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UA Premier four (4) segment rule
To be eligible to qualify for any Premier level, you must fly a minimum of four paid flight segments on flights operated by United and/or United Express during a calendar year. Basic Economy (N) purchases do not count toward the four segment minimum.
  • Four (4) paid (not award) flight segments operated by UA/UX
  • Flight segment needs to be credited to UA MP to qualify
  • Codeshares operated by UA qualify
  • Can be on any ticket stock (do not need to be sold by UA)
  • Basic Economy (N) fares do not now count (regardless of elite status) (BE segments now qualified -- starting Dec 2018)
  • A flight segment is each flight between two airports as purchased (direct flights -single flight number with a stop - that credits as 1 PQS, counts as one segment)
  • Original Routing Credit, when applicable, can be used
  • The requirement is waived for Chase MileagePlus Presidential Plus Card or a Chase United MileagePlus Club Card primary credit card holders
  • Not required for Lifetime status

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Old Dec 2, 18, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by rooivalk View Post
Question about the 4 segment minimum: does it have to be United-marketed and operated? Or can it just be United-marketed? I have a flight on NH metal that is on UA ticket stock and wanted to know if that segment counted...
Just needs to be operated by UA -- does not need to be marketed by UA.
So, in your case - no, as itis not UA operated.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 10:44 am
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United metal/ LH codeshare

Living in Europe and having concerns about achieving minimum of four flight segments on United aircraft. Will a codeshare flight on United on a ticket sold by Lufthansa count toward the four segment goal?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by Hawk Circle View Post
Living in Europe and having concerns about achieving minimum of four flight segments on United aircraft. Will a codeshare flight on United on a ticket sold by Lufthansa count toward the four segment goal?
Yes --you need four flights operated by United or United Express, regardless of flight number.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 11:06 am
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Thank you for the quick reply. It seems logical that a flight on a United plane should count even if it is coded LH86...
but sometimes the rules aren’t entirely logical.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Exleftseat View Post
Tiny bit off this special topic, but do BE flights count as flight segments?

Silly me! The answer is :
"Tickets will earn RDMs but no PQMs, PQSs, PQDs, does not count for minimum 4 segment , no lifetime miles".
I'm a bit confused, hasn't this been updated in December? At least for MP members?

As shown on the United website and also another FT thread.
Tickets will earn RDMs (based on fare and status), PQMs (50% of distance), PQSs (0.5), PQDs, in addition it will count for minimum 4 segment and lifetime miles (New as of Dec 2018)
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Old Feb 19, 19, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by flockavelliFT View Post
I'm a bit confused, hasn't this been updated in December? At least for MP members? ....
Yes, but in Nov 2018, when the quoted statement has made, the quote was true. Changed in DEc 2018.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Yes, but in Nov 2018, when the quoted statement has made, the quote was true. Changed in DEc 2018.
So isn‘t the info in the sticky at the top of this thread also outdated? That was the reason for my confusion. Thanks!
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Old Feb 19, 19, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by flockavelliFT View Post
So isn‘t the info in the sticky at the top of this thread also outdated?
Now updated.
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Last updated was 25 Nov 2018.
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