United Offers Double Premier Qualifying Miles For Limited Time (Targeted)

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United is back with a mid year promotion to entice their old frequent flyers back. This limited time and potentially targeted promotion offers double premier qualifying miles from August 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014.

How To Register

• You can register for the double Premier Qualifying Miles here

Promotion Details

• Register by August 31, 2014
• Book your travel by October 31, 2014
• Complete travel between August 1 and October 31, 2014

Terms And Conditions

1. Only original recipients of the invitation to the offer can register and participate in the promotion.
2. To qualify for this offer, eligible members must register through the promotion website prior to travel, then purchase and complete paid, qualifying roundtrip travel to any destination served by United or United Express® during the qualifying ticketing and travel periods. Registration for the promotion must be completed by August 31, 2014.
3. Ticketing dates: July 22, 2014 – October 31, 2014.
4. Complete travel between: August 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014.
5. Offer is valid on paid roundtrips booked in F, A, J, C, D, Z, P, Y, B, M, and E fare classes.
6. Double Premier qualifying miles is defined as two Premier qualifying miles for each base Premier qualifying mile that would otherwise be credited in connection with qualifying flights during the promotion period.
7. For this offer, “roundtrip” is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel from the destination city back to the origin city, with all flight segments operated by United or United Express. A “segment” is defined as one takeoff and one landing. One-way trips, circle trips, multi-city itineraries and itineraries with stopovers do not qualify for this offer.
8. Maximum bonus that may be earned is 25,000 Premier qualifying miles in accordance with these terms and conditions. Bonus Premier qualifying miles alone will not result in Premier status qualification, and participating members must meet all applicable qualification requirements for higher Premier status.
9. The offer is not valid on United-marketed codeshare flights operated by other carriers.
10. The offer is not valid on government fares.
11. Passenger must be a member of the United MileagePlus program to qualify for this offer.
12. This offer is not combinable with other non-combinable offers.
13. Bonus Premier qualifying miles will be posted to the member’s MileagePlus account six to eight weeks after the end of the promotion period.
14. This offer does not apply to class-of-service bonus miles, class-of-service PQM, Premier bonus miles, bonus award miles or other promotional PQM.
15. Service charges for ticketing with a United representative in the 50 United States, District of Columbia and Canada are $25 by phone, $30 at a City Ticket Office and $35 in person at the airport. Ticketing charges may vary outside of the U.S. and Canada and based on MileagePlus status level. The ticketing service charge does not apply for tickets purchased on united.com. Service charges are subject to change.
16. Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
17. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program, including without limitation the Premier® program (the “MileagePlus Program”), which are expressly incorporated herein. United may change the MileagePlus Program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus Program at any time and without notice. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products or services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier status unless expressly stated otherwise. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status or any other status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the MileagePlus Program. All calculations made in connection with the United MileagePlus Program and/or the Premier Program, including without limitation the accumulation of mileage and the satisfaction of the qualification requirements of the Premier Program, and/or the revisions of calculations (including any estimates), will be made by United Airlines and MileagePlus in their discretion and such calculations will be considered final. Information in this communication that relates to the MileagePlus Program does not purport to be complete or comprehensive and may not include all of the information that a member may believe is important, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to all of the information on the united.com website and the MileagePlus Program rules. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus Program, go to united.com.

Bottom Line

Is it me or does United appear to be desperate to get their frequent flyers back with Double Premier Qualifying miles after their last horrible devaluation?

I spoke with the Captain who also writes here at Points, Miles & Martinis and he said “I will hit ExPlat in American by the end of August…I was planning on trying to get status on another airline afterwards…Just wasn’t sure which one to do…It will be United now.”

So it appears to be working with at least one frequent flyer. How about you? Would you move all of your business to United for Double Premier Qualifying miles during this promotion?

I tried to register and got the following message in the image below.


Guess I won’t be moving my business to United this fall.

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  1. United is a joke but I will take advantage of this offer because it fits my situation perfectly. It was going to be difficult for me to get upper level elite status on two airlines this year but this will make it possible.

  2. Not eligible. I guess having flown only 10% of the miles I flew in 2013 doesn’t register with them yet. I’m guessing once I’m actually dirt with them they will send me an offer.

  3. Not eligible. I project that I’ll do half the amount of flying on United compared to last year with more of my business going over to US/AA. Plus the promo is only good for fares E and above, which are quite expensive.

  4. Only E class and higher? No thanks. And with the PQD requirement, the PQMs really don’t matter to me — I have no problem getting those. It’ll be 1K to “member” for me.

  5. I am wiping off the last vestiges of UA miles while building up large AA balances from Citi
    Thanks but no thanks

  6. Not eligible. Those fare classes would have been against company travel policy anyway.

  7. 1.6 million mile flyer, 140k last year….19k this year. moved my business to DL (DEN-ATL) and AA (DEN-MIA). Like Nick and Alex, also ineligible.

  8. When I first saw this, I thought United was (is) desperate. A loyal yet over-entitled elite for 25 years with United, I fly almost exclusively with AA now . . . when the ‘E’ fare and above came up, I had to laugh, who are these clowns at United kidding??

  9. It gets funnier, ONLY round trips qualify . . .
    “One-way trips, circle trips, multi-city itineraries and itineraries with stopovers do not qualify for this offer”

  10. Not eligible. This is discriminating – that only some Premeir members are eligible by invitation but not others. What is the exact criteria?

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