MileagePlus is a frequent flyer program offered by United Airlines, where members can achieve elite status based on their flight activity. To achieve Premier Gold status (which can be awarded to you after Silver status), you must meet the following requirements within a calendar year: Achieve 10,000 PQP or 8,000 PQP + 24 PQF.
Once you have reached this status which is the third level in the American company’s rewards program in terms of rewards, you can benefit from many advantages and privileges, such as:
– Priority check-in
You can skip the long queues at the airport and use the priority check-in lane.
– Lounge Access
You have the option of accessing United Club lounges and other Star Alliance partner lounges when traveling internationally.
– Priority Boarding
You can board the aircraft before Economy Class passengers and after Premier Platinum and Premier 1K members.
– Complimentary Upgrades
You can upgrade to United’s premium cabins, such as Economy Plus, United First and United Polaris Business, when available.
– Bonus Miles
You will earn 60% extra Miles on top of your standard earning rate for flights flown with United, United Express and its Star Alliance partners.
– Receive up to 8miles/$
The most important benefit of Premier Gold status is the ability to earn up to 8 miles per dollar spent on flights and other purchases.
– Checked Baggage Fee Waiver
You may be eligible for fee waivers for checked baggage, same-day flight changes and hold requests when traveling domestically.
Members are entitled to 2 bags each weighing 70 Ibs (32kg).
– Free upgrade to Economy Plus
You get free access to Economy Plus seats with the person of your choice.
– Dedicated customer service
In addition to these benefits, Premier Gold members can also enjoy personalized customer service and access to exclusive promotions and events.
– Discount on annual subscription fees for Clear services
Premier Gold members can purchase the card at the discounted rate of $149 per year, which is a significant reduction from the standard annual fee of $179.
So many privileges are offered to passengers flying on Star Alliance airlines
If you travel frequently with Star Alliance partners, you can benefit from these advantages:
– Priority check-in and boarding
You benefit from a priority check-in and boarding service. You will be able to use the designated check-in counters and priority boarding lines, which will allow you to avoid long lines and save time.
– Free checked baggage
When you fly with a Star Alliance airline, you benefit from a checked baggage allowance. This means that you won’t have to worry about paying extra baggage fees, as long as you respect the weight and size restrictions.
– Access to lounges
Members also have access to airport lounges, where they can relax, work or grab a bite to eat before their flight. You have access to United Club lounges, as well as Star Alliance lounges when traveling abroad.
– Bonus miles
You earn bonus miles for every flight you take. This means you’ll be able to earn miles faster, which can translate into free flights, upgrades or other rewards.
– Save $25 on your award ticket cancellation or modification fees
You have the opportunity to save $25 on cancellation or change fees for award tickets. Normally, United charges a $125 fee to change or cancel an award ticket, but as a Premier Gold member, you’ll only have to pay $100. This can represent considerable savings if you frequently redeem your Miles for award tickets.
Premier Gold members also receive higher priority for upgrades. You’re more likely to be upgraded when seats become available, allowing you to enjoy a more comfortable and luxurious flight experience.