Premier Gold: The third Status in the MileagePlus loyalty program in terms of benefits

MileagePlus is a rewards program for United Airlines passengers. By becoming a member, the passenger is entitled to receive bonus miles, which can then be spent on partner flights, upgrades, services and products.

To be able to earn miles for air travel, you must acquire a membership card. By reaching a certain bonus threshold, the customer will be offered a card of the next level including Gold status.

Free upgrade to Business or First class (more legroom) and access to a superior lounge for yourself and an additional passenger, … and other benefits and privileges that await you by obtaining the Gold card.

Gold cardholders benefit from a unique service program. Anytime, anywhere in the world, MileagePlus agents are ready to book airfare, hotel accommodations, restaurants and arrange other services for you, or advise you on any problem related to your membership in this loyalty program, and to Gold status.

Upon reaching the gold level, your status in your personal account will be automatically updated, a card will be immediately issued and sent to the contact address indicated in your personal account.

How to get the Gold Status ?

The basic level is issued upon registration. A MileagePlus card is issued. To qualify for the Gold membership level, you must earn certain qualifying miles and points.

In order to achieve Gold status, which grants access to important benefits and privileges, the passenger must accumulate 16 PQF (Premier qualifying flights) and 6,000 PQP (Premier qualifying point), or 7,000 PQP only.

This status is not obtained based on flight distances flown with United Airlines.

PQM/PQS criteria, including four flights* operated by United or Copa

50,000 PQM or 60 PQS


Access to Economy Plus®


When booking

Economy Plus companions (on same reservation as Premier member)


Get a free upgrade for the 1st time

48 hours in advance
Travel for free in an Economy Plus or Preferred Seat

When booking

Complimentary Economy Plus seat

for one companion
Complimentary Preferred Seat

for eight companions

Upgrade to a premium cabin free of charge with an economy class flight ticket

Y or B fares
Earn Extra miles

8 miles x ticket fare

Travel on any date with the award ticket

Traveling with an award ticket in Premium class


Priority in the international flight waiting list

Reservation by phone


Cancel or modify an award ticket with the possibility of rebooking it 31 days before departure

free of charge
Cancellation of award ticket booked for travel from an airport in the United States (with possibility of redepositing miles 30 days before departure)


Cancel or modify a reservation for a flight served from an airport outside the United States one month before departure.


Achieve Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status

Earn bonus miles by renting a car from Budget or AVIS

Earn a minimum of 1000 miles after each car rental

You can control the achievement and speed of approaching the coveted elite level through your personal account. As soon as the transition is available, information about the possibility of the transition will appear in your account.

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