Premier levels

 

MileagePlus members may qualify for the 2012 MileagePlus Premier® program

If you live in the United States, you also have to meet a minimum annual spending level, which is tracked with Premier qualifying dollars (PQD). Learn more.

MileagePlus members may qualify for the MileagePlus Premier® program, with four levels that may be reached in miles (PQM) and in segments (PQS) of Premier qualification:

Premier StatusPQM MilesQualitifaction
segments (PQS)
Premier® 1K® 100.000 PQM 120 PQS
Premier Platinum 75.000 PQM 90 PQS
Premier Gold 50.000 PQM 60 PQS
Premier Silver 25.000 PQM 30 PQS

 

To qualify for any Premier level, members must reach a minimum number of Premier qualifying miles. Also, as a condition of the MileagePlus program, passengers are required to fly at least four paid flights on United, Copa Airlines or Copa Airlines Colombia flights during a calendar year (January 1 through December 31.)


Benefits

Privileges and benefits of the MileagePlus program have been designed exclusively for our most active members. Premier program members receive:

  • Upgrades: On eligible flights, Premier members have several courtesy class upgrade options, if seats are available, including automatic, confirmed class upgrades when a ticket purchased in class Y, B and M is issued, or through our Premier Upgrade Automated (PUA) system. For 1K members, up to 4 days prior to flight departure, Platinum members, up to 3 days prior to flight departure, for Gold members, up to 2 days prior to flight departure, and for Silver members, up to 24 hours prior to flight departure. Upgrades are subject to availability two hours before departure, at the airport.
  • Miles bonuses: Earn miles faster by paying qualifying fares on partner airlines* participating in the program.
  • On flights operated by Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, and United, Premier Silver members receive 25%, Premier Gold receive 50%, Premier Platinum receive 75% and Premier 1K members receive 100% of the miles earned on their trip.
  • Premier Priority Line: Enjoy preferred service when making reservations and redeeming your awards when you call our Reservation Center.
  • Premier Access:Receive preferred treatment when traveling:
    • Priority upon check-in at the counter and when boarding
    • Priority baggage handling
    • Priority security screening (where available)
  • United Club membership and access to Copa Club: Premier members receive a special discount to acquire this membership.
  • Premier Gold, Platinum, and 1K members can enjoy VIP rooms at all Star Alliance network rooms when traveling in Star Alliance partner airlines. Passengers must bring their boarding pass and Premier status card.
  • Main Cabin preferred seat assignment.
  • Class upgrades for companion on the day of the flight (at the airport), subject to availability.


* You will be directed to mileageplus.com or united.com, which handle the MileagePlus program.

No baggage fees for MileagePlus Premier Silver, Gold, Platinum and 1K 

Premier Silver, Gold, Platinum, and 1K members enjoy a no-baggage-fee policy on international flights, even when flying on a MileagePlus award ticket redeemed with their miles. This does not apply to Premier account beneficiaries whose MileagePlus status is not Premier.

MileagePlus Premier Silver members may check in up to two (2) pieces of baggage
  • MileagePlus Premier Silver members may check in up to two (2) pieces of baggage whose maximum weight does not exceed 70 pounds (32 kg) each, without additional fees.
MileagePlus Premier Gold, Platinum, and 1K members may check in up to three (3) pieces of baggage
  • MileagePlus Premier Gold, Platinum, and 1K members may check in up to three (3) pieces of baggage whose maximum weight does not exceed 70 pounds (32 kg) each, without additional fees.
Combined linear measurements requirements remain the same.
  • Combined linear measurements requirements remain the same. That is to say, no piece shall exceed 62 combined linear inches (157 cm) (height+length+width).
  • If pieces measure between 63" (160 cm) and 107" (272 cm), they will be considered excess baggage.
  • The same applies to pieces whose combined measurements exceed 107" (272 cm).

 

For domestic flights (inside Colombia), the following free-baggage allowance applies:

All passengers may check in up to 20 kg for baggage compartment. Premier members may check in additional baggage without baggage fees, according to their level: Silver 10 kg, Gold 20 kg, Platinum and 1K 30 kg. Subject to availability and airplane weight and balance.

 

Other benefits

Premier program members receive fare discounts for penalties and tickets redemption.

Award ticket service fees

  • The fees below apply to award travel on United, United Express®, Star AllianceTM airline partners and other airline partners.
  • Fees apply to each ticket individually. If multiple people are traveling together, there is a fee for each traveler.
  • When flying with one of our Star Alliance partners, changes must be made at least 24 hours before departure.
  • Fee level is based on the MileagePlus status of the member whose miles were used to book the award.
  • In addition to change fees, some award changes may also require additional mileage.

For tickets issued on or after June 19, 2013 General membersPremier® SilverPremier GoldGlobal Services, Premier 1K®, Premier PlatinumSM

Fee to book an award travel

Booking a MileagePlus award ticket through United Reservations, regardless of departure date

US $25

US $25

US $25

No fee

Booking a MileagePlus award ticket through any channel, less than 21 days before departure

US $75

US $50

US $25

No fee

Fees to change award travel or re-credit miles

Making a change 21 or more days prior to the date of travel (no change to origin/destination)(1)

US $75

No fee

No fee

No fee

Making any change less than 21 days prior to the date of travel; or changing origin/destination at any time

US $100

US $50

US $25

No fee

Canceling your trip and re-crediting the miles, regardless of the date

US $200

US $125

US $100

No fee

For tickets issued prior to June 19, 2013 General membersPremier® SilverPremier GoldGlobal Services, Premier 1K®, Premier Platinum SM

Fee to book an award travel

Booking a MileagePlus award ticket through United Reservations, regardless of departure date

US $25

US $25

US $25

No fee

Booking a MileagePlus award ticket through any channel, less than 21 days before departure

US $75

US $50

US $25

No fee

Fees to change award travel or re-credit miles

Making a change 21 or more days prior to the date of travel (no change to origin/destination)(1)

No fee

No fee

No fee

No fee

Making any change less than 21 days prior to the date of travel; or changing origin/destination at any time

US $75

US $50

US $25

No fee

Canceling your trip and re-crediting the miles, regardless of the date

US $150

US $125

US $100

No fee


(1) Fee will be charged for any change to cabin, award type, carrier, date or time.

 

Fees for award tickets on flights within Colombia*
 General Members,
Premier Silver,
Premier Gold
Global ServicesSM,
Premier 1k®,
Premier Platinum
Reservation made more than 21 days in advance US $0 US $0
Reservation made less than 21 days in advance
US $25 US $0
Award-change fee US $25 US $0
Miles re-deposit US $25 US $0

 

These fees apply to: miles re-deposit, reservation changes, and reservations made within 21 days before the date travel begins.

* A service fee may apply when booking a MileagePlus award ticket through United Reservations, regardless of departure date.

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