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United Airlines sent out an email today with some major changes to how you’ll earn Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs) for 2016. When it comes to paid first class, you’ll earn more PQMs in 2016 than before. F and J fares will earn 300% PQMs and A, C, D, Z and P fares will yield a 200% earning bonus.
We’re always working to enhance the MileagePlus® program to give you the best possible experience, on the ground and in the air. Today we have great news to share with you: For all flights taken on or after January 1, 2016, you’ll earn Premier® qualifying miles (PQM) for First or Business tickets* at up to double the current rate. That means you can reach MileagePlus Premier status even faster.
What it means for you
On United® flights, you’ll earn substantially more PQM on full-fare and discounted First or Business tickets, up to 300%. You’ll also earn more PQM on select Star Alliance™ member airlines.
The higher PQM rates go into effect for flights on or after January 1, 2016, regardless of when you purchased your ticket.
Enjoy the enhancements
When you fly in our premium cabins, you’ll enjoy a newly enhanced experience:
- Our reimagined United First® seats, which will be installed on our Airbus fleet and
Boeing 737-700 and 757-300 aircraft, provide an elevated level of comfort and convenience.
- New chef-designed onboard dining menus offer globally inspired dishes with bold flavors.
In addition, starting next summer, whenever you fly with us you’ll be able to enjoy a cup of coffee from illy®, a world-renowned coffee with an authentic Italian heritage. Their dark roasted coffee delivers a beautiful taste and provides an elevated inflight experience.
Thank you for being part of the world’s most rewarding loyalty program.
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