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Earning UA MileagePlus Status in 2023 for 2024

Earning UA MileagePlus Status in 2023 for 2024

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Originally Posted by UA Insider View Post
2023 Program changes communicated to MileagePlus members

As travel resumes to pre-pandemic levels, we are updating our qualification requirements to ensure that the Premier program is best situated to deliver for our most loyal customers. Our 2023 Premier program gives members even more opportunities to achieve and upgrade Premier status and is designed to provide valuable benefits for all Premier members. And remember the MileagePlus Premier program, unlike some other loyalty programs, has no distance requirement to reach status. You might not know how far youll fly in 2023, so rest easy knowing you can qualify for Premier status with just Premier qualifying points (PQP), or a combination of Premier qualifying flights (PQF) and PQP. Also, your eligible United℠ MileagePlus credit card can help get you there.

Here are some of the key changes were making for 2023:
  • Were changing our standard requirements for every Premier level back to January 2020 levels.
  • Were automatically depositing Premier qualifying points (PQP) based on the 2023 Premier status you hold at the end of 2022, giving eligible Premiers a head start towards hitting the PQP requirement for their status level.
  • We are providing a new path to earn towards Premier status by giving qualifying credit when you use MileagePlus miles for award flights operated by United or United Express.
  • The United MileagePlus Quest and Club Infinite cards are getting anincrease to the maximum PQP that may be earned in a calendar year, and the total PQP members can earn across their cobranded cards is also increasing.
  • Premier 1K members will earn incremental PlusPoints for every 3K PQP earned beyond 18K PQP once they meet the published requirements for 1K status.
  • All redeposit fees associated with cancelling award travel have been removed.
For more information on these changes, and to learn more about our MileagePlus program, visit www.united.com/mpnews.
Originally Posted by PTahCha View Post
The email was just dropped. Here's the summary:
  • Increased PQP qualification levels

  • Jump start PQP based on status level - 500/1000/1500/2500 for Silver/Gold/Plat/1K
  • PQP for Award travel, at 1 PQP per 100 miles redeemed + PQF
  • Increased credit card PQP earning cap
  • Removal of award ticket redeposit fees
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MileagePlus # XXXXX010
Updates to the 2023
MileagePlus Premier Program


For the past two years, we adjusted our MileagePlus Premier program requirements to reflect the frequency of travel during uncertain times. With travel now in full swing, our standard qualification requirements are returning. But we are giving you a boost and adding new qualifying activities to our 2023 MileagePlus Premier program to make achieving your status goals even easier.



Jumpstart your PQP balance: We're giving you a head start on your status goals to make retaining or upgrading status easier. In early 2023, we'll automatically deposit PQP into your MileagePlus account based on the 2023 Premier status you reached at the end of 2022. Eligible members will enjoy this head start toward status in 2024 as well.

Qualifying with award tickets: An exciting change we are making in 2023 is that when you use MileagePlus miles for award flights operated by United or United Express you will now earn Premier qualifying credits. Eligible award flights will help you achieve status with 1 PQP per 100 miles redeemed, as well as 1 PQF per United or United Express flight.

Increased credit card PQP caps: For 2023, the maximum PQP able to be earned will double for the United Quest card from 3,000 to 6,000 PQP and for the United Club Infinite card from 4,000 to 8,000 PQP. Eligible United MileagePlus Chase Cardmembers will continue to earn 500 PQP per $12,000 spent. The maximum number of PQP that can be earned on eligible card spend in a calendar year across multiple credit cards has increased from 5,000 PQP to 15,000 PQP, making it even easier to reach Premier status goals through card spend.*

Award ticket redeposit fee removal: All redeposit fees associated with canceling award travel have been removed so you have more choice and control over managing plans.

Earn more PlusPoints: United is the only U.S. global airline that allows you to earn unlimited extra upgrade points after reaching the highest published status level. Eligible members will enjoy earning incremental PlusPoints with 20 additional PlusPoints for every 3,000 PQP earned beyond 18,000 PQP (starting at 21,000 PQP) once they have met the published Premier 1K requirements in 2023.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:16 am
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Exclamation Earning UA MileagePlus Status in 2023 for 2024

Here you go, have fun...

"United makes it harder to earn Premier status, adds new ways to unlock perks"

Regards
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by Lux Flyer View Post
I'm hearing rumblings that the program updates for next year are being announced tomorrow.
You were right - just got the email.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:27 am
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United makes it harder to earn Premier status in 2023

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united...-2023-changes/


​​​​​​The Chicago-based carrier is raising the thresholds to attain status, while also introducing some additional ways to earn Premier perks.

The move comes just weeks after competitor Delta Air Lines announced its 2023 changes to the Medallion program and the message across the airline industry is clear: travel is booming, and people are taking to the skies at levels not seen since 2019.
Its good news or bad news depending on your situation. I'm not terribly excited about it.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:31 am
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Also just got the email. Will enjoy 2023 as my last year as a 1K.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:32 am
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According to the TPG link, any credit card-earned PQP cannot be used towards the $24k PQP requirement for $1k. Kind of defeats the purpose of you still need people to spend that much money or fly 54 PQFs.

Definitely seems like 2023 will be my last year as a 1K. It was a good 7-year run!
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:32 am
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New 2023 Mileage Plus Program

Not really new or innovative at all - just restoring the previous elite tier levels including the expected 24,000 PQP requirement for 1K

The only real changes are:

1. no more redeposit fees for award tickets
2. earn PQP on award tickets, but at 1PQP per 100 miles redeemed
3. another PP extension
4. the 2023 head start bonus is just a small sprinkle of a few PQP
5. some caps are removed or increased for credit card spend but at the same 500 PQP per $12,000 levels

Nothing really innovative or significant and still nothing like the AA program with its multi channel approach to earning status.

For me the big issue losing 1K was award fees but now that theyre gone, I can slide happily into lifetime Gold and no longer give 1K status a second glance or make any attempt to qualify.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:33 am
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And it looks like the additional Plus Points requirement increased from $2K to $3K.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:34 am
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Link from united.com

What’s New with MileagePlus | United Airlines
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:35 am
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Just got the email from United. My takeaways:

24K for 1K, but we might get PQP bonus to start the year. Maybe 3000 for 1K?

Continued bias against hub flyers and international flyers.

Award tickets count towards PQP. So 30000 miles award will get you 300 PQP.

Will mileage tickets count as life-time flight miles?

The maximum number of PQP that can be earned on eligible card spend in a calendar year across multiple credit cards has increased from 5,000 PQP to 15,000 PQP. I wonder how much you have to spend to get 15000 PQP. Does that count towards 1K qualification?

Overall a mixed bag.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:36 am
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Note that PQP on award tickets looks to only be award tickets on UA, it seems like partner award tickets will not be earning PQP.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:36 am
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I didn't see a reference in the email description of PQP on card spend. Will the PQP earnings on credit card spend continue to apply only if qualifying on PQP+PQF (and not PQP only)?


EDIT: I looked at the description on the Web site, and it does confirm credit card spend-generated PQP is only for PQP+PQF qualification for 1K status.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:37 am
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The email was just dropped. Here's the summary:
  • Increased PQP qualification levels

  • Jump start PQP based on status level - 500/1000/1500/2500 for Silver/Gold/Plat/1K
  • PQP for Award travel, at 1 PQP per 100 miles redeemed + PQF
  • Increased credit card PQP earning cap
  • Removal of award ticket redeposit fees
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by kb1992 View Post

24K for 1K, but we might get PQP bonus to start the year. Maybe 3000 for 1K?
There will be a 'starter pack' of PQPs based on existing status, stated on united.com:
Silver: 500
Gold: 1000
Platinum: 1500
1K: 2500
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:39 am
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As a lifetime million miler on United with Gold status, Im liking the removal of award fees but everything else meh.
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Old Nov 8, 22, 8:40 am
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Awards tickets counting is pretty exciting news. That would make a big difference in my PQP.
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