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MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge

Ongoing Offer
Posted  Thu., Jan. 1, 2015

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in our Premier® Status Match Challenge promotion, offering top-tier flyers of many other airlines a comparable status in the MileagePlus program. This offer is valid for requests received between January 1, 2016, and September 30, 2016.

Customers who have Star Alliance™ Silver or Gold status are excluded from this offer.

Program details

If you meet the criteria to participate in the Premier status match offer, your account will be upgraded for 90 days to Premier Silver, Premier Gold or Premier Platinum status based on the level you hold in your current frequent flyer program. For example:

Delta Air Lines Medallion® level Silver Gold Platinum
American Airlines AAdvantage elite status Gold Platinum Determined upon review
Level matched to in MileagePlus Premier Silver Premier Gold Premier Platinum

To keep the matched Premier status for the remainder of the 2016 program year, you will need to earn a certain number of Premier qualifying miles (PQM) or Premier qualifying segments (PQS) on flights operated by United or United Express® within a 90-day Offer Period.* The number of PQM or PQS you must earn depends on the Premier status level you are matched to in MileagePlus.

MileagePlus Premier status PQM or PQS requirements
Premier Silver Fly 7,000 PQM or 8 PQS on flights operated by United or United Express
Premier Gold Fly 12,500 PQM or 15 PQS on flights operated by United or United Express
Premier Platinum Fly 18,000 PQM or 22 PQS on flights operated by United or United Express

Submit your Status Match request

To be considered for Premier status through this promotion, please complete this MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge form. We will send you an email to let you know if your request is approved.

Required information:

  • MileagePlus account number (If you are not yet a member, join today.)
  • Name, mailing address and email address
  • A copy of your most recent mileage summary or 2016 membership card for the frequent flyer program you are matching from. It must clearly identify your current elite status, including your status expiration date. (Please note that many digital frequent flyer program membership cards do not include an expiration date.)

Please allow 7-14 business days for a response and for your account to be upgraded.

Please note:

  • Offer is not valid for members who have participated in the OnePass or MileagePlus status match program within the last 5 years.
  • A Premier membership card will be not issued for the 90-day Offer Period. You may enjoy Premier benefits on United- or United Express-operated flights by providing your account number when making reservations or at check-in. During the 90-day Offer Period, you may not have access to all reciprocal Premier benefits with United's partner airlines, including access to Star Alliance lounges.
  • Through this offer, you will not be able to qualify for a higher Premier status level than the one you are matched to in MileagePlus. For example, if you are matched to Premier Silver, you will not be able to earn Premier Gold status through this offer, even if you will fly more than 12,500 PQM on flights operated by United or United Express during the Offer Period. However, you will be able to qualify to a higher status level if you reach one of the published qualification thresholds for Premier status.
  • If you are unable to complete the PQM or PQS requirement within the 90-day Offer Period, your matched MileagePlus Premier status will expire, and you may be returned to a lower earned Premier level, or general member status, at United's sole discretion.
  • Qualifying PQM or PQS must be posted to your MileagePlus account.

Terms and conditions: Offer valid for qualifying paid travel completed within 90 days from time of account upgrade (the "Offer Period"). Participation does not guarantee Premier status. Matched status will expire after 90 days, unless the matched level or a higher level of Premier status is earned or awarded prior to that date. Valid on flights operated by United and United Express. Not valid on United-marketed codeshare flights operated by other carriers. Flights must be posted to the MileagePlus account in order to qualify. MileagePlus award travel does not qualify for this offer. Class-of-service bonus Premier qualifying miles (PQM) and Premier qualifying segments (PQS) will count toward this offer; however, other bonus PQM/PQS, promotional PQM/PQS, and/or credit card PQM do not count toward this offer. Other restrictions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the program. United, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners. United reserves the right to change or terminate the MileagePlus program at any time without notice. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, visit (TB8230)

Earned 2016 Premier Status: Customers who earn Premier status through this promotion will have their accounts updated in the system within five to seven business days of completion and posting of the outlined PQM or PQS requirement for the status level matched to in MileagePlus. Membership card will arrive within four to six weeks thereafter. Earned 2016 Premier status is valid through January 2017. The MileagePlus status is valid through January 2018 for customers who earn Premier status through this promotion on or after July 1, 2016.

*For customers who meet the PQM or PQS requirement of this promotion on or after July 1, 2016, status is valid through January 2018, unless a higher Premier level is earned. Go to for more information on the MileagePlus Premier program.

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