Premier members get a head start on 2024 status goals
Posted: February 7, 2023
In early 2023, Premier members received a PQP deposit* to give them a head start on reaching their 2024 Premier status goals.
Updates to the 2023 MileagePlus Premier program
Posted: November 08, 2022
These changes to our 2023 MileagePlus® Premier® program give you more opportunities to achieve Premier status and allow us to provide more value and benefits to all members.
Premier status qualification requirements
Whether you travel hundreds of miles each week, or a few thousand miles multiple times a year, we’re creating an even better MileagePlus Premier program designed to provide valuable benefits for all Premier members. Our 2023 Premier program gives you more opportunities to achieve status and elevate your travel experience.
Qualification requirements for Premier status
In addition to flying a minimum of 4 flight segments on United or United Express, you’ll need to earn a combination of Premier qualifying flights (PQF) and Premier qualifying points (PQP) or a certain number of PQP to qualify for each Premier status level through January 31, 2025, based on your activity between January 1 and December 31, 2023.
|Premier status||PQF + PQP||PQP only|
|Premier Silver||12 PQF + 4,000 PQP||5,000 PQP|
|Premier Gold||24 PQF + 8,000 PQP||10,000 PQP|
|Premier Platinum||36 PQF + 12,000 PQP||15,000 PQP|
|Premier 1K®||54 PQF + 18,000 PQP||24,000 PQP|
PQF = Premier qualifying flights | PQP = Premier qualifying points
New features and changes to the MileagePlus Premier program in 2023
For the past two years, we adjusted our MileagePlus Premier program requirements to reflect the frequency of travel during uncertain times. With travel now in full swing, our standard requirements are returning. But we are giving you a boost and adding new qualifying activities to our 2023 MileagePlus Premier program.
Jumpstart your PQP balance
We’re giving you a head start on your status goals to make retaining or upgrading status easier. In early 2023, we will automatically deposit PQP into MileagePlus accounts based on the 2023 Premier status you reached at the end of 2022. All members with Premier status as of February 1, 2023, except for those that hold Trial status, will receive PQP deposits applied to their 2023 balances, according to their status level. Eligible members will enjoy this head start toward status in 2024 as well.
Qualifying for award tickets
An exciting change we are making in 2023 is that when you use MileagePlus miles for award flights operated by United or United Express, you are now eligible to earn Premier qualifying credits. Eligible award flights will help you achieve status with 1 PQP earned per 100 miles redeemed, as well as 1 PQF earned per United or United Express flight. PQP and PQF from qualifying award flights will count toward earning all status levels, whether through both PQF and PQP or PQP only thresholds. PQP from award flights will also count towards earning incremental PlusPoints for eligible members.
Your PlusPoints are getting an upgrade
Posted: June 29, 2022
We’re extending the expiration date of your PlusPoints so you have more time to use them for an upgrade on United flights and select partner airlines.
All PlusPoints that expire on July 31, 2022, or January 31, 2023, will automatically be extended by six months.
|Current PlusPoints expiration date||New expiration date|