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Originally Posted by UA Insider View Post
Hi everyone,

Today MileagePlus updated the Premier qualification requirements for 2016.

Effective January 1, 2015, we are adjusting the PQD requirement for Premier status qualification for all Premier levels:
  • Silver: $3,000
  • Gold: $6,000
  • Platinum: $9,000
  • 1K: $12,000
This change affects 2016 Premier status qualification which is based on 2015 flight activity. You can find more information about the updated requirements and PQD waivers by visiting this link.

We will communicate this information to members shortly.

-UA Insider
From UA:

Subject: Updated MileagePlus Premier requirements for 2016 status

"Our best customers come first"

"Customers who do more business with us should enjoy our best benefits.

Last year, we introduced Premier® qualifying dollars (PQD) so customers who spend more with us can enjoy more access to benefits like Premier upgrades, Economy Plus® seating and Premier Access®. On January 1, 2015, we will adjust our PQD requirement for 2016 Premier status."

Then the new chart with $3K, $6K, $9K, $12K

"The PQD requirement only applies to members who live in the U.S. and can be waived for members who hold a United® MileagePlus® Presidential PlusSM Card, or members who spend $25,000 or more in Net Purchases in 2015 on MileagePlus co-branded credit cards issued by Chase Bank, N.A.. The PQD waiver does not apply for Premier 1K® status."

From inquiry on why
.... over the years members have told us that they want to be recognized for how much they pay to fly those miles. This change also reflects a trend that has been emerging in loyalty programs across many industries and among our competitors. ...
MileagePlus® Service Center
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:32 am
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2015 MileagePlus Change-PQD increased to $3k / $6k / $9k / $12k

Apologies if this was already posted, but I just came across this change on the website:
http://www.united.com/web/en-US/cont...r/qualify.aspx

Note that the CC waiver up to PP does appear to stay for 2015, at $25K spend, as indicated in the "waivers and exemptions" at the bottom of the page.

Also APO/FPO/DPO (all levels) and Presidential Plus (up to PP) waivers still apply.

Foreign residents still exempt according to the parentheses in the chart headers.

Funny thing is I navigated to the page from the 2015 RDM changes site, using the link "Please note that this won't change how you qualify for Mileage Plus Premier status". But they changed it another way.

The copy and paste from DL continues!

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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:35 am
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RNE...does it get boring always being right or are you used to it now??

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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:36 am
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Any announcement on mileage earning for Air France with DL? (Or *A partners with UA?)
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by Scuba2P View Post

The copy and paste from DL continues!
Shameless. They pay millions to consultants and apparently the advice is "copy Delta in every possible way except for service and operational reliability."
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:42 am
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WOW!

The squeeze continues. When will they start improving the product?
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
WOW!

The squeeze continues. When will they start improving the product?
Madone59 - My question too!
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Shameless. They pay millions to consultants and apparently the advice is "copy Delta in every possible way except for service and operational reliability."
Exactly this airline continues to be a joke
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:53 am
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Angry Cant you just say what you mean?

This is just frustrating. First United says $10K is the sweet spot if our a 1K ($10k x 11 = 110,00 miles). Now it's oh wait we need another $2K spend on top of that $10k after you already have your 100,000 miles just because......well just because.
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
WOW!

The squeeze continues. When will they start improving the product?
Thank you!!
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:55 am
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While my response will not be the norm on this board, I am absolutely fine with this change. Maybe it will reduce the volume of 1k's to a point that being 1k may mean something.
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Shameless. They pay millions to consultants and apparently the advice is "copy Delta in every possible way except for service and operational reliability."
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Exactly this airline continues to be a joke
yep.

i'm glad i saw the writing on the wall a long time ago.

i can't wait until the other shoe falls (next economic downturn) and the airlines have to come back begging with their mea culpa.
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:55 am
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At least they kept the earning for RDM's at 100% and 1 PQS for the lower coach fares (for now )
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:55 am
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They very cleverly snuck it in on the Premier Qualifying page without a corresponding announcement. I guess now they will start "sending" announcements!
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:56 am
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If the average fare goes up 20% in 2015, these rates would retain parity with the current scheme.
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Old Nov 13, 14, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Shameless. They pay millions to consultants and apparently the advice is "copy Delta in every possible way except for service and operational reliability."
+1 Embarrassing how UA has settled for the role of Follow the Leader.
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