the ticket number is 13 digits and starts with "016," then you should select the first option above. If the ticket number starts with anything other than "016," then you should select the second option above.
- See our award chart to find out how many miles you'll need, depending on class of service and region of travel.
- You can use miles to fly one way or roundtrip.
To book award travel on Great Lakes Airlines, call the United Customer Contact Center at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) within the U.S. and Canada, or view more contact and language options. Please note: Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing, travel dates and MileagePlus status. Award tickets cannot be issued at the airport.