MileagePlus Premier Silver is the entry level loyalty program of United Airlines. To qualify for this status, you must earn 5000 PQP or 12 PQF + 4000 PQP in a calendar year.
So what benefits does Premier Silver Membership offer? First, you’ll earn 40% bonus award miles for every flight. This means you’ll accumulate miles faster, which can lead to free flights, upgrades and other rewards. Plus, you’ll have access to Preferred Seating, which includes Economy Plus seats with extra legroom.
Premier Silver members also enjoy priority boarding, allowing them to settle into their seats and store their luggage before boarding begins in the main cabin.
As far as checked baggage is concerned, Premier Silver members are entitled to one piece of baggage weighing up to 70 pounds free of charge. it can help save a lot of money on baggage fees, especially if they are traveling with heavy or bulky items.
Advantages and benefits granted to members
– Earn miles (7x miles)
For every eligible dollar spent on United flights, members with this status earn 7x MileagePlus miles, which can be used for future flights, excess baggage and more.
– Free Upgrade to Premium Cabin
This benefit is based on availability and not guaranteed, but with Premier Silver status you will have priority over other passengers who do not have this status level. You can upgrade on one-way or round-trip flights and on all flights operated by United Airlines, including those operated by United Express®.
– Priority check-in
This status gives you the option to check in at a dedicated counter, which allows for a smoother and faster check-in process. You also get priority access to security queues, saving you valuable time at the airport.
– Guaranteed seat in Economy Plus
You can access Economy Plus seats with a companion of your choice when you book a ticket on United Airlines. This means you can enjoy extra leg room and a more comfortable flying experience with a friend or family member.
– Boarding privileges
As a Premier Silver member, you board the aircraft after Premier Gold, Platinum and 1K members, but before general boarding. This means you’ll have a better chance of getting space in the overhead compartments for your hand luggage.
– Clear Subscription Discount
One of the lesser-known benefits of Premier Silver status is a discount on annual Clear membership. Clear is a private company that offers expedited security checks at many airports in the United States. With a membership to this service, you can skip the long lines at security and go straight ahead, saving you valuable time and reducing stress before your flight.
– So many benefits for Star Alliance travelers
When traveling with a Star Alliance airline, Premier Silver members have access to priority check-in. This means you can go to a dedicated check-in counter where queues are usually shorter and service is quicker. Priority check-in can be especially useful if you’re late for your flight or just want to streamline your travel experience.
– Dedicated customer support
Holders of this status have a higher priority when it comes to customer service. This means that if you need help, you will be able to get it faster than non-Elite members. Whether you need to rebook a new flight, change seats, or need help with your luggage, you can get ahead of the queue and get the help you need fast.
– Reduction of change/cancellation fees for award ticket reservations
Passengers modifying or canceling their flight booked with miles within 30 days of their day of departure pay $100 instead of $125
– Same day flight change
Members have the option of changing flights the same day of departure, free of charge. This benefit can be very useful in the event of a sudden change of schedule, a missed flight or the need to catch an earlier flight. A price difference will be applied in the event of a change of fare class.