Updates to the Mileage Plus program and how they
may benefit you.
In the coming year, you will begin to experience updates to your travel benefits and rewards as we integrate the United® Mileage Plus® and Continental® OnePass® programs. And while the two award-winning programs will continue to operate separately in 2011, we will be working hard to align benefits and provide you with a single world-class frequent flyer program by January 1, 2012.
Below you will find details about updates to the 2011 elite program and beyond.
2011 updates to note
EQM and EQS earned in both Mileage Plus and
OnePass count toward 2012 status
Mileage Plus and OnePass elite status miles (EQM) and elite status segments (EQS) earned in 2011 will be combined at the end of the year and count toward your 2012 status in the new program.
On December 31, 2011, the EQM and EQS will be combined for 2012 elite status. For example: if you have 45,000 EQM with Mileage Plus and 10,000 EQM with OnePass, your balance on December 31 will be 55,000 EQM.
Elite members can earn unlimited Regional Upgrades
These versatile upgrades can be used on all domestic routes, including transcontinental p.s.® and Hawaii flights. Regional Upgrades are valid for travel within the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
You will receive two Regional Upgrades as soon as you reach 75,000 EQM or 90 EQS.
You will earn two more Regional Upgrades at every 25,000 EQM/30 EQS after that in the same calendar year, with no limit to how many you can earn throughout the year.
This replaces today’s system, where only 1K members can earn up to eight per year.
Learn more about Regional Upgrades
Updates to 1K® qualification
The number of EQS needed in 2011 to qualify for 2012 1K status is now 120.
The number of EQM needed to qualify remains at 100,000.
Learn more about 1K status
Receive Systemwide Upgrades at 100,000 EQM /120 EQS
Systemwide Upgrades are the only complimentary upgrade that offer you the comfort of premium travel to any United or United Express® destination worldwide.
You will receive six Systemwide Upgrades as soon as you reach 100,000 EQM or 120 EQS.
You will earn two more Systemwide Upgrades at every 50,000 EQM/60 EQS after that in the same calendar year, with no limit to how many you can earn throughout the year.
Learn more about Systemwide Upgrades
2012 updates to note
By mid-2012, Premier Executive members who earn 75,000 EQM or 90 EQS will have upgrade priority
Premier Executive members who earned at least 75,000 EQM or 90 EQS in 2011 will be upgraded ahead of other Premier Executive members.
1K members will continue to be upgraded ahead of lower elite levels.
1K members: If you are a 1K member based on 2010 activity, you will still be eligible to earn two Regional Upgrades per quarter in 2011. In addition, under the new program changes announced on Nov. 16, you will also receive two more Regional Upgrades when you reach 75,000 EQM/90 EQS and two at every 25,000 EQM/30EQS after that. However, the quarterly earning process will end on December 31, 2011. So, in 2012 you will not earn the quarterly upgrades and will begin earning the Regional Upgrades at the 75,000 EQM/90ECS level.
United: 1K, AA: PE, Air France: Platinum, SAS: Gold, Starwood: Platinum, Marriott: Platinum, Hilton: Gold, Carlson: Gold, Best Western: Platinum