Premier 1K: All About MileagePlus Higher Status Benefits
Premier 1K status is the highest status in the MileagePlus program. Status holders enjoy the highest update priority and access to a dedicated phone line.
Global Services status is above Premier 1K. This is an invite-only secret status level that provides discreet services to high-value individuals who often spend tens of thousands of dollars on United.
Airlines flights a year. Members are often senior executives and celebrities. The program has uncovered a good deal of secrecy. Benefits include: private check-in and security at the airport, access to private lounges, airport transfers in a luxury car and an exclusive customer service team.
Premier 1K privileges
– Earn 11 total miles per dollar spent;
– Free Checked Baggage – Up to 2 bags of 32 kg per passenger;
– Free Economy Plus seat selection when booking up to 8 companions;
– Boarding Priority;
– Upgrade to First Class for the holder and 1 Companion up to 96 hours before;
– Instant upgrades when purchasing select economy class fares;
– Access to international travel lounges;
Star Alliance Gold Member: Benefits when you fly with a Star Alliance member airline
– Platinum Elite status with Marriott;
– Lifetime Premier 1K status earning 3 million miles;
– 6 global upgrade vouchers per year.
You do not have to pay penalties for cancellations, reservations or changes to award tickets.
To qualify as a Premier 1K member, you must accumulate 100,000 PQMs (qualifying miles) or 120 PQS and spend $12,000 per year on flights.
Benefit from global services
This is the highest status in the MileagePlus program, and it’s by invitation only, there’s no set parameter on how to achieve this status, but it obviously requires a lot of flying (mostly Premier Class) and a lot of money spent.
The benefits are basically the same as Premier 1K plus the highest level of priority for promotions, waitlists, and the best care you can imagine. They are often transferred by car from one plane to another when there are connections. As well as access to exclusive lounges. If you accumulate a total of 4 million miles, you get this status for life.