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IOIOIOIOIO Mar 10, 12 3:02 pm

Do bonus miles (based on premier status) count as PQM
 
I searched but couldn't find a definitive answer. I thought they used to (at CO) but see a mixed message at the United.com website.

In the "earn miles" section of Mileage Plus it says:

Premier benefits
If you’re a MileagePlus Premier member, you’ll be recognized as a Premier member when flying when flying United and any other Star Alliance airline. You'll also earn applicable bonus award miles.

Premier Silver members earn a 25% mileage bonus, and receive Star Alliance® Silver benefits.
Premier Gold members earn a 50% mileage bonus and receive Star Alliance Gold benefits.
Premier Platinum members earn a 75% mileage bonus and receive Star Alliance Gold benefits.
Premier 1K® members earn a 100% mileage bonus, and receive Star Alliance Gold benefits.

It doesn't say whether these bonus miles are PQM

In the "Premier Benefits" section under "Premier Bonus Miles" it says:

Premier bonus award miles
Premier members also earn bonus award miles based on their actual flight miles (minimum of 500 flight miles) every time they fly paid flights on United, Copa or select MileagePlus® airline partners. The bonus amount is based on the member’s Premier status level and is calculated against the actual flight miles (minimum of 500 flight miles) of each segment flown.

The following Premier bonus award miles are for flights operated by United and Copa:

Status level Premier bonus award miles
Premier 1K® +100%
Premier Platinum +75%
Premier Gold +50%
Premier Silver +25%

Premier bonus award miles are also available on select MileagePlus partner carriers, including Air Canada, ANA, Lufthansa and US Airways. Learn more about earning miles on partner carriers.

Premier mileage bonuses are deposited automatically in the Premier member's account along with the actual flight mileage earned. Premier bonus award miles are applied toward the Premier member's total MileagePlus account award miles balance only and are not valid toward Premier status qualification.

Is this last statement the policy, i.e., a flight of 2000 vmiles as a Premier 1K will earn 4000 total miles but only 2000 PQM?

14thStreet Mar 10, 12 3:06 pm

Short answer--No

goalie Mar 10, 12 3:13 pm

Your bolded part is correct.

Unless other wise stated in a DQPM promo or as part of a premium fare purchase (Y, C & F), the bonus miles based on one's status are RDM's only and do not count towards elite qualification


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