Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > United Airlines | MileagePlus
Reload this Page >

End of 2020 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?

View Poll Results: What was your end of year 2020 UA (only) BIS miles number?
1 Million or more UA BIS miles
2
1.39%
500 thousand or more but less than1 Million UA BIS miles
5
3.47%
250 thousand or more but less than 500 thousand UA BIS miles
2
1.39%
150 thousand or more but less than 250 thousand UA BIS miles
6
4.17%
100 thousand or more but less than 150 thousand UA BIS miles
8
5.56%
75 thousand or more but less than 100 thousand UA BIS miles
5
3.47%
50 thousand or more but less than 75 thousand UA BIS miles
16
11.11%
25 thousand or more but less than 50 thousand UA BIS miles
29
20.14%
10 thousand or more but less than 25 thousand UA BIS miles
29
20.14%
less than 10 thousand UA BIS miles
42
29.17%
Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll

End of 2020 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?

Old Dec 29, 20, 2:47 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: BOS
Programs: UA Lifetime GS/4.2MM, Marriott Titanium Life, IHG Spire
Posts: 63
End of 2020 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?

Rankings Listed: End of 2020 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?
United BIS Rankings* Up to Post #82 - (Please Post Your Numbers in This Thread - See Information Below)

United BIS Rankings*
Up to Post #82 - Final List
Rank --- Name ---- UA BIS Miles ---- Star Alliance Miles ( Optional)

You reached the Moon! One small step.. >225K miles "
1 ICN1K 414,137
2 ua1flyer 354,149
3 dkc715 242,757

Quadruple Earth Looper!! >100K miles
4 Guate87 220,727 Almost made it to the moon!
5 FlyngSvyr 197,696
6 mikeyf 145,575
7 tcdtcd 122,454
8 Kmxu 122,411

Double Earth Looper! >50K
9 Dublin_rfk 89,364
10 iluv2fly 70,062
11 UA_Flyer 69,793 --- 108,805
12 iflyabunch 66,886
13 laughinlab2001 65,100
14 Artuero 63,154
15 Fitstylist5 61,864
16 stumblebum 61,597
17 BldgEnergySaver 58,423 --- 65,708
18 JNelson113 55,000
19 eng3 50,110

Circumnavigator >25K miles
20 bloodyeyeballs 46,028
21 LIH 40,545
22 jasonp622 39,602
23 BDFlyer15 39,074
24 Repooc17 37,874 --- 59,336
25 st530 36,650
26 leoo 34,940 85,863
27 United747 34,899 --- 35,307
28 MysteryTour 29,490
29 junglematt 29,342
30 toddt 27,840
31 npei 26,500
32 ContinentalFan 26,324
33 fivevsone 26,000
34 CIT85 25,891
35 nexus7556 25,839 --- 41,767

Polar Explorer >12,500 miles
36 wxguy 24,723 Almost made it around the globe!
37 narvik 22,221 36,917
38 MCLC 22,000
39 JetBunny 20,116 --- 26,023
40 DELee 19,868
41 8MiHi 18,446
42 JWWI 18,070
43 physioprof 18,000
44 SPN Lifer 17,500
45 cyberjet 16,528
46 EWRSNA 15,833
47 PsiFighter37 14,000
48 FriendlySkies 13,959
49 trmbn65 13,000 --- 32,000
50 cmk10 12,856

Short Flight Hopper > 500 Miles
51 ISTFlyer 11,367 --- 26,140
52 Kacee 7,812
53 wt_fresca 7,689
54 artvandalay 7,576
55 kevflyer 6,500
56 zappa42m 5,746

Stay At Home Commanders = 0 miles
57 uastarflyer 0
58 sexykitten7 0
59 Nikongirl 0
60 mahasamatman 0
61 halls120 0

Are you a Double Earth Looper or a Polar Explorer?
Information on This Thread: As I have done for a few years now, I thought it would be fun, even in this crazy pandemic year, to put up and rank the numbers for United BIS (Butt In Seat) or "actual" flight miles*. Beginning this year, United no longer has any loyalty measures remotely related to miles flown. Their PQP (Premier Qualifying Points) measure is all about fare dollars and class and their PQF (Premier Qualifying Flights) just keeps track of the number of United flight segments, the same as the old PQS (Premier Qualifying Segments). However, as noted below you, can still determine your flight miles flown.

So again, this thread is strictly for ranking United BIS miles for 2020 which ranks your real flight miles* on United planes. If you also want to list your Star Alliance BIS that is fine as well for fun. If you want to comment on your flying or lack thereof this last year, that is not a problem. I know for me, my last flight for the year was on March 17th coming back on one of the last flights to leave Cape Town, South Africa. Please list your BIS flight miles at the top of the thread so I can rank them.


Of course, this year’s numbers will be likely much reduced from past years, probably less than 25% of previous years for many of us, so I have accordingly reduced my grouping milestones. I would think it is highly unlikely anyone was able to get to the moon and back this year or even just to the moon! Perhaps you were still able to loop the earth or perhaps make it from the North to South Pole?

If you want to rank your Lifetime United BIS miles you can do that at the United Lifetime Flight Miles "BIS" Ranking for the end of 2020 that can be found here: United Lifetime Flight Miles BIS Ranking for the End of 2020

The previous year’s United BIS rankings can be found at:


End of 2019 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?
End of 2018 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?
End of 2017 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?
End of 2016 United BIS Rankings or How Much Did You Really Fly Last Year on United?

After we have a reasonable number of United BIS entries I will provide a ranked list that is divided into levels of flight distance accomplishments (How many times have you circled the globe or a pole to pole flight?).

The best and easiest way to get your United BIS miles number is to take your United Lifetime flight Miles for the end of 2020 (or what you expect it to be) and subtract from it your United Lifetime flight Miles from the end of 2019. This one year difference in Lifetime Flight Miles is your United BIS for 2020.

If for some reason you didn’t record your end of year 2019 lifetime number last year (Doesn’t everyone?), then you can still calculate a close approximation of you United BIS by adding up the flight miles from each flight. Since most of us probably don’t have too many flights this year it shouldn’t take that long to do. There are many flight mile calculators on the web. One that I find easy to use is this one: WebFlyer Mileage Calculator. Just enter the two cities (or airport codes) for the departing and arriving locations and it will give you the flight segment miles.


Finally, if you don’t have your 2019 lifetime miles, are mathematically challenged, or don’t have all day to calculate your BIS, please feel free to approximate your BIS. Just put a “~” in front of the number to designate an approximation and I will also be happy to rank it.

Let the posting begin…

(*Note that the United Lifetime flight miles are a bit of an approximation to your actual flight miles since United rounds up all small flights less than 500 miles to 500 miles even. Thus, United slightly overestimates your mileage depending at least on the number of short flights you have taken. United also does not keep track of or give lifetime mileage credit for any award flights. To keep this simple, let’s just use United’s definition of flight miles.)
SPN Lifer, Silver Fox and Guate87 like this.

Last edited by BldgEnergySaver; Jan 23, 21 at 11:12 pm Reason: Added Rankings List with 61 Entries
BldgEnergySaver is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 3:04 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: AVP & PEK
Programs: UA 1K 1.6MM, Hertz PC
Posts: 4,159
Pathetic: (see *)
BIS on UA 22,221
an additional BIS of 14,696 on *A (SAS & CA)
an additional BIS of 24,990 on non *A (CX)

TOTAL of 61,907

* Added more flights from January 2020 that I forgot about. Hard to believe that was THIS YEAR!!??

Last edited by narvik; Dec 29, 20 at 3:58 pm Reason: added more BIS on UA flights
narvik is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 3:11 pm
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 13,771
A silver lining

I flew 26,324. 😞
ContinentalFan is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 3:23 pm
  #4  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeShangri-La Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ORD
Programs: Marriott Gold
Posts: 3,585
34,899 on UA plus 408 on LH
United747 is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 3:26 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Programs: AS MVPG, DL Gold, UA 1K, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium + LT Silver, Hertz PC
Posts: 4,391
UA: 37,874
*A (other than UA): 21,462
Other airlines (non-UA; non-*A): 44,508

Total BIS: 103,844
Repooc17 is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 3:31 pm
  #6  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: PHX/SFO
Programs: AA EXP; AS 75K; WN A List; UA 1K 1MM; Hyatt Globalist; Marriott AMB; Hilton Diamond (Aspire)
Posts: 46,516
7812 BIS. My lowest total by at least 50,000 miles since the merger. Only reason it's that high is UA has offered the best pandemic schedule SFO-PHX.
Kacee is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 4:06 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: IAH
Programs: UA1K, AS MVPG 75K, AA Plat, DL Plat, HH Diamond, MR Plat, IHG Plat, HZ PC, AMEX Plat, CLEAR
Posts: 188
BIS miles on United metal for 2020

220,727
"The total miles you've flown this year is 220,727 miles."
Coleen M. United Chat just sent me that number.
143 United flights this year.
I am writing this from Punta Cana, D.R.
This does not include my other *A (SQ,BR...) or non *A(VJ,HKE...)

Last edited by Guate87; Dec 29, 20 at 7:24 pm
Guate87 is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 4:24 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: YYC
Programs: UA 1K, Azul Diamante, Accor Platinum, Marriott Gold, Radisson Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 204
UA BIS : 34,940
*A BIS : 50,923
QR BIS : 13,004

Total : 98,867
leoo is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 4:54 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 103
66,886 BIS on United. 19 PQS. $29,799 PQD.
iflyabunch is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 5:35 pm
  #10  
Hilton Contributor BadgeMarriott Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: TOA
Programs: HH Diamond, Marriott LTPP/Platinum Premier, Hyatt Lame-ist, UA !K
Posts: 7,492
Subtracting my self reported 2019 lifetime BIS from my own calculated 2020 lifetime BIS total, I get: 20,280 19,868 BIS.

However, using UA's YOY data, they have me at: 19,868 BIS for 2020. Huh?

Whatever. Fixed - bad data for IAH-BWI flight. Went with gcmap.com's value and UA's and my totals now match.

David
Guate87 likes this.

Last edited by DELee; Dec 29, 20 at 5:46 pm Reason: data error
DELee is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 5:43 pm
  #11  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Programs: UA 1K .97MM, IHG AMB-Spire, HH Diamond
Posts: 55,688
UA BIS in 2020 = Zero

Still stuck between 975-980k lifetime.

But I thankfully keep 1K and hope fervently I can use it in 2021
uastarflyer is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 6:44 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Programs: TK M&S Elite Plus, QRPC Platinum, BAEC Gold, PC Bolbol, All Silver, HH Silver, Bonvoy, BW Rewards
Posts: 9,698
2020

UA BIS: 11367 miles
*A BIS: 14773 miles
TOTAL BIS: 93559 miles
ISTFlyer is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 7:06 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: ORF, RIC
Programs: UA LT 1K, 3 MM; Marriott Platinum; IHG Platinum
Posts: 4,081
A few LAX-MCO runs for achieving 3MM

Ua bis: 122,411
pqf: 74
pqp: 3405
DELee likes this.
Kmxu is online now  
Old Dec 29, 20, 7:17 pm
  #14  
Hilton Contributor BadgeMarriott Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: TOA
Programs: HH Diamond, Marriott LTPP/Platinum Premier, Hyatt Lame-ist, UA !K
Posts: 7,492
Wait. Only 12 respondents so far and there are 1 who voted in the thread's poll who flew over 250K, 2 people who are indicating that they flew over 500K and 1 who flew over 1MM:



And with 12 respondents, 25 votes in the poll? Huh?

David
DELee is offline  
Old Dec 29, 20, 7:20 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Programs: AS MVPG, DL Gold, UA 1K, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium + LT Silver, Hertz PC
Posts: 4,391
Originally Posted by DELee View Post
Wait. Only 12 respondents so far and there are 1 who voted in the thread's poll who flew over 250K, 2 people who are indicating that they flew over 500K and 1 who flew over 1MM:

And with 12 respondents, 25 votes in the poll? Huh?

David
Maybe some mistook for a lifetime poll? Is that one of those votes from Tom?

I just saw the poll. I placed a vote for 25K-50K on my UA flights this year (2020).
Repooc17 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: