United Offers Double Elite Qualifying Miles Again

Once American announced the same thing today, it was inevitable that United had to match. And they did — Registration required for your choice of double qualifying miles or double qualifying segments, you have to pick and you can only choose one.

The offer runs through December 15, just as with American’s. Tickets purchased prior to the promo count as long as they are flown September 3rd or later.

Now just wait, you’d think that Delta would have to match. Plus, since they have a new 125,000 qualifying mile level, they can overflow that one too!

Time to pick up a second top tier membership for several of you out there…

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Comments

  1. Wow. I have 27,443 miles planned for the next month. It’s a shame this offer didn’t kick in a week ago, because that’d be an additional 8,011 miles to match. This might put me into 1K territory. 🙂

    27,443 x 2 == 54,886 miles.

    I already have 34,198 miles. Looks like I might need to make a mileage run before the end of the year…

    Thanks for pointing this out! 🙂

  2. Would like to offer a tip:

    As Mark mentioned, yes, govt fares are excluded. But I called AA and they confirmed that AA will honor govt fares for the same promo.

    Wish I would have noticed this earlier this year when I began my travels. I would have had an extra 40k elite status matched by AA. Instead, I just have the 40k I flew with United.

    Boooooo. Hisssss.

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